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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:43 pm 
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What the what. Just thought it would be a reasonable idea to initiate a
General Speculation thread in this lovely Questions and Speculation forum.
If nothing else i can put my irrelevant musings here instead of clogging up
the movie reactions thread with nonsense. Or i could exercise some basic
self control like everyone else on the board. Anyway, have at it. If no one
bites, it'll just sail off the edge of the world because i already have a vanity
blog. So there's that.

FWIW, i think the peeps here are outstanding & genuinely appreciate the
depth of experience available to a punter such as moi.
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Is this the site to come to when we want an argument?

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maxfrost wrote:
Is this the site to come to when we want an argument?

oh.
duh on me Duane, i missed your point ENTIRELY.
so, NO, my intent was NOT to mark off an octagon,
but simply to provide for an unpredictable and
possibly rambunctious environment.

I should probably change the title to something less overtly truculent and more
obvious such as OPEN TO SPECULATION.

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Actually, I was going for a Monty Python reference.

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FWIW :

So we see theoretical physics largely going in two directions while both attempt
to reach results which may contribute to a unified field theory. Particle physics
may be thought of as micro physics while cosmology may be thought of as macro physics.
In micro physics the Higgs boson has been empirically verified and its behavior is
as predicted. This is not good news because it means that five billion dollars of
research money has been spent to produce results which offer no new avenues of
inquiry. This in turn makes it difficult to present research in the field as being
economically justifiable. At this point the macro physical implications of particle
physics are only able to account for 5% of the mass in the observable universe. Macro
physics is in no better straits. For the last forty years cosmology has been dominated,
representatively or not, by super symmetry string theory. In that time period the
variations of theory have proliferated and the complexity of the competing model's
mathematical base has become increasingly awkward. The impasse in both micro and
macro physics points decidedly away from any coherent application to a unified
field theory. In terms of pure logic it is a given that if the theory of relativity
is flawed there will never be a viable unified field theory. Harsh times.

~ This view developed from ideas put forth in the introduction to
"Hidden In Plain Sight 2 : The Equation of the Universe" by Andrew Thomas 2013.

Curiously relevant as an example of the perils of arguments from inference :

RCA ... maintained that Farnsworth could not have conceived of electronic television
in 1922 on the grounds that a fifteen-year-old schoolboy could hardly have come up
with an idea that had eluded the most brilliant minds of science and technology for
years. Luckily for Farnsworth, his old chemistry teacher, Justin Tolman, was able to
produce his original sketch in court. That, and the fact that Farnsworth possessed the
relevant patents, left the court in no doubt. In 1935, it ruled that Farnsworth was
“the undisputed inventor of television”— a stunning victory for the lone inventor.
~ excerpted from Bill Bryson's "One Summer : America, 1927" 2013.

"All we need now is a deck of cards." ~ Corporal Hicks
or
All we need now is a monkey with a typewriter.


a note on slang :
Slang is a closed language system because it has a clear origin and range of application.
As such slang differs from prose which is an open language system. As a closed language
system slang is commonly found to use poetic word forms which are not frequently
found in prose. The hallmark of poetic word forms is their use as signifiers which are
independent of word meaning. Therefore poetic word forms such as rhythm, tempo,
dissonance, assonance, rhyme and alliteration are familiar to slang and often
part of its structure.

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On September 7, 1927, Farnsworth's image dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, a simple straight line, to a receiver in another room of his laboratory at 202 Green Street in San Francisco. Pem Farnsworth recalled in 1985 that her husband broke the stunned silence of his lab assistants by saying, "There you are — electronic television!"[

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What an amazing man!
The story of RCA's appropriation of Farnsworth's patents contrary to a
STANDING COURT RULING is a great American tragedy.
Shame on David Sarnoff.
Bill Bryson recommends
"The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit and the Birth of Television"
by Evan I. Schwartz

excerpt from chapter 27 of Bryson's "One Summer : America, 1927" 2013
(it's easier to get forgiveness than permission)

