Aug 272012

Blade Runner posterThere’s plenty of films that do not get boring on re-runs. Several of them have been featured in this meme (some more often than is probably considered healthy).

But one stands above the rest.

And for an unexpected change it is NOT Dazed & Confused.

Blade Runner remains fresh even after countless viewings.

The story is pointful and packed with mysteries (some intentional, some less so).

The imagery is about as awe-inspiring as it gets. And doubly so, when the year and lack of CGI are taken into account.

The music complements the visuals perfectly.

Movie Monday #56: Repeat!

Aug 122012

Mind the Gap, the service provider behind provided an eight day spell of offlinedom on account of a broken server (and subsequent backup-related misery).

The providers’ explanations are confusing and contradictory.

The outage affected ~8% of their customers, of whom probably was the in the lowest 2% of damages. Several companies have endured kiloeuros of losses on account of this, my hit was just inconvenience and an enforced sabbatical from posting. Hardly compares.

The backups seem to be from the beginning of August, so the concrete losses are three posts (to be republished next week).

Aug 052012

The Sight & Sound top 10 has been updated (it’s a ten year cadence).

The usual applies, bolded if seen, italicized if unsure:

  1. Vertigo.
  2. Citizen Kane.
  3. Tokyo Story.
  4. La Règle du jeu.
  5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  7. The Searchers.
  8. Man with a Movie Camera.
  9. The Passion of Joan of Arc.
  10. 8½.

No less than THREE movies from the twenties, and nothing newer than 1968.