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(Gizmodo)   Artist re-creates Blade Runner with 12,000 water color paintings   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 34
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2013-11-20 12:11:11 AM
Wow. That is pretty cool
 
2013-11-20 02:56:44 AM
Reminds me of Waking Life, which gave me a headache after awhile due to the constant swirling rotoscopyness. This is no different.
 
2013-11-20 03:13:10 AM
35 seconds
 
2013-11-20 03:13:25 AM
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like threads on Fark... Time to die.
 
2013-11-20 03:42:25 AM
looks as blurry as it did last year.
 
2013-11-20 03:55:09 AM
I dream 't music...
 
2013-11-20 05:10:23 AM

farkingismybusiness: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like threads on Fark... Time to die.


Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives
 
2013-11-20 05:14:17 AM
It makes me wonder about the artist and how he went about this project, and whether or not he would stop when it was time for Wapner.
 
2013-11-20 05:22:49 AM
12,000 + watercolors.  100 that had any definition other than blurred blob to them.
 
2013-11-20 05:26:00 AM
It would be funny if the film company filed a copyright claim and had the clip removed because it's using the original copyrighted audio.

Otherwise this is like building a model of a mesa out of mashed potatoes.  It implies madness on the part of the artist.
 
2013-11-20 06:04:53 AM
It reminds me of good writers writing fan fictions (if such thing exist). Why waste so much effort in something so derivative ? Why didn't he take the opportunity to do something that was original ?
 
2013-11-20 06:22:15 AM

padraig: It reminds me of good writers writing fan fictions (if such thing exist). Why waste so much effort in something so derivative ? Why didn't he take the opportunity to do something that was original ?


Sometimes it's because the artist knows that the derivative work will draw attention to their own original works or maybe it is a learning exercise and sometimes it's because the derivative work can surpass the original. Alternate arrangements of musical composition (Trans Siberian Orchestra: Carole of the Bells), a new take on an old story (Superman: Birthright), a band covering a classic song (Karen O's cover of "Immigrant Song"); just because it is derivative, doesn't mean that it isn't worth doing.
 
2013-11-20 06:28:44 AM
So the dude discovered cartoons. Good for him.
 
2013-11-20 07:00:35 AM

HammerHeadSnark: farkingismybusiness: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like threads on Fark... Time to die.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives



All we are is dust in the wind, dude.
 
2013-11-20 07:05:28 AM
Oh good lord, get a lif...

/watches 30 seconds of it

...okay, that's kind of cool.

P.S. Look out for that dude with the pipe wrench, Deckard!
 
2013-11-20 07:26:26 AM

Staffa Kar Therma: HammerHeadSnark: farkingismybusiness: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like threads on Fark... Time to die.

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives


All we are is dust in the wind, dude.


Play Freebird, man!
 
2013-11-20 07:27:22 AM

eldritch2k4: Sometimes it's because the artist knows that the derivative work will draw attention to their own original works


Yup. If it wasn't for the Warhammer 40,000 fan-art I do, I doubt I'd have 1/10th the number of people stumbling on my DA page or web comic.
 
2013-11-20 07:27:43 AM

padraig: It reminds me of good writers writing fan fictions (if such thing exist). Why waste so much effort in something so derivative ? Why didn't he take the opportunity to do something that was original ?


My ex was a good writer of fan fiction. But she  couldn't write anything original. Her original writings were awful. But when she did fan fiction, the writing was usually pretty good. Then she became obsessed with Rumplestiltkin and Belle from "Once Upon a Time." Seriously, as in "needs-medical-attention"  obsessed. That's when I got the hell outta there...
 
2013-11-20 07:28:19 AM
I couldn't zoom in to sector 35
 
2013-11-20 07:40:18 AM
that's pretty damn awesome
 
2013-11-20 07:44:00 AM

Richard_The_Clown: padraig: It reminds me of good writers writing fan fictions (if such thing exist). Why waste so much effort in something so derivative ? Why didn't he take the opportunity to do something that was original ?

My ex was a good writer of fan fiction. But she  couldn't write anything original. Her original writings were awful. But when she did fan fiction, the writing was usually pretty good. Then she became obsessed with Rumplestiltkin and Belle from "Once Upon a Time." Seriously, as in "needs-medical-attention"  obsessed. That's when I got the hell outta there...


