SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileHeath Ledger fans who are waiting on needles and pins for the actor’s final screen appearance in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus now have something to tide them over before that film’s release later this year.Rapper N’fa Forster Jones who records under the moniker No Fixed Abode released a video today that was directed by Ledger, the gifted actor who died of an accidental overdose in January 2008.The Ledger helmed clip, for a No Fixed Abode single called Cause An Effect, features all kinds of striking, surreal flourishes, starting with a stark image of a blinking white eyeball against a jet black backdrop that looks pulled straight from a French dada film. When viewed alongside one of Ledger’s previous directorial efforts a terrific video for Modest Mouse’s King Rat Cause An Effect serves as another bittersweet reminder of Ledger’s many artistic gifts.In addition to releasing Cause An Effect on his MySpace and YouTube pages, N’fa is also offering up an accompanying “Making of” video.
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As it returns in 3D, Eli Glasner examines the experience minute by minute and discovers Cline Dion’s ubiquitous soundtrack, and James Cameron’s risible dialogue, have not improved with age. Continue reading this postSparkle trailer gives last glimpse of Whitney HoustonA trailer for the movie musical Sparkle was released Monday, giving us a glimpse of Whitney Houston’s last project. The late singer plays the mother of Jordin Sparks, an aspiring singer in the 1960s who rises with a girl group similar to the Supremes.
Fabio Salini, an Italian designer who cut his teeth atBulgariandCartierbefore going solo, also makes his debut at the show (prices for his collection here range from $15,000 to $500,000). Salini is a fan of unexpected materials, from shagreen which forms the backdrop of a super coolcuffset featuring diamonds andsapphiresin a star motif to carbon fibre, which makes its way into a pair of funkygold, diamond, sapphire and titanium earrings. A rock crystalbraceletpunctuated with pearls, diamonds and cabochon sapphires, meanwhile, makes for a strikingly modern design..