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« #150 : June 23, 2016, 10:16:11 PM »

Wowwww - BBC is forecasting that Britain will keave the UK (52-48) , a big surprise; earlier one of the leaders of the Brexit push had said he thought they'd lost.

The pound is in a free-fall against the dollar. (Worldwide markets in general are falling, actually.)

Definitely compare prices between the UK and German Amazons including shipping.

I am no investor, don't take any investment advice from me. The pound could fall further in a week. But that thought occurred to me, if I'm going to buy stuff from a foreign site, UK may be the way to go


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« #151 : June 24, 2016, 12:37:22 AM »

Good idea, I just did it. I'm afraid I took the last copy from the UK website.



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« #152 : June 24, 2016, 07:27:49 AM »

Good idea, I just did it. I'm afraid I took the last copy from the UK website.


I think the site has been saying "one copy left" for quite some time. I don't think it means anything.


So, who knows how much further the pound may fall?? Maybe I should buy pounds and hold them for a while  ;) Currency trading fascinates me (I've never done it) but sounds incredibly risky  ;)




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« #153 : June 24, 2016, 07:38:29 AM »

Markets are sinking http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FINANCIAL_MARKETS_ASOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-24-10-26-41



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« #154 : June 24, 2016, 12:36:33 PM »

Just for the hell of it, I just compared the UK and German Amazon sites, and checked the currency conversions on Google:

At 3:32 p.m New York time on Friday:
The book cost 51.02 pounds on the UK site, which equals $69.67.
On the German site, it costs 64.95 euros, which at the moment equals $72.73.

(I did not compare shipping costs.)


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« #155 : June 24, 2016, 10:14:59 PM »

Peter, how was the conference at the University of Bradford (UK)? I noticed you were one of the invited speakers.

http://www.bradford.ac.uk/ei/media-design-technology/film-and-media/current-thinking-on-the-western-3/

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« #156 : June 26, 2016, 03:42:43 AM »

Peter, how was the conference at the University of Bradford (UK)? I noticed you were one of the invited speakers.

http://www.bradford.ac.uk/ei/media-design-technology/film-and-media/current-thinking-on-the-western-3/

I really enjoyed the meeting, which was well organized by Lee Broughton and Mark Goodall. It was particularly interesting to see how film academics present their work. They tend to use quite figurative language and lots of jargon, like hypermasculine, anti-hero, tropes etc. The presentations, or "papers" as they are termed, were really fascinating, although I thought that the analogy bewteen Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" (1975) and a Western was pushing things.

It was great to catch up with Alison McInnes and Ulrich Bruckner, who had hardly changed since we met in Almeria, 2004, when Mario Marsili made his film, "Per un pugno di Sogni" - a tribute to Italian Westerns and Italian Western directors.

I had the privilege of meeting Christopher Frayling. He has an impressive, encylopedic knowledge of film and film makers. I was most impressed by his down-to-earthness, despite his prominence in the field.

One of the highlights of the meeting was Alex Cox's presentation, which was basically the history of Westerns.

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« #157 : June 26, 2016, 07:03:02 AM »

Sounds great!

Do you know if the video will be available online?

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« #158 : June 26, 2016, 09:56:40 AM »

Glad to know intellectuals still find the Italian Western genre worthy of analysis and discussion after all these years.


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« #159 : June 26, 2016, 10:24:38 AM »

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« #160 : June 26, 2016, 10:45:11 AM »

One of the highlights of the meeting was Alex Cox's presentation, which was basically the history of Westerns.
I'm guessing he didn't start with The Odyssey or The Aeneid or made any mention of Middle Age romances. Still, even an incomplete account would be interesting. I hope he is publishing this.



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« #161 : June 26, 2016, 07:27:56 PM »

They tend to use quite figurative language and lots of jargon, like hypermasculine, anti-hero, tropes etc.

It's weird isn't it? Some academic disciplines need specific terminology because they quite simply need to refer to concepts that no-one else ever really thinks about so don't know the words, and yet other disciplines just seem to use it for style when they could perfectly well write it in a more accessible manner. I'm thinking of the difference say between Frayling's "Spaghetti Westerns" book and his Leone biography; the latter is so much more readable, yet certainly no less scholarly.

One of the highlights of the meeting was Alex Cox's presentation, which was basically the history of Westerns.

Did he mention anything about "Tombstone Rashomon"?



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« #162 : June 27, 2016, 12:24:58 AM »

Sounds great!

Do you know if the video will be available online?

I don't think that it is available online. It may be possible to get a copy via Mario Marsili. I think he is now living in Arizona (?).

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« #163 : June 27, 2016, 05:06:16 AM »

Uh, oh. Both amazon.co.uk and amazon.de are showing no stock. Peter?



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« #164 : June 27, 2016, 06:01:36 AM »

I don't think that it is available online. It may be possible to get a copy via Mario Marsili. I think he is now living in Arizona (?).

I remember Mario Marsili did a couple of great SW interviews. Most notably these two with Sollima:

http://website.lineone.net/~braithwaitej/mainsite/overview/nighteagle/nighteagle.htm

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