RCA essentially ignored the ruling. At the 1939 New York World’s Fair it demonstrated a working television that was entirely dependent on Farnsworth patents, for which it had neither made payment nor secured permission. After years of further wrangling, RCA finally agreed to pay Farnsworth $ 1 million and a royalty on every television sold. However, Farnsworth’s most valuable patents ran out in the late 1940s , just as TV was about to take off, so he never got anything like the full measure of wealth to which he was rightly entitled. In 1950, Sarnoff secured a promise from the Radio and Television Manufacturers Association of America that it would refer to him henceforth as “the Father of Television” and to Vladimir Zworykin as “the Inventor of Television.” Farnsworth was effectively expunged from the record. Farnsworth retired to Maine and descended into alcoholism. He died in March 1971, drunk, depressed, and forgotten. He was sixty-four years old. The New York Times, in its obituary, referred to him not as the inventor of television, but as a “pioneer in the design of television.” Sarnoff died later that same year at the venerable age of eighty. After television, Vladimir Zworykin helped invent the electron microscope. He survived Sarnoff and Farnsworth by eleven years, dying in 1982 the day before his ninety-third birthday . In an interview in 1974, he claimed never to watch television because it was so mindless, and said that his greatest contribution to television technology was the invention of the off switch. In fact, the off switch was invented by Philo Farnsworth and was part of his earliest patent.

Bryson is bloody brilliant.



OUTSTANDING :

http://theliteraryunderground.org/wiki/

https://scholar.google.com/

the poetry of CLARK COOLIDGE

MAYBE JUST WEIRD, HAVEN'T CHECKED IT OUT :

http://www.counterexamplepoetics.com/

https://m.youtube.com/#/user/LiberoCinemaUndergr



BTW :
Andrew Thomas is REALLY beginning to irritate me.
His books are informative but he seems to be trying to shoehorn multiple theories
into what amounts to a philosophical framework. A case could be made for the
fundamental dishonesty of such an approach. Thomas makes his agenda plain
so it is not a matter of him being deliberately deceptive, it just ain't
necessarily science. This would certainly be a bad precedent for a
series of books meant to educate the general public

I wonder what ROGER PENROSE thinks of Thomas and his house of cards.



BOOKS I WANNA READ :
SHOWDOWN : Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination That Changed America
another book on Thurgood Marshall that I DID read (scout's honor) :
DEVIL IN THE GROVE : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
it froze my soul. still does.
(Kirkus starred review)
in a similar vein, currently taking this one bite at a time. it ain't easy :
AT THE HANDS OF PERSONS UNKNOWN : The Lynching of Black America
Philip Dray 2002
(Kirkus starred review)
excerpt from Kirkus review :
"Is it possible for white America to really understand blacks’ distrust of the legal system, their fear of racial profiling and the police, without understanding how cheap a black life was for so long a time in our nation’s history?” asks Dray (African-American History/New School), who suggests the answer is no and draws on recent scholarship that sees lynching as a systematic means of maintaining white power.



ARTICLE
on Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar", wormholes and the problematic aesthetics of theory.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfre ... ths-drones

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/s ... syria-iraq

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/s ... o-far-away

http://www.theguardian.com/news/series/the-long-read
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/ju ... -in-movies

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DIRECTORS ON CRITERION
criterion-library-list-directors-frequency / # on Hulu (WIP)
NOTE :
There is a readily apparent disparity in Criterion's numbers.
Their library claims to account for 1103 titles, naturally not
counting the Eclipse titles &c. The titles alluded to in this
director's list is probably no greater than 400. So, uh ... qué?

Akira Kurosawa - 36 / 24

Ingmar Bergman - 29 / 28

Yasujiro Ozu - 27 / 32

Louis Malle - 20 / 24

Rainer Werner Fassbinder - 15 / 16
Federico Fellini - 15 / 5
Roberto Rossellini - 15 / 14

Jean-Luc Godard - 14 / 7
James Ivory - 14 / -
Jean Renoir - 14 / 9

Michael Powell - 13 / 3
François Truffaut - 13 / 12

David Lean - 12 / 2

Luis Buñuel - 11 / 4
Satyajit Ray - 11 / 11
Agnès Varda - 11 / 5

Alfred Hitchcock - 10 / 1
Aki Kaurismäki - 10 / 13
Masaki Kobayashi - 10 / 13
Jean-Pierre Melville - 10 / 2
Emeric Pressburger - 10 / -

Ernst Lubitsch - 9 / -
Kenji Mizoguchi - 9 / 13
Nagisa Oshima - 9 / 16

Samuel Fuller - 8
Keisuke Kinoshita - 8 / 42
Koreyoshi Kurahara - 8 / 6
Roman Polanski - 8
Seijun Suzuki - 8 / 7
Jacques Tati - 8

Chantal Akerman - 7
Wes Anderson - 7
Robert Bresson - 7
John Cassavetes - 7
Jean Cocteau - 7
Jacques Demy - 7
Carl Th. Dreyer - 7
Julien Duvivier - 7
Zoltán Korda - 7
Kenji Misumi - 7 / 6
Mikio Naruse - 7 / 16
Eric Rohmer - 7
Andrzej Wajda - 7
Kimiyoshi Yasuda - 7 / 4

