Saturday, September 20, 2003
Signed up with netflix yesterday and already a gaping hole looms: Kurosawa's Throne of Blood, which is on TCM next Friday
I was looking forward to seeing the Criterion DVD after reading this, but I guess I'll have to buy it if I want to or (more likely on my budget) wait til I live near a store that carries it.
I'm sure the TSM print will be excellent, but netflix has several other Kurosawa films (even Rhapsody in August!) so I'm flummoxed as to why they wouldn't have ToB.
Apparently it wasn't even nominated for a Foreign Film Oscar when it was released (Fellini's Nights of Cabiria won in '57), though it was later lauded as perhaps his masterpiece and was T S Eliot's favorite movie.
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Susan mentioned the bright star in the northeast and sure enough space.com is featuring Capella, 6th brightest star in the sky
It's below and to the right of Cassiopaea. Sparkling harrd tonight, in AZ anyway.
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Friday, September 19, 2003
Evidence of a Pre-Colombian civilization that built razor-straight roads like the Anasazi in the Southwest discovered in Amazon
Researchers working in the Amazon River basin have discovered clusters of settlements linked by wide roads and surrounded by agricultural developments.
The researchers, including some descendants of pre-Columbia tribes that lived along the Amazon, have unearthed evidence of densely settled, well-organized communities with roads, moats and bridges in the Upper Xingu part of the vast tropical region.
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A new book details Prisoners' Inventions [Undernews]
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Stephen King wins honorary National Book Award, Harold Bloom fumes [Arts Journal]
King returned the money ($10k) to the NB people and was obviously very grateful. Bloom (a very smart man) needs to let some of the steam out of his head.
I've only read The Shining and am not really into King's work, but he's quite good at what he does, and he's personally pretty cool. He was one of the few writers who stood up publicly for Salman Rushdie when the fatah was issued.
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Thursday, September 18, 2003
"...dude eye candy...major panty drop..."
Beefcake report on Once Upon a Time in Mexico all wet
Others like it too.
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