Film nod in a movie

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Paul Furman, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Paul Furman

    Paul Furman Guest

    mini movie review...

    Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
    Woody Allen (does not appear), another soap opera [like: Match Point
    (2005)] with marvelously beautiful and wealthy young folks in love
    triangles. One of the major characters takes up photography and is
    mentored into dropping the digital for a rangefinder and darkroom...

    Film is not dead, at least on the silver screen.
     
    Paul Furman, Feb 24, 2009
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  2. Paul Furman

    bowzer Guest

    Sounds like another science fiction movie.
     
    bowzer, Feb 25, 2009
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    Noons Guest

    Film is only dead in the sick minds of a bunch of usenet trolls.
     
    Noons, Feb 25, 2009
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  4. Bullshit. Not even *close*.

    There are more books *thrown away* by careless librarians than will
    *ever* be scanned to be read "electronically".

    Besides, most folks agree that books-not-on-paper SUCK.

    Paper books will outlive whatever new fads for displaying information
    come and go by centuries.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 25, 2009
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  5. Paul Furman

    Noons Guest

    David Nebenzahl wrote,on my timestamp of 26/02/2009 10:01 AM:
    Bingo! Try balancing the laptop while in the john?

    I still got all of mine and continue to get more.
    Fancy that!
     
    Noons, Feb 26, 2009
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  6. Maybe in California. Here where books are respected, when a librarian
    removes a book from circulation, it ends up in the trash only if it
    is damaged beyond readability (for example mouldy), or contains
    something so bad that it does not belong on a shelf.

    (for example The Protocols of the Elders of Zion)

    If it's saleable, it goes to a used book store for credit to
    be spent on improving the collection (buying other books),
    or gets given away.

    We leave old books on a short wall in front of our house on a dry
    day (almost all of the year) and someone takes them. We have no
    shortage of readers of free books.

    A donated book that was so badly damaged it could not be circulated
    ended up in our bathroom. It spent several weeks being read a page at
    a time by all of us (it was a book of short stories) and then ended up
    on the street. It will probably see 4 or 5 more homes before it is
    too far gone to be kept.

    My wife is a school librarian and any books she can't sell end up
    in a box outside the library with a sign saying they are free for
    the taking. They rarely last a day.

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Feb 26, 2009
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  7. Paul Furman

    frank Guest

    Though I've seen the good books tossed in libraries here in Indiana
    and before that in NY. Good reason to go to the 'Friends of the
    Library' sale to see what's on the table for $1.

    I'd argue a lot of librarians don't know the field of some books. Say,
    military history, or politics, to know what are seminal works that
    should be kept, what repeat what was written earlier.

    But, there's way too much of catering to the great unwashed. Putting
    in DVDs, internet in the library. Coffee shops. Plus education doesn't
    stress reading and using a library like it did when I was in school.

    When I taught college, I actually had students who had never read an
    entire book. I was astounded. I think I was required to read Kidnapped
    in 4th or 5th grade. It got harder from there.
     
    frank, Feb 26, 2009
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  8. And printing presses all over the world are churning them out by the
    millions; fancy that.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 26, 2009
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  9. Welcome to the Brave New [illiterate] World. We're doomed. Fucked.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 26, 2009
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  10. Well if you're going to use that kind of language, "F*ck the doomed".
    (Richard Nixon, as reported by Hunter S. Thompson).

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Feb 26, 2009
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  11. Use two hands... oh, I understand.......
     
    John McWilliams, Feb 26, 2009
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  12. No, I wrote "fucked". Why do you insist on putting prissy stars in its
    place? I meant what I wrote.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 26, 2009
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  13. The claim wasn't thoughless; it's absolutely true. For instance, when
    San Francisco built its new main library downtown, there was a huge
    controversy that arose after reports of mass book-pitchings came out;
    the scandal was that, for a while at least, the new larger building
    actually held *fewer* books than the supposedly cramped, obsolete old
    building (now the Asian Arts Museum, minus its historic murals). There
    seemed to be a frenzy on the part of the SF library staff to get rid of
    as many old books as possible to make way for the new shiny computer
    stuff, a sentiment that's far too pervasive among libraries in this
    country (can't speak for other places).

    Besides, the larger point was that despite such purgings, there are
    *still* so many actual books compared to those that have been digitized
    that there's really no comparison.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 26, 2009
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  14. By the way, I agree entirely with this; one doesn't discard books just
    because they happen to be distasteful. (Perhaps it's even *more*
    important that this book be retained in Israel then elsewhere.)


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 26, 2009
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  15. Habit from the day when my news posting program rejected postings with
    words of that nature in it. I don't know if this one does, I'll soon
    find out. :)

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Feb 27, 2009
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  16. I'm not for censorship, but that book goes too far.

    For example, a US Congresswoman just claimed that FEMA executed 5,000
    black prisoners after Hurricane Katrina. Would you want books that make
    such claims, if they were known frauds, to be in your child's library?

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Feb 27, 2009
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  17. You mean that your *news client* was censoring your posts?

    That's fucking amazing.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 27, 2009
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  18. I see the problem here; you're basing your conclusions on your own
    preferences and needs.

    You are not the world.


    --
    Personally, I like Vista, but I probably won't use it. I like it
    because it generates considerable business for me in consulting and
    upgrades. As long as there is hardware and software out there that
    doesn't work, I stay in business. Incidentally, my company motto is
    "If this stuff worked, you wouldn't need me".

    - lifted from sci.electronics.repair
     
    David Nebenzahl, Feb 27, 2009
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  19. Paul Furman

    Noons Guest

    John McWilliams wrote,on my timestamp of 27/02/2009 8:19 AM:
    I prefer to use two hands to hold a book.
    Like folks have been doing for hundreds of years.
    One handed laptop holding might be your idea of fun?
    It certainly ain't mine.
     
    Noons, Feb 27, 2009
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  20. The posting part of CNEWS circa 1991.

    The routine was named after a Canadian state censor.

    Geoff.
     
    Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Feb 27, 2009
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