I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A SPIRIT GIFSET MY ENTIRE LIFE
I DONT THINK YOU UNDERSTAND
This is one of the most underrated animated films of all time. After it came out and the hype died down, people just seem to have forgotten about it. I watched it again recently and was shocked at how good it really was.
Reminder that Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was a remarkable film in loads of way - it set a benchmark for Dreamworks earlier on, introduced new effects that combined digital with traditional element (yeah some of this film is CGI that paved the way for things like Shrek), and alongside that, it’s gorgeously animated, has a lovely story, and has a fucking stunning score by Bryan Adams and Hans Zimmer. If you haven’t watched it - you should. It’s got some darker themes, too, and I promise it’s not a ‘talking animals’ film.
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
1. This looks like the weirdest movie ever. [Edit: Someone told me it’s based on an awesome book by Stephen King’s son, also called Horns. Wow!! Now I totally want to read it.]
2. Daniel Radcliffe sounds like a COMPLETELY different person with an American accent. His voice literally sounds lower.
3. Oh look, a movie where Daniel Radcliffe makes friends with a snake!