A CLOSER LOOK
Thanks to those who either posted or emailed comments about Lana's first place award in the Cambria Allied Arts juried show. For those who said they'd like a better look-here tis-
Lone Palm Trail
16 X 20 Oil
You can see more of Lana's art at her
blog by linking here.
50 years into the franchise, and the James Bond thrillers
are not only still entertaining, but perhaps better than ever.
Gone are the campy innuendo lines, gratuitous Bond and gorgeous woman falling into bed scenes and the over the top special effects and weapons. In it's place is a cleaner story line, real character development, cleverness and an aging Bond in a cyber security world. Daniel Craig continues his chiseling of a life like Ian Flemming created MI 6 agent. Where Sean Connery had charm, Craig has melancholy. Dame Judy Dench as M is wonderful and Javier Bardam as bad guy Silva is again deviously twisted and masterful. Albert Finney and Ralph Fiennes both turn in great supporting character roles.
This is the 23rd Bond film and director Sam Mendes provides you a thrill ride and taut drama. Thomas Newman's music is brilliant, especially his ability to reprise classic Bond themes at appropriate moments of historical vignettes. If you like big budget, big films that are pure entertainment, this is a great popcorn film.
HOW DID THEY DO THIS?
The Weekender Remaps time
Here is a video mind boggler, that demonstrates a special effect edit technique called time remapping. Thanks to Beverly for sending it along.
Have a great weekend. See you down the trail.