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Links for January 27th, 2008

In Too lazy to assign a category on January 27, 2008 at 6:17 pm

iA Web Trend Map 2008
clickable html version of almost 300 of the most influential and successful websites, pinned down to the greater Tokyo-area train map
(tags: web2.0 trend reference mlf)

Information Architects Japan – Web Trend Map 2008 Beta
(tags: web2.0 reference trend mlf)

Information Architects Japan
(tags: webdesign usability mlf)

Amazing Story (Kanzen-naru shiiku: Onna rihatsushi no koi)
(tags: movies want-to-see mlf)


      

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Want to see: Amazing Story

In Too lazy to assign a category on January 27, 2008 at 4:06 pm
Again, Kobayashi takes us along to a snow-covered Hokkaido, where this time a man kidnaps the hairdresser of a small town. Not a thriller, but a lightly erotic drama about loneliness.

Because of the desolate landscape, Kobayashi chose snow-covered Hokkaido (the most northern island of Japan) as the setting for Amazing Story, a light-erotic drama about a lonely man, Kenji, who kidnaps the woman of his dreams. The woman is Harumi, a hairdresser in the deserted town where Kenji has just arrived. It's never really busy in her business. Harumi's husband is a gambling addict and spends all Harumi's money. Maybe that's why Harumi doesn't try very hard to escape when Kenji kidnaps her. His concern about her and his boundless worship probably help, too. Something strange and beautiful blossoms between the kidnapper and his victim, but can this be the basis of a long and happy encounter?

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Links for January 25th, 2008

In Too lazy to assign a category on January 25, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Webrichtlijnen voor de overheid – Overheid.nl
De Nederlandse overheid heeft deze internationale standaarden handzaam samengebracht in een kwaliteitsmodel, genaamd de Webrichtlijnen. Het omvat 125 kwaliteitseisen om te komen tot betere overheidswebsites.
(tags: webdesign standards accessibility design usability mlf)

Guidelines for the accessibility and sustainability of government websites – Overheid.nl
The Netherlands government has brought these international standards together in a quality model called the Web Guidelines. They include 125 quality requirements in order to achieve better government websites.
(tags: webdesign standards accessibility design usability mlf)

Lust, Caution
(tags: erotica movies mlf)    
   

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Links for January 21st, 2008

In Too lazy to assign a category on January 21, 2008 at 6:17 pm

The Books of “The Pillow Book”
These are the inscriptions written in the bodies of Peter Greenaway’s “The Pillow Book”.
(tags: movies literature mlf)

The Tale of Genji
This site aims to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of The Tale of Genji – the 11th Century Japanese classic written by a Heian court lady known as Murasaki Shikibu.
(tags: japan literature travel mlf)

This is What A Police State Looks Like
(tags: activism democracy society politics culture mlf)


      

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Vox Hunt: It Came From the 80’s

In Too lazy to assign a category on December 28, 2006 at 10:39 pm

Show us something from the 80's.

Brooke Shields played in The Blue Lagoon (view trailer), with Christopher Atkins. At that time I was 11 years old and I had a crush on a boy that had blond curls, just like Christopher, who was about 5 years older than me. Of course, he had no interest in an 11 year old and I wrote pages and pages about him in my diary, untill he was replaced by someone else. About 3 years later I took dancing lessons with his nephew, who was a math geek and nowhere nearly as cute. I did get to kiss him (the cute guy, not the geek nephew) years later.

I also vividly remember Grease (1978), Flashdance (1983), Footloose (1984), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), The Color Purple (1985), Out of Africa (1985), Back to the Future (1985), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Ferris Bueller's day off (1986), Goodmorning, Vietnam (1987), Rain Man (1988), Coming to America (1988), Driving Miss Daisy (1989) and Batman (1989).

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The English Patient

In Too lazy to assign a category on December 22, 2006 at 8:40 pm

We die. We die rich of lovers and tribes, tastes we have swallowed, bodies we have entered and swum up like rivers, fears we have hidden in, like this wretched cave. I want all this marked on my body. We are the real countries, not the boundaries drawn on maps, the names of powerful men. I know you will come and carry me out into the palace of winds…..That is all I've ever wanted, to walk in such a place with you, with friends, an earth without maps.

 – Katherine from The English Patient

(source: Sarah Finley)

Issues of nationality pervade almost every facet of the story and ensnare the movement toward fulfillment and liberation. The crushing irony of the film–namely, that Almásy is Hungarian, not English–is profoundly invested in the impossibility of transcending barriers of nationality. Although love operates as a universal and unifying force, it cannot alter the inexorable forces of nationalism that send the plot spiraling into high tragedy. When Almásy emerges from three days of walking through the desert, he blurts out to the British officers his name: Count László de Almásy. Branded a German, he is knocked unconscious and shackled, leaving Katharine to suffer a lingering death in the cave. At its core, the tragedy of Katharine's death stems from the ill-luck of his German-sounding surname.

Dying in the cave, Katharine writes, "I know someday you will carry me out into the palace of winds. That's all I've wanted, to walk in such a place with you, with friends, an earth without maps." Katharine's final thoughts linger on her aversion to the political boundaries which divide the world. Her death becomes an escape from these distinctions as she is swept into the liberating vastness of the winds, immersed in the sublime love of Almásy. The camera fades into a sweeping pan of the desert landscape, unmarred by the political boundaries constructed by man.

(source: Wikipedia)

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