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Some favorite pieces of art, film, etc.

  1. Aug 28, 2010 #1
    Just off the top of my head: I'm rather partial to this portrait of Napoleon...


    [PLAIN]http://www.nmm.ac.uk/tserver.php?f=NAN0120.jpg&h=650&legacyResize [Broken]


    Somehow, I just don't think I could ever execute red velor pants as well (really more of a blue jeans or brown slacks kind of guy). So being a power hungry douche aside; the man certainly had flair.
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2010 #2
    Since film is there, this is my favorite excerpt from "When Nietzsche Wept"

     
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  4. Aug 30, 2010 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINDtlPXmmE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7CLLBZpT_Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSHnK4dvi3w

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px0c4Tgg6gg
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 #4

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWVshkVF0SY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XAQ4vFQEJo
     
  6. Sep 1, 2010 #5

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    I find this to be a powerful piece of work.
    http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/6715/nobravery.mp4 [Broken]
     
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  7. Sep 1, 2010 #6
    Years ago when I was still a child there was a TV show in Philadelphia on Sundays called "A Picture for a Sunday Afternoon." It was just an old movie that they used as filler. As a theme for the show, before the movie, after the movie and for each commercial break, they would play the music "Cruising Down the River, on a Sunday Afternoon" and display this picture:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sunday_Afternoon_on_the_Island_of_La_Grande_Jatte" [Broken]

    The peaceful feeling that the music and the people relaxing in the park brought to me makes it my favorite painting.
     
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  8. Sep 3, 2010 #7

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    I'm wasn't a huge Roy Scheider fan but he happens to be in this clip as well. This scene, from the movie, Jaws, was based on the true story of the USS Indianapolis. The survivors from the Indianapolis were said to be grateful to see this as their story was never really told; this, in part due to the highly classified nature of their mission, and also due to the events that immediately followed the sinking of the ship - the bombing of Japan and the end of the war.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nrvMNf-HEg

    The real deal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxCg-9u6krs
     
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  9. Sep 3, 2010 #8

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgxAkocAPmg
     
  10. Sep 3, 2010 #9

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  11. Sep 3, 2010 #10
    A famous piece of chess is the Babson task

    The task was to create a chess puzzle that had as key:

    It seemed impossible, yet Leonid Yarosh composed several of them
     
  12. Sep 6, 2010 #11

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi5D03-KARM
     
  13. Sep 6, 2010 #12
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNCeYKfAOZI
     
  14. Sep 7, 2010 #13

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  15. Sep 8, 2010 #14

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxsraF6bprQ
     
  16. Sep 8, 2010 #15

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VucaP8_3vY
     
  17. Sep 8, 2010 #16
    The last scene of "For a few dollars more" by Sergio Leone with the great Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Mortimer and Indio are dueling in a circle and the pocket watch music adds a lot of atmosphere to the scenery. Didn't find a youtube video of that scene, maybe some can provide that.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2010 #17

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Fq3Y_Tco3k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1e3voETtQ0
     
  19. Sep 10, 2010 #18

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    The stunning visual effects, in Sunshine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYMseN4XzxI
     
  20. Sep 12, 2010 #19

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    One of the best films ever made, imo, the last six minutes of Fail-Safe. [SPOILER!!!]
    If you've never seen it, you can watch it all at YouTube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSBHtk8Lj2Y
     
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  21. Sep 17, 2010 #20

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzhHhg1t_Ps
     
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