Tag Archives: Stanley Kubrick

Uncanny valley

The short story is that I’ve been doubling down on the really artsy-fartsy stuff recently, which I’ve found has eaten away a lot of the time, effort and inclination that has gone towards blogging. I hope that eventually a new … Continue reading

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Things visible and invisible

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has become so iconic and cemented in its status as a classic that it’s easy to forget that it originally opened to very mixed reviews, with as many critics finding it a pretentious mess … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes (13/3/2015)

1 Over the course of 2014 I read throuh Hayao Miyazaki’s manga, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. Strangely, I failed to mention this here. Anyway, it was interesting to see Miyazaki operating in the realm of soft sci-fi. … Continue reading

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