Oh look, more Bladerunner. I can't help myself, I've started listening to the audio commentary on the DVD now (thanks LoveFilm!) - and it's very interesting. I love how, since it was the 70s, everything was done using models, lenses and filters. There were no CGI effects at all - it's all done using cross-processing or transparency film or any number of other old film tricks. I especially like how the VFX supervisors who are in the commentary mention people 'painting in' backgrounds and effects - this is just about as literal as it sounds! Ha ha! But anyways, onto our picture. It's one of Syd Mead's awesome designs for a car that Rick Deckard drives in the film. Sure, it looks like it's made of plastic in the film (flimsy props design, tsk tsk), and it's covered in pointless sci-fi patterns, but it actually works and it looks uber-awesome. See, I even had to invent a new phrase to describe it. Syd Mead - I bow to you.
Oh no. Oh noey noes. It finally happened. This evening, when I logged on to Twitter as I usually do, I ran out of tweet ideas. I've been going at it at about 5 tweets per day for the past week, but today I finally ran out. "Bummer" would be a sedate way of putting it. The last thing I tweeted about was, ironically, not having any tweet ideas. It's not as if I make a list during the day of stuff to tweet, I usually have ideas at the time. And today I didn't. So let's hope this Twitter lapse is short.
ps. Frickin' awesome song by Kate Nash. Wahey!