A young woman enjoying at the fair in Battersea Park, London, England, 1955.
Photographed by Carl Sutton.
A young woman enjoying at the fair in Battersea Park, London, England, 1955.
Photographed by Carl Sutton.
Carl Sutton. English Showers: A rainy day in England, 1955.
Carl Grimes part. 3
Was in my home and stole some numbers!
She Man was in my house and stole some numbers off of my social security card
Karoly Nyakas my father!
Pretty cool. Love all the Kirby dots. I can see how this would have blown minds in ‘82.
Title Casino Year 1995 Director Martin Scorsese Genre Drama, Crime, Biography
Casino Film Nicky
Plot – Sam 'Ace' Rothstein has moved too quickly in the ranks of the Mafia because of his incredible intuition. In 1973 he’s at the head of four casinos in Las Vegas, completely legal if it wasn’t for the part of income that regularly goes into the 'godfathers' pockets, not talking about the fact that Ace doesn't have the license for the activity. Business is going very well and Sam now rules an empire, but he makes two mistakes. First, he decide to marry Ginger, a beautiful unscrupulous player addicted to alcohol, drugs and in love with another man. Secondly, he allows his old friend Nicky, an hysterical killer, to operate in the casino. The dangerous triangle brings to self-destruction.
All actors – Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles, Alan King, Kevin Pollak, L.Q. Jones, Dick Smothers, Frank Vincent, John Bloom, Pasquale Cajano, Melissa Prophet, Bill Allison, Vinny Vella, Philip Suriano, Erika von Tagen, Frankie Avalon, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Jerry Vale, Joseph Rigano, Catherine Scorsese, Oscar Goodman, Gene Ruffini, Dominick Grieco, Richard Amalfitano, Richard F. Strafella, Casper Molee, David Leavitt, Peter Conti, Cathy Scorsese, Steve Vignari, Rick Crachy, Larry E. Nadler, Paul Herman, Salvatore Petrillo, Joey DePinto, Heidi Keller, Millicent Sheridan, Nobu Matsuhisa, Toru Nagai, Charlene Hunter, Dom Angelo, Joe Molinaro, Ali Pirouzkar, Frankie J. Allison, Jeff Scott Anderson, Jennifer M. Abbott, Frank Washko Jr., Christian A. Azzinaro, Robert C. Tetzlaff, Anthony Russell, Carol Wilson, Joe Lacoco, John Manca, Ronald Maccone, Buck Stephens, Joseph P. Reidy, Joe La Due, Fred Smith, Sonny D'Angelo, Greg Anderson, Stuart Nisbet, Tommy DeVito, Frank Adonis, Joseph Bono, Craig Vincent, Daniel P. Conte, Paul Dottore, Richard T. Smith, David Rose, Jonathan Kraft, Michael McKensie Pratt, Patti James, Ruth Gillis, Carol Cardwell, Dean Casper, Nan Brennan, Karyn Amalfitano, C.C. Carr, David Varriale, Darla House, Carol Krolick, Frank Regich, Herb Schwartz, Max Raven, Clem Caserta, Jed Mills, Janet Denti, Cameron Milzer, Leain Vashon, Jim Morgan Williams, Brian Le Baron, Mortiki Yerushalmi, Mufid M. Khoury, Khosrow Abrishami, Richard Riehle, Mike Maines, Bobby Hitt, Shellee Renee, Alfred Nittoli, Carl Ciarfalio, Jack Orend, Linda Perri, Ffolliott Le Coque, J. Charles Thompson, Michael Paskevich, Mike Weatherford, Eric Randall, Gwen Castaldi, Brian Reddy, Roy Conrad, Mike Bradley, Dave Courvoisier, George Comando, Andy Jarrell, Robert B. Sidell, Tyde Kierney, Paige Novodor, Claudia Haro, Sasha Semenoff, Gil Dova, George W. Allf, Madeline Parquette, Nick Mazzola, Jed L. Hansen, Gino Bertin, Mitch Kolpan, Csaba Maczala, Peter Sugden, Rudy Guerrero, Randy Sutton, Jeff Corbin, Sly Smith, Joe Anastasi, F. Marcus Casper, Jeffery Azzinaro, Richard Wagner, Carrie Cipollini, Loren Stevens, Gary C. Rainey, David Arcerio, Haven Earle Haley, Sam Wilson, Michael Toney, , Jeff Burbank, Phillip V. Caruso, Earl Chaney, Frank Cullotta, Billy Gilbride, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Andrea Kelly, Walter Ludwig, Bobbie Paulson, Bob Pepper, Steve Schirripa, Charles Scorsese, Constance Tillotson, Dick Warlock
Casino Movie Nicky
Great memorable quotes and script exchanges from the Casino movie on Quotes.net. Nicky Santoro: A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes. But you gotta do it right. I mean, you gotta have the hole already dug before you show up with a package in the trunk. Gus lotsis obituary. Otherwise, you're talking about a half-hour to. Unlike his other Mafia movies ('Mean Streets' and 'GoodFellas'), Scorsese's 'Casino' is as concerned with history as with plot and character.The city of Las Vegas is his subject, and he shows how it permitted people like Ace, Ginger and Nicky to flourish, and then spit them out, because the Vegas machine is too profitable and powerful to allow anyone to slow its operation. 1 resultsany time.