Michelangelo Antonioni - 6 / -
Marcel Carné - 6
Charles Chaplin - 6
René Clément - 6
Jules Dassin - 6
Robert Downey Sr. - 6
Pierre Etaix - 6
Shohei Imamura - 6 / 9
Krzysztof Kieślowski - 6 / 4
Allan King - 6
Dušan Makavejev - 6 / 5
Laurence Olivier - 6
Pier Paolo Pasolini - 6
Carol Reed - 6
Steven Soderbergh - 6

Robert Altman - 5
Anthony Asquith - 5
Henri-Georges Clouzot - 5
David Cronenberg - 5
Basil Dearden - 5
Sergei Eisenstein - 5
Jean-Pierre Gorin - 5
Kon Ichikawa - 5 / 6
Alexander Korda - 5
Raffaello Matarazzo - 5
Albert Maysles - 5
David Maysles - 5
Errol Morris - 5
Kihachi Okamoto - 5 / 1
D. A. Pennebaker - 5
Nicolas Roeg - 5
Carlos Saura - 5
Hiroshi Shimizu - 5 / 4
Vittorio De Sica - 5 / 2
Vilgot Sjöman - 5
Hiroshi Teshigahara - 5 / 4
Josef von Sternberg - 5

Jacques Becker - 4
René Clair - 4
Pedro Costa - 4
Costa-Gavras - 4
Jean-Pierre Dardenne - 4
Luc Dardenne - 4 / 1
Robert Day - 4
Jonathan Demme - 4
Miloš Forman - 4 / 0
Terry Gilliam - 4
Jean Grémillon - 4
Sacha Guitry - 4
Monte Hellman - 4
Kazuo Ikehiro - 4 / 3
Hiroshi Inagaki - 4 / 5
Jim Jarmusch - 4
Jaromil Jireš - 4
Abbas Kiarostami - 4
William Klein - 4
Fritz Lang - 4 / 2
Alberto Lattuada - 4
Norman Mailer - 4
Jiří Menzel - 4
Kazuo Mori - 4
Max Ophuls - 4
Bob Rafelson - 4
Godfrey Reggio - 4
Volker Schlöndorff - 4
Masahiro Shinoda - 4 / 19
Alf Sjöberg - 4
Preston Sturges - 4
Tokuzo Tanaka - 4 / 3
Saul J. Turell - 4
Jean Vigo - 4
Lars von Trier - 4

Leslie Arliss - 3
Raymond Bernard - 3
Stan Brakhage - 3
Peter Brook - 3
Marcel Camus - 3
Věra Chytilová - 3
Alex Cox - 3
Arthur Crabtree - 3
Robert Flaherty - 3
John Ford - 3
Hideo Gosha - 3 / 8
Chris Hegedus - 3
Leslie Howard - 3
Stanley Kubrick - 3 / 0
Albert Lamorisse - 3
Mike Leigh - 3
Terrence Malick - 3
Chris Marker - 3
Ronald Neame - 3
Kazui Nihonmatsu - 3 / 2
Jan Němec - 3
Ermanno Olmi - 3
Georg Wilhelm Pabst - 3
Brian De Palma - 3
Gabriel Pascal - 3
Gillo Pontecorvo - 3
Alain Resnais - 3
Francesco Rosi - 3
John Schlesinger - 3
Evald Schorm - 3
Barbet Schroeder - 3
Larisa Shepitko - 3
Don Siegel - 3
Robert Siodmak - 3
Douglas Sirk - 3
Andrei Tarkovsky - 3 / 3
Luchino Visconti - 3
Wim Wenders - 3

