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Hasselhoff Supercut: David sings the theme to ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’

Charlie Bayliss, ol’ eagle eyes himself, spotted this on Sploid:

It’s ACE!

Perfection.

We Close Our Eyes – a lesson in rhythm

London to Brighton Train Journey: 1953 – 2013

Sixty years ago, the BBC filmed a train journey from London to Brighton, squeezed into just four minutes. Thirty years ago, we did it again. Now we are bringing it up to date, to see how much has changed – and how much is still the same. Here’s all three journeys side by side.

The soundtrack is Star Guitar, by The Chemical Brothers.

Via Kottke.

Duct tape surfing – a charming, beautiful and inspiring story

I won’t explain it, just watch it. Easily one of the best things I’ve seen this year.

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From the Vimeo description:

Eighteen years ago a slight lapse in concentration crushed Pascale’s dreams of surfing. But with the help of a family friend and a roll of duct tape; she can now call herself a surfer.

Pascale Honore & Tyron Swan

Support their journey West at pozible.com/DuctTapeSurfing | Facebook.com/DuctTapeSurfing

Film/Edit : Mark Tipple
MarkTipple.com | Facebook.com/MarkTipplePhoto

Music : Halfway House, Apricot Rail
music.HiddenShoal.com | Facebook.com/ApricotRail

Exploding actresses (and Disney princesses)

Saw this on Kottke, it’s really very good. Italian director Simone Rovellini has put a host of videos, gifs and more together for his Exploding Actresses tumblr.

Actresses:

HAHAHAHA!

And princesses:

Kenny Everett with Billy Connolly, followed by Kenny Everett with Freddie Mercury

…and it’s all in the best possible taste!

Saul Bass storyboards for Psycho

Amazing. Click to enlarge. Via Potrzebie.

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Wikipedia sez:

During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred HitchcockOtto PremingerBilly WilderStanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Among his most famous title sequences are the animated paper cut-out of a heroin addict’s arm for Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm, the credits racing up and down what eventually becomes a high-angle shot of a skyscraper in Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, and the disjointed text that races together and apart in Psycho.

Bass designed some of the most iconic corporate logos in North America, including the Bell System logo in 1969, as well as AT&T‘s globe logo in 1983 after the breakup of the Bell System. He also designed Continental Airlines‘ 1968 jet stream logo and United Airlines‘ 1974 tulip logo which became some of the most recognized airline industry logos of the era.

Here’s his title sequence for The Man With The Golden Arm, made in 1955: