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Post by A.Y.H? » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:13 pm

Finally getting round to reading In The Blink of An Eye - Walter Murch's book on film editing. Been sitting around on my bookshelf as one of those books I bought excitedly ages ago but hadn't got round to reading yet. Really interesting stuff. It's kind of a shame that the last half of the book is taken up by digital editing - been enjoying the theory talk and discussions on KEMs and what not.

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Post by the_lurking_ear » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:49 am

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Just finished it, actually. Blew my fucking mind. I just ordered "Endgame", his other book.
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Post by zombra » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:44 am

Endgame vol 1 or 2 or both? Haven't read Culture of Make Believe yet. enjoyed A Language Older Than Words. Lurking Ear have you read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn?

Finished the Heartmath Solution a week ago. Been using some of the techniques suggested in it with some dang good results.

Read The Brain in Love. Interesting info on what is chemically going on in the nogging when you're loving. Has tips & lessons on getting your love on with others (also how not to fall in love).

Read a bunch of graphic novels -
Planetary Vol 1, 2 & 4
X-men: Age of X
Astonishing X-men
Batman: Imposters
Escape from Negative Zone
Countdown to Final Crisis

I've Paul Griffiths' Modern Music & After but only started the first few pages & I'm not sure if this really is my bag, baby.
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Post by MGLUE » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:53 am

Psycho America by Harold Schechter, Deathtrap by Ira Levin, The Norton Anthology of Post-Modern Literature...

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Post by Striations » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:24 am

This poem is read on the first Prurient tape.
Reading it now without the music.
"A Song" by Joseph Brodsky
http://www.worldofpoetry.org/usop/love3.htm


I wish you were here, dear,
in this hemisphere,
as I sit on the porch
sipping a beer.
It's evening; the sun is setting,
boys shout and gulls are crying.
What's the point of forgetting
if it's followed by dying?

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Post by RJMyato » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:00 pm

MGLUE wrote:The Norton Anthology of Post-Modern Literature...
this is actually really good and has a lot of cool stuff in it, i picked it up for fun last summer and found a lot of shit i liked

edit: err wait i was thinking of the norton anthology of postmodern american poetry which is prob different from what yr talking about, either way theyre both probably cool

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Post by RJMyato » Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:03 pm

can anyone recommend a good comic series with really absurd and ridiculous fake science, preferably as exhaustive and longwinded as possible

over the summer i read a bunch of shit like prophet, the authority, irredeemable / incorruptible, etc that was just brimming with that kind of shit and i realized that i really really like that aspect of comics. recs??

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Post by Striations » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:54 pm

Last and only graphic novel / comic I read:
http://myfrienddahmer.blogspot.com/
It seriously was a great read / experience.
Thanks you Matt halo of teeth for the hookup.

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Post by JoeTheStache » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:32 pm

Currently reading Dan Simmons' "The Terror"

Not even halfway through and it is hella awesome.

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Post by zombra » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:19 am

RJMyato wrote:can anyone recommend a good comic series with really absurd and ridiculous fake science, preferably as exhaustive and longwinded as possible

over the summer i read a bunch of shit like prophet, the authority, irredeemable / incorruptible, etc that was just brimming with that kind of shit and i realized that i really really like that aspect of comics. recs??
that Planetary series you'll probably really enjoy. Also check out Alan Moore's Top Ten series. Ultimate Galactus trilogy trade paperback from Ultimate Marvel line has some of that absurd sci-fi stuff; recommend if you're into impending doomsday stuff.
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Post by RJMyato » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:41 am

thanks dude, been meaning to read planetary actually

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Post by the_lurking_ear » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:00 pm

zombra wrote:. Lurking Ear have you read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn?
I'd never heard of it, but from the summaries it sounds intriguing. Would you recommend it?

Currently reading Residence on Earth by Pablo Neruda. Some of the most thought-provoking poetry I've encountered. He totally deserved the praise he got. Convinced me to learn Spanish so I can read Neruda and Lorca in their original language.

Up next is something by Octavio Paz
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Post by RJMyato » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:16 pm

the_lurking_ear wrote:
zombra wrote:. Lurking Ear have you read Ishmael by Daniel Quinn?
I'd never heard of it, but from the summaries it sounds intriguing. Would you recommend it?

Currently reading Residence on Earth by Pablo Neruda. Some of the most thought-provoking poetry I've encountered. He totally deserved the praise he got. Convinced me to learn Spanish so I can read Neruda and Lorca in their original language.

Up next is something by Octavio Paz
i thought ishmael was corny bullshit but i hate primitivism in general so take that with a grain of salt

neruda/paz/lorca are all fucking ownage tho; what is the paz yr gonna read?

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Post by the_lurking_ear » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:34 pm

RJMyato wrote:what is the paz yr gonna read?
I'm not sure, actually. I've never read any of his work. What would be a good place to start?
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