Casino Movie Nicky Santoro
“Now you're insulting my intelligence; what you think I am, a fuckin' idiot? You know goddamn well that someone had to get into those machines and set those fuckin' reels. The probability of one four-reel machine is a million and a half to one; the probability of three machines in a row; it's in the billions! It cannot happen, would not happen,..” (continue)(continue reading)Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“It should have been perfect. I mean he had me, Nicky Santoro, his best friend watching his ass. And he had Ginger, the woman he loved on his arm. But in the end, we fucked it all up. It should have been so sweet, too. But it turned out to be the last time that street guys like us were ever given anything that fuckin' valuable again.”Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
“No matter how big a guy might be, Nicky would take him on. You beat Nicky with fists, he comes back with a bat. You beat him with a knife, he comes back with a gun. And if you beat him with a gun, you better kill him, because he'll keep comin' back and back until one of you is dead.” Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“It just didn't sink into his head what the Black Book is and what it meant, being banned from every casino is just one thing but being in this book gets you into the brains of every cop and FBI agent in the state, I mean you're listed in there with Al Capone, but Nicky didn't care.” Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“In Vegas, everybody's gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift bosses are watching the pit bosses. The casino manager is watching the shift..” (continue)(continue reading) Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“The little guy. He wouldn't be fucking the Jew's wife, would he?” - Remo Gaggi
“After the Teamsters got knocked out of the box, the corporations tore down practically every one of the old casinos. And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds. But in the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners, and I could still make money for all kinds of people back home. And why mess..” (continue)(continue reading)Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“Listen to me very carefully. There are three ways of doing things around here: the right way, the wrong way, and the way that I do it. You understand?”Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
- Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: Three fuckin' jackpots in 20 minutes? Why didn't you pull the machines? Why didn't you call me? - Don Ward: Well, it happened so quick, 3 guys won; I didn't have a chance.. - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: You didn't see the scam? You didn't see what was going on? - Don Ward: Well, there's no way to determine that.. - Sam 'Ace'.. (continue)(continue reading) Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein - Don Ward
- Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: From now on, I want you to put an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin.. an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin. - Baker: Do you know how long that's going to take? - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: I don't care how long it takes. Put an equal amount in each muffin.Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein - Baker
“This is the end result of all the bright lights, and the comp trips, and all the champagne, and free hotel suites, and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.” Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“Before I ever ran a casino or got myself blown up, Ace Rothstein was a hell of a handicapper, I can tell you that. I was so good that when I bet, I can change the odds for every bookmaker in the country. I'm serious. I had it down so cold that I was given paradise on earth. I was given one of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas to run: The Tangiers..” (continue)(continue reading) Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“Nicky's methods of betting weren't scientific, but they worked. When he won, he collected. When he lost, he told the bookies to go fuck themselves. I mean, what were they going to do, muscle Nicky? Nicky was the muscle.” Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“If a guy fucking tripped over a banana peel, they'd bring me in for it.”Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
- Senator: You were wandering around. You were in the.. you were in the building. - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: I was in the building? You know damn well I was at that dinner, and you swore to me I would have a fair hearing. Did you not? Did you not? Well, tell me I was at least at the dinner. Allow me that much. Give me that much at least! - Senator:.. (continue)(continue reading) - Senator Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
- Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: You know, I don't know if I could do this even if I wanted to. The Gaming Commission would never give me a license. I have at least two dozen gambling and bookmaking pinches on me. - Andy Stone: You don't have to have a license to work in a casino. All you gotta do is apply for one. The state law says you can work in a.. (continue)(continue reading) Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein Alan King - Andy Stone
“There's three ways to do things, the right way, the wrong way and the way that I do it.” Robert De Niro
“In the casino, the cardinal rule is to keep them playing and to keep them coming back. The longer they play, the more they lose, and in the end, we get it all.” Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
“- Vinny Forlano: He won't talk. Stone is a good kid. Stand-up guy, just like his old man. That's the way I see it. - Vincent Borelli: I agree. He's solid. A fuckin' Marine. - Americo Capelli: He's okay. He always was. Remo, what do you think? - Remo Gaggi: Look.. why take a chance? At least, that's the way I feel about it.” - Vinny Forlano - Vincent Borelli - Americo Capelli - Remo Gaggi
“I think in all fairness, I should explain to you exactly what it is that I do. For instance tomorrow morning I'll get up nice and early, take a walk down over to the bank and.. walk in and see and, uh.. if you don't have my money for me, I'll.. crack your fuckin' head wide-open in front of everybody in the bank. And just about the time that..” (continue)(continue reading)Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
“The town will never be the same. After the Tangiers, the big corporations took it all over. Today it looks like Disneyland. And while the kids play cardboard pirates, Mommy and Daddy drop the house payments and Junior's collegemoney on the poker slots. In the old days, dealers knew your name, what you drank, what you played. Today, it's like..” (continue)(continue reading)Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
- Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: I'm firing you. No, I'm not firing, I'm firing you, ya.. - Don Ward: You might regret this, Mr. Rothstein. - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: I'll regret it even more if I keep you on. - Don Ward: This is not the way to treat people. - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: Listen, if you didn't know you were being scammed you're too fuckin' dumb to.. (continue)(continue reading)Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein - Don Ward
“This guy could fuck up a cup of coffee.”Joe Pesci - Nicky Santoro
“When you love someone, you've gotta trust them. There's no other way. You've got to give them the key to everything that's yours. Otherwise, what's the point? And for a while, I believed, that's the kind of love I had.” Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein
- Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: So you're a righty? - Signaller: Yeah. - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein: Now you're gonna have to learn with your left hand.Robert De Niro - Sam 'Ace' Rothstein - Signaller
Casino Movie Nicky And Ginger
The contents of someone’s bookcase are part of their history, like an ancestral portrait. –Umberto Eco
The world is about to change with Biden and Harris in office. It is great to have Harris in there. More women in power is so important. Women don’t think with their dicks. I mean, a pussy likes to fuck just as much but we can also get some work done. Men are rarely as good at multitasking. The inauguration went off with high security after the Trump insurrection. 5 were killed as the traitors stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 but Biden still became the President on the 20th. Hooray for Pastor Raphael Warnock and Jon Osoff in Georgia for taking the Senate. We are off to an interesting start with Merrick Garland nominated for AG.** Janet Yellen is the 78th US Treasury secretary and the first woman!**John Kerry is the envoy for climate and Pete Buttigieg is up for secretary of transportation. ** Biden reversed the ban on transgender troops, stopped the Muslim ban and signed many other executive orders.
