VERY cool: Documentaries go free online
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Do you know who Roderick Jaynes is? Neither did I - until today.
He caught my attention when I noticed him on Entertainment Weekly's "50 Smartest People in Hollywood". Most of the people on the list are producers, directors, actors, but there was an editor on the list - Roderick Jaynes.
So, I looked him up and found that...
1. He's been nominated for two film editing Oscars (Fargo and No Country for Old Men) and,
2. He's not a real person. Roderick Jaynes is the pseudonym of Joel and Ethan Coen as editors.
What would happen if he should win an Oscar? Perhaps the bigger news is that the Coen brothers are a bit odder than previously thought.
Posted by Patrick at 10:36 PM
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I love stuff like this... The headline reads "Robot conducts Detroit Symphony!" Then I read the actual article which essentially says:
1. It's not really conducting the symphony, and
2. It's not really very smart and can't respond in simple ways humans can
Yay for progress
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Everyone loves free music; it's like a free T-shirt for the ears (even if you don't like it you are compelled to take it because it's free).
Starting tomorrow (Tuesday) for 7 days only, Coldplay will be giving away their new single, Violet Hill
Friday, April 25, 2008
Have you heard of this? The thought of making music a commodity. The ideas is that you pay a bill every month whichallows you to download and share whatever music you want. Apple is currently negotiating a subscription service with record labels that do just that.
I've been thinking about this. Doesn't the art that we own say something about us? For example, if you were to take a look at my DVD collection, you would see a variety of films that I have purposefully acquired and been given. I have everything from Spider Man to Koyaanasqatsi to Citizen Kane to Singin' in the Rain. I have big hollywood films, smaller films, and documentaries. I take pride in my collection and I like what it says about me. However, if everyone had access to whatever movie or music they wanted, some of that magic of ownership would be lost. What do you think?