Wednesday, May 22, 2024

WAIW: This Might Blow Your Mind

Where Am I Wednesday!

Fifty points to the first person to identify where this photo was taken.

Answer will be given on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Dune (1984)

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Rotten Tomatoes

Dune (1984): This David Lynch adaptation is as bad as I heard. Cheap sets and miniatures and special effects. Overly dramatic music. Clunky dialog. It's said movies should show, not tell. Dune tells, even down to narrating characters' thoughts. C-

Max

#VeryTardyReview

Monday, May 20, 2024

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

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Rotten Tomatoes

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975): French. As dry as its title. 3.5 hrs of static camera shots in a claustrophobic apartment showing a woman's life of quiet desperation. Packing a punch for feminism, it tops BFI's 2022 list of best films of all time. Not for everyone. C+

Max

#VeryTardyReview

Sunday, May 19, 2024

POTD: Man of La Mancha

"Miguel's words still live,
In the streets of this small town,
Don Quixote's realm."


—h/t ChatGPT
From 2023 09 15 Toledo

Today's photo-of-the-day is from Puerto Lapice in the province of La Mancha, Spain. Don Quixote is a fictional character, created by Miguel de Cervantes, who mentions the real town of Puerto Lapice by name in his classic novel. The modern town has capitalized on that fact. It's not big, but it's all about the Man of La Mancha.

A bonus photo is after the jump.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

POTD: Olives Everywhere. And Bull.

"Olive groves extend
All across central Spain's land,
Liquid gold abounds."


—h/t ChatGPT
From 2023 09 15 Toledo

Today's photo-of-the-day is from central Spain, where olive groves are everywhere. We've already covered this agricultural fact in our photo-of-the-day near Seville in southern Spain, but the country is the world's largest exporter of olive oil. In 2022, 43% of the world's exports came from Spain. And that's no bull.

A bonus photo is after the jump.