Stanley Kubrick, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, and Neill DeGrasse Tyson walk into the Mines of Moria…

…and turn this…

…into this…

and

and

and and and

…and I gotta say, I was skeptical that they could surpass the steampunk menagerie of Nantes’ Les Machines de l’île—but the Frawnsh seem to be absolute fucking masters at this sort of thing. The still photos don’t really do justice even to the scale of the production, much less its kinetic energy. The video below comes closer, but you got the shaky-cam and the frequent blur of a camera in constant motion (I just wandered the labyrinth recording for the whole show; The BUG tells me I never stopped gaping).

So if you can weather those limitations and you’ve got 40 minutes to kill, check out the full-length (non-YouTube-hosted, because Fuck Google) video before the bomb cyclone kills the power and freezes you to death just in time for Christmas. There are worse soundtracks to check out to.



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Ashley
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1 year ago

Where is this?

Andrew Hoerner
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1 year ago
Reply to  Peter Watts

I would love to have a couple of sentences about what we are seeing here. These images are beautiful, but I do not find them easy 5omparse.

grembert
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grembert
1 year ago

thank you

BTW
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BTW
1 year ago

The link for western europe deaths is the carbon emission repeated. Just fyi

Chris Pierik
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1 year ago

Stunning.

Dale Allen
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1 year ago

SPECTACULAR!!!

Dan Brooks
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Dan Brooks
1 year ago

Really amazing – thanks for sharing this. – dan

Daniel
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1 year ago

I’m glad to hear you this happy for once.

Lycan
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Lycan
1 year ago

Off Topic Warning:
Lycan Junior just got back from his first adult trip to Montreal.
We warned him about the US Border Patrol.
They lived down to our expectations.
I’ve rarely seen him this disgusted.
Another day ending in “y”.

Khay
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Khay
1 year ago

There is also a version of it running regularly at the Atelier des Lumières, in Paris, for the ones among you who don’t want to cross all of France for it.

I saw both, can’t beat the atmosphere of the Carrière des Lumières, though.

Whoever
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Whoever
1 year ago

Thinking a first Watts novel or short story adaptation (or some pivotal scenes from same) SHOULD probably be generated by AI. Imagine that there’s still going to be significant post-production work to do requiring humans. Then the flip side, could make one viewed as anti-labor. Something to brainstorm. But a GoFundMe for a largely computer-generated video or film seems a lower threshold to meet.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/ai-david-cronenberg-movie

Malovich
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Malovich
1 year ago

On a light note, Massacheusetts just introduced an organ-harvesting-for-lighter-sentence legislation…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RD9MxMrIMU

So of course I thought of you.

Jan S
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1 year ago

What an amazing show. Seeing the SOHO spacecraft reminded me of the PR packet my sister sent me which included photos of it when she worked at Goddard. I still have them. I’ve seen shakier videos, so you did well. Thanks for sharing.