Pixar’s Brave was first released on June 22, 2012.
Two additional software programs were specially developed for this film by Pixar in the period of three years. One of them allows simulation of Merida’s 1500 strands of hair curls to move together with her movements. (x)
“She always looked attractive, too. In the early morning when many stars arrive at the studio bleary-eyed, ghostly without make-up, wearing crumpled slacks, dark glasses, some grotesque head covering and gasping for black coffee, Vivien was different. She was immaculate and could have been going to a point-to-point meeting on a lunch date at the Ivy. Instead of the tired toweling wraps or make-up splattered housecoats that one usually sees on a set, Vivien always wore perfectly tailored pure silk cut like a man’s dressing gown- and looked ravishing. Many of her friends thought that with her transparently pale, fine skin her face had some real beauty when she did not wear make-up.” -Gwen Robyns
Have I mentioned how incredibly fucking proud I am of this film? Because it’s everything I wanted it to be, everything I want in a movie that I’ve never seen before. It has moments that make me cheer, and nothing I dislike. Sorry for the egotism but damn it, I made a movie and it’s all I wanted it to be and more.
If you want a funny, cerebral movie about how people might actually act given superpowers, please check it out. It’s free on YouTube and Vimeo.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016), a film by Raoul Peck, from the writings of James Baldwin
/ «That’s when I saw the photograph. On every newspaper kiosk on that wide, tree-shaped boulevard in Paris, were photographs of 15-year-old Dorothy Counts being reviled and spat upon by the mob as she was making her way to school in Charlotte, North Carolina. There was unutterable pride, tension and anguish in that girl’s face as she approached the halls of learning, with history jeering at her back. It made me furious, it filled me with both hatred and pity. And it made me ashamed. Some one of us should have been there with her!» /
Ron Howard Named as Untitled Han Solo Film’s New Director
Lucasfilm is pleased to announce that Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been named director of the untitled Han Solo film.
“At Lucasfilm, we believe the highest goal of each film is to delight, carrying forward the spirit of the saga that George Lucas began forty years ago,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that Ron Howard will step in to direct the untitled Han Solo film. We have a wonderful script, an incredible cast and crew, and the absolute commitment to make a great movie. Filming will resume the 10th of July.”
The untitled Han Solo film is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.