Définitivement peut-être: A Summer tale

This year, french high schoolers who undertook the extra cinema course are very lucky. On the verge of summer, Conte d’Eté is the perfect film when you’re sixteen, about to eat the world, passer le bac  (national graduation at the end of high school), and hesitating upon many things in between. When Oasis‘ first record was released in 1995, french … Continue reading

Ink & paper: Japan’s fighting spirit on display

IN MARCH 2011, JAPAN WENT THROUGH A DREADFUL CRISIS. ONE YEAR AFTER, THE GUIMET MUSEUM FOR ASIAN ARTS AND CULTURE SET UP A SHOWING DEDICATED TO A DAILY JAPANESE NEWSPAPER, WHOSE ETHICS IS ECHOING A WIDER PICTURE. TNS WAS INVITED TO ATTEND. Ishinomaki is the name of a Japanese city north of Fukushima and the Ishinomaki … Continue reading

Point & feel: last night was more important than we may think

LAST NIGHT, TWO MAJOR EVENTS HAPPENED. AND WHEN I SAY MAJOR, I MEAN LIKE B.I.G. FIRST, TIM SCHAFER AND HIS TEAM DRANK TO THE 3 MILLION DOLLARS CROWDED FUND FOR HIS NEXT GAME. AND THEN JOURNEY WAS RELEASED. DOUBLE FINE ON FULL THROTTLE Double Fine held a live Christmas like party last night. It was … Continue reading

Allo Jaffar !

Just as any, I have been happy to enjoy many traits bearing Moebius-Gir signature on films. Tron, Alien, The Fifth Element as well and maybe some Blade Runner and Dune too. But It was my best friend who really talked to me about him. A talented graphist in his own right, he grew up with … Continue reading

Gaming still: how videogames are represented in films

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WARY OF HOW GAMES HAVE BEEN REPRESENTED IN FILMS, SERIES AND ADS. WHEN I REALLY STARTED PAUSING FILMS TO EDIT THESE SPECIFIC PASSAGES OUT TWO YEARS AGO, I FOUND OUT ABOUT A SIMILAR INITIATIVE CALLED VINYL ON FILM, A WHOLE PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE SAME THING… BUT WITH VINYL RECORDS. THIS … Continue reading

A vampire’s kiss

 TheNightShift 28.02.2012

Megafactories E.A. Sports: bonus content!

This comes from my own “Vault-tec”, E.A. artefacts from the past which cover three different periods of the brand. On the left you’ve got a promotionnal magazine in French, circa 1992, with the original E.A. logo on the upper right. It advertises games such as Road Rash, James Pond 2 Robocod & Power Monger, all … Continue reading

Megafactories: playing ball with E.A.

THIS MORNING I WAS INVITED BY FOX & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNELS TO ATTEND A PRESS SCREENING PEVIEW OF “MEGAFACTORIES” LATEST ISSUE, DEDICATED  TO THE FIFA GAME. This educationnal series, said to be one of the most popular programme of National Geographic Channel, decided to get a peek inside one another original “megafactory”: Electronic Arts (E.A.), the … Continue reading

drYve

THIS LAST WEEK, DRIVE’S SOLE “SOUND EDITING” CREDIT HAS BEEN OVERSHADOWED IN FRANCE BY THE ARTIST’S RESOUNDING TEN ACADEMY NOMINATIONS. YET THE FILM, AS A VIOLENT B MOVIE WITH A HIGH ESTEEM OF ITSELF, WAS AN UNEXPECTED HIT IN FRANCE, WITH 1,5 MILLION MOVIE GOERS GETTING INTO GEAR. IN SPITE OF THIS SUCCESS AND GREAT … Continue reading