atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4284: I forgot to mention

In For Your Eyes Only, the head bad guy naturally has thugs and sub-thugs working for him. The big chase scene where Bond is out skiing and the bad guys come after him includes a tense scene at a ski jump. He tries to lose them by mingling with a crowd but he's got the wrong kind of equipment for jumping. The bad guys end up herding him onto the elevator, and just as he thinks they're not going to make it aboard, the doors part again and there they are.

Mrs. Fungus and I both recognized the one on the left: it was Charles Dance, aka Tywin Lannister. He's in the credits as "Claus". Kind of makes me wonder if Julian Glover and Charles Dance remember being in the same show before--but they weren't in any scenes together so they probably don't.

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Bluesun links to his ginger beer recipe. Still have to give that one a try.

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So, there are some TVs that have high frame rates--I've seen 240 Hz advertised--and I just can't get used to that. It looks wrong; the action and motion are too fluid. It's kind of like watching an old Doctor Who episode, where you're looking at an outdoor shot (which is shot on film) and then they go inside the TARDIS or something, where it's a set on a soundstage and it's all shot on video. Or it's like watching an old episode of Dark Shadows which is shot in black and white video; that's even more distracting.

The 60 Hz refresh rate is supposed to be beyond what our eyes are capable of distinguishing, but I sure can tell the difference between 24, 30, and 60 Hz.

It always looks to me as if the action "speeds up". It's not; it's taking place at the same rate but the frame rate is higher than I'm expecting. I suppose it's something you get used to after a while.

Fortunately both of our TVs are 60 Hz, so it'll be a while before I have to make the adjustment.

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It looks as though I have only a little while before I must cut the grass. There's rain a-comin'. *sigh*

Well, I had figured on cutting the rest of it today. I suppose I might as well get cracking.

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