Watch Gary Hustwit’s design trilogy

Watch Gary Hustwit’s design trilogy

Gary Hustwit made his directorial debut in 2007 with “Helvetica,” a documentary about graphic design and typography. The film marked the beginning of a design film trilogy, with “Objectified,” about industrial design and product design following in 2009. “Urbanized,” about the design of cities, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2011.

Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

“Doctor Zhivago” is a timeless movie. It is as enjoyable today as when first released in 1965, almost 50 years ago. In our quest to understand great movies, we ask why? It is easy to appreciate the craft of “Zhivago.” Competent acting, exotic locations, speeding trains, intense battles, crowds in motion, beautiful costumes, striking music, relentless story progression: “Zhivago” has it all.

“Rubato” is now for sale

“Rubato” is now for sale

My original story “Rubato” is now for sale on ShawnSwanky.com! If you’re a fan of romantic thrillers like “Basic Instinct” or “Body Heat”, you won’t be disappointed. The book is also available in print and ebook editions from my retail partners.

RUBATO – new book coming in January 2013

RUBATO – new book coming in January 2013

Rubato (a musical term) is a creator’s gift to the artist. When the composer uses “rubato”, the musical score calls for the artist to improvise. Said to be “robber’s time” because the artist steals time from the creator’s underlying theme to impose his own order briefly, one that may be entirely at odds with the rest. It is the musical complement to Carnival…where, for a brief time, breaking the rules is celebrated not punished.

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