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Nothing to fear. Why horror movies matter.

The most successful film in UK cinemas this week is 'Insidious 2'. Having seen the first 'Insidious' instalment just a couple of weeks ago, I don't think I'll bother with chapter two. The best horror movies are akin to long road trips through foreign...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Unmoving Pictures - great movies with terrible posters

Now Hollywood is the territory of bean counters rather than creative visionaries, we should be not at all surprised when Space Chimps 4 fails to live up to its, admittedly limited, promise. However, back in the mists of time, truly great movies were...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Features

Motionless pictures - are graphic novels the new movies?

When we were kids (assuming everyone is over 40, because it makes me feel better) we read the comics and grown ups went to the pictures. Sure, we queued for Star Wars and Jaws, but flat images of impossibly ripped blokes and pneumatic ladies in...

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What streams are made of...

I was just explaining to my 10 year old son about how, when I was his age, if you missed an episode of Doctor Who, you missed it. I mean, it was gone, you’d literally missed it. You couldn’t catch up, you couldn’t buy the DVD, you...

Posted by: Tony Pipes
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Leaders

Introducing the next generation of movie making

Digital Riot Media, claims to be the leading company ready to produce, market and distribute premium feature-length films directly to millennials worldwide. The digitally-focused platform will work with top social media influencers and internet...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Ten Japanese TV ads Hollywood's stars wouldn't want you to see

It would be slightly mean to accuse Hollywood's finest actors of greed - but only slightly. You see, not content with the multi-million dollar fees for the movies in which they appear, they flock to a highly lucrative trade in advertising cameos. And...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

'Interstellar' - a long movie, but worth the trip?

If we ever had drive-in movies in the UK, they kept it pretty quiet. The whole concept of taking your car into a cinema is very much an American one, and even here it’s dying. In fact, there are only 340 such theatres left in the whole of the...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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'Let's Go Home'. Those inexcusable movie cliches named and shamed.

I don't know whether it's because I'm a writer, but when I watch a movie, the script and screenplay always take my attention. A great concept with a terrible script can really spoil things; likewise a thumping good screenplay can lift an average...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Popcorn puzzles. The strange structure of movie posters.

I'm no statistician, but I can be fairly sure fewer people are watching movies at the cinema with every passing month. Netflix, Sky Movies, Film 4, downloads and DVDs are all conspiring to keep film buffs glued to the sofa and away from the big...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Inspiration

Building reputations.

I don't know how you feel about old science-fiction b-movies, but I positively love them. Perhaps it's those predictable, repeated tropes that make them so reliably comfortable and comforting. The unconvincing, plastic creature always carries the...

Posted by: Creativepool
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CP Loves... Genius of the mainstream. Tony Scott remembered.

by Magnus Shaw A little over a day ago, Tony Scott - the renowned film and advertisement director - jumped to his death from a bridge in Los Angeles. The details remain unclear but he may have been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Scott...

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Land of the free. Has charging for things become taboo?

HM Government and Tesco must have thought they'd found the Holy Grail. In an era of high unemployment and a conspicuous absence of career opportunities, the idea that the jobless could somehow be coerced into working for the ubiquitous supermarket...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Inspiration

Stealing The Mona Lisa

Every year the Mona Lisa is visited by around 10 million people. All clambering to get a look at that famous smile, walking past other great works of art that adorn the walls like they are strangers in the street. It's La Gioconda they want to see....

Posted by: Tony Pipes
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Leaders

Immersion is Key: 10th anniversary of New Frontier Festival

For the last 10 years, Park City, Utah has been home of New Frontier Festival. A Sundance Institute exhibition of films and new-media art that explores and pushes the boundaries of conventional cinema. New Frontier provides the highest level of...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Not 4U? How seventeen people put Channel 4 in OFCOM's bad books.

Channel 4 is in trouble with Ofcom. Not for a programme or an advertisement, but the juxtaposition of the two. The broadcasting regulator says the station broke their code on 26th December 2012 when they ran a commercial which gave the impression it...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Feel the Hepburn. Why the new Galaxy ad is just plain lazy.

We like Galaxy chocolate bars, I think we're all agreed on that. Lovely, creamy, sugary sledges of tooth rotting gorgeousness, all bundled in delightfully gold foil - wonderful stuff. Mind you, we shouldn't be surprised we think this way, because for...

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Leaders

McDonald's interrupts ITV Movies with McDelivery orders

McDonald's has launched a new set of idents that will play during the intervals of ITV Movies that see scenes from different film genres interrupted to promote its McDelivery service. Horror, martial arts, western, sci-fi, fantasy and high school...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Are smartphone movies hitting the mainstream?

Whilst we’ve all been busy recording gigs and nights out or watching kittens chase shoes on our iPhones, Hollywood has created everything from heart-wrenching film shorts to feature-length thrillers using just their smartphones. Each...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Watch some of the world's earliest home movies

Thanks to the ubiquity of mobile devices, we no longer only capture the most special moments in our lives, but every moment, no matter how inconsequential. But decades before we were all filming our every move, the concept of capturing footage at...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Inspiration

The best opening titles to movies

Opening titles to a movie should tell us more than simply the name of the flick. At best they should draw us in, set the scene, tantalize, wake us up, introduce us to a weird new world, make us laugh or failing all that - just simply entertain. What...

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Features

STB Client Perspective: Finding the Right Agency Partner.

Drew McMillan, Director of Internal Comms & Engagement for Deloitte UK, gives us his ‘top five’ ways to ensure copacetic success with your creative agencies. As a Comms professional of 25+ years, almost always working in-house and...

Posted by: Stocks Taylor Benson
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Inspiration

Templates, tropes and other t-shapes

Hanging up on the wall in the office there are a whole bunch of stencils that interior designers and architects used to use daily when setting out plans on paper. There’s everything in these glorious little plastic worlds, from tables to...

Posted by: Richard
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Leaders

#GettingToKnow B-Reel's innovative and eccentric creative director

An experienced creative director versed in advertising and design. Pieter Konickx comes from a background in graphic design but has spent his career elevating his skillset on broader capacities to allow him to climb the ranks within the industry....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

The big advertising shift towards purpose 

In 2015, audiences on social media platforms hit a critical mass. Brands suddenly needed to find a new way to speak to consumers. It seems unthinkable now that we all create thousands of video formats for single ad campaigns but it was a much simpler...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

#GettingToKnow one of the fiercest female illustrators in the game

To mark the end of Women’s History Month, we’re getting to know the illustrator, artists and graphic designer Lucie Corbasson, known professionally as Lucie Louxor. Lucie has been working as a freelance designer for just over four years...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

A retro flash mob featuring Steps brings the house down | #BehindTheIdea

Last month, O2 launched a social first campaign to promote the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 foldable phone by UK agency of record, VCCP London and Girl&Bear. The campaign saw the iconic Noughties pop band, Steps, take over the famous O2 arena with a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Industry

Exploring the sci-fi spaces of Erik Blaho | #MemberSpotlight

While we often hear from artists and designers here at the Creativepool #MemberSpotlight, it’s rare indeed to speak to an architect, particularly one as fascinating as Erik Blaho. The Slovakian architect began his career by focusing on the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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