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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5700 on: November 12, 2009, 09:23:42 AM »
That's super cool Bill

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5701 on: November 12, 2009, 09:45:47 AM »

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5702 on: November 12, 2009, 09:52:26 AM »
Thanks all, and I did some digging, and it turns out he's a film and media professor, and the school is St. Bede's Senior School, a boarding school in England. Apparently it's a very well known school, and I'm surprised to say that besides me he's only referenced a couple of other reviews, with the only major name being a review by Kermode. For the Il Conformista paper he's offering bonus points to any of his students who "can present and then analyze" my position on the film. I don't usually toot my own horn, but this is pretty darn cool.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5703 on: November 12, 2009, 09:57:08 AM »
That the waiting line to request Caligula from my public library is 45 people long.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5704 on: November 12, 2009, 10:13:53 AM »
Wow Bill, that's really damn cool!
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5705 on: November 12, 2009, 10:16:05 AM »
There's a film professor in the UK, Richard Williams, who has created a blog to help coordinate and teach his students outside of the classroom. Apparently he likes my writing because he has already borrowed a couple of images from me and in one of his recent assignments he highlighted my Il Conformista review as "a critical source with valuable insight into the film that could/should be used as a source."

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5706 on: November 12, 2009, 11:20:53 AM »
what the garage band program is and what it does.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5707 on: November 12, 2009, 11:28:59 AM »
what the garage band program is and what it does.

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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5708 on: November 12, 2009, 11:36:43 AM »
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[...] The percentage saying the Bible is the actual, literal word of God has remained in a relatively narrow range between 27% and 35% across this time period (16 years), with the average being 31%. [...]
http://www.gallup.com/poll/27682/onethird-americans-believe-bible-literally-true.aspx

Whatever "literal" means.  I believe it is "literal", but that doesn't mean I believe it doesn't have contradictions.  I don't like the three options Gallup gave.  Pah.
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Re: What I Learned Today
« Reply #5709 on: November 12, 2009, 11:49:19 AM »
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[...] The percentage saying the Bible is the actual, literal word of God has remained in a relatively narrow range between 27% and 35% across this time period (16 years), with the average being 31%. [...]
http://www.gallup.com/poll/27682/onethird-americans-believe-bible-literally-true.aspx

Whatever "literal" means.  I believe it is "literal", but that doesn't mean I believe it doesn't have contradictions.  I don't like the three options Gallup gave.  Pah.

That is a very interpretive question. I guess for most people it is read as "the Bible is 100% true and accurate and everything in it should be followed as gospel". In that sense I can see how the number would be smaller; 20-30%.