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Hotel Rwanda, Syriana, Blood Diamond… Not only entertainment

Reading your comments about my posts: Davis, Flynn, Dietrich… They did it their way, Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned The Power Of Satire and Scarface: first and second impact showed your interest into movies addressing real issues. The movies I like the most watching are the ones with strong themes, whether they are political or about social trends, so ... More
In: Movies
My vintage orange desk and a big Sama sticker



The 1930s were a great time for movies and design, as well as the 1950s and the 1970s. I have several furniture and objects from the Seventies, reminding me when I was a kid (along with Abba, Star Wars, flares pants…). Everything was ‘designed’, from the Maruman table cigarettes lighter (made in Japan) to the ‘Boby’ storage ... More
Darfur: when History is a never ending story…

A few months ago, I posted an article on a French web site about the situation in Darfur. I thought it was time to write something about this conflict nobody would care about since no images from the disaster were available. It’s difficult to aware people about a conflict when we can’t show it, everybody knows chaos images are selling just like ... More
In: Opinion
Polenta, aceto balsamico, parmigiano and so much more

Summer time has come and with it, vacations for many people. Maybe it’s time for me to be more ‘epicurean‘ on this blog. Each country has great places to stay, such as two specific regions in Northern Italy (since I barely know Southern Italy -for now): Emilia-Romagna and Lombardia. First time I went there it was almost twenty years ago ... More
In: Misc.
Trouville has been samazed!



As you probably already know, I don’t like being on photos but I do like take photos. Then I samaze them which means I draw (using my computer or a pencil) some elements from the World Of Sama onto them. The result is like real world incorporated into a weirdo world, in black and white. Lately I came to Trouville sur Mer (Calvados, France), a ... More
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) : gone with the babes…

In may, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center used to be the annual rendezvous for the video game industry with console makers, publishers, developers, journalists and gamers joining the event. Each year had its announcements and for at least 3 days, video games news from E3 coverage were almost everywhere on the ... More
Davis, Flynn, Dietrich… They did it their way

The period between Great Depression and World War II is remembered as Hollywood’s Golden Age, from the 1920’s to the late 1940’s with introduction of television. I’m a huge fan of the 1930s to 1940s movie decade, when Bette Davis was Mildred Rogers in Of Human Bondage (1934), her fights with Jack Warner and the Hollywood Canteen with ... More
In: Movies
Yes, I’m a vinyl fetishist… vinyl toys actually.



Urban vinyl toys, vinyl figures, designer toys; all these terms are used to describe toys and other collectibles (plastic or vinyl) you might have already seen somewhere. When I published my first Sama drawings on the Internet, back in 1999, I was working on a 3D model of the Sama Water Tank, made with clay. The result was approximate but my Sama went to ... More
In: Toyz
Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned The Power Of Satire

Subtleties of satire can be powerful and I discovered that with Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. In this film, Kubick gives us an insight about Cold War (and ‘Mutually Assured Destruction‘ with the Doomsday Machine) in a satirical way. When it comes to talk about very serious topics, using satire or black ... More
In: Movies
Game & Watch: 60 grams of happiness



From Ball in 1980 to Mario the Juggler in 1991, the Game & Watch series was made by Nintendo and created by Gunpei Yokoi (RIP). These handheld electronic games had first two buttons, they used a LED display and had a clock and an alarm; everything could slip into your pocket. Amazing, huh? Well, not that much for today’s criteria on gameplay and ... More

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