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Dimanche, 28 mars 2010

Sining in the Rain

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Catégories : [ TV/Cinéma ]



Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont form a famous silent-movie duo. When the first talking movie is released, their studio must produce one as well. Lina has however a horrible voice, and the test projection is a failure. Don's friend Cosmo Brown then suggests to turn the failed movie into a musical, which would require little supplemental footage, and hire Kathy Selden, Don's girlfriend, for dubbing Lina. The latter must of course know nothing of the procedure, especially since she is in love with Don and is convinced he is in love with her. Lina of course discovers that her voice had been dubbed and that Kathy is going to be credited for it, so she threatens to sue the studio if Kathy's name appears in the movie. After the premiere, which was a big success, Lina wants to make a speech, and the audience presses her to sing. Kathy is hidden behind the curtain and dubs Lina, but in the middle of the song, Cosmo and the movie's producer lift the curtain, and the audience can see that Kathy is really the voice behind Lina.

[ Posté le 28 mars 2010 à 23:45 | pas de commentaire | ]

Butcombe Gold

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Catégories : [ Bière/Butcombe ]


“English Fuggles hops…”

Flowery and fruity smell, bitter and with that strong, unidentified taste I've often found in Lagers. Contains malted barley.

Butcombe Brewery, Bristol, England. 4.7% alcohol.

[ Posté le 28 mars 2010 à 20:34 | pas de commentaire | ]

Vendredi, 26 mars 2010

The Ruby in the Smoke

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Catégories : [ TV/Cinéma ]



Summary on Wikipedia.

[ Posté le 26 mars 2010 à 23:57 | pas de commentaire | ]

Daventports Special Bitter

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Catégories : [ Bière/Highgate ]


“A light ale from a mix of barley and wheat malts and English hops. Pale Crystal and Amber malts, malted wheat; Fuggle, Progress, Challenger and Cascade hops with Styrian added late.”

Quite bitter, very flowery, I found a hint of strawberry when emtpying the glass. Contains malted barley and wheat.

Highgate Brewery, Walsall, England. 3.8% alcohol.

[ Posté le 26 mars 2010 à 21:35 | pas de commentaire | ]

Vendredi, 19 mars 2010

Robinsons Unicorn

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Catégories : [ Bière/Robinsons ]


“full bodied, golden ale… malt and hop flavour complemented with a bitter sweet finish with distinctive hop aroma”

Very flowery, reasonably bitter. Very good. Contains barley malt.

Frederic Robinson Ltd, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. 4.3% alcohol.

[ Posté le 19 mars 2010 à 21:43 | pas de commentaire | ]

Lundi, 15 mars 2010

3D Movie

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Catégories : [ Râleries ]

I went to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D this afternoon. When there is a real depth in the shot, 3D actually adds something to the picture; in many cases however, when the view is focused on a charater's head, the depth is barely noticeable. More disturbing is when the director wants to play with the depth of field and have blurry foreground or background: this doesn't look natural at all. 3D pictures should look more real than 2D, but at the same time the depth of field and the aperture used for shooting the scenes (part of the art in making movies) are not the ones equivalent to a human eye, and those shots just look weird, verging on making my eyes water. Fast moving elements are disturbing as well, I suppose it's because of the relatively low framerate of movies not able to render properly the fast movement.

Even more annoying, subtitles sometimes are inside of an object (subtitles are set at a fixed depth, but the objects in the picture might be closer to the viewer than the subtitles), making an impossible perspective which looks very disturbing.

And the 3D goggle are a bit heavy and hurt my nose.

[ Posté le 15 mars 2010 à 09:18 | pas de commentaire | ]

Dimanche, 14 mars 2010

Alice in Wonderland

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Catégories : [ TV/Cinéma ]



While being proposed in front of an audiance by a man she is not interested in, Alice notices a white rabbit and uses the excuse to interrupt the ceremony. She follows it into its hole and falls down into the Underland, where she is told that she is the chosen one who will slay the Jabberwocky and free the land from the evil queen of hearts. After escaping an attack by the troops of the queen, Alice meets the mad hatter at a tea party. He wants to take Alice to the white queen's castle, but they are again attacked by the red queen's men and Alice again barely escapes. She then decides to go and free the mad hatter from the queen's castle. The queen doesn't recognize her as Alice, and the latter manages to steal the sword with which she is supposed to kill the Jabberwocky before fleeing to the white queen's castle. The red and white queen eventually meet and their champions fight. Alice kills the Jabberwocky and the white queen banishes the red one. Alice comes back from Underland and refuses the marriage proposal, but rather becomes a business partner of the would-have-been groom's father.

[ Posté le 14 mars 2010 à 18:32 | 1 commentaire | ]

Samedi, 13 mars 2010

Highgate Dark Mild

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Catégories : [ Bière/Highgate ]


“chocolate, liquoice, roast malt and fruit notes. Pale, Crystal and Black malts, Fuggle and Progress hops.”

Neither sweet nor bitter. Not bad, but just another dark ale.

Highgate Brewery, Walsall, England. 4.0% alcohol.

[ Posté le 13 mars 2010 à 21:43 | pas de commentaire | ]