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No Country For Old Men: A Hyper Realistic Soundscape

The Coen brothers’ adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy book, No Country for Old Men (2007), is especially known for its stunning visuals and award winning cast, however it is the films use of minimal non-diegetic sound that really sets the mood of the film. 233 more words

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The Purple Rose Of Cairo: Screen As A Membrane

Cecilia, the protagonist in The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985), is a neglected wife who escapes the tribulations of the depression at her local theater. 475 more words

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KublaCon 2015

There’s also some catch up that I can use to pad this out, as everyone knows how pithy my posts are.

Last time we got together for Shadowfist before the con, we played one game, played Sentinels of the Multiverse, and Love Letter.  1,854 more words

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Very low liquidity Monday, EURUSD short starts to pay off

Unfortunately, I didn’t quite get the memo that it’s a bank holiday today. My EURUSD trade finally picked up and closed at a mere 20 pips profit. 84 more words

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Freakonomics: Session 1

Levitt, Steven D., and Stephen J. Dubner. 2005. Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything. New York: William Morrow, 3-71.


Freakonomics: Session 1

Watch: Are fringe parties a force for good in politics?

We spoke to people in London and asked them for their thoughts on whether fringe parties are a force for good or bad in British politics. 32 more words

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Daily Fantasy Football Rundown

Whats up fantasy world!  I’m here to provide you with my 2 cents on daily and league fantasy football picks.  As the season draws near, I will start plugging away at the picks I feel will be worth your time.  35 more words

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