What colors are the insides of your favorite novels? Well, sure, the off-white of a book page — but what about the worlds they create? In artist Jaz Parkinson‘s color charts project, he has created graphic signatures of novels’ visual content, building mini rainbows that correspond to classic works.
Stanley Kubrick Week
2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968
Cinematography: Geoffrey Unsworth
How they behaved
Alligator tears? Actors get misty-eyed more frequently than directors
Star Wars Saga Mapped (via Reddit.com)
Jeff Clark took a detailed look at Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables via character mentions, word connections, and word usage. The above is character mentions with color showing sentiment. Red means negative, and blue positive.
Artist Andrew DeGraff illustrates non-map concepts with maps. The result can be confusing unless you are familiar with the subject matter. Of course, almost everyone is familiar enough with the original Star Wars films to follow these three new maps created for a gallery show from Andrew DeGraff and Bennett Slater opening Saturday at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles.
Spotmaps is an ongoing project by Andy Willis to create color blueprints for movies. Each colored square or “spot” represents the average color from one second of the movie.
The various Bonds are more different than you think
Generally, we’re not very happy with the slew of remakes and sequels that seem to be taking over multiplexes. Sure we love comic books film franchises like Iron Man and soon-to-be-sequelized heroes from The Avengers like Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, not to mention the now concluded Harry Potter franchise and the highly anticipated Avatar sequels. But much of our excitement comes from original films like Looper, arthouse beauties like The Master or even ambitious adaptations like Cloud Atlas. Sadly, an infographic looking at Hollywood’s films over the years has shown that the studios have all but given up on original films and, as we already knew, favor sequels and remakes.