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"If you look carefully at that montage in The Parallax View — the “screen test” where they show Warren Beatty a montage of images with titles like MOTHER, LOVE, ENEMY, GOD, HOME to see if he’s got what it takes to be an all-star psychopath assassin — you’re going to find an image of me, cuddling naked with an up-and-coming-soon-to-be-B-list TV star named Ben Murphy."

And so begins a heck of a flow of prose, in HILOWBROW's excellent round-up of 70s thrillers. The whole piece just keeps accelerating to its inevitable conclusion. "It only looks like a conspiracy if you're a detective".
theparallaxview  writing  conspiracy  movies  style 
28 days ago by infovore
“It Appears My Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds” « RRoD
"I suppose the point I was driving to that I let myself get derailed from is that all these trends in western cinema developed over time. It moved in eras of film, from the silent film, to the beginning of the talkies, to the pulp westerns, to their revival with Stagecoach and the classical period of westerns, to the revisionist and spaghetti westerns to the brooding psychological westerns of today. What RDR fails to pick up on is that these are all products not only of the time they were set, but the time they were made." This is a good post on one of my problems with the (generally very good) Red Dead Redemption: rather than trying to be *a* Western, it tries to ape *all* Westerns, and thus is all over the place tonally. Better examples in the full body - worth a read.
games  westerns  reddeadredemption  style  tone 
june 2010 by infovore
Programming Books, part 2: The Elements of Programming Style « The Reinvigorated Programmer
"I keep coming back to EoPS (I am re-reading it as I write this) because it’s short, it’s easy reading, it’s funny, and much of its advice is timeless.  In a way, you could say its age is even a plus-point, because it makes it obvious which of the rules are of their time and which are fundamental." Sounds great.
programming  bestpractices  style  books  reference 
april 2010 by infovore
the impossible cool.
Mainly for the photography, I think; iconic images of icons, by and large, and some nice curveballs from time to time.
photography  fashion  style  icons  blackandwhite 
july 2009 by infovore
For Whiskey, Everything in Its Place - The Pour Blog -
"...after careful consideration [the editors in charge of style guidelines at the NYT] decided to alter our style. As of now, the spelling whisky will be used not only for Scotch but for Canadian liquor as well. The spelling whiskey will be used for all appropriate liquors from other sources." As it should be.
writing  language  nyt  journalism  whisky  english  style  spelling 
february 2009 by infovore
I.D. - Down with Innovation
Not quite sure what point Poynor's trying to make; in many ways, his list of examples at the end really is a list of design thinking examples - architecture, engineering, etc, seen with a design hat on. Lots of statements I'm uncomfortable with in this.
rickpoynor  design  designthinking  innovation  engineering  essay  article  style 
april 2008 by infovore » The editing pass
"Anything worth writing is worth re-writing. This applies to code as well as prose."
code  programming  editing  style  refactoring 
october 2007 by infovore
The Elements of JavaScript Style
"Programming is difficult. At its core, it is about managing complexity. Computer programs are the most complex things that humans make. Quality is a illusive and elusive." Crockford on Javascript Style - almost certainly essential.
javascript  programming  style  guide 
september 2007 by infovore
Last Exit to Nowhere
Awesome, awesome T-shirts. Want a Weyland-Yutani one. And a Tyrrell Corp one.
tshirts  clothing  shopping  movies  style 
august 2007 by infovore

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