Kudos to Bill Maher for giving out his Baldy award and talking about Henry Waxman. And I was glad to see Waxman mention it and the many others who do the hard work, the real work of running this country.
Elon Musk is now the world’s richest person.
Did ya see the Wendy Williams night on Lifetime? I have known friends and family with her behavior, this complete lack of self- confidence and yet completely self -absorbed. Yes, she was married to a jack ass and she can be entertaining but whew.. high drama. I learned one thing.. Her Father and brother are HOT!!
Neil Young sold stake in 50% of his song catalogue to Hipgnosis songs fund in Britain.
John Mulaney is in rehab.
The Little things with Jared Leto, Denzel and Rami Malek was tops at the Box Office.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles?? Ooh la la!! What a beautiful couple!!
Thank you Cleveland Browns for all the hope!!** And..C’mon Packers.. U should have won that!!** Seahawk Chad Wheeler was arrested for domestic abuse.
Think before you speak, read before you think. –Fran Leibowitz
The Zodiac killer cipher was solved by amateur codebreakers David Orandak in Virginia, Jarl Van Eycke in Belgium and Sam Blake in Australia more than 50 years later.
Rebel with Katey Sagal looks pretty good.
Richard Lewis will not be in season 11 of Curb due to his many surgeries. Miss ya Richard!!
Elliot Page has filed for divorce from Emma Portner.
In the ‘some things never go away’ category, there are new shows coming of V.C. Andrews and the Great Gatsby.
Dylan McDermott is joining Christopher Meloni in Law and Order: Organized Crime.
Cigarette sales are up.
Crayola is recycling old markers at colorcycle. Never throw away markers again! Less Waste!
Days alert: The big reveal FINALLY came on Days about Gwen from Peoria. She thinks she is Jack’s daughter! It looks like the DNA will prove it. The plot will thicken as Laura returns with a secret and bad things happen to her. Susan Banks is also back and gets in the middle of a couple of stories. I am always glad to see Ivan but unfortunately Vivian is close behind. The twins story should come to a head. Please don’t push Rafe and Nicole together!! Word is that Patch and Kayla will remarry on their old anniversary of Valentine’s Day!! Best of all, Ciara is back and has thoughts of Romeo and Juliet. Find her Ben, before you get close to Claire.
Tom Brokaw has retired from NBC after 55 years. I remember when he retired from the news desk way back when.
Ex- Chester county Sheriff Carolyn Welsh has been charged with stealing from a K-9 unit charity.
Succession has added Sanaa Latham, Jihae and Linda Edmond.
People are filling in for Robert Costa on Washington Week while he is off with Bob Woodward writing their book. Yamiche Alcindor was a great host!!!!
Some last headlines and thoughts and facts about the end of the worst Presidency in our history. Let’s hope this is the last of the news about the Traitor in chief except for paying for his crimes. Unity does not mean there are no consequences for criminals. Make no mistake Trump and some of his followers are criminals. **Here are a few things I ran across: Vanilla Ice played Mar A Lago for NY Eve.** After the riot many rats started to jump ship like Elaine Chao, Hope Hicks and Betsy Devos. The American Federation of Teachers reaction to Betsy Devos resignation: “Good Riddance.”** Mo Brooks had told the crowd, “Take names and kick ass.” Plans for a Sen. Hawley book were scrapped.** Adam Kinzinger of Illinois was one of the first to call for the 25th amendment that never happened.** People are trying to get to the bottom of the Riot with questions like, “Who paid for the buses?” ** These types of people are the reason we can’t have nice things. ** Scary Clown is off Twitter for good. Funny how it took Senators, companies and voters so long, 2 weeks before he leaves office to make him a pariah. Trump was too dangerous for twitter but not for the nuclear codes?? ** To anyone complaining about a private media co. kicking Trump off their platform: Think of twitter as a Christian bakery and Trump as a wedding cake. _William Cusack**The riot proved that blue lives really don’t matter to them.** U.S. rep for Colorado Lauren Boebert was given $70,500 by Ted Cruz just as he asked for a probe into Netflix. Her husband, Jayson was arrested for exposing himself to a minor and for domestic abuse.** Trump was impeached again.** “Republican colleagues broke down in tears saying that Republicans are afraid for their lives if they vote for this impeachment.- Congressman Jason Crow.** Mike Pompeo cancelled his European trip after Luxemburg’s foreign minister and top European union officials declined to meet him.**232 was the number of votes to impeach him and the number of electoral vote in his loss to Biden.**Trump’s interior secretary had his own flag** Trumps EPA guy made super- secret phone calls in his own phone booth and had 24 hour security.** Toby Keith and Ricky Scaggs received the National medal of arts. ** The Supreme Court tossed out a lawsuit claiming that Trump violated the emoluments clause. ** Dominion voting systems sued Rudy.** Trumps impeachment lawyers, Butch Bowers and Deb Barbier quit. Word is that they refused to say the election was stolen. The new team seems to include Bruce Castor who would not prosecute Bill Cosby and Epstein’s would be lawyer David Schoen. That sounds about right.
Hey Manson didn’t stab anyone. Incitement is a real crime. –Michael Mckean.
ABC News President James Goldston has resigned.
