Quentin Tarantino Early life Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1963. He is the son of actor and amateur musician Tony Tarantino and nurse Connie McHugh. He has a younger half-brother named Ron. Tarantino grew bored with the James Best Acting School and left after two years, although he kept in touch with all of his acting friends. He then landed a job which threatened to interfere with his long-term acting ambitions. As an employee of Video Archives, a now-defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach, he and fellow movie enthusiasts (including Roger Avary) discussed cinema and customer video recommendations at length. He paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent and has cited that experience as inspiration for his directorial career. Tarantino has been quoted as saying: "When people ask me if I went to film school I tell them 'no, I went to films.
Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between. When you read in the New York Times that professional couples with children are moving into small one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan and sleeping in closets, perhaps this stuff could be useful. Les Beatles, Gainsbourg, Nancy Sinatra… aux débuts des hippies Comment la télévision parlait de musique en 1966 ? Cet été, Rue89 et l’INA exhument concerts, reportages et autres perles cathodiques. Année 1966 : le 29 août, à San Fransisco, les Beatles donnent leur dernier concert entre les grillages. C’est le temps de l’émergence hippie. De la Révolution culturelle et des gardes rouges dont Mao porte le brassard en ce même mois d’août.
Academy Award for Best Original Song - Wikipedia, the free encyc The Academy Award for Best Original Song is one of the awards given annually to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is presented to the songwriters who have composed the best original song written specifically for a film. The performers of a song are not credited with the Academy Award unless they contributed either to music, lyrics or both in their own right. The award category was introduced at the 7th Academy Awards, the ceremony honoring the best in film for 1934. Nominations are made by Academy members who are songwriters and composers, and the winners are chosen by the Academy membership as a whole.
Facebook shares some secrets on making MySQL scale — Cloud Computing News When you’re storing every transaction for 800 million users and handling more than 60 million queries per second, your database environment had better be something special. Many readers might see these numbers and think NoSQL, but Facebook held a Tech Talk on Monday night explaining how it built a MySQL (s orcl) environment capable of handling everything the company needs in terms of scale, performance and availability. Over the summer, I reported on Michael Stonebraker’s stance that Facebook is trapped in a MySQL “fate worse than death” because of its reliance on an outdated database paired with a complex sharding and caching strategy (read the comments and this follow-up post for a bevy of opinions on the validity of Stonebraker’s stance on SQL).
Western Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le western est un genre cinématographique dont l'action se déroule généralement en Amérique du Nord lors de la conquête de l'Ouest dans les dernières décennies du XIXe siècle. Il apparaît dès l'invention du cinématographe en 1895, en filiation directe avec la littérature et la peinture prenant pour sujet l'Ouest sauvage américain. Il connait son apogée aux États-Unis au milieu du XXe siècle avec l'âge d'or des studios hollywoodiens, avant d'être réinventé par les cinéastes européens dans les années 1960.
Frightening Proximity of the Past WWII Photo Collages by Sergey Larenkov Sergey Larenkov is a talented Russian photographer that took some old WWII pictures and combined them with perspective-matching photos that were taken nowadays. This simple technique brings awesome results by creating original time portals that help us to see the World War II from the different angle. Here you’ll see some absolutely legendary photos that are contextually mixed up with the present days captured in one single composition. At first it looks like WWII ghosts appeared at the streets of St.
L'Affaire Thomas Crown (film, 1968) Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. L'Affaire Thomas Crown (The Thomas Crown Affair) est un film américain réalisé et produit par Norman Jewison, sorti en 1968. Les rôles principaux sont Steve McQueen et Faye Dunaway. Le film reçut deux nominations aux Oscars et gagne celui de la meilleure bande originale avec la chanson de Michel Legrand The Windmills of Your Mind. Un remake est sorti en 1999. Thomas Crown, un millionnaire divorcé, estime que sa vie d'homme riche ne lui procure plus aucune satisfaction. Noetic Sciences - Noetic Science What is Noetic Science? It will soon have millions of followers, so it pays to have it on your radar. The Institute of Noetic Sciences defines it this way: The word “noetic” comes from the ancient Greek nous, for which there is no exact equivalent in English. It refers to “inner knowing,” a kind of intuitive consciousness—direct and immediate access to knowledge beyond what is available to our normal senses and the power of reason. What are ‘Noetic Sciences’?