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Happy Thursday, everyone!

A few items of interest:

* John Scalzi on "Science Fiction at the 2011 Oscars."

* Speaking of the Academy Awards, can I just say how happy I was to see Winter's Bone honored? If you haven't seen this elegant, understated Gothic film set in the Ozarks, I recommend it. Here's an article on the film as an American (and Southern) Gothic work at The Gothic Imagination.

* Jack Seabrook on "Two Lost Stories by Frederic Brown."

* TheOneRing.net and Galatia Films have created the "Hobbit in 5" YouTube Channel where viewers can see the latest news and rumors from the forthcoming The Hobbit film in convenient five-minute HD videos.

* I'm not entirely convinced that this qualifies as bookstore genre fail.

And happy early birthday wishes to reynardine and arisbe. May you both have a great day and a wonderful year to come!


With apologies to... oh, just about everybody (ha!)... here's Julian Smith's "I'm Reading a Book."




"Education never ends Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last."
- Sherlock Holmes, "The Red Circle," Arthur Conan Doyle

Comments

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time_shark
Jan. 27th, 2011 01:56 pm (UTC)
Winter's Bone is excellent. Reviews don't say much about the character of Merab, who to me acted as the film's dark heart.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:20 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you thought it was excellent, too. That's a great point about Merab. I see what you mean.

Hey, now would be a great time for you to write up a review, thanks to all the Oscar buzz about it. *wink wink* I'd love to read it!

Loved your latest in Apex, by the way!
seren_ccd
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Well, that video is disturbingly familiar...

eldritchhobbit
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? LOL.
reynardine
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Winter's Bone looks fascinating. If it gets a run here, I certainly go to see it. Although I may just have to wait until the DVD.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome! *hugs*

Winter's Bone just came out on DVD, actually; that's how we saw it, because it had only a very limited run here, which we totally missed. If you see it, I hope you enjoy it. I wasn't surprised that the young lead actress also was nominated for an Oscar. She gives a very restrained but powerful performance.
primsong
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:46 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen something capture the annoyance of reading being interrupted quite so well - *snert snert*...
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
LOL! Seriously.
belleferret
Jan. 27th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
Ahaha that video rocks!
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it, too! It gave me a laugh.
Abbie [wordpress.com]
Jan. 27th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, lol, Dr. Amy! Lol.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 28th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
LOL!
penfold_x
Jan. 31st, 2011 05:15 am (UTC)
Hysterical! How have I not heard of this Julian Smith person?
eldritchhobbit
Feb. 5th, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
I know! That's my reaction, as well.

Love the icon. All the skull, Sherlock? Really? LOL!
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