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Classic film posters, 'Toy Story'-style

You’re a film buff, right? Of course you are. But come on, you liked Toy Story. In fact, you loved it. Well, now there’s a chance for your childlike sense of wonder to bump shoulders with your cinephilia.

Graphic designer Jim Tuckwell, who lovingly calls himself a “whore of the arts and digital mercenary,” is the brains behind these pop culture gems. The posters take three classic movies – Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Oliver Stone’s Platoon, and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs – and give them a Toy Story spin. Now, Keir Dullea’s look of numinous awe from the cover of 2001 is transposed to Buzz Lightyear. Who would have thought that an action figure was capable of such fear and reverence? See the poster below!

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Fan releases Stanley Kubrick 'One-Point Perspective' supercut

American auteur director Stanley Kubrick, who helmed such films as 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, and Full Metal Jacket, is legendary among cinephiles for his unique, obsessively symmetrical imagery. And now, a fan has paid homage to the late icon’s visual style with a new supercut on Vimeo. The title,  “Kubrick: One-Point Perspective,” refers to the graphic terminology for a vanishing point that directly faces the viewer. One-point perspective, normally applied to painting and architecture, is a technique with which Kubrick was intimately familiar: he worked for years as a photographer for Look magazine before transitioning to filmmaking, and he famously modeled shots from the period piece Barry Lyndon on 18th-century paintings by artists like William Hogarth. The video sets a series of clips from Kubrick films to a rousing version of “Lux Aeterna” (best known to movie fans as the theme song from Darren Aaronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream), which captures the drama and intensity of many of the scenes depicted. Watch it below.

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