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dale-estey's picture
Dec.16.2010
360 degree immersive film "Metamorphosis" wins awardby Chris Payatagool Digital Elite Inc. Los Angeles in partnership with researchers at the Technical University of Budapest in Hungary have developed a fully interactive Panoramic Broadcasting technology, called PanoCAST, for producing...
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Dec.03.2010
The Gentlemen of 1980 died within a day of each other. Yet thirty years before they were responsible for two of my favorite movies. One a sequel to a blockbuster, one changed his image and started a whole movie trend. I knew Leslie Nielsen from the movie Tammy and the Bachelor, starring Debbie...
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Nov.29.2010
Point Omega is a term that refers to the condition of maximum organized complexity, and Don Delillo's short book--it's not a novel, though it's sold that way for $24.00--pursues Point Omega by means of a meditative, brooding quasi-narrative wherein consciousness belongs either in a room where...
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Nov.28.2010
It blasted into my childhood with the force of a supernova. Science fiction film. There was my first love, Rod Taylor in "The Time Machine," "Them," with its crawling gigantic ants, and "The Day the Earth Stood Still" where a man called Carpenter was more than a man...
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Nov.23.2010
Not long ago I found my 12-year-old daughter sitting on the floor of our living room, crying quietly. Fanned out on either side of her were the seven 'Harry Potter' books, several of them in pieces, rubber-banded together. A poster from the first 'Harry Potter' film lay unrolled at her feet....
jim-defilippi's picture
Nov.21.2010
My favorite character name in literature and the arts has to be “Jackie Brown,” simply by virtue of its multiplicity.  Nearly all of my favorite creative people seemed smitten with this handle.  As far as I know, the first usage of the name in fiction was for an arms dealer in George V. Higgins...
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Nov.21.2010
My favorite character name in literature and the arts has to be “Jackie Brown,” simply by virtue of its multiplicity.  Nearly all of my favorite creative people seemed smitten with this handle.  As far as I know, the first usage of the name in fiction was for an arms dealer in George V. Higgins...
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Nov.11.2010
Let’s face it. A woman can’t have too many pairs of shoes.  Flats. Wedges. Sneakers. Stilettos. Platforms. Mules. Slides. Sandals. Boots. Pumps.Slip-ons. Loafers. Clogs. Espadrilles. Loafers. Galoshes. Mary Janes. Skimmers. Moccasins. Oxfords. Mukluks. Slingbacks. Slippers.  The right pair of shoes...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.02.2010
Doc charts Atwood's unconventional book tourThe Canadian Press Director Ron Mann, left, filmed author Margaret Atwood's unusual, eco-conscious book tour for her latest work, In the Wake of the Flood. (Sphinx Productions, 2010)Embarking on just another book tour was not going to cut it for literary...
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Oct.27.2010
(Originally posted on my Psychology Today blog, Oct. 1, 2010.)  This week, Lucasfilm (e.g., George Lucas) announced that the Star Wars films would be re-released in 3-D, starting with Episode I-The Phantom Menace in 2012. Lucasfilm visual effects supervisor John Knoll said: "When stereo's...