Jim Carrey's website: creepy - and cool(Read article summary)
The Jim Carrey website is full of surprises and odd imagery – from giant squid to giant, blinking eyes. It's an experience that may make some squeamish.
Seen "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"? "Man in the Moon"? How 'bout the previews for Tim Burton's take on "Alice in Wonderland"?
The experience at the star's new website – launched close to Halloween, according to Carrey's Twitter account – is nothing short of mind-bending. The Flash-heavy site (it took this visitor close to a minute just to get past the creepy loading animation using corporate broadband) takes visitors on a stirring journey through the actor's memorable roles.
In a site filled with Easter eggs, there are nods to "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," "The Mask," and "The Cable Guy." "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events" has prominent placement on the first landing page, and Carrey's take on Dr Seuss's Grinch appears on the side of a topiary-turned toaster. Truly bizarre.
Navigation is pretty out there too. Though a standard menu appears at the bottom, most visitors will enjoy clicking through the animated levels of the site. Tiny arrows take visitors on stirringly animated transitions – from a Carrey-centric heaven (with the star subbing for Michelangelo's Adam), to a netherworld of Carrey's imagining, to a scene filled with Canadian imagery (eh). Oh, and there's a giant squid. You have to click through it to believe it.
Carrey fans who dig deeper into the site will enjoy early clips of him from the Canadian stand-up scene, and aspiring paparazzi can click on a pop-up character with antlers to see candid snapshots of Carrey and friends. Other hidden treats include a link to the MySpace page of Carrey's daughter's band, a Carrey-ized bird that links to the star's Twitter page, and various other buttons that trigger sounds and surprises.
Check it out at jimcarrey.com
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