Another great violin piece and video by the adorable Lindsey Stirling. Enjoy!
The cast and crew of ALIEN talk about how the icon chest burst scene was made. All it said in the script was, “The thing emerges.” Ridley Scott intentionally kept the actors in the dark about how it would work, as he wanted to capture a genuine reaction of raw fear.
Check out the story here.
The result speaks for itself:
An analysis of the reading habits of 20,000 male and 20,000 female Goodreads.com members in 2014 found that people preferred to read books written by authors of their own gender. Highlights:
* 90% of men’s 50 most-read titles in 2014 were written by men
* 90% of women’s 50 most-read titles in 2014 were written by women (and one of these “men” was JK Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith)
However, men and women enjoy books written by authors of the opposite sex, though both appear to slightly enjoy books by female authors more:
* Female readers rated books by female authors an average 4 out of 5 and books written by male authors 3.8 out of 5
* Male readers rated books by male authors 3.8 out of 5 and books written by female authors 3.9 out of 5
Note the results are based on Goodreads.com members, who are active readers, not necessarily reflective of the general population.
Read more about this survey here.
WATERLOO is one of my favorite movies. This Soviet-Italian film is nothing short of astonishing. It was directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis in 1970. It presents the events leading up to WATERLOO and the battle itself. Rod Steiger nails his portrayal of Napoleon, while Christopher Plummer is superb as the Duke of Wellington. About 15,000 Soviet soldiers and 2,000 cavalrymen reenact the battle with excellent historical detail.
If you’re a history buff and haven’t seen this one, you should check it out however you can. Here’s the History Buffs review:
For your listening enjoyment …
My kids love MINECRAFT. This video imagines if that world were real: