Thursday, October 30, 2014

James Whale's "Frankenstein" Original Trailer (1931)

German Expressionism was the dominant influence on the look of this James Whale Horror classic which starred Boris Karloff in the role that would forever define his career.
Here is the Original Trailer from 1931 via Re-Release by  Joseph Harris and Jack Broder's  Real Art Pictures.



Probably the fullest overview of this film is from the TCM site here.

Later,
Paul Parducci

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

LA NOIRE Update- Paul Parducci aka "Walter Tyler" Living in the Other Place.

Paul Parducci as "Walter Tyler" in LA Noire
A while back I blogged about this very cool Video Game I did called LA Noire.
This is the original post.

The image capture for this project was intense.
This is me in this alternate universe. (It's strange because this too is some kind of existence in another place.)
Later,
Paul Parducci


PS The LA NOIRE WIKI

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Dream of Green Lantern

This comes up from time to time. Yes I was hired to voice "G'hu" on "Green Lantern." 
 I say Voice because like many of the Lantern Characters the Visual was CG.
I was excited, my brother Jim who is a major Comics Industry guy was excited. But alas...
my character never made it to the final cut. I did have a great time working on it however. 
 Here I am on set with GL's amazing director Martin Campbell. (In case you don't know Martin directed "Casino Royale" one of my all time favorite Bond films.)
Later,
Paul Parducci
PS:
Here's what Gh'u looks like-

Friday, October 03, 2014

Blog Released Film "Geometry" Continues to Seep Into the Interverse.

Thanks for the continued support of my
 little creepy, crawly, viewer controlled feature length portion of Cinema.
Here is a screen shot:

Jocelyn Saenz as Susan Trent in Paul Parducci's Geometry

The film in it's entirety can be found for ever and for always HERE.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Abandoned Subway Tunnels and Secrets of the Deep and Dark


There is something inherently fascinating about traveling underground...
Without the comfort of daylight and underneath a vast thick crust of earth and rock it gives this Blogger that lonely mist in the bones feeling.
How about you?


Cincinnati has an Abandoned Subway.


 Very Cool New York Subway URBEX Documentary
  UNDERCITY:




From Urban Ghosts

Later,
Paul Parducci

Monday, August 25, 2014

Is That All there Is?


 In last nights episode of  "The Leftovers."
Recap here.

 Kevin Sr. advises Kevin Jr. to stop seeking more...
Telling him and I'm paraphrasing-"This is it so cut the crap."
This yearning, this buzz of existential discontent  spikes I think for most of us from time to time.

From James Wood at the  New Yorker: Is That All There Is?

And of course Peggy Lee:



Later,
Paul Parducci

Friday, April 18, 2014

Robot Danger?

 Are we playing with fire?
Will the geometric expansion of Memory and Logic Programming create a future conflict between Man and Machine?
 Here are a few things to look at to get the wheels turning-

Two AI "Chatbots" having a conversation:





 Steven Omohundro's :

ROBOT UPRISING

Later,
Paul Parducci

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Channeling Continues: No Dearth of Speakers From the World of Spirits


Since stumbling upon Jane Roberts who began the Channeling Craze way back in 1970 I find that I can't get enough of the fact that there are a huge group of people (Some would say) making an excellent living talking in a funny accent and presenting more or less the same scientifically unproven (ie; in magnetism two positives always repel each other) Law of Attraction formula.

Anyway here is (a modern Channeled Spirit?) Bashar:


Later,
Paul Parducci

PS: Comments Welcome

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Candy Darling Can't Swim

 One of the most Famous and Tragic Personalities to emerge from Andy Warhol's Factory
Was the self-created Classic Movie Star Candy Darling.

 Here is Candy in an Interview:



Highly recommended is the Tragic, Fascinating and Well-constructed Documentary "Beautiful Darling" from James Rasin.
(I just watched on NetFlix.)
Here is the Official Trailer:


The title of this post highlights what I consider to be the marrow of the sadness of this short driven, complex life.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Bang! Bang! The "Mafia" Video Game Series


For an overview here is the Mafia VG Wiki
 I am  really proud to  be part of this nerve-rattling Crime Netherworld.

I got the chance to work on Mafia 2 doing a bunch of Gangster Voices under the direction of the great Jack Scalici.
Here we are in the Booth.
Actor Paul Parducci and Jack Scalici in the booth for  Mafia 2
Gamers love this one and for good reason. It is loaded with great characters, excellent dialogue and a robust period world.
Here 's a Review Boatload from MetaCritic

Mafia 3 is being prepped now so I have my fingers crossed!
 (No better way to work off stress then spending a couple hours a day getting to play a real bad guy.)
Here is probably the best place to stay up to date on all things M3
Have a Great Day-
And Don't Rat on Your Friends-
Later,
Paul Parducci

PS: I will ever be grateful to the  Very Stand-up Guy Brian Bloom for recommending me for this job!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

My Brother Jim's New Book is Out!


 Hey All-
If you are a Fantasy fan or interested in becoming one then
read my Terrific brother's Fantastic new book!

"The Magic of Morekind is a new novel which will take you from all you have known on Earth to all the hopes and dreams which one might achieve, if they are lucky enough and brave enough, on a new world. A world of myth and magic, of love and pain, of sacrifice and hope. Welcome to Morekind, where the hearts beat strong and where the adventures challenge them. Welcome to a world very different from the one you have known."

The Magic of Morekind is available exclusively on Amazon in the Kindle store.  You can get it right here.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Magic-Morekind-James-Parducci-ebook/dp/B00I70Q58Q/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391887759&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=agic+of+Morekind



Read it and add to your world.
Later,
Paul Parducci

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Banana Post or "The Only Banana Resource You Will Likely Ever Need."

Confession-
I love Bananas.
High in Fiber
Low in Calories
Rich in Potassium
They are in many ways a perfect food.
But I'm not the only one.
Here is a veritable avalanche of links to some of the best Banana Information on the web.
From Food Matters.
The Great Folks at LIVESTRONG.
From Huffington Post we have unusual uses for Bananas.
From one of the most famous names in BANANADOM.
WISEGEEK has something to say on the subject as well.
And from Underground Health.
Finally from MDHealth.
Okay then at this point you are well on your way to being a world class expert in the uses and benefits of this noble yellow fruit.
I wish that you all Top Banana status!
Later,
Paul Parducci

Sunday, January 26, 2014

"The Happiness Two-Step" or Follow These Two Steps and You Will Be Happy

Having reached the Half-century mark I have learned many things the hard way.
At this point I am confident in offering the following:



THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS

ONE: FORGET ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.

(If you are even remotely like me-you don't even really know what it is. The best I have been able to muster is a strong suspicion based on the constant programming foisted upon me by the materialistic society I live in.)


TWO: DO YOUR BEST TO BE OF SERVICE TO OTHERS.

People around you right now are in pain. They need comfort, hope, help to the restroom, a ride, a sandwich... the list goes on and on. No matter where we are in our own struggles we are in better shape than others in some way.


Of course a Spiritual attitude helps with both of these steps. But even if you don't believe in a Higher Power-(An overlying All-knowing Force of Love and Law.) These two steps will work.

And by "work" I mean they will bring you PEACE.

And PEACE = HAPPINESS

God Bless-
Later,
Paul Parducci