Film Flam

Oscar memories and an in memoriam for early March

Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

Our hearts are simultaneously heavy and uplifted over this weekend's news.

Matthew Crump, a member of the South by Southwest Gaming team and organizer of the inaugural SXSW Gaming Awards, passed away suddenly yesterday of a heart attack. SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest posted a note to the SX blog yesterday, including fond memories of Crump and the announcement that the awards show "will go on as planned and will function as a celebration of his life."

Gravity reigned at last night's 86th annual Academy Awards show, collecting seven statuettes, but 12 Years a Slave ultimately snagged Best Picture. Meanwhile, Austin leading man Matthew McConaughey took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in Dallas Buyers Club – one of three for that film. McConaughey had a huge 2013, with starring roles in Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Wolf of Wall Street. All right.

Andrew Takano is at it again. We've posted about this photographer's time-lapse masterpieces before, and he just posted his latest this morning on Reddit. Our city's skyline has never looked better.

Riding the Light from Andrew Takano on Vimeo.


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