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Le premier SIG du cinéma ? Le Mystère Andromède / First GIS in Cinema ? The Andromeda Strain

 The Andromeda Strain is a 1971 American science-fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the novel The Andromeda Strain published in 1969 by Michael Crichton. It tells the story of a four-day major American scientific crisis, in a very structured way. Many and various spatial machineries support the narration :  split screen, text…

Brazil (Copyright Embassy International Pictures et Universal Pictures)

« Brazil » de Terry Gilliam, un film qui n’a rien à voir avec le football/ »Brazil » by Terry Gilliam, a film which has nothing to do with football

With the opening today of the World Football in Brazil, the sports news offers an opportunity to discuss a world famous movie: Brazil, a film made in 1985 by Terry Gilliam. Brazil has been seared on the kind of anticipation films, himself taking his legacy of previous genre films, including Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life…

Doctor Who’s TARDIS in Google Street View

When the Google car mapped Short Earl’s Court Road, London, it caught the TARDIS, famous Doctor Who‘s time machine and spacecraft, which looks like a Police Box. Even better, the inside of the machine was shot also and it is possible to visit it, by clicking this link, then by using an unusual double-arrow. Quand…

Immortel (ad Vitam) : les espaces d’une dictature à New-York en 2095/ New York dictatorship’s space in 2095

« Immortel (Ad Vitam) » is a French sci-fi movie directed in 2004 by Enki Bilal, designer of world famous comics. It is one of three films directed by Enki Bilal, all directly inspired by his works, the atmosphere that emerges and their imaginary geographies. The stories all take place in a more or less distant future,…

Earth attacks Mars ! La Terre à l’attaque de Mars !

The day of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe, considered today as one of the biggest stars of American cinema, California received the first images of Mars. How could one fail to notice this dual event occurring on the same day, that the American entertainment world, and especially in California, wanted to produce as well…

Metropolis : at the Origin of Modern Urban Imagination / A la source de l’imaginaire urbain moderne

We announced here the  Cinematheque Française exhibition  from October 19, 2011 to January 29, 2012 about  Metropolis, the Fritz Lang’s film . On this occasion, the new version of the film, restored in 2010, will be shown to the public. This version  is 150 minutes long with the 30 minutes extra discovered in Buenos Aires in…