Lindsay Anderson - 2
Olivier Assayas - 2
Noah Baumbach - 2
Michael Bay - 2
Marco Bellocchio - 2
Spencer G. Bennet - 2
Bruce Beresford - 2
Bernardo Bertolucci - 2 / 1
Les Blank - 2
Peter Bogdanovich - 2
Jane Campion - 2
Henry Cass - 2
Claude Chabrol - 2
Benjamin Christensen - 2
Grigori Chukhrai - 2
Noël Coward - 2
Alfonso Cuarón - 2
Paul Czinner - 2
Delmer Daves - 2
Jean-Pierre Denis - 2
Djibril Diop Mambéty - 2
Ahmed El Maânouni - 2
Víctor Erice - 2 / 2
Metin Erksan - 2
Chester Erskine - 2
David Fincher - 2
Georges Franju - 2
Stephen Frears - 2
Thornton Freeland - 2
Takumi Furukawa - 2 / 1
Pietro Germi - 2
Ritwik Ghatak - 2
Sacha Guitry - 2
Emilio Gómez Muriel - 2
Robert Hamer - 2
Dennis Hopper - 2
Ellen Hovde - 2
Leo Hurwitz - 2
John Huston - 2
Akira Inoue - 2 / 1
Henry Jaglom - 2
Mikhail Kalatozov - 2
Shintaro Katsu - 2 / 0
Boris Kaufman - 2
Abdellatif Kechiche - 2
Kim Ki-young - 2
Charles Kiselyak - 2
Ang Lee - 2
Richard Linklater - 2
Anatole Litvak - 2
Sidney Lumet - 2
David Lynch - 2
Kenneth Macpherson - 2
Guy Maddin - 2
David Mamet - 2
William Mason - 2
Toshio Masuda - 2 / 2
Hiroshi Matsuno - 2 / 1
Ismail Merchant - 2
Muffie Meyer - 2
Oscar Micheaux - 2
Mario Monicelli - 2
Paul Morrissey - 2
Dudley Murphy - 2
Fred Newmeyer - 2
Jack Nicholson - 2
Takashi Nomura - 2 / 1
Maurice Pialat - 2
Irving Pichel - 2
Bruce Robinson - 2
Hajime Sato - 2 / 1
Ernest B. Schoedsack - 2
Kaneto Shindo - 2/ 3
Torben Skjødt Jensen - 2
Robert Soukis - 2
Whit Stillman - 2
Paul Strand - 2
Sam Taylor - 2
Pen Tennyson - 2
Jan Troell - 2
Gus Van Sant - 2
Peter Weir - 2
Orson Welles - 2
Wong Kar-wai - 2
John Woo - 2
Satsuo Yamamoto - 2 / 0
Fred Zinnemann - 2
Charlotte Zwerin - 2
Terry Zwigoff - 2
Guillermo del Toro - 2

