Cinemaps: An Atlas of 35 Great Movies is the latest project from artist Andrew DeGraff and is available for pre-order now. DeGraff has illustrated for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Slate, and many other publications, and in 2015 compiled a book of painted maps inspired by famous novels titled Plotted: A Literary Atlas.
In his most recent work DeGraff draws from the silver screen, exhibiting on paper the fantastical geographies from 35 of cinema's most acclaimed titles. Each map includes the pathways that main characters follow throughout the film, so you can track Dorothy’s journey along the Yellow Brick Road, the Ghostbusters through New York City, or Vincent Vega in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Below is a map of Middle-Earth; the printed book has close-up images detailing certain areas of the map.
Southland Tales has long occupied a special place in my heart. The only thing I knew about it was that it was written and directed by Richard Kelly, the guy who made Donnie Darko, and starred my cousin’s former high school baseball teammate, the Rock, in a dramatic role. So I ordered it on Netflix […]
Place a higher bid, Dave. This “nearly complete” spacesuit from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal space opera 2001: A Space Odyssey is currently up for auction. Starting bid is $50,000 and it’s expected to go as high as $300,000. From the Julien’s Auctions description: The spacesuit is an amalgamation of components worn by different actors and in […]
Legendary comedian, actor, writer, and director Carl Reiner has died at age 98. Reiner is best known for performing with Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca on the 1950s TV variety program Your Show of Shows and later creating The Dick Van Dyke Show. He also directed George Burns in the classic “Oh God!” (1977), Steve […]
Back in the 50s and 60s, it was no big deal in most areas to make a call to your local liquor store and have beer, wine and spirits delivered right to your house with little to no restriction. However, that ease and simplicity certainly isn’t in place today. Alcohol delivery laws in 2020 are […]
Unless you’re a regular cannabis user, you might be surprised to learn that the plant itself is basically just that — a plant. It’s not until you put cannabis under high heat that the process of decarboxylation breaks down that raw form into the psychoactive compounds that can actually benefit the body. This unlocking process […]
With our smartphones serving as the vital tether that links us to the rest of our lives, it’s no wonder how low batteries and power emergencies can occasionally feel like a life-and-death situation. I mean, it’s usually not, of course…but darned if it doesn’t feel that way when your indicator is showing only 5 percent […]