Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wonderful term, new to me:

"Neophobia."

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Six Two Six

After twenty-five years of hanging out, I feel vindicated by this:


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Noodle St., Kunming, August 22, 2012

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Haunting.

Information from our favorite source.

"Long Beach, California - Little Phnom Penh - is the world's largest Cambodian enclave outside the homeland, founded by refugees."

Dengue Fever perform's Ros Sereysothea's "A Go Go:"

C.I.: Tulkinghorn

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Monday, August 6, 2012

The latest lip-synch scandal...

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Friday, August 3, 2012

An alternative critical standard...

...with which I am surprised to find I sympathize.

Despite calling "The Artist" "great," [Chris] Rock noted that the film wasn't what audiences want. "['Grown Ups' is] better than The Artist' 'cause the audience says so," he said. "No film critic's going to say it, but 'Madagascar 3' is better than 'The Artist,' and it's better because it makes people feel better. That’s ultimately what it boils down to. --Noted film critic Chris Rock.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New "Sight & Sound" lists

Critics’ Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time

  • 1. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  • 2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  • 3. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  • 4. La R├Ęgle du jeu (Renoir, 1939)
  • 5. Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans (Murnau, 1927)
  • 6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  • 7. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)
  • 8. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
  • 9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1927)
  • 10. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
Directors’ Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time
  • 1. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  • 2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  • 3. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
  • 4. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
  • 5. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1980)
  • 6. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
  • 7. The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
  • 8. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  • 9. Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974)
  • 10 Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)

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