Robert Aldrich - 1
Lewis Allen - 1
Pedro Almodóvar - 1
Allison Anders - 1
Andrea Arnold - 1
Hal Ashby - 1
Gabriel Axel - 1
Roy Ward Baker - 1
Carroll Ballard - 1
Juan Antonio Bardem - 1
Allen Baron - 1
Paul Bartel - 1
Rémy Belvaux - 1
Ludwig Berger - 1
Claude Berri - 1
André Bonzel - 1
Serge Bourguignon - 1
Danny Boyle - 1
Catherine Breillat - 1
Monte Brice - 1
Howard Brookner - 1
James L. Brooks - 1
Richard Brooks - 1
Clyde Bruckman - 1
Simon Callow - 1
William Cameron Menzies - 1
Frank Capra - 1
Liliana Cavani - 1
Christian-Jaque - 1
Michael Cimino - 1
Jack Clayton - 1
Edward Cline - 1
Stuart Cooper - 1
Terence Davies - 1
Peter Davis - 1
Cecil B. DeMille - 1
Claire Denis - 1
Arnaud Desplechin - 1
William Dieterle - 1
Stanley Donen - 1
Lena Dunham - 1
Robert Epstein - 1
Paul Fejos - 1
Marco Ferreri - 1
Bob Fosse - 1
Hollis Frampton - 1
John Frankenheimer - 1
Matteo Garrone - 1
Sidney Gilliat - 1
William Greaves - 1
David Gordon Green - 1
Zafar Hai - 1
Andrew Haigh - 1
Lasse Hallström - 1
Michael Haneke - 1 / -
Herk Harvey - 1
Byron Haskin - 1
Howard Hawks - 1
Todd Haynes - 1
Perry Henzell - 1
Ishiro Honda - 1 / -
Steve James - 1
Derek Jarman - 1
Terry Jones - 1
Spike Jonze - 1
Neil Jordan - 1
Claude Jutra - 1
Ján Kadár - 1
Lawrence Kasdan - 1
Mathieu Kassovitz - 1
Leonard Kastle - 1
Philip Kaufman - 1
Elia Kazan - 1
Erle C. Kenton - 1
Lodge Kerrigan - 1
Teinosuke Kinugasa - 1 / 1
Elmar Klos - 1
Barbara Kopple - 1
Hirokazu Kore-eda - 1
Stanley Kramer - 1
Nathan Kroll - 1
Gregory La Cava - 1
Claude Lanzmann - 1
Charles Laughton - 1
Lee Chang-dong - 1
Spike Lee - 1
Dean Lent - 1
Richard Lester - 1
Ken Loach - 1
John Lurie - 1
Robert M. Young - 1
Alexander Mackendrick - 1
John Mackenzie - 1
Milcho Manchevski - 1
Anthony Mann - 1
Michael Mann - 1
Joshua Marston - 1
Lucrecia Martel - 1
Domoto Masaki - 1
Leo McCarey - 1
Steve McQueen - 1
Peter Medak - 1
Nicholas Meyer - 1
Edwin Middleton - 1
Yukio Mishima - 1 / -
Edouard Molinaro - 1
Robert Montgomery - 1
Edgar Morin - 1
Takashi Murakami - 1 / -
Mira Nair - 1
Nobuo Nakagawa - 1 / 2
Kô Nakahira - 1 / 1
Gregory Nava - 1
Christopher Nolan - 1
Marie Nyreröd - 1
Nobuhiko Obayashi - 1
Jean Painlevé - 1
Leslie Pearce - 1
Sam Peckinpah - 1
Elio Petri - 1
Benoit Poelvoorde - 1
Sydney Pollack - 1
Otto Preminger - 1
Lynne Ramsay - 1
Nicholas Ray - 1
Rob Reiner - 1
Al Reinert - 1
Karel Reisz - 1
Arthur Ripley - 1
Arturo Ripstein - 1
Dino Risi - 1
Michael Ritchie - 1
Martin Ritt - 1
Franc Roddam - 1
Martin Rosen - 1
Jean Rouch - 1
Mark Rydell - 1
Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. - 1
Claude Sautet - 1
Victor Schertzinger - 1
Paul Schrader - 1
Ettore Scola - 1
Martin Scorsese - 1
Victor Sjöström - 1
Erik Skjoldbjærg - 1
George Sluizer - 1
Kevin Smith - 1
Todd Solondz - 1
Paolo Sorrentino - 1
Götz Spielmann - 1
Bertrand Tavernier - 1
Edgar G. Ulmer - 1
Roger Vadim - 1
Various - 1
Paul Verhoeven - 1
František Vláčil - 1
Kurt Voss - 1
Haskell Wexler - 1
Tim Whelan - 1
Bernhard Wicki - 1
Cornel Wilde - 1
Ted Wilde - 1
Billy Wilder - 1
Jack Woods - 1
Edward Yang - 1
Peter Yates - 1
Margarethe von Trotta - 1

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Masahiro Shinoda
https://www.criterion.com/hulu
title date / IMDb
1960 One Way Ticket to Love/Koi no katamichi kippu / 6.3
1960 Dry Lake/Youth in Fury / 6.9
1961 Killers on Parade/My Face Red In The Sunset / 6.6
1961 Love New and Old / 7.1
1962 Our Marriage / 7.3
1962 A Flame at the Pier/Tears On The Lion's Mane / 6.7
1964 Pale Flower* / 7.8
1964 Assassin/Assassination / 6.4
1965 With Beauty and Sorrow / 7.1
1965 Samurai Spy / 7.1
1969 Double Suicide / 7.8
1970 The Scandalous Adventures of Buraikan / 7.0
1971 Silence / 7.2
1973 The Petrified Forest / 7.2
1974 Himiko* / 7.0
1975 Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees* / 7.6
1977 Ballad of Orin* / 7.5
1986 Gonza the Spearman* / 7.2
1997 Moonlight Serenade / 6.8

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"994 mass shootings in 1,004 days: this is what America's gun crisis looks like."
VVV
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-i ... n-violence

"The most obscene incidents of gun violence usually do not make the mainstream news at all. Why? Because their definition is incorrect. The mainstream news meaning of "Mass Shooting" should more accurately be described as "Mass Murder"."
VVV
http://shootingtracker.com/wiki/Main_Page

"When you widen the lens to consider all gun homicides – not just those committed in mass shootings – the true scale of the catastrophe is unveiled. According to the UNODC and Small arms survey, the US has 2.97 gun homicides per 100,000 people – vastly more than any other advanced nation, 20 times the rate in Australia for instance."
VVV
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015 ... -shootings





In a lighter vein :

"As we get older we run out of ways to reject what society expects of us. The beard ... is cheaper than a convertible and healthier than hard drugs.*"
VVV
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015 ... n-in-vegas

*me say : if you wash it more than once a year

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