Compiti per il weekend – 28/10/2017
In questa rubrica vi segnaliamo articoli e video che abbiamo trovato interessanti, sfiziosi, gustosi o, insomma, degni di essere menzionati, e che sono più o meno legati ai temi che ci piace trattare su Outcast. Gli articoli e i video non sono necessariamente in italiano, anzi, è tristemente probabile che non lo siano. La periodicità dell’appuntamento potrebbe essere settimanale, ma vai a sapere.
Kojima Dreams of 'Blade Runner' (leggi l'articolo su Rolling Stone)
Thirty-five years after the original comes this true sequel. Not a reboot, a clone nor rehash, but a straight sequel. It is the sublimation of mysteries sprinkled throughout the original, of 35 years of fantasizing and pondering questions left unanswered. What's more, the film's underlying structure and attention to detail are Blade Runner through and through, while at once becoming Denis Villeneuve's new vision of Blade Runner 2049. It is a miraculous work.
Come FIFA è entrato nel calcio reale (leggi l'articolo su L'ultimo uomo)
Ciò che viene rappresentato nello spot è la continuità fra mondo reale e virtuale, la crescente permeabilità dei due universi, quello del calcio giocato su FIFA e quello giocato nella realtà.
Saving Japan's Games (leggi l'articolo su Kotaku)
Half a mile from the station on a quiet street, a gated, hedge-trimmed building houses a row of four-story units, rooms stacked one atop the other. One of these is the headquarters of the Game Preservation Society, a non-profit founded in 2011 with the goal of researching, documenting, and preserving the games of Japan.
Returning to Second Life (leggi l'articolo su Ars Technica)
Let’s start with the numbers. Second Life’s community today is—by one metric, at least—only a little smaller than it was in its heyday. According to Peter Gray, Second Life developer and Linden Lab’s senior director of global communications, Second Life’s monthly active user count today totals “between 800,000 and 900,000.”
Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood’s Oldest Horror Story (leggi l'articolo su The New York Times)
Nearly 80 years later, that aroma of perversion and maladroit du seigneur clings to Hollywood. Now we are inundated with grotesque tales of Harvey Weinstein pulling out his penis to show to appalled and frightened young women, enlisting the pimping help of agents and assistants to have actresses delivered to his hotel rooms, where he pestered the women to watch him shower or give him a massage or engage in intimate acts.
The delicate art of the TV series finale (leggi l'articolo su Vox)
So not only has the meticulously planned TV series finale become more common, with fewer and fewer shows each year just ending in mid-thought, but it’s become more important.
Rising game dev costs put squeeze on mid-tier studios (leggi l'articolo su gamesindustry.biz)
"That seems to be the perpetual argument on these budgets when you want to do something that is ambitious, and that's ultimately what we get rewarded for. Any title that comes out that is ambitious in some way is more likely to be rewarded than one that isn't."
What Miyazaki’s Heroines Taught Me About My Mixed-Race Identity (leggi l'articolo su Catapult)
When I was seven, my family moved from Nagoya, Japan to Chicago, though we often returned to spend summers in Japan. The summer I got my hair cut short was two years into my family’s residence in the States. Still reeling from our trans-Pacific upheaval, I was happy to return to what once was home, yet had found Japan suddenly tinged with a steely alienness. And that summer, it was not just home that seemed alien to me. My body was beginning to lack familiarity, too, and a slow, cold realization was dawning.
Park Chan-wook, the Man Who Put Korean Cinema on the Map (leggi l'articolo su The New York Times)
That sensibility is still defined, for most Americans at least, by the Vengeance trilogy: three devastating films about revenge and survival, so bloody that they seem almost painted in it. Park didn’t conceive of the films as a triptych, and it is indeed better to think of them as three distinct meditations on the theme of vengeance, telling the stories of ordinary people driven to extraordinary extremes.
The Versatile and Resilient Amy Adams (leggi l'articolo su The New York Times)
Part of Adams’s greatness as an actor is that she gives herself over to her roles so completely. She doesn’t showboat, calling attention to her technique with histrionics and self-flattering moments, but instead surrenders herself to her characters. She builds histories for them, working on details and finding triggers instead of opening a vein like some performers do.