Sunday, March 2, 2008

Be Kind Rewind: "Swede" your next exhibit!

I just saw the movie "Be Kind Rewind" a sweet (or "swede") and interesting experience.

Admittedly, the film is light and goofy --- the upshot is that the two main characters (played by Jack Black and Mos Def) need to remake the movies at a cheapo video store after they all get erased accidentally after Black becomes "magnetized!"

But the thing that makes me post here about Be Kind Rewind, is the "can do" ethos of the two main characters. They come up with all sorts of fun, crazy, low-tech, and low-cost ways to create special effects in the movies they "remake" (or "swede".)

No spoilers here, but the movie's worth a look for both exhibit inspiration and ideas!

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