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The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 30 October 2011

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)(DVD)  Directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones (as actor: The Fugitive (1993), Natural Born Killers (1994), Men in Black (1997), Space Cowboys (2000), No Country for Old Men (2007), In the Valley of Elah (2007)), with Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan (1998), Seven Pounds (2008), True Grit (2010)), and others; screenplay by Guillermo Arriaga (21 Grams (2004), Babel (2006), The Burning Plain (2009)); music by Marco Beltrami (3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Hurt Locker (2008)); cinematography by Chris Menges (The Killing Fields (1984), The Mission (1986), The Reader (2008), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)).  A vision of the American West, with a very keen eye for detail, and not too distant from that found in No Country for Old Men, also starring Tommy Lee Jones, looking at honor and morality, friendship and the relations between men and women, and man, his history, and the stark beauty of the vastness of Texas/Mexico border,  The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada can be darkly funny, and say as much without words as with them.  Tommy Lee Jones shows an extraordinarily deft hand in his directing, and his acting is, of course, superb.  Perhaps not for the excessively squeamish, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, is, nevertheless, a must-see film. (PR)

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Google Accuses China of Blocking Gmail Service

Posted by the editors on Monday, 21 March 2011

A Google logo

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David Barboza and Claire Cain Miller have written a short but interesting article entitled “Google Accuses Chinese of Blocking Gmail Service” in the Technology section of The New York Times, looking into “disruptions” in the Gmail service in China which Google states are part of  “a government blockage, carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail.”  A never-ending battle?

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The Media or the Message? Google Evolves…

Posted by the editors on Monday, 21 March 2011

The Google search home page logo

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David Carr has written an interesting article entitled “The Evolving Mission of Google” in the Media & Advertising section of The New York Times, looking at how Google, according to its executives, at least, is not a media company: Google organizes and manages content, but it stays away from producing it.  Hmmmm.  It seems that that is not what those outside of Google think.  A look at how Google is evolving into a media company, perhaps…

In any case, we are very happy that Google exists, aren’t you?

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E-Books & Libraries – Real Shelf-life for a Virtual Book

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Downloading an e-book from the New York Public Library website to a Nook Color

image: Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times

Julie Bosman has written an interesting and informative article entitled “As Library E-Books Live Long, Publisher Sets Expiration Date” in the Media & Advertising section of The New York Times looking at the strained relations between public libraries and e-book publishers in general, and the new “26 borrowers” limit imposed HarperCollins Publishers.

Did all of you know that you can’t download public library e-books to your Kindle?  (Is this “just” a question of file format or ….?)  What do you think about the “26 borrowers” limit?

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The Google Art Project – Through an Art Critic’s Eye

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 12 February 2011

 

Fragment of Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ at the Uffizi Museum as seen on the Google Art Project

image: Uffizi Museum/Google Art Project/The New York Times

The wonderfully perceptive and accomplished art critic Roberta Smith has written an article entitled “The Work of Art in the Age of Google” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the Google Art Project, Google’s most recent step in Webifying the world.  Art Project offers, via an adaptation of Google’s Street View technology, virtual tours of, at the moment, 17 major international art museums, including, ultra-high definition close-ups of some of the works.  It’s not perfect, but it is really quite amazing, and it does offer the opportunity to art-lovers near or far to spend some quality time quietly contemplating some beautiful work, ranging from Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to Chris Ofili’s “No Woman, No Cry” at the Tate Modern, and many others.

An absolute must.  It’s that simple.

Link to the Google Art Project, here.

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