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You think I’d have more friends: A Video of Human Population Through Time

Whitney Houston might have been a little off with that whole believing children are the future thing… I know we usually deal with pop-culture and cross-over themes but hey, it can’t hurt to be educational every once and a while. This is a pretty cool video by The American Museum of Natural History showing the Earth’s growth in human population over time. Let’s just say we’ve had a more productive past couple centuries when it comes to baby making: It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. After watching this I have realized that we already have geeks and nerds to thank for all the technological advances we’ve made and now we gotta thank them for saving the overpopulation issue. Ya know, cause they aren’t getting laid thus no kids. The future is saved! Enjoy. Advertisements

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Can I get a do-over?: Movie Remakes You Didn’t Know Where Remakes

Did you know that shot for shot remake of Psycho with Vince Vaughn was in fact a remake? Well you better have! First off I said remake twice (that’s a pretty big hint), second it was a shot for shot remake I mean, how on the nose can I be? However, I bet some of these movies featured by Screen Junkies will be a completely surprise you, much like when you found out juice is just basically liquid sugar. Shocking. Enjoy!

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May I Sketch You?: The Real Photos Behind Disney Movies

If you are like me, you are a raging alcoholic and should seek help immediately. Also, you didn’t know that some of Disney’s most famous cartoons were actually developed by using scenes with real actors. I know what you are thinking, “Ben, have you been drinking?” and the answer is: Of course I have! I just told you I’m an alcoholic! But apperently this was a real thing. It’s called Rotoscoping and it’s when animators trace the frames of live action film footage to make realistic animations. I choose to interpret that as animators are all hacks who have to trace things. But seriously it’s pretty cool, here are some examples of how they did it. There is no photo evidence that Disney dressed a fox and a bear up as Robin Hood and Little John, but how else would the animators know how to draw that? Enjoy!

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Art of the Title: A Brief History of Title Design

This is a fun little video for those who like title design (and who doesn’t?). It’s a presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening which features brief moments from over 70 movies and tv show’s opening credits (or title design if you will). It is a bit interesting that some titles are not even featured in the video, but the person who created this is obviously way more creative then I am, so I’ll assume I am an idiot that doesn’t get it (much like I do with Harry Potter). A full list of movies and shows can be found just below the video.  Props to artofthetitle.com for a great job. Enjoy! Full film and television listing: Intolerance Phantom of the Opera King Kong Modern Times My Man Godfrey Make Way For Tomorrow Citizen Kane The Maltese Falcon Gun Crazy The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Lady in the Lake Fallen Angel The Thing Singing in the Rain The Man with the Golden Arm Anatomy of a Murder Psycho North by …

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From The Archives: 100 Years of Paramount Pictures

In honor of celebrating 100 years of films (65 good ones, am I right?) Paramount has commissioned this pretty awesome poster to commemorate the milestone and you know what? I think it’s pretty neat. Click here for a larger view. And for those of you interested in knowing how wrong you are at guessing, here is the complete list of movies. Row 1: 1980 – Airplane 1986 – Top Gun 1960 – Psycho 1991 – The Addams Family 2007 – There Will Be Blood 1997 – Titanic 2007 – Transformers 2009 – Up in the Air Row 2: 1972 – The Godfather 1981 – Friday the 13th 2002 – Jackass: The Movie 1992 – Wayne’s World 2009 – Paranormal Activity 1986 – Crocodile Dundee 1990 – The Hunt for Red October 1999 – Election Row 3: 1970 – Catch-22 1975 – Nashville 1979 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1968 – Rosemary’s Baby 1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark 1984 – Beverly Hills Cop 1934 – Cleopatra 1977 – Saturday Night Fever Row 4: …