In the second of our series looking into the life and career of Stanley Kubrick. We thought we would shed some light on what was to be his most epic work. Widely touted as The Greatest Movie Never Made, his biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte was in development stages for a staggering 40 years and a true labour of love for the director. Renowned for his meticulous research, Kubrick amassed 25,000 index cards documenting each day of Napoleons life to gain an insight into his subject.
The moment Polaroid decided to stop making film their huge following sulked. Nearly a year later and they announced they were back in the room and would start making the stuff again. Since then people have fallen back in love with their cherished instant photography device and every week we hear more and more people discussing Polaroids. Lady Gaga become their Creative Director and suddenly Polaroids were cool again.
With all this interest we invited freelance beauty and lifestyle writer Adele Mitchell to guest post about the subject.
Forty-two Yellow Pencils were awarded to work that set new standards in creative excellence, along with five Black Pencil’s – the creative industry’s most elusive prize, only awarded for truly outstanding and groundbreaking work. Of the five Black Pencil’s handed out the final one went to D&AD perennial award winner, Apple, for its website Apple.com. This prize was the only Black Pencil that received a lacklustre response from the audience, prompting only a small ripple of applause.
Mat Dolphin invited me on the blog to talk about The New Goodbye, an app that I’ve produced with Russell Quinn, the developer who created the hugely successful Small Chair app for McSweeney’s, and who recently helped bring Creative Review’s Annual to the iPhone.