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by DVG
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 8527

Looking for Josh Olsen at the suggestion of Frank Church...

Name: DVG Source: unca20081110.htm Two movies that I've never been able to identify--thought perhaps someone here would know of them... The first, possibly 1950s, opens with a young woman being killed for her necklace by someone that a witness is completely unable to describe. A second young woman ...
by DVG
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: looking for two movies
Replies: 1
Views: 280

looking for two movies

Two movies that I've never been able to identify--thought perhaps someone here would know of them... The first, possibly 1950s, opens with a young woman being killed for her necklace by someone that a witness is completely unable to describe. A second young woman modeling for a painting while wearin...
by DVG
Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science question
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Thanks-- My question is based on a comment in Peter Nichols wonderful book “The Science in Science Fiction.” In criticizing a scenario where antigravity is featured, Nichols reprints an image from a film where a young boy is floating while scientists look on and asks: “if there is no gravity in the ...
by DVG
Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Science question
Replies: 13
Views: 694

Science question

Imagine a room at standard earth gravity. In the center of the room there is a table with a large clock on it. Through some mechanism, the gravity of the room is reduced to zero-g. Assuming there has been no shifting of the room itself, no air current within or other independent force involved, will...
by DVG
Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 6981

Name: DVG Source: unca20080219.htm To Mr. Ellison & sundry: I am looking for a review that Mr. Ellison wrote of "The Goonies," a film I am currently writing an essay on. I have looked high and low for this review and am unable to find it--it is not the brief blurb given in the collected "Watching" ...
by DVG
Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 6908

RE: Blade Runner

Name: DVG Source: unca20080219.htm I'm going to go out on a limb and say that I prefer the original theatrical release to the later released Director's Cut (have not seen any other versions). My reasons are threefold (am trying not to include spoilers): 1. The voice-over, while not a world-beater, ...
by DVG
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 169640

Not bothering to read all the responses...and why bother? I have always thought that religion and science, considered wholly in the abstract, are ultimately and irretrevably evil, each leading to nothing but destruction, stupidity, hatred and despair. When the choice is between Mengele's collection ...
by DVG
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 7560

Name: DVG Source: unca20061122.htm Alas, Frank, Hopper's "Early Sunday Morning" depicts a stretch of New York City's bohemian Seventh Avenue south of 14th Street. Hardly a bastion of red-state virtues then or now. The title, incidentally, was not Hopper's--the painting may not depict Sunday Morning...
by DVG
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Road Travel in the US
Replies: 35
Views: 1355

I suppose some people might quite like Savannah. It's a very walkable city with some charming gardens. I can't stand the climate and don't care for "colonial" atmosphere personally. There are plenty of places to see on the East Coast, but our nation's roadways are rapidly effecting a trans...
by DVG
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Road Travel in the US
Replies: 35
Views: 1355

I say this as one who hates any form of travel, but this sounds like a rather pointless project, I'm afraid. "Scenic routes" on the Coast itself are more or less non-existant, as much of the coastline has been gobbled up by rampant sprawl. Route 1, the most famous, is well-nigh unmitigated...
by DVG
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 7426

Name: DVG Source: unca20061122.htm And now for something completely different. Im sure everyone here has had one of those dreams where, just as one is about to receive the answer to a question of extreme importance, one wakes up, and I am equally sure that the resulting frustration is part and parc...
by DVG
Fri Sep 22, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Artists (any medium) whom you define as "great"
Replies: 51
Views: 2101

Yes, to clarify, I mean an artist who is seen as a popular success but who seems to have aesthetic chops to go along with it that are seldom acknowledged.
by DVG
Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Artists (any medium) whom you define as "great"
Replies: 51
Views: 2101

Artists (any medium) whom you define as "great"

My recent dialogue with Ezra regarding Lovecraft interested me to the extent that I suppose we all have at least one artist (in whatever medium) whom we define as being of great worth in the face of fairly widespread public opinion to the contrary. I believe I have more than one: David Lynch Bret Ea...
by DVG
Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227366

Nothing is wrong with being an entertaining popular writer. Lovecraft was certainly not popular during his own lifetime, and is still more a "writer's writer" I suspect, than, say Stephen King or Dean R. Koontz. Dipping into satire of his most verbose effects is no different from the vario...
by DVG
Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 227366

But Ezra, with all respect, and not to draw the argument out, none of your points address my own belief that Lovecraft is more than merely a popular writer. He has been misrepresented, often by his own editors, and badly imitated by countless others, but his core vision of the universe is as compell...

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