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Adrenaline inspiration

Adrenaline inspiration

It’s summertime and many people are enjoying the great outdoors. Here are some of my favorite inspirational movies to get the adrenaline flowing.

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The magic of green screen

The magic of green screen

I often get travel inspiration from exotic scene locations featured in movies. Scarlett Johansson taking the Shinkansen to Kyoto, Matt Damon driving a vespa through a vibrant Tangier, Jake Gyllenhaal sipping booze on a balcony overlooking Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech (where my friend had to put up with me some years ago as I stubbornly wanted to find that specific balcony) and so on. But unfortunately most of it is fake.

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The evolution of special effects

The evolution of special effects

When I was a kid, I saw Star Wars episode 4 and was really impressed with the special effects. I wondered how they made those cool lightsabers and spaceships. Some years later in 1987 I saw the movie Aliens by Ridley Scott and the aliens seemed disturbingly real. That was probably the last time it happened, so I guess that movie set a standard within me.

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Immersive movie experiences

Immersive movie experiences

Yesterday I went to see the U2 3D movie at cinema Roy, which has been reopened and refurnished with 3D equipment. While I’m not the biggest U2 fan in the world it was still quite entertaining to wear the silly 3D glasses. At one point some in the audience joined in the applause and I almost did as well.

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Movie horizon of 2008
Best movies of 2007

Best movies of 2007

2007 was an interesting year with several great titles, quite better than 2006. Here are my favorites, including links to my reviews in Swedish.

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The culling of Gothenburg cinemas

The culling of Gothenburg cinemas

The culling of cinemas in my home town continues. After the tragic demise of Victoria and Draken (even though it still lives as a host for the annual cinema festival) the time has come to two old friends: Downtown and Palladium.

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The untitled JJ Abrams project
Razzie Awards strikes back 2007

Razzie Awards strikes back 2007

It’s time for the annual Razzie awards, just like last year. It’s usually a lot more entertaining than the politically correct Academy Awards which is held the day after the Razzies. Not very surprisingly, Basic Instinct 2 tops the list so far.

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Movie horizon of 2007

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Greetings from Moldova

Greetings from Moldova

"But Chisinau is an unexpected gem in the wilderness. Even though Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, the capital has its fair share of impressive buildings and post-Soviet architecture."
A journey through Iran

A journey through Iran

"I woke up freezing on a Persian rug with aching back. Behind a corner I saw the damned rooster that kept me awake during many hours."
Visions of Singapore

Visions of Singapore

"By extensive use of landfill with sand bought from Indonesia and Cambodia, the bay area has expanded greatly in the last few years and tall buildings pop up everywhere."
Historic locations in Gothenburg

Historic locations in Gothenburg

"Hundreds of houses were quickly build, but unfortunately all of it was burned to the ground in 1611 by Danish forces."
Reliving history in Washington D.C.

Reliving history in Washington D.C.

"As I entered the heavily guarded Rotunda in the center, some of the most famous documents in the world laid before me."
The sound of Salzburg

The sound of Salzburg

"It is based on the true story of Maria von Trapp, even though I suspect she didn’t go singing alone in the mountain ranges."

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