Yesterday, I went to the Seventh Art Theater near Juso Station of Hankyu Railway in order to look at the movie "Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura (Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl)" directed by one of my favorite directors, Manoel de Oliveira (we hear that he became 100 years old during the making of this film).
Panoramic views of the coastal town Risbon, at different times or seasons, repeatedly shown, were so beautiful and cultural atmosphere of the social occasion included in the story was so smart to make me think that it was worthwhile to come to see this movie all the way. I got a little bit of anticlimactic feeling when this film of only 64 minutes finished, but this was not the decisive impression. In the earlier part of the story, there was a foreshadowing event, but we are forced to forget about it, being reminded of it by the final episode. Looking back that such an intricate plot was finely depicted, we perceive the meticulous technique and rich flavor of this film.
From tweets of yesterday (edited by rephrasing, adding words, etc.)
"Can we test inflationary expansion of the early universe?" A set of proposed relations among observable quantities may allow strong tests of whether a rapid expansion of the very early universe produced the seeds of the large-scale structure we see today. Physics Vol. 3, p. 103 (2010). [Retweeted by Colin Peters @ColinPeters]
[Retweet of The SETI Institute's words] Learn all about Dark Matter in this great new SETI Talk video! "Dark Matter - Chung-Pei Ma" YouTube (1:11:33) (December 5, 2010).
"Searching the brain for the spark of creative problem-solving." New York Times (December 6, 2010). "Test your insight" is included.
Exchange of Words with Friends
[To Karin Fornazier in reply to her words: I am so frustrated. . . . I hate myself when I came to conference, presented a talk and noboby asks. . . . God, I feel so stupid.] Don't mind about getting no asking for your presentation. Hideki Yukawa also got no question for his presentation of the meson theory, but a person said, "I was unable to hear you. Please repeat from the beginning!"
[From Karin Fornazier] Unfortunatly I am not a Yukawa; and people were hearing me. But, thank you so much for these words :)
映画『ブロンド少女は過激に美しく』 (The film "Eccentricities of a Blonde-haired Girl"