Monthly Archives: April 2007

Kevin Brownlow: Introduction to Silents

As I waited for the Kevin Brownlow lecture yesterday, I decided to watch "Curious George."  I didn’t expect a life-changing experience, and it didn’t change my life, but I still found it a light and pleasant diversion.  I could not … Continue reading

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Judgment at Nuremberg

I got in line outside the Coliseum a good two hours before the gates opened, and yet there were already about one hundred people ahead of me.  We were all eager to get our Eric Chavez bobblehead dolls.  I listened … Continue reading

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Le Carrosse d’Or

I had to wait for some biology class to end before taking a seat in the lecture hall yesterday.  The discussion seemed to be pretty boring, about cow’s milk and other nonsense.  When I looked on the chalkboard, though, I … Continue reading

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Radio Days

At 5:15 today at the Life Sciences Building of the U.C. Berkeley campus, there will be a lecture by Marcus du Satoy, the author of "Music of the Primes."  It promises to be an interesting lecture, although with all his … Continue reading

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Smultronstallet

“Smultronstället,” or “Wild Strawberries,” is one of Ingmar Bergman’s great films of the 1950s.  I can see some of the ideas from it in some of Woody Allen’s movies, like “Stardust Memories” and “Deconstructing Harry.”  I noticed that Max Von … Continue reading

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Elena et les Hommes

Dallas Braden pitched a very good six innings in Baltimore yesterday, which pleased me.  However, I couldn’t understand why Nick Swisher suddenly stopped running from third to home on a hit, causing an injury.  That’s certainly not what the A’s … Continue reading

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Hannah and Her Sisters

In last night’s A’s game, Huston Street was brought in to pitch the bottom of the ninth with the A’s ahead, 6-4.  The first batters drew a walk, and the next hits a double.  A heartbeat later, the score is … Continue reading

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The Purple Rose of Cairo

I watched an "Alias" episode yesterday in which Lauren masqueraded as Syd and Syd masqueraded as Lauren.  Lauren was shot full of bullets at the end, and I didn’t applaud. I finally finished off the "Sophie’s Choice" DVD by watching … Continue reading

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The Best Years of Our Lives

After watching last night’s Ebert and Roeper show, I had to conclude that John Mellencamp was the worst guest critic in the history of the program.  Is there any movie out there that he won’t recommend?  I suppose he thought … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Choice

Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times had a good article on the box set of Sly & the Family Stone’s albums.  I’m not sure that I can fork over the cash over seven CDs, but at least I can buy “Stand!”  The … Continue reading

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