24 April 2015
“In my heart/Is the seed of the tree/Which will be me.”
- Leonard Nimoy, “A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life” -
Science Fiction and Action Adventure film affect most all Americans in some way or another. Taking a look at the highest grossing films of past years, films from the Transformers, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Harry Potter franchises place high on the list. Indeed, these two genres, more often than not in overlap, represent the most widely explored and financially viable forms of filmmaking in existence today.
It makes sense, then, that the characters of such works would become beloved symbols of American culture, pervasive to all who have lived for even a few years somewhere…Read more >
This man seems to a certain degree to know what he is talking about - but he loses a lot of points for his style. His paragraphs are large and blocky, and they would benefit much from being broken up into individual sections. His grammar is solid, but he seems to lack an understanding of the key mechanics of punctuation.
That being said, he still makes effective points about the rights of people to use drones freely. Particularly when he compares posting videos that violate drone regulations to posting videos that violate copyright - the former, according to him, are regularly and without hesitation noted to those in charge of regulating them, while the latter are often ignored and inconsistently taken down if they are taken down at all. …Read more >
As morbid as this is going to sound (I mean, it's pretty morbid) I've always been really fascinated with Chernobyl. The concept of a whole abandoned town in the wake of man's folly? Beautiful. The below video combines "handheld" and drone footage of the city of Pripyat near Chernobyl. I noticed in it that they didn't ever get close to the "coffin", which is the name for the concrete container built around the 3rd reactor of the power plant - you can see the top of it and some of the smokestacks in a few shots. I wonder if there are regulations?
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Nicholas Atanasio GLED 101 20 March, 2015
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
- United States Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776 -
The question of when a government has forced its powers too far is one that concerns all of humankind. Since the dawn of the species, man has been blessed with an insatiable desire to feel free, and such balance between freedom from opp…Read more >
Here concludes a trilogy of fantastic episodes that really hyped up the mystery. That slammed their metaphorical hands down on the table in front of them and made sure everybody watching knew this show was going to be a mystery show. In the context of modern television, this was actually a bit of a "risky" move, so to speak. I mean, drama shows as serious storytelling medium were still a young concept in the medium of film. In addition to that, such a mystery show that brought up questions as LOST did had never been done before. It was new to audiences, and seems like it would be something less likely to work, like it should have failed.
But it didn't.
I will say that this episode seems a bit less . . . plot heavy when compared to other e…Read more >