Friday, March 05, 2010

ACQUISITIONS 6

reading
Syntagma Of The Evidences Of The Christian Religion - Rev. Robert Taylor
Counting Sheep - Paul Martin
The Secret Of Scent - Luca Turin

listening
Yesterday You Said Tomorrow - Christian Scott
Perche quelle strane gocce di sangue sul corpo di Jennifer? - Bruno Nicolai
Il profumo della signora en nero - Nicola Povani

viewing
The Divine Horsemen
Swansea Love Story
The Spirit Of Haiti

ACQUISITIONS 5
ACQUISITIONS 4
ACQUISITIONS 3
ACQUISITIONS 2
ACQUISITIONS 1

8 comments:

_Black_Acrylic said...

I saw Swansea Love Story this week. Brilliant film, really touching. Divine Horsemen is now duly added to my DVD rental list!

Alan.. said...

Is that Rev Robert Taylor book worth searching out? The review on amazon makes it sound extremely interesting.

I recently finished The Monster Of Florence, which was recommended in the comments section of this blog. It was an incredible read.

It seems astonishing that such events took place in a modern European country. And just as shocking is how the Amanda Knox trial was reported in this country. Apparently absolutely no actual journalism took place, and our news outlets were happy to simply reprint the nonsense passed on from the Italian justice system.

I should pass my gratitude on to the fellow who recommended that book. It was a real eye opener.

William Bennett said...

Rev. Taylor's books are extremely interesting: before Syntagma... probably better to start with The Diegesis or The Devil's Pulpit, and maybe something contemporary to contextualise it all

Alan.. said...

Here is a viewing recommendation that you might be interested in if you haven't already seen it, it is well worth watching while it's still on the iplayer for free.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r06j5/Storyville_20092010_Your_Fathers_Murderer_A_Letter_To_Zachary/

I would skip the synopsis, as it lessens the effectiveness of the film.

train said...

watch divine horsmen with slight blur filter over it, very hypnotic.

Abby said...

Did you like The Secret of Scent? I read The Emperor of Scent on the recommendation of my taxidermy boss. Such a great story about science, an unfortunately rare occurrence. Last time I checked the literature, the debate between the shape and vibration theories had not been resolved.
xo,
A

William Bennett said...

I've only skimmed it so far, Abby, tracing the efforts to understand scent is fascinating - and Turin, a perfume obsessive, claims to have cracked the code of smell

Jeff said...

smells

http://improbable.com/2007/04/06/old-joan-and-the-sniff-test/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19125586.300-device-records-smells-to-play-back-later.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-393075/Smellophone-nose-own.html

http://www.ad-hoc-news.de/dgap-news-convisual-ag-scent-on-mobile-phones-isi--/de/Unternehmensnachrichten/16593946

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/28284679/GT1/43001/