I find it is a lot easier to explore someone else's universe than to build your own.
 
2013-11-20 08:48:04 AM

awfulperson: Oh good lord, get a lif...

/watches 30 seconds of it

...okay, that's kind of cool.

P.S. Look out for that dude with the pipe wrench, Deckard!


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

PIPE WRENCH FIGHT!
 
2013-11-20 09:41:13 AM
Focus!
 
2013-11-20 09:46:48 AM
What a waste of time! I mean, for someone else that would be an incredible waste of time. It's so bold of you to choose that. It's incredible; you must have been a very very strong person.

/recreative is the worst
 
2013-11-20 09:51:25 AM

eldritch2k4: padraig: It reminds me of good writers writing fan fictions (if such thing exist). Why waste so much effort in something so derivative ? Why didn't he take the opportunity to do something that was original ?

Sometimes it's because the artist knows that the derivative work will draw attention to their own original works or maybe it is a learning exercise and sometimes it's because the derivative work can surpass the original. Alternate arrangements of musical composition (Trans Siberian Orchestra: Carole of the Bells), a new take on an old story (Superman: Birthright), a band covering a classic song (Karen O's cover of "Immigrant Song"); just because it is derivative, doesn't mean that it isn't worth doing.


You lost me with Birthright.  Utter moronic Silver Age dogshiat compared to Byrne's World of Krypton.
 
2013-11-20 09:58:10 AM

LoneWolf343: Then she became obsessed with Rumplestiltkin and Belle from "Once Upon a Time." Seriously, as in "needs-medical-attention"  obsessed.

She sounds like fun on a bun.

 
2013-11-20 10:14:33 AM

farkingismybusiness: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time... like threads on Fark... Time to die.


One of my all time favourite movie quotes.
 
2013-11-20 11:12:31 AM
Nice try to replicate the film, but I don't seeing this living very long.  I'm sure Warners will dispatch someone from the team to air this thing out.

On a critical note, I think it fails.  Sure, it's cool to hear the actual soundtrack--because I can listen to the film all day--but the impressionistic pastel paintings go completely against the dank Los Angelean noir shiatworld portrayed so brilliantly in the film.  The paintings give you soft-focus blurs of scenes, whereas the film gave you minute details and rich atmospherics that totally convince you that this world is real.

This is, of course, like, just my opinion, man.
 
2013-11-20 12:12:23 PM
I wonder if he'll be licensed to sell them?  Blade Runner is my favorite movie.

If they could implant memories into a Nexus-6, couldn't they implant memories into humans?
 
2013-11-20 12:28:13 PM
Oh and I still think the best part was that Harrison Ford was a Replicant. Spun out my mind when I realised that :D  Bit like realising John Snow was not Stark's kid but his sisters...
 
2013-11-20 12:40:14 PM

Langdon_777: Oh and I still think the best part was that Harrison Ford was a Replicant. Spun out my mind when I realised that :D  Bit like realising John Snow was not Stark's kid but his sisters...


Dude. Spoiler alert... lol
 
2013-11-20 01:22:38 PM
The movie was long and boring, get over it.
 
2013-11-20 03:20:15 PM

Langdon_777: Oh and I still think the best part was that Harrison Ford was a Replicant. Spun out my mind when I realised that :D  Bit like realising John Snow was not Stark's kid but his sisters...


You trollin'? 'Cause the movie thematically works  waybetter if he's actually a human. I was disappointed when Deckard was supposed to be a replicant... and I think on "The Final Cut" they removed much of the clues pointing in that direction
 
2013-11-20 03:53:15 PM

NateAsbestos: Langdon_777: Oh and I still think the best part was that Harrison Ford was a Replicant. Spun out my mind when I realised that :D  Bit like realising John Snow was not Stark's kid but his sisters...

You trollin'? 'Cause the movie thematically works  waybetter if he's actually a human. I was disappointed when Deckard was supposed to be a replicant... and I think on "The Final Cut" they removed much of the clues pointing in that direction


Agreed.  A replicant who learns to show mercy versus a human that has lost the ability to do so raises more interesting questions about the nature of humanity than Ridley Scott's tortuous Shyamalan-esque "What a twist" he's-a-replicant final cut/original ending/whatever.  Human society being far less human than the replicants is also a major theme of the source novel.
 
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