Saturday, January 23, 2021

Google is breaking Blogger. Is it long for this world?

Why You Should Start Your Blog on Blogger

Google has canned the 'quick edit' facility on blog posts. This is insanity. 

Labels for blog posts are no longer functional. WTF?

And Google no longer lists Blogger in its drop-down menu of 'Google Apps'. Uh-oh.

Update Feb 2021: Google has restored the 'quick edit' facility, labels seem to be working again, and Blogger is back in the Google Apps menu! A responsive mega-corporation (or just a sane one?); who would have thunk it?

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Some Lockdown Viewing

Have enjoyed Mrs America, Varda's One Sings, The Other Doesn't (1977), Prevenge (2016) (and its antecedent, Crimes Without Passion (1934)), and Screaming Mimi (1958). Have been disappointed by a bunch of quite highly praised 2010s films: Obvious Child (2014), Slow West (2015), Victoria (2016). Recent films that were poor: Emma., Underwater, Birds of Prey, the latter two of which I'd describe as ill-conceived & incompetent.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Concorde Blu-ray Brown-arama

Does anyone like or otherwise appreciate the uniform, brown hue of the latest Blu-ray (from Concorde) of Dogville? Here's a typical frame from the dvd:
I didn't see Dogville on release at a movie theater, but the blinding white of backdrops & the silvery, shot-on-digital-video look of the dvd image always seemed right to me & to correspond to the very Brechtian, stage-set strategy of the film.
Now compare the dipped-in-brown, Concorde Blu-ray version of the same frame:

I find this strange and, finally, unendurable: for me Dogville isn't worth watching when it's color-mangled like this. What does everyone else think?