Sun, 8 July 2012
Film Noir duo Clute and Edwards Out of the Past take a deep and meaningful look at The Killing, directed by Stanley Kubrick - and it's compared with Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs – in the filming techniques, plot and narrative construction. Kubrick's careful composition of every shot shows his deep sympathy for noir tradition but to it he adds a non-linear narrative and omniscient voice-over and inventive sound design which guide the viewer through the non-linear tale. Is the most powerful force in this noir universe one of self-determination or fate?
And our cognitive abilities are further stimulated with the BBC's History of the Brain, Episode 7 is subtitled Mind the Gap and focuses on how the microscope allowed neurologists to detail the structure of brain cells. Sigmund Freud had hoped his gold chloride staining method would revolutionise brain research but in fact Camillo Golgi's La Reazione Nero ilver nitrate technique enabled brain scientists to see the cell composition more clearly.
And ending with a nice trip out on the boat - and doesn't she look great! Libby Purves from Yachting Monthly tells us how not to fret about mishaps.
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