Eames: The Architect and the Painter documentary film will open at the IFC theater in NYC on November 18th, 2011 and will continue with playdates around the country. The film is narrated by James Franco.
“The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are widely regarded as America’s most important designers. Perhaps best remembered for their mid-century plywood and fiberglass furniture, the Eames Office also created a mind-bending variety of other products, from splints for wounded military during World War II, to photography, interiors, multi-media exhibits, graphics, games, films and toys. But their personal lives and influence on significant events in American life – from the development of modernism, to the rise of the computer age – has been less widely understood…” —synopsis
An HD version of the trailer is available to watch in Apple’s iTunes Movie Trailers site.
“Designer Olympia Le-Tan’s embroidered clutch-bags spring to life in director Spike Jonze’s tragicomic stop-motion animation Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side). On a shelf in famed Parisian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, the star-crossed love story of a klutzy skeleton and his flame-haired amour plays out amidst Le-Tan’s illustrations of iconic first-edition book covers…” —Nowness
There is a video that gives a peak behind the scenes of making Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side).
Can you spot the Alvin Lustig inspired dust jacket design on the book shelf?
Pixar characters Mike Wazowski and Sulley will undergo slight anatomical tweaks for the upcoming Monsters Inc. prequel, Monsters University. The new film has a release date in 2013.
“…While instantly familiar, due to the original Monsters, Inc., it looks like Pixar is trying to do something very different and unique as well. John Lasseter described the film as an “animated college movie.” The film is a prequel showing us a time when Mike and Sulley were not quite the best of friends. They are both 18 years old and some slight alterations have been made to their appearance. Mike is a bit shorter and has a retainer, while Sulley is thinner…”—Pixar Times