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Re: Miscellany

Postby biolumen » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:51 am

I guess the french press is only good at making coffee.
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Re: Miscellany

Postby seriz » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:01 am

So, I put this in the "bullshit" drawer and close the case ! ;)
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Re: Miscellany

Postby croft007 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:26 am

Look its Benno/victim strapped to the Humoungus mobile......and a XB UTE......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScJNl-11b4
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Re: Miscellany

Postby biolumen » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:48 pm

Possibly The Coolest Hard Drive Ever - Mad Max Pursuit Special

I'm a big movie geek in addition to being a huge gear head. For years, I have even had an ongoing photo series (I'm a professional photographer) capturing TV and movie cars called the Unicorn Project (see examples below). So it would only be fitting that I would have some sort of awesome movie car on my desk. This is when I learned about Dave over at his site http://www.FlashRods.com.

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I approached Dave to build me a one-of-a-kind movie car hard drive. You see, his business Flash Rods creates custom built hard drives out of 1:18 scale cars and flash drives out of what look like matchbox cars. I actually first learned about him when I read about his Back To The Future Delorean hard drive on Gizmodo awhile back. I thought it was the coolest functional desk accessory I have ever seen. Since then I've had Flash Rods create custom car drives for my creative directors as thank you when delivering project files after an ad campaign shoot. For example, I did a campaign for the BMW and their Performance Center and I delivered my final image files to my creative director in an M5 hard drive that Dave made. Client was really pumped and tweeted about it.

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Anyway, after awhile I decided that I wanted something special to commemorate my love for movie and tv cars. I suggested a few that I was considering doing and Dave used his knowledge of model designs and the ability to put hard drives into them to suggest a few realistic options. He eventually pushed me to do a Mad Max Interceptor drive. As far as we know, one has never been created and the most detail model to use is out of production, but Dave was able to source one for me. It ended up taking him many hours to carefully and seamlessly integrate a 1TB drive into the car. He often hides the USB plug port in trunks or under the hoods or somewhere that it wouldn't be obvious.

I am really thrilled with how the drive came out. As a car lover that lives at my desk editing for many hours, it is something really special to behold. I had to do a post about this because I knew a lot of other movie car geeks like myself would go nuts over this.

Check out http://www.FlashRods.com if you want to order a drive from his current inventory, or have something special made for you (he takes requests).

A couple of shots before the drive was installed:

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Re: Miscellany

Postby croft007 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:55 am

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Re: Miscellany

Postby NuffTorque » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:40 pm

The link takes me to my Facebook home page. Might have to like the page to be able to use that link to go straight to it?
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Re: Miscellany

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Re: Miscellany

Postby nada » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:10 pm

Russell Hoban talks about meeting George Miller and the influence of his novel "Riddley Walker" on Thunderdome.

Only a minute or so about this, starting at 1 hour 14 mins in.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XJ_LNF ... ata_player
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Re: Miscellany

Postby Taipan » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:33 pm

Very interesting, nada.

I've read interviews with Miller in which he said that the idea for Thunderdome was a byproduct of a movie he wanted to make about a tribe of lost children. Throwing in Max for good measure is what made it MMBT.
I remember Miller saying that in the early version of the script the tribe originated from a crashed school bus, is there a reference to it in "Ridley Walker"? I haven't read that novel yet.
Also, the speech those kids are using in the movie "Morrow Land", "Poxyclypse" etc seem to be complete rip offs of speeches in 'Ridley Walker' (Eusa - USA, Puter Leat - Computer Elite). Of course the name those kids give to Max "cpt. Walker" seems to be directly lifted from the novel.

Like I said, I haven't read that novel yet, but I will definitely, looks like Miller was heavily inspired by it, if not ripped it off.
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Re: Miscellany

Postby nada » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:55 am

Taipan , I'm about 20% of the way through the novel (it's a slow book to read, the devolved language is challenging, I've been told I should read it again as soon as I've finished itwhen I understand HOW to read it) but I'll try and post some kind of summary/analysis of the BT connection at some point! Already read about "Aunty", "Master", "the tell"...
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