Everyone is talking about the SNL Krasinski/Davidson kiss.
The NRA is bankrupt.
Lenny Kravitz paid tribute to his Godmother, Cicely Tyson.
Colbert could take a tip from Larry King. Ask simple direct questions and let the interviewee talk. We are watching to hear what they have to say. The beginning of the show is the host’s moment so shut up later!!
R.I.P. Dan Dettman, Floyd Little, Pierre Cardin, Phyllis Mcguire, George Gerdes, Joan Micklin Silver, Carl Panzram, Gerry Marsden, Tanya Roberts, Kerry Vincent, KT Oslin, Tommy Lasorda, Michael Apted, Dave Creek, Jamie O’Hara, Dr. H. Jack Geiger, William Link, Neil Shehan, Joanne Rogers, Duke Bootee, Phil Spector, Don Sutton, Siegfried, Sheldon Adelson, Larry King, Ved Mehta, Bruce Kirby, Cicely Tyson and Cloris Leachman.
"A VIEW TO A KILL" Review The year 1985 marked a milestone in the history of the Bond franchise. This was the year in which EON Productions released their latest Bond film, "A VIEW TO A KILL". The movie would turn out to be Roger Moore's last turn as the British agent, James Bond. With this movie, Moore would become the only actor who has portrayed Bond for EON Productions more than any other - seven times. Sean Connery would also portray Bond seven times, but his last effort would not be for EON Productions.
But this review is not about Moore's tenure as James Bond. It is about his last movie - namely "A VIEW TO A KILL". The franchise's 14th installment is not what I would call a remarkable film. But I do not consider it a travesty like many other Bond fans do. On the whole, it struck me as a slight remake of the 1964 film, "GOLDFINGER" in regard to one scene and the villain's objective. In "GOLDFINGER", the villain's objective was to destroy the U.S. gold reserve at Fort Knox with a nuclear bomb in order to drive up the value of his own supply of gold. In "A VIEW TO A KILL", the villain's objective was to destroy the U.S. dominant control of the microchip market by causing a "natural disaster" in Silicon Valley. Both movies also feature scenes in which the villain reveals his scheme to potential "investors". But whereas "GOLDFINGER" created a major plot hole in its version of this particular scene, "A VIEW TO A KILL" managed to avoid one. Bond's discovery of a microchip on the body of the dead Agent 003 in Siberia leads to MI-6's investigation of an industrialist named Max Zorin, who now owns the very company that the British government and military have contracts. Bond's investigation leads to his introduction of certain individuals - a former Nazi criminal/scientist named Carl Mortner, an oil geologist named Conley and the movie's leading lady, whose name is Stacy Sutton. In a nutshell, these three characters - especially Sutton - allowed Bond to discover Zorin's past as a KGB agent, his betrayal of his bosses, and his plot to destroy Silicon Valley. Michael G. Wilson and Richard Maibaum's screenplay is not very original, considering its strong similarity to "GOLDFINGER". Fortunately for "A VIEW TO A KILL", director John Glen did what he could with Wilson and Maibaum’s screenplay and did a commendable job in avoiding the major mistakes of the 1964 film. Granted, the movie’s portrayal of the San Francisco Police seemed straight out of the Keystone Cops. Nor I did not care for the writers’ attempt to keep Stacy in the story by allowing her character to reveal the details of Zorin’s plot. It seemed to be stretching things a bit. But in the end, I rather liked the story. And I liked Glen’s direction. I believe that he did better with movies like "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY", "OCTOPUSSY”, "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" and even "LICENSE TO KILL". But at least I have nothing major to complain about. The cast’s performance seemed to be pretty solid. The only complaint I have of Roger Moore is that in certain scenes, he looked a little too old and tired to be portraying Bond. Some fans would attribute this to his age (he was 57 when he shot the movie). But from what I had learned, Moore had been suffering from the flu at the time. However, there were scenes in which he looked like a handsome, middle-aged man. Despite his illness, Moore managed to turn in a good performance that had not been marred by the occasional silly joke, as it had in "OCTOPUSSY". Aside from the silly Beach Boys moment and the movie's final scene, the humor in "A VIEW TO A KILL" seemed more restrained and tasteful. Ironically, three of Moore’s best moments featured both humor – which featured Bond’s impersonation as a spoiled and demanding playboy and his reunion with KGB agent Pola Ivanova (Fiona Fullerton) - and also drama – his dislike of Zorin apparent, following the murder of Mr. Howe (Daniel Benzali) of the Department of Conservation. I would never regard Tanya Roberts ("CHARLIE’S ANGELS"/"THAT 70s SHOW") to be a great actress. But I cannot deny that she gave a solid performance as Stacy Sutton, the California State geologist, whose oil company Zorin wanted to buy. But she did have her moments of wooden acting. Fortunately for Roberts, she can at least claim to be a better actress than either Barbara Bach or Lois Chiles. And despite her acting limitations, she managed to inject a great deal of spirit and moxie into the Stacy character. Oscar winner Christopher Walker, on the other hand, was great. I loved his slightly off-kilter portrayal of the greedy and psychotic Max Zorin – former KBG agent-turned-entrepreneur and industrialist. And considering that Walken was portraying a psychotic, it is a credit to his skills as an actor that he did not ham it up for the screen. He even managed to provide some great moments. But my favorite Walken moment featured Zorin’s reaction to his discovery that Bond’s true identity. And of course there is Grace Jones as Zorin’s equally psychotic henchwoman, May Day. Perhaps she was not as psychotic, considering she was able to mourn the deaths of her two female assistants (Alison Doody and Papillon Soo Soo). But like Walken, she brought a lot of style and verve to her role without going over the top. And for an exhibitionist like Jones, it was a miracle. The regular Bond cast seemed to be their solid selves. I especially enjoyed Moore’s last on-screen interaction with Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny). However, I must confess that the movie’s last scene of Q (Desmond Llewelyn) using a remote controlled "rover" to peep into Bond and Stacy’s shower activities at the end of the movie struck me as distasteful. Included among Bond’s allies is Patrick Macnee, portraying Sir Godfrey Tibbett. Tibbett is a gentleman horse breeder who helps MI-6 investigates the mystery of Zorin’s success on the racetrack (microchips imbedded in the horses’ flesh). Macnee (the fourth ”AVENGERS” cast member to appear in a Bond film) gave a very competent and classy performance and seemed to have produced a good screen chemistry with Moore. It seemed a shame that he was only present in the movie’s first half. Cinematographer Alan Hume did a great job in taking advantage of the elegant settings of Paris, the French countryside and surprisingly, San Francisco. In fact, I believe that ”A VIEW TO A KILL” marked one of those rare times in a Bond movie in which the U.S. locations actually looked tasteful or interesting. I am usually not a fan of Duran Duran, but I must admit that I am a fan of their rendition of the movie’s theme song – "A View to a Kill" (written by Duran Duran and John Barry). I am not surprised that the song ended up second place on the U.K. pop charts and at the top of the charts in the U.S. "A VIEW TO A KILL” will never be considered a top favorite of mine. Aside from the cinematography, the theme song by Duran Duran and Christopher Walken’s performance, there is nothing really remarkable about it. Many Bond fans consider it a travesty that Moore had to end his tenure on such a low. I personally do not regard "A VIEW TO A KILL" as a low note for Moore. In fact, I feel that he was lucky to end his tenure with a good, solid action film of which he had nothing to feel ashamed.
R.I.P. Tanya Roberts (1955-2021)
Be kell hogy valljam, ezek a havi Traxelektorok nem is igazán fontosak. Mármint a megjelenés, tettenérés, begyűjtés szintjén azok, de mivel az elektronikus underground oly széles spektrumából történik a kiválasztás, az eredmény túlzottan eklektikus, és egymással nem igazán összeillő dolgok kerülnek egy kalapba. Persze a szelekció nagyon fontos egy olyan világban, ahol elképesztő mennyiségű túlinformáció áramlik, ahol az előadókat se könnyű követni, mert na várjál, példa: Karl O’Connor nevet viselő őstechnoarc úriember legismertebb a Regis néven, de Cub néven is jelent meg decemberben anyaga Simon Shreeve-vel közösen, ám két német haverral Ugandan Methods is tud lenni, illetve Anthony Child-dal (Surgeon-nel) British Murder Boys néven turnéztak pár éve, vagy amikor összeállt Function (David Sumner), Silent Servant (Juan Mendez), Regis (Karl O’Connor) és Female (Peter Sutton), akkor azt Sandwell District-nek hívták anno. A Discogs további 14 pszeudot sorol fel neve mellett. Szóval ezekből lehetne kanyarítani olyan érettségi feladatot, hogy a Kásler Doktor is egyből a Tízparancsolatot markolgatná, nemhogy Pisa-teszt. Szóval a Szelekció Hatalom. Olyan ez, mint egy nagy, több száz darabos kirakó. Most év végén ezt a 12 kalapot kiborítom, és szétválogatom 3 csoportba, ami háromféle zenei funkció és morfológia mentén jön létre. Idén az első a „Mind” nevet viseli, ezek a klasszikus nappaliba való szobazenék, akár lehet rájuk táncolni is, de inkább olyan hallgatós fajták, amik mellett akár beszélgetni is lehet. (Nem ellentmondás!) A következő posztban a „Move” kategória érkezik majd, szerintem ez elég egyértelmű ide a táncos, magas bpm számú darabok kerülnek (Shut Up and Dance!). Annyiban élve marad az eklektika, hogy bár dance, de ez lehet techno, industrial, ebm, electro, jungle, break stb... A harmadik posztban pedig „Sense” címmel a downtempo határterületeiről begyűjtött műremekek találhatók, tehát ambient, triphop, krautrock, dub, experimental zusammen cöxponilag legyen áldott a végtelen tér, melyben ott a helyed! Visszatérve a fenti fejtegetésre, olyan ez, mint mikor egy kép 2020 zeneiségéről csak itt a legvégén élesedik ki és válik láthatóvá (hallhatóvá). A TRXL 2020 Mind válogatásba 111 idei szerzemény került be, az össz játszási ideje kerek 11 óra (a szpotis playlist a hiányok miatt szokás szerint rövidebb, 8:23) A Random és a Krosszféd legyen veletek 2021-ben is!
