Re: [Hybrid] Re: lurker / it's not mine, honest!
- On 28 Jun 2001, at 8:59, stuart.bruce@... wrote:
> Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells, Tubular Bells 2, Tubular Bells 3,Ahh, but have you got the Mike Oldfield single with the hilarious
> Orchestral Tubular Bells, Remastered Tubular Bells, The Millennium
> Bell, The Best Of Tubular Bells, The Bell (single, German version & 2
> British versions) + half a dozen other singles taken from the Tubular
> Bells 2 & 3 albums, + several T-shirts and posters from when I went to
> the Tubular Bells 3 premiere in London... because each of them is
> still a great album in the old put-headphones-on, turn-the-lights-off,
> lie-back sense (except the Millennium Bell, which was very
> disappointing, don't bother).
comedy drum & banjo remix? With "Rankin' Sean", or whatever his
name is ;)
> Pet Shop Boys- more than 100 different CDs (albums + singles). No,You wouldn't know it from the way they covered it though; it sounds
> really. And it took me more than a month to realise that "Go West" was
> actually a gay anthem. I thought it was just a song about having a
more like a hymn to the Westernisation of Russia than anything :)
- "...which reminds me, I'm a big fan of the Labyrinth soundtrack with
David Bowie as well, forgot to mention that. To be honest I probably
wouldn't be as impressed with the music if it hadn't been attached to
such a great film."
Ditto, got it, though.
> "...which reminds me, I'm a big fan of the Labyrinth soundtrack withI'm having a private exchange with Stuart about this film, and there's some interesting trivia that
> David Bowie as well, forgot to mention that. To be honest I probably
> wouldn't be as impressed with the music if it hadn't been attached to
> such a great film."
> Ditto, got it, though.
some of you might consider interesting:
The film (made in 1986) features an Owl Animation in the beginning that was completely
computer generated! Considering the widely acclaimed Luxor Jr. from PIXAR was released in the
same year this is pretty interesting, since the Owl Animation is far more advanced and much
harder to do (it was pretty much life-like, had textures, bump/displacement maps, mirrors
(raytracing?) and so on, all of which Luxor Jr. didn't have!). The credits quote a company called
'Digital Productions' for the intro sequence.. Tron, however, was four years earlier, but that one
was as far from the Owl animation as Wolfenstein 3D is from Quake3! <:-)
Funny thing is, that the highly acclaimed Industrial Light and Magic, who are known as one of
THE best Computer-generated Special-FX Company (if not THE best - they set landmarks in
CGI like Terminator 2, The Abyss and Jurassic Park!) only did the assumably non-computer
(back then!) matte paintings for Labyrinth! 8) They prolly got the hang of the whole thing when
they saw what Digital Productions did, maybe they even just "swallowed" the dudes that made it
or the company altogether, which seems pretty likely cause i haven't heard of Digital
Productions ever since! ;-D
Another interesting thing that noone seems to know is, that Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame)
was responsible for the screenplay, cause he was one of Britain's leading children's authors at
Well.. So much for the trivia.. Thanks for reading, and spread the word, so that people learn that
Luxor Jr. wasn't that much of a landmark as people generally say! >;-)
>I'm having a private exchange with Stuart about this film, and there'sTalk about starting a wildly off-topic discussion... ah well.
>some interesting trivia that
>some of you might consider interesting:
>The film (made in 1986) features an Owl Animation in the beginning thatAfter a quick surf on the web I found this site:
which shows, just for the sake of argument, that "Labyrinth" wasn't the
first film to acheive something this impressive. "Young Sherlock Holmes",
the previous year, had a computer-generated knight made out of stained
glass chasing the main characters, which I'd forgotten about.
>Another interesting thing that noone seems to know is, that Terry JonesAs I mentioned in private e-mail, don't assume that "noone seems to know"
>(of Monty Python fame) was responsible for the screenplay,
before you even ask. I could've told you that off the top of my head. :-)
>Well.. So much for the trivia.. Thanks for reading, and spread the word,On the subject of Pixar, there's a new animation from Pixar based around
>so that people learn that
>Luxor Jr. wasn't that much of a landmark as people generally say! >;-)
birds on a telephone wire, and a strange world that comes along and tries
to join their gang. I can't remember what it's called but check it out,