Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Conversation

The Conversation is a psychological thriller film from 1974 and it was written, produced, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  It stars Gene Hackman as Harry Caul, a surveillance expert living in San Francisco. He runs his own surveillance company … Continue reading

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The Lousy Archive that is YouTube

I was a late adopter to YouTube. I never liked that it used only Flash to display its videos in its early days, making my over-clocked PowerBook get hot from watching a video. I also disliked the low default resolution of its videos. For years, the typical YouTube video had 360 lines of horizontal resolution, […] Continue reading

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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?  was released in 1957. The film pokes fun at Hollywood and the ad industry, which was making millions of dollars off the growing revenue from television ads. The film also makes fun of Television and what … Continue reading

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