Spotify playlist (83/111, 8h23m/11h00m) AAAA - Glide Age X [Runts, Acid Test] Abjective - Aristotle [Anteq, Detroit Underground] Acronym - The Sixth Mass Extinction [Melting Sea, Stilla Ton] Against All Logic - Faith [2017-2019, Other People] Against All Logic - Fantasy [2017-2019, Other People] Against All Logic feat. Estado Unido & FKA Twigs – Alucinao [Illusions Of Shameless Abundance, Other People] Alva Noto - Uni Blue (JASSS Remix) [Unieqav Remixes, Noton] Anatoly Grinberg & Mark Spybey - The Failure of Language [The Failure of Language, Ant-Zen] Anatta - Fields of Play (Tolouse Low Trax Knights & Wheels Remix) [Fields Of Play, The Magic Movement] Andrew Weatherall - Unknown Plunderer [Unknown Plunderer / End Times Sound, ByrdOut] ( posthumous) Anthony Rother - Our Reality [Cyberspace Reality, Psi49net] Anthony Rother - The Force (Digital Exclusive) [Machine, OMNIDISC] Anti Drone Squad - Self-Surveillance (Neinzer's Orbital Refix) [Pax Digitalis, Sin Hilo] Anunaku - Teleported [Stargate, 3024] ASC - Saturate [Absolute Zero, Arts] ASC - Telemachus [Absolute Zero, Arts] Black Merlin - Genesis Preacher [Genesis Preacher, B.M] Black Merlin - PK 9 [MOD IK, Bitta] Blancmange - Living on the Ceiling (Roman Flügel Remix)[Living On The Ceiling (Roman Flügel Remixes), London] Blitzkrieg Baby - Cannibal Commando (Ancient Methods Remix) [Remixed, aufnahme + wiedergabe] Bochum Welt - More Light (James Zabiela Remix) [Seafire Remixes, Central Processing Unit] Burrell Connection, The - Hertabrucke Sunset [Breaks That Strung The Camel Back, Optimo Music] Cabaret Voltaire - The Power (Of Their Knowledge) [Shadow Of Fear, Mute] Capitol K - Brook [Birdtrapper , Faith And Industry] Carl Finlow - Coulomb Blockade [Apparatus, 20/20 Vision] Cedric Elisabeth - Chaotic [Facing Reality, Detroit Underground] Chicks On Speed & Captain Mustache - Mentally Naked [Mentally Naked EP, My Favorite Robot] Chris Korda - Apologize to the Future [Apologize to the Future, Perlon] Chris Korda - Overshoot [Apologize to the Future, Perlon] Coco Bryce - Vegan Library [Deep Into The Jungle, Lobster Theremin] Commodo - Hot Pursuit [Loan Shark, Black Acre] Contours & Yadava - Udu [Cosmic Echoes, ANMA] Cult48 - Harbinger [Catalog 1, Self-Released] Cyan 85 - Aquasma [Lucid Intervals, Voitax] Daedelus - Fettle (QRTR Remix) [What Wands Remixes, Dome of Doom] Das Ding - Category Collapse (Heap Remix) [Your Content Will Arrive Shortly, Mechatronica White] Das Ding - Your Content Will Arrive Shortly [Your Content Will Arrive Shortly, Mechatronica White] Deadbeat & The Mole - I'd Rather Be Lonely [Deadbeat Meets The Mole, BLKRTZ] Denial of Service - Junkie Foxtrot [False Positives, Film] Dense & Pika - Amber (Original Mix) [Hypercolour Patterns Vol. 11, Hypercolour] dgoHn - Robin's Windmill [Undesignated Proximate, Love Love] Die Orangen - Krautback (Full Circle’s Fail We May Sail We Must Remix) [Saft 3, Malka Tuti] Die Wilde Jagd - Himmelfahrten [Haut, Bureau B] Djedjotronic - Rusted (Original Mix) [Boish EP, Boysnoize] Dom and Roland - A Broken Heart [Lost In The Moment, Dom & Roland Productions] Dubfound - Secret For Granny (Original Mix) [Secret For Granny , Rawax] Emaenuel - Treasure [Contact 7, All Centre] Emma DJ – Fuzmec [VA. - An Easy Way Out For Those Who Can't Escape, L.I.E.S.] E-Saggila - E-1 [Archives 2015-18, Cobalt] E-Saggila - Genesis Factory [Anima Bulldozer, Northern Electronics] Exhausted Modern - Apex of the Universe [Datura, Artificial Horizon] Exhausted Modern - Odd Fish Washed-up [Failing State EP, OMO] Exhausted Modern - The Best is Yet to Come [Conditions of Struggle, Struggle for Conditions, Endless Illusion] Exhausted Modern - The Serpent And The Rainbow [Datura, Artificial Horizon] Fluxion - Glimpses II [Perspectives, Vibrant Music] Forgemasters - Skies Over Sheffield (96 Back Eccy Beach Heatwave Mix)[Skies Over Sheffield, Seven Hills] Forgemasters - Skies Over Sheffield (Luca Lozano's Sunshine On Sharrow Mix)[Skies Over Sheffield, Seven Hills] Headless Horseman - Hunted [Inhabited Shadows, Headless Horseman] Hieroglyphic Being - This Is From The Radiance [The Shittest Sounds U Don't Ever Want 2 Hear With Spiritual Name Titles 2 Prove How Deep I Am Vol. 1, Soul Jazz] Hoshina Anniversary - Narinuredo [Go Shichi Go Shichi Shichi, Youth] Huan Huan - One Big Bug [One Big Bug, Kompakt] Imre Kiss - Mer de Désir (Auratekh trackmix) [Mer de Désir, Crisis] Imre Kiss - Oimachi (Intergalactic Gary Remix) [Oimachi , Dalmata Daniel] Imre Kiss - Repeater [Mer de Désir, Crisis] Intergalactic Gary - Microwaves [DDS03, Dalmata Daniel] Jasss - Turbo Olé [Whities 027, Whities] Jasss - We Solve This Talking [Whities 027, Whities] Jay Glass Dubs - Dots On Nails [Soma, Berceuse Heroique] Jay Glass Dubs - Wagon Prophet [Soma, Berceuse Heroique] Jimi Tenor - Journey To Bismuth [Metamorpha, BubbleTease Communications] Jimi Tenor - The Flat Roundabout [Metamorpha, BubbleTease Communications] Jimmy Urine & Serj Tankian - Shot [Fuktronic, Serjical Strike] Kanthor - Epitaphe [Mathème, Shaded Explorations] Konx-Om-Pax & Silvia Kastel - Säule Acid (Club Mix) [Return To Cascada, Planet Mu] Krikor - We As One In The S.D.T. Style [VA - Bongo Beats and Bankruptcy - The Sound of I'm a Cliché, I'm a Cliché] Kris Baha - Barely Alive (Timothy J. Fairplay Remix) [Barely