They call themselves boys and girls with too much time on their hand, so they decided to create an "art of" site. The idea is that every site that contains variations of "art of" would be listed. Cute idea. We hope it is a new site, however, since so far they only have less than a dozen entries!
Apocalypse Now Redux
The horror. The horror. Francis Ford Coppola was never really satisfied with the 'final' cut of his epic masterpiece, Apocalypse Now, a film that had turned into his own private hell, his own version of Vietnam. All that was to change in March 2000 when Coppola began to edit and remix "a new rendition of the movie from scratch. Rather than returning the 'lifts' taken out of the film during the original editing, we re-edited the film from the original unedited raw footage, the dailies." His aim, he says, was to "achieve a richer, fuller and more textured film experience." We'll know soon if he succeeded.
The Night Sky in the World
Just when you thought you'd had enough of smog and other forms of pollution, here's another to add to your list: Nighttime light pollution. The brighter it is here, after all, the less you're likely to see there. This site seems to have its origins in Italy and while the translation is not always perfect, it does provide some wonderful illustrations and photos to shed light on the problem of light pollution.
The person who runs this site must have resigned because the main page still has a petition calling for the resignation of President Bill Clinton, but the historical documents page is still worth checking out. Here you'll find (you guessed it) copies of various resignation letters. Among the many are ones from Lyndon Johnson, Winston Churchill, Dick Morris, Bob Packwood, Mikhail Gorbachev and last but certainly not least, Diane Sawyer who in 1975 submitted her "resignation as Staff Assistant to the President." Nixon, that is.
The Kubrick FAQ
The late filmmaker Stanley Kubrick lived a life that was private in the extreme. Not so his fans; for years they have been congregating on the Internet to calmly (and not-so-calmly) dissect his every movement and frame of film. Many of their discussions are included here and they make for some interesting reading, from the history of the helicopter in The Shining to the reason Clockwork Orange was not shown in the UK for almost 30 years.