If love can reconcile Burger King and McDonald’s then it’s true that it wins over everything.
A few days ago in Sweden, on the occasion of the Helsinki Pride which took place from 7 to 13 September, Burger King wanted to show its support to the protesters and the LGBTQ+ community with the campaign “Love Conquers All“.
Several billboards appeared on the streets of the Swedish capital showing Burger King passionately kissing Roland McDonald. For years the two fast-food giants have been poking each other through bold campaigns and comparative advertising, like the one a few years ago called “The Not Big Mac’s” where McDonald’s sandwiches were mocked by his direct competitor, but this time they laid down their arms for a good cause.
Kaisa Kasila, brand manager of Burger King Finland said: “We thought, what a better way to convey our values than by portraying an all-encompassing kiss between Burger King and McDonald. We wanted to show that in the end, love always wins.”
Today we will talk about a masterpiece of action and science fiction not yet presented in the cinema, but one of the few that has not postponed the release date due to the pandemic; Warner Bros has in fact delayed the screening of a couple of its films such as Wonder Woman 1984 (2020), In the Heights (2020), Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) and The Batman (2021). A few days ago, on September 9, finally appeared the first official trailer that confirms the release of Dune for December 18.
The Warner Bros, Pictures and Legendary Pictures film is directed by Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve and is nothing more than an adaptation for the big screen of Frank Herbert‘s famous best seller of the same name.
Dune is an epic adventure full of emotions that tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant young man born with a great destiny, who will have to travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure a future for his family and his people.
Epic is also the cast, we talk about Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, the Oscar-winning Javier Bardem and many others..
Villeneuve collaborates for the first time with the director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) between the landscapes of Hungary and Jordan, places also familiar to the French photographer Clément Chapillon.
“Promise me a Land” is the name of his photographic series that offers a new and original vision of Israel and Palestine in which, at the center of artistic research, there is not the political situation and tensions, but the close bond between people and the land in which they live, regardless of their creed and nationality.
This time the comparison between the two artistic expressions is focused on the landscapes, colors and feelings that envelop the screen. And waiting for the arrival at the cinema of Dune, we give you a preview in the gallery below!
Did you know: Denis Villeneuve confirmed that his adaptation of Dune (2020) will be split into two films in order to ensure that the original story would be “preserved and not cut into a million pieces.”
Genre: Adventure, epic Director: Denis Villeneuve Director of photography: Greig Fraser Writers: Frank Herbert, Jon Spaihts Stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Jason Momoa
Do you know when looking at a cloud you recognize in its shape that of an animal or an object? And often you discover that the person next to you sees exactly the opposite of what you see? Claire Droppert plays with her and our ability to see the elements of nature in a different way with her photographic series “Sand Creatures“.
Reading and discovering Claire’s art, the thing that caught my attention the most was the phrase in the Bio of her Instagram profile “Dutch Photographer capturing Sounds of Silence”. Photographing Sounds of Silence seemed to me at first an ambitious goal, then I just had to scroll a little bit through the gallery to understand that there could not be a more suitable phrase to describe her style.
Among her works, today we present “Sand Creatures”, which began with a first part in 2014 and continued with a second last year. The shots in this series were taken by Claire on the beaches in Holland and show clouds of sand captured in mid-air, between the blue of the sky and the white of the beach. The sand thrown in the air creates shapes that seem to come to life, becoming real sand creatures.
“Sand Creatures” is part of a larger project called “Gravity” that explores different elements of nature, all captured in mid-air, as if they were living in a world without gravity. We have selected only a few shots of Claire Droppert, but to find out more visit her site and follow her on Instagram.