Toshiro Mifune in Kumonosu-jô or Throne of Blood
Directed by Akira Kurosawa, 1957
Check out how they filmed the incredible finale:
A very brave performance, because, you know, despite the wires and his armour a stray arrow could still get him IN THE FACE.
I love this guy’s huge smile.
Click to watch the entire scene.
The final arrow is worth the wait!!
Shaun White Russia Calling
Follow Shaun trying to do a triple cork. The trick that gave Kevin Pearce a traumatic brain injury.
Everyone needs to watch The Crash Reel, Lucy Walker’s great documentary that follows Pearce’s accident and road to recovery. It’s a truly heartbreaking film. It also reveals that Shaun White built a massive halfpipe just for himself, whereas KP built one and let all his friends ride it too. (Apparently White also made his girlfriend sign a confidentiality agreement sealing details of any tricks he had learned. Jesus.)
I’m barracking for 14 year old Japanese badass Ayumu Hirano.
Gerald Butler and the rest of the Point Break 2 team saw some ridiculously huge conditions at Jaws the other day.
The Inertia has two articles, one arguing why the sequel idea is awesome:
Cheap used boards.
Every dingus on Earth is going to rush out and buy the leanest, meanest carbon fiber shred sled the industry has to offer. Of course, once they realize that learning to surf is hard as fuck, and takes longer than a four-minute musical montage, those boards will end up gathering dust in the garage, sandwiched between a rotting skateboard and rusting mountain bike. Six months later, they’re going to need to make some space for their latest discarded interest. Cut to Craigslist where you’ll be able to scoop up boards on the cheap.
And one on why it’s not the best idea:
Rumor has it that you’re going to play Bodhi. You’re good, G (can I call you that?), but you’re no Swayze. Take a look in the mirror. See that handsome mug staring back at you? IT’S NOT SWAYZE’S MUG. Go watch Roadhouse. Go watch Ghost. Then go watch Chasing Mavericks and P.S I Love You. I dare you to sit through P.S. I Love You. How much did you hate filming that? Did you hate it as much as I hated watching the first 20 minutes before I threw up in my mouth and stabbed my eyes out with my own thumbs?
Oh yeah and they’re remaking Bladerunner. Just fantastic.
Fast Eddie and the Boys
Directed by Jerome Liebling, Roger Sherman and Buddy Squires. (1992)
earthquake-weather: A short doc on the brash Big Apple retirees that form a community playing in the sunny handball courts of Miami’s Flamingo Park. Filmed by Jerome Liebling, Roger Sherman, and Buddy Squires, it’s being presented online as a visual accompaniment to a story in Victory Journal, a great zine that has fantastic photography and stories from the margins of sports - well worth checking out.
See the film here.
This is great! These dudes have a distinct Izzy Mandelbaum vibe huh.
My favourite is the woman with who must have done Patty and Selma’s voices around 5:30.
Trying to decide who was the most bad assed pilot of 2013
Points for Xmas Spirit
Points for Tokyo Drift stylez
Points for soundtrack
Points for landing a plane on a mountain top.
(PS Supercubs rule)
Directed by Jim Demuth, featuring the Indian Well of Death riders in Allahabad, India.
I’d love to see the OH&S induction video.
A possible title could be ‘How to successfully delay your Death working at the Well of Death’
ReutersPictures: A man runs up the “gostra”, a pole covered in grease, during the religious feast of St Julian, patron of the town of St Julian’s, outside Valletta, Malta, August 25, 2013. In the traditional “gostra”, a game stretching back to the Middle Ages, young men, women and children have to make their way to the top and try to uproot one of the flags to win prizes. From May to September in Malta, there is hardly any weekend when a town or a village is not celebrating the feast of its patron saint or other saints revered in different churches.
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