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Ancient Romans made world’s ‘most durable’ concrete. We might use it to stop rising seas.
A rare crystal called tobermorite may help building material resist fracturing.

So until recently, we didn’t know why Roman concrete was so durable. Now we do. I love experimental archaeology, as I may have said before.

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Lindsey Stirling - Beyond The Veil
Emilie Autumn - What If
Celtic Women - Fairies
Laura Wright - Down By The Salley Gardens
Mediaeval Baebes - Sunrise
Lisa Thiel - Ostara (Spring Song)
The Cranberries - Just My Imagination
Scarborough Fayre - Mediaevil Baebes
Rapunzel - Emilie Autumn
Senbonzakura - cover by Lindsey Stirling

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The wild experimentation and fearless classicism of John Galliano’s couture designs for Maison Martin Marigela are right in line with Celine Dion’s brand of joie de vivre.

Headcanon that they manage to find a way to pirate their favourite Earth music in space. And then they blast music from their Lions even though no sound can be heard in space. They like battling on planets because then the Galra hear their music and they feel extra pumped.

When they form Voltron, they have to take turns picking the music, but they mostly agree that when it’s Shiro’s turn, and he breaks out the AC/DC, they always kick twice as much ass as before.

quietemptydiariess  asked:

What movies would you watch to analyze good cinema?

@quietemptydiariess,

Oh no! But there are so many! It really depends on what exactly you are analyzing so I’ll go by category and I’ll only include ones I have seen. I’ll try to keep it relatively short, so even though a film might fit well in 2 categories (Citizen Kane and No Country come to mind), I will only include them once. The starred films are my favorites in each category.

Storytelling

You want to analyze stories with dynamic characters and well-written plots that are classical, experimental, or somewhere in between? These are wonderful reads and watches:

  • The Godfather
  • Yojimbo
  • Blue Valentine
  • Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7)
  • Citizen Kane**

Experimental

You want to look at compelling cinema that gives a middle finger to classic hollywood storytelling? Look at these:

  • L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year at Marienbad)**
  • F for Fake
  • Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog)
  • Eraserhead

Cinematography (and Production Design)

You want to look at how color, light, and symbolism are used visually to tell a story and convey emotion? Take in these beautiful films:

  • Pan’s Labyrinth**
  • Children of Men
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Shining
  • Birdman
  • Days of Heaven

Sound Design

Cinema is more than just a visual medium. Here are some films that have exceptional sound design, sound mixing, and soundtracