Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Miscellaneous Round-up

1. Ailz passed her OU course on the Enlightenment and Romanticism with a Grade 2.  Brilliant!  Next year she's studying Shakespeare.

2. That long, long  thread on the LJ Potterporn disaster has changed my mind about fandom. I used to be unsympathetic, now I'm not.  LJ is a community;  twitch one corner of the web and we all feel it. Six Apart didn't seem to understand that.  Maybe they do now.  

3. Ozu's Floating Weeds (1959) is a remake of a story he first filmed in the 30s. That's probably why it has so much more incident- verging on melodrama- than is usually the case.  People duking it out in an Ozu movie- good grief!  The actors come to town, perform their crummy little play to dwindling audiences, cause a certain amount of disruption,  move on.  I'm thinking he  revisted the story because he liked actors so much.

4. The latest outbreak of Foot and Mouth seems to have been caused by spores escaping from the commercial research facility which has since been commissioned to produce a vaccine.   Isn't that wonderful? 
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