Film

Review of Woman at War

I tend to review a lot of books on this blog. I am a reader. I am also a watcher and I tend to second screen (a lot). In fact even as I write this there is video playing on

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Review of Woman at War

I tend to review a lot of books on this blog. I am a reader. I am also a watcher and I tend to second screen (a lot). In fact even as I write this there is video playing on

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Life and Death In Bruges

Bruges at Christmas time. A lovely medieval preserved town with a festive spirit and now blessed with two hit men laying low at a quaint hotel. How can one react to this movie? In Bruges is a treat!! Characterization and

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Life and Death In Bruges

Bruges at Christmas time. A lovely medieval preserved town with a festive spirit and now blessed with two hit men laying low at a quaint hotel. How can one react to this movie? In Bruges is a treat!! Characterization and

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An Historian Passes

I just discovered at the HNN that George Macdonald Fraser, author of the acclaimed Flashman series of historical fiction novel, passed away yesterday. His ribald contributions to a true appreciation of the nuances of Victorian military and social history will

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An Historian Passes

I just discovered at the HNN that George Macdonald Fraser, author of the acclaimed Flashman series of historical fiction novel, passed away yesterday. His ribald contributions to a true appreciation of the nuances of Victorian military and social history will

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How Golden Was Her Age?

I was finally was able to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age today and was not disappointed. This a movie worth seeing at the theatre. The settings are sumptuous, superbly shot and Cate Blanchett seems to be able to do no

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How Golden Was Her Age?

I was finally was able to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age today and was not disappointed. This a movie worth seeing at the theatre. The settings are sumptuous, superbly shot and Cate Blanchett seems to be able to do no

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How Does Taste Look?

Information Aesthetics points to a great background article on the visual representation of taste in Ratatouille (a movie I absolutely recommend – great story, superb animation). I watched these sequences and didn’t think much about them – but what a

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How Does Taste Look?

Information Aesthetics points to a great background article on the visual representation of taste in Ratatouille (a movie I absolutely recommend – great story, superb animation). I watched these sequences and didn’t think much about them – but what a

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Because it Made Me Laugh – A lot!

VideoJug published a wonderful instructional video today on how to give a great man-to-man hug. It’s superb. The site provides many helpful (real) etiquette videos, but and even this one in its way is meant to be of social aid.

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Because it Made Me Laugh – A lot!

VideoJug published a wonderful instructional video today on how to give a great man-to-man hug. It’s superb. The site provides many helpful (real) etiquette videos, but and even this one in its way is meant to be of social aid.

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the Mistress of Spices

Here’s a hot movie tip. If you are looking for gratuitous violence and action stop reading right now. Instead, if you appreciate brilliantly composed shots, being submerged in a rich, enveloping, sensual, and splendidly conceived story, the Mistress of Spices

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the Mistress of Spices

Here’s a hot movie tip. If you are looking for gratuitous violence and action stop reading right now. Instead, if you appreciate brilliantly composed shots, being submerged in a rich, enveloping, sensual, and splendidly conceived story, the Mistress of Spices

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Of Things Calatrava…

I finally got around to watching a documentary I had pvr’d a week or so ago. The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower documents (lyrically I might add) the design and construction of the Turning Tower in Malmo, Sweden.

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Of Things Calatrava…

I finally got around to watching a documentary I had pvr’d a week or so ago. The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower documents (lyrically I might add) the design and construction of the Turning Tower in Malmo, Sweden.

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Speculative Timeline Visualization

On the subject of impressive focus on detail, comes this amusing exercise…Mapping the various timelines in the collection of back to the Future movies to allow for the creation of alternate timelines due to time travel. This Wikipedia entry charts

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Speculative Timeline Visualization

On the subject of impressive focus on detail, comes this amusing exercise…Mapping the various timelines in the collection of back to the Future movies to allow for the creation of alternate timelines due to time travel. This Wikipedia entry charts

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