In 1959, Roger Vadim released Les liaisons dangereuses 1960, a then-modern adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos’ epistolary novel (read Wikipedia for a plot summary). The director alone made the movie a must-watch. Beyond his film career, Vadim is famous in France for being married to some of the most beautiful women [...]
As Arte is playing Tournée tonight, the movie of the larp (explanations here) was released on Arte’s website today. It’s in French, but you get to see how the game looked like.
I love mashups, even (or especially) when they err on the side of camp. So when I learned that a salvaged copy of the 1929 silent movie Cagliostro was released on DVD with two soundtracks, one classical and one abstract (instrumental) hip-hop, I nearly wet my post-geek pants. As you [...]
After my initial comments, here are pictures and further personal impressions on the transmedia experiment that closed a few weeks ago.
Watching The Spiral was really fun. In many ways, this was the first time I watched a very European drama, something that had “EU” stamped all over [...]
After a small taste in The Spiral, the Franco-German TV channel Arte goes full-on larp and will organize a Nordic larp in Paris and Berlin on October 29th.
The goal is to roleplay a sequel to the burlesque movie Tournée by Mathieu Amalric.
It’s a great idea, [...]
Years ago, friends were raving about this new book series from George R.R. Martin that seemed to be the next best thing in fantasy since Lord of the Rings. I read very little fantasy because so much of it is shitty remixing of classics, and have better things to discover than yet another Tolkien [...]
I first heard of The Spiral at a Solmukohta party, presented as a transmedia thingie about an international art heist combining a TV series, online gaming, social network roleplay and live events (I’m afraid I will miss the latter due to work and not exactly living in the right [...]
My winner of this year’s NIFFF: God bless America. A man and a girl set out to kill people that embody everything that -according to them- is wrong with the USA. Yes, this movie is no directing masterpiece. Yes, the writing is a tad self-indulgent. Yes, some of the colors [...]
The 1-page pdf can be downloaded here, it also contains links to the organizer’s websites, some of which, [...]
After Knudepunkt 2011, I decided to attend Solmukohta 2012 for three main reasons, in no particular order:
meeting larpers from around the world discovering stuff with pure shock value that makes me go «Nordic larpers are sick» discovering stuff that makes me go «hmmm… I’m gonna dump 90% of what this person said but I [...]
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