Alive, Emotional Especial] Krust - 7 Known Truths [The Edge Of Everything, Crosstown Rebels] Legowelt - Shadows In The Street Life [Pancakes With Mist, Nightwind] L-F-D-M & Veronica Maximova - Obsolete Vernacular [VA - Mothership, Midnight Shift & Voitax] Livingtotem - Yoshino Mausoleum [Surreal Existence, Ant-Zen] Low Budget Aliens - Geo-Stationary Monument [Junk DNA, xpq] Luke Slater - When It Twists [VA - Air Texture Volume VII, Air Texture] Marco Shuttle - Arpex [Ritmo Elegante, Spazio Disponibile] Marco Shuttle - Qatarsi [Ritmo Elegante, Spazio Disponibile] Metal - Alloyed Forces [Point Vacancies, ESP Institute] Monolake - Gantt Exodus [Archaeopteryx, Monolake - Imbalance Computer Music] Nathan Fake - Cry Me a Blizzard [Blizzards, Cambria Instruments] natural/electronic.system. - Rituale [Mantis 02, Delsin] nthng - Wave Return [Hypnotherapy, Lobster Theremin] Nummer Music - Windchill [Night Confidence, Nummer Music] Om Unit - Runes [Submerged, Self-Released] Otik - Falling Forward [Zero-Sum Game, Shall Not Fade] Otik - Wetlands [Wetlands, Intergraded] Overmono - Verbosa [Everything U Need, XL] Pye Corner Audio - Weather the Storm [Where Things Are Hollow 2, Lapsus] Porter Brook - Deliverance [GROUNDWORK 02, Groundwork] Silicon Scally - Proximity Sensor [Dormant, Central Processing Unit] Squarepusher - Terminal Slam [Be Up A Hello, Warp] Stílus Együttes - Júniusi esteledés a lugasban [Gyermekévek 2012-2019, Self-Released] Sumiruna - Griot [Griot, Merkaba] Tolouse Low Trax - Sales Pitch [Jumping Dead Leafs, Bureau B] Tomaga - Ersangerkrieg [Extended Play 2, Self-released] Tornado Wallace - Atoms [Midnight Mania, Optimo Music] TOY - Strangulation Day (Cosey Fanni Tutti Remix) [Happy In The Hollow, Tough Love] TVII SON - Am I [TVII SON, MIC] Új Látásmód Fúzió & Csermanek Lakótelep - Betonráma [Slágerbarátság, Senkrecht] Urlaub in Polen - T.H.D.T [All, Tapete] UVB76 - Kang Kang Kang [Iwa Gaaden, Random Numbers] UVB76 - Onibi [Iwa Gaaden, Random Numbers] Vested Soul - Give Me a Chance [Give Me a Chance, Gated] Viers - Douglas Descend [Innocence, Typeless] Wata Igarashi – Homecoming [Traveling, Omnidisc]
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1. García, J. and Murillo, C. (2020), "Sports video games participation: what can we learn for esports?", Sport, Business and Management, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 169-185. [Accessed Dec 6, 2020]
This article by Jaume García & Carles Murillo examines three concerns related to playing esports video games: the profile of participants in these games and their interests, their complementarity with traditional sports, and their perception of these games as a sport. The authors aim to contribute to the observed literature on sports video games and esports by offering data using various procedures concerning the notion of esports as a sport. These examinations are accomplished by applying the Survey of Sporting Habits in Spain 2015, produced by the Spanish Higher Sports Council (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, 2016).
As an esport gamer myself, I find the article engrossing and informative for my research. Understanding these studies will be useful in my practice as it will help me realise the influence of the expanding trend of esports on the sports industry as well as the video games industry.
2. Roettl, J. and Terlutter, R. (2018). The Same Video Game in 2D, 3D or Virtual Reality – How Does Technology Impact Game Evaluation and Brand placements? PLOS ONE, 13(7), p.e0200724. [Accessed Dec 1, 2020].
This article examines the experience of the players of an identical video game played in different modes, 2D, 3D and VR. The three variables the authors focus on for this research are presence, attitude towards the video game and arousal while playing video games. The research also focuses on the effects on brands placed in video games. For this, the authors analyse factors such as attitude towards the placed brands and remembrance for the placed brands.
I find the article useful for my study as it reflects the assessment of video games and the brand placements by analysing players' responses towards a 2D, 3D and a VR video game. This will help me gain knowledge about the advantages and the disadvantages, which I can use to reduce the harm to a game's rating.
3. Kowert, R. and Thorsten Quandt (2015). The Video Game Debate Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Digital Games. 1st Edition ed. Routledge. Available at: “https://www-taylorfrancis-com.ezproxy.herts.ac.uk/books/e/9781315736495″. [Accessed Dec 3, 2020]
In this book, the international experts review the latest findings in the field of video games and weigh in on the physical, psychological and social effects of the video games. These authors clarify the questions and topics relating to the health hazard, the benefits, addiction, aggressive behaviours prompted by video games, and/or if we can use them as the learning aids.
I find this book useful for my study, as the authors try to shed light on the facts that have been discussed for a long period of time, yet has no proper argument to support or deny these facts. This will help me learn about topics such as the contribution of video games towards depression and how we can use these video games as teaching aids.
