Friday, November 30, 2012
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
It blew me away. It reminded me of how much I need to see 'Y Tu Mama Tambien,' the film in which Alfonso Cuaron directed Bernal to much acclaim. And then I started thinking about how much I like Alfonso Cuaron--he directed an episode of the obscure 'Fallen Angels' with Alan Rickman and Laura Dern in a classic noir story, "Murder Obliquely." [Look straight down now for Rickman in jammies, and don't forget to hold onto something as you do--]
Oh, and of course he directed HP3. And Prisoner of Azkaban is, visually and narratively, my favorite HP movie. You've got the classic lecture in which Snape instructs the class to 'turn to page 394.'
You have ominous meetings of all kinds--
And you have Snape showing us how a real man takes care of the kids--and if you should happen to see 'The Loneliest Planet,' you will understand how this screen cap brings us full circle, but I better shut up because it would be too easy to get real spoilery here about all that.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Happy Birthday, Terence Davies [November 10, 1945]! Terence Davies is the director of such beautiful movies as 'The Deep Blue Sea.' Terence completely gets what it is to be a Brit.
It's also Neil Gaiman's birthday. Get a tissue and read this tribute here:
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
benedictcumberbatch.co.uk, but for the life of me I can't remember which page this morning. Try this one:
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The contact with such visionary thinkers complimented his exposure to the German V-2 rockets in Europe and served to strengthen his growing interest in space travel, rockets, and science fiction. In 1951 and 1952, Coggins collaborated again with Fletcher Pratt on two classic books: Rockets, Jets, Guided Missiles & Space Ships, and By Space Ship to the Moon. The books were released amidst the great wave of interest in space travel sweeping the United States and the rest of the world in the 1950s, and they were published in several countries and translated into other languages. These books made the prospect of space exploration seem a practical possibility. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientists used the books to demonstrate their ideas to Congressmen when seeking funding for the space program, and there are many NASA scientists today who retain fond memories of the influence the books had on their careers.