Foley Artists: Hollywood’s Unsung Heroes

Foley Artists Vancouver Sound

Student working on the Foley room of the Vancouver Film School. Image Source: Flickr

While director Stanley Kubrick was filming Spartacus, he went to Europe to record combat scenes. He chose to shoot in Spain, and there, just outside of Madrid, he filmed his armies of Romans marching across the country’s flat, dry plains.

Thousands of Spanish soldiers paraded in Kubrick’s Roman army, but when the sound arrived back in the U.S., it was in such bad condition that it was unusable. With a production price tag already hovering in the tens of millions, going back to Europe and filming it all over again would have been a very expensive remedy.

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Russian Artist Petro Wodkins Takes On Vladimir Putin, Tells Us Why

Sound Of Power Video

An exploding Vladimir Putin speaker, from the “Sound of Power” video. Image Source: Petro Wodkins

“Play the people who play the world.”

That’s the mission behind Russian artist Petro Wodkins’ recent endeavor, Sound of Power, a series of busts of global political leaders that also function as audio speakers. Wodkins debuted his latest speaker-sculpture, Russian president Vladimir Putin, on September 21st.

We spoke with Wodkins about Sound of Power, humor and censorship in the age of Vladimir Putin (whom he sardonically calls ‘Saint Vladimir’) — as well as that time Wodkins had to flee Zimbabwe after his gilded Robert Mugabe statue pissed off area security forces. Excerpts of the interview, which have been edited for clarity, are below:

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80 Textless Movie Posters That Don’t Need A Single Word

At times, simplicity can convey the most meaning. Explore the posters of your favorite movies, brilliantly reimagined without text:

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Back To The Future Part III

Back To The Future Part III

The Goonies

The Goonies

Escape From New York

Escape From New York

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Raging Bull

Raging Bull

Alien

Alien

Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler

Tremors

Tremors

A Nightmare On Elm Street

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction

It Follows

It Follows

Textless Movie Posters Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice

Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero

Back To The Future

Back To The Future

Dark City

Dark City

Leon

Leon

Freddys Dead The Final Nightmare

Freddys Dead The Final Nightmare

Poltergeist

Poltergeist

The Thing

The Thing

Star Wars Episode VI Return Of The Edi

Star Wars Episode VI Return Of The Jedi

Return Of The Living Dead

Return Of The Living Dead

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

The Frighteners

The Frighteners

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now

The Fog

The Fog

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Vacation

Vacation

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors

Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Textless Movie Posters Interstellar

Interstellar

Legend Textless Movie Posters

Legend

The Godfather

The Godfather

Back To The Future Part II

Back To The Future Part II

Live And Let Die

Live And Let Die

Willow

Willow

Amadeus

Amadeus

Inglourious Basterds

Inglourious Basterds

Star Trek The Wrath Of Khan

Star Trek The Wrath Of Khan

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry

Apocalypto

Apocalypto

On Her Majesty Secret Service

On Her Majesty Secret Service

Brazil

Brazil

Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever

Drag Me To Hell

Drag Me To Hell

The Neverending Story

The Neverending Story

Thx 1138

Thx 1138

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

European Vacation

European Vacation

The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

Hook

Hook

Textless Movie Posters Enemy

Enemy

Enter The Dragon

Enter The Dragon

Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice

Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith

Star Wars Episode III Revenge Of The Sith

Dogma

Dogma

Textless Movie Posters Jaws

Jaws

The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie

Gremlins Textless Movie Posters

Gremlins

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Masters Of The Universe

Masters Of The Universe

Textless Movie Posters Moonraker

Moonraker

Animal House

Animal House

Halloween II

Halloween II

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments

Candyman

Candyman

Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Big Trouble In Little China

Big Trouble In Little China

Indian Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Indian Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Nothing But Trouble

Nothing But Trouble

Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones

Star Wars Episode II Attack Of The Clones

A View To A Kill

A View To A Kill

The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

Robocop

Robocop

Return Of The Living Dead Part II

Return Of The Living Dead Part II

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Can You Color Your Way Out Of Adult Stressors?

Adult Coloring Books Cafe Ellas

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Stress (noun, verb):

1. A 21st century illness that flourishes in developed societies.
2. The pressure of having only a few hours a day to finish all that we hope and have to do.

Stress solutions: quit job; change lifestyles; go organic; move abroad without a cellphone; pursue yoga, meditation, tai chi, reiki…

And apparently coloring books.

Yes, you read that correctly. At first it might sound outlandish that adults are reverting to “toys” in order to cope with the stresses that each day brings, but in northern Europe coloring for adults is already a major trend. In the United States, the concept is in bloom.

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