Spanish Abode by UMMO Estudio // Córdoba, Spain
The Zoo York guys were recently in Barcelona taking time off to shred while they tour Europe. For those that don’t know, Barcelona is a skaters paradise with minimal security and LOTS of awesome spots to hit around town. Check it out for yourself above and stay tuned for more.
Today’s Memorable Movie Moment takes us back to 1978, for the excellent cinematography in a film called Days of Heaven. Written and directed by 3x Oscar nominee Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Days of Heaven is an American epic that follows a young couple, Bill and Abby, during the Expansionist era in 1916. Moving from Chicago to Texas in search of work, the two become involved in a scheme to have Abby marry a wealthy farmer who is close to death in order to gain his fortune. This, of course doesn’t go according to plan and so a dramatic conflict of jealousy and deceit ensues, loosely based on a backstory that first appeared in Alexander Dumas‘ The Three Musketeers.
Starring Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentlemen, Pretty Woman), Brooke Adams (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Dead Zone), and Sam Shepard (Swordfish, Black Hawk Down), the film received Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Music – Original Score. Although it failed to win any of these awards, Days of Heaven did receive the Oscar for Best Cinematography for Nestor Almendros. Continue reading
Veteran actress Madeleine LeBeau (8 1/2, Angelique), who was the last living cast member of 1942’s Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart (The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep) and Ingrid Bergman (Notorious, Autumn Sonata), has passed away at the age of 92. LeBeau starred as Bogart’s mistress, Yvonne, in a role that mirrored her own experience as a European refugee at the height of the Nazi occupation. LeBeau had made her debut in France with a film called Girls in Distress in 1939 before fleeing with her husband to Spain. They eventually entered the United States with temporary Canadian passports and went to Hollywood to find work. Both LeBeau and her husband, actor Marcel Dalio, were cast in supporting roles in Casablanca, and LeBeau would make two more films (Paris After Dark, Music for Millions) before returning to France following the end of World War II. She would continue to work as an actress until her retirement from the screen in 1970. LeBeau died on May 1st in Spain after breaking her hip.
Casa Sardinera by Ramon Esteve Estudio // El Portixol, Spain (Mediterranean Sea)
Casa Cardenas by ParqueHumano // Cerro Gordo, Spain
Volvo took over the streets of Rodrigo in Spain to test their new truck the “FL”. In order to demonstrate the trucks maneuverability they painted it red and let the Bulls give chase down the Spanish city’s narrow streets. Check out the clip above, shit’s insane.
Nike continues to push the boundaries of technology within the realm of sports, this time releasing images of a laser sighted soccer field. The above video takes place in the streets of Spain and illustrates just how easy this laser sight, will make it to play a game anywhere. When applied to other sports such as Basketball, Hockey, Baseball or even Football the possibilities are amazing. Check out the above clip and pray for these to start hitting stores soon.
The Adidas skate team is filming their new video in Europe at the moment and during their Spain stop they decided to fill us in on some of the madness. Here we see Mark Gonzales, Dennis Busenitz, Benny Fairfax and Rodrigo TX among others ripping up the streets of Madrid. A lot of bangers, not many antics to go around; it looks like these guys were all business during this trip. Keep it locked here for more updates as the guys at Adidas continue their tour through Europe.