Monthly Archives: January 2017

For Fans of Hitchcock’s Psycho

(1982, Warner, 1st printing, signed by author) Robert Bloch’s classic thriller. The book that inspired the movie. A great read for contextualizing the movie, to see how faithful Hitchcock was to the original, and how strong his adaptation was. But … Continue reading

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The most relaxing, beautiful pure music

I’ve heard in some time. Elizabethan Consort Music 1558-1603 by Hesperion XX Jordi Savall, Alia Vox CD. 29 glorious pieces magically evoking Shakespeare and Elizabeth I’s age. Violas, lutes, and occasional clavier, organ, voices, and percussion Will transport you and … Continue reading

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As I ponder the limits and vast dumbed-down wasteland of Netflix

as well as the┬ádearth of worthy AA nominations over the last two decades, I consider myself fortunate to have lived in other times when certain years yielded bumper crops of very good and great films. One such year was 1967: … Continue reading

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Trump’s Inauguration:

So What.

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With Trudeau and Trump now deeply entrenched,

I’m going to officially proclaim this The Age of the Arrogant Doofus. Send in the clowns? They’re already here.

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Three Underlying Factors Underlying “It All”:

(Stop to think) –constant, non-stop choices minute to minute except when asleep –one’s personal values underlying those choices, created by those choices –timing: good and bad, often with implications for or as a result of choices Flip through a newspaper … Continue reading

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Justin Trudeau:

Don’t let the rolled-up sleeves fool you. An arrogant,┬árich, snobby kid who figures he knows everything better than everybody else. A great public speaker: “I–uh, uh–want–uh, uh–to say…” Assumed he could curry favor in PQ by speaking French only. Assumed … Continue reading

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Mirror Possibilities

(A simple effect used by Hitchcock in the opening credits of North by Northwest)

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Still My Favorite U of A Building

(impressive front entrance) (unexpected cozy spot for two, front entrance) (one of many structured views) (walking to the concert hall, some of the war plaques on the right) (Arts Building aesthetic) (first floor hallway through entrance area) (the dome) (the … Continue reading

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Sunday: Vanishing Point

(photo by RD)

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