Please take note, Hollywood. You are no longer allowed to include scenes of an underdog military leader rallying his troops with a rousing war speech as he strides in front of the massed soldiers. You should have stopped doing this in 1995. I don’t care if these sorts of scenes are historically accurate. I don’t care if your production design team spent hours researching your period piece and this is exactly how it would have happened. Braveheart killed all that. It is now a cliché.
(And what got me going about this was the trailer for 10,000 BC. Can somebody please explain what that is about?!)
My most favorite site that everyone should check out: NotCot.org. “A daily filtration of ideas+aesthetics+amusement” in faux-Polaroid format, posted by any Joe-Schmoe and curated by these creative young people. It includes posts on design, architecture, toys, electronics, environment, art, you name it. It just has to be visually appealing. Like these funky map plates.
I love my maps.