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2001: A Space Odyssey

(YouTube link) What if 2001: A Space Odyssey were promoted as “a modern summer blockbuster?” This newly-edited trailer, using footage from the movie, makes me want to see it again, even though I wasn’t that impressed with it in 1968. For comparison, here’s the original trailer.  -via Metafilter

Anchor of Blackbeard’s Ship Found

An expedition off the North Carolina coast recovered the anchor from the wreckage of pirate Blackbeard’s ship, Queen Anne’s Revenge: The Queen Anne’s Revenge is believed to have run aground in the shallow waters off Beaufort in 1718. The ship was discovered in 1996, with piecemeal recovery of artifacts intensifying only a few years ago. [...] The [...]

Inception Movie Poster Looks Like Dark Knight Poster

Poster art property Warner Bros. The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s next project, Inception, opens next June, and like his last summer blockbuster, he’s opted for a similar poster design. As The Playlist quips, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The poster for a movie is an important extension of the film itself. Not only do [...]