Friday, January 14, 2022

Miss Cellania's Links

What Happened to Color in the Movies? I thought it was just my eyesight or my obsolete TV. (via Metafilter

Last year was the deadliest for active duty law enforcement officers in the US since the 1930s. That's because 301 of them died of covid. (via Fark)

25 Cases of Animals Involved in Crimes. Read the list, or you can watch a video at the same link.

A Brief Compendium of Modernist Homes for Movie Villains with Flawless Taste. 

What's the Furthest You Can See on Earth? Strangely, the longest sightline is not the same place that a person has actually seen the furthest.

Kev Craven's Rubber Hose Remakes.

NBA Center Shawn Bradley Adjusts to a New Life. An accident left him paraplegic, which is complicated by his 7' 6" height. (via Damn Interesting)

Where Brando Got Those Jowls in The Godfather. (via Nag on the Lake

A blast from the past (2009): Odd and Extraordinary Beauty Pageants.


Sorry this list is late, my internet service was down for hours this morning .... again. 


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fascinating article on colour grading in movies!

WilliamRocket said...

I know it is frowned upon to even think the questions about covid these days, but those police members, did they actually die from covid or did they die with covid ?

Here in New Zealand we have had 'covid' deaths, one of them was shot dead in a gang killing, but as he had traces of the virus in him at autopsy, he was listed as a covid death.

Other people, in their 90s, living in rest homes and suffering from influenza and cancer, get listed as covid deaths because they had the virus when they died, which may or may not have hastened their demise.

I do not doubt that people are dying from covid, but here in NZ at least, a lot of the reporting is doctored, either for sensationalism or perhaps to further some unknown agenda.

We lost 52 people to 'covid' these last two years ... we've lost 24 to drowning in the last 3 months, yet they are not making snorkels compulsory.

For some reason they haven't brought in 20km/ph speed limits and people in front of the car with a red flag yet ... strange as we lost 325 people to road deaths last year.

A year ago I would have sworn on my cat's lives, all of them and all the cats, that our government was transparent ... not anymore.

I normally try to be amusing with my comments (I probably fail), but I am scared they are going to put army trucks in the streets and start kicking our doors in to ensure we are all vaccinated.

My mum chose not to have Thalidomide tp offset morning sickness, it was considered a safe drug at first back then, but her choice means I can write this with my hands.

WilliamRocket said...

Washed out colours in your movies ?
Just rewatch Amelie.