4. Nichols, H. (2017). How video games affect the brain. [online] Available at: “https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318345?c=12778751367″. [Accessed Dec 7, 2020]
This article by Hannah Nichols examines the evidence focusing on the effects of video games on the brain and the behaviour, and whether these effects are positive or negative. The author shares that more than 150 million people play video games regularly in the United States, of which 72 per cent players are aged 18 or above, and the average age of these players is 35. 71 per cent of these player's parents say that video games are having a positive influence. According to the study, video games have both positive effects (such as better attention, memory boost and enhancing cognitive ability) and negative effects (such as the risk of addiction, and internet gaming disorder). Nichols H asserts this is a fresh area which will require more research, and the topic will continue to be explored. I believe this research is relevant to me as I might find myself working with a studio on a project undertaking these topics and how we might boost this knowledge through video games.
5. Sutton, P. (2019). Weapon Production: Building, Texturing, Lighting. [online]. Available at: https://80.lv/articles/001agt-weapon-production-building-texturing-lighting/ [Accessed Jan 10, 2021].
This article is an interview with Patrick Sutton, who works as an Environment Artist at game development studio 343 Industries. P. Sutton has been a professional modeller for more than eight years now. In this interview, he hands out his reflections on the weapon production which covers modelling, texturing, and lighting weapons for game studios and the things they sometimes lack. Reflecting upon the measures I follow, I'm quite amazed how similar it is. The similarity makes me feel confident and assures I am on the right path to achieve my goal of working with the leading game studios in the upcoming years. One of the most important learning from this interview was the lighting techniques. I've struggled a bit sometimes to properly place lightings to make my model look at its best. Following the tips by P. Sutton, I'm sure I'll be able to overcome this and get myself improved for the game industry.
6. Resenberger-Loosmann, M. (2019). 3D Weapon Art Workflow. [online] Available at: https://80.lv/articles/3d-weapon-art-workflow/ [Accessed 10 Jan. 2021].
Malte Resenberger-Loosmann is a Weapon Artist, currently working as a Freelance 3d artist for Rocksteady Games. I found this article on 80.lv, an industry-leading online platform for game developers, and other artists. In this article, Malte Resenberger-Loosmann shared his workflow and covered loads of aspects such as low & high poly, UVs setup, steps involving Substance Painter, and using Marmoset to render. I developed an interest in this article as I am an aspiring weapon modeller, and we commonly share a keen interest in hard surface modelling. To strengthen my technical skills, I always seek to learn from a professional. Following the methods used by the experts, I believe I'll be able to get myself equipped with a strong portfolio in a brief span. As for my individual technical development, I feel this is by far one of the most important articles I've come across.
7. Luban, P. (2021). Cyberpunk 2077 - Have video games become products like any other? [online] Available at: https://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/PascalLuban/20210105/375732/Cyberpunk_2077__Have_video_games_become_products_like_any_other.php [Accessed Jan 10, 2021].
In this article, Pascal Luban concentrates on the overall quality of the game & the consequences if it doesn't meet the expected level of quality. Luban P. is a freelance creative director and game designer and been working in the game industry since 1995 with major studios and publishers such as Activision, SCEE, Ubisoft and DICE. Luban P. feels CD Projekt Red had a severe encounter with the launch of AAA title, Cyberpunk 2077 as it is affected by too many bugs and was unable to function accurately on the latest gen consoles. I agree with the author. Unlike other products, we see the game's deficiency as a part of a player's suffering and find it normal to get a few gigabytes' updates (aka patches) to fix this. But what we don't realise is the loss of the player's playing experience. And this affects a studio's prominence. I find this article helpful as it gives me a game studio's working insight and the consequences a studio might have due to an affected AAA title.
8. Rowe, M.S. (2019). Boundary Work and Early Careers in Design and Media. Poetics, 72, pp.70–80. [Accessed Jan 10, 2021]
This article by Matthew S. Rowe explores the unpredictable conditions faced by emerging professional artists in the creative field. The article highlights the prevalent tension between art and commerce in creative work outlines a cultural difference to which these workers situates themselves to clashing work experiences. An interview of 55 graphics designers & digital media artists was conducted concerning their early-career developments. The findings demonstrate how these artists working in commercial fields use segmentation and integration as a way to define and explain their work experience. The author asserts that boundary work is a very useful theory if one desires to understand the early career experience. I chose to read this article to search and to understand more about the career and its possibilities for me in the future.
9. Zagała, K. and Strzelecki, A. (2019). eSports Evolution in Football Game Series. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research. [Accessed Dec 9, 2020]
This article focusses on the subject surrounding online games and competitions. The authors attempt to studying the esports platform, with an example of the FIFA game series. The study shows the participation of 452 gamers, of which most of them consider esport as an actual sport. During this study, the authors explore the online gaming platform, with around 2.36 billion players in 2018. I feel the development of the gaming industry over the years was justified by the numbers of active players. As an active FIFA player myself, I find this study quite impressive and a great way to learn about the important aspects of a game which keeps a player involved. This will also help me keep up with the current FIFA affairs of the ever-expanding video game industry.
10. Gill Hasson (2019). Communication: How to Connect with Anyone. [online] Available at: https://learning.oreilly.com/library/view/communication/9780857087508/ [Accessed Jan 10, 2021].
The author of the book concentrates on communication, one of the most basic & important, yet complex skills of an individual, and the issues that contribute to miscommunication. Miscommunication in the workplace can harm confidence, productivity and the working relationships between multiple departments. Hasson G. emphasis on positive communication, and the ways to recognise and overcome the obstacles of miscommunication. The is an exciting book, especially for someone like me, an international student, where communication plays a vital role in my everyday life. Referring to the book, I feel I can use it to develop myself to avoid miscommunication and be able to communicate effectively & acutely not only today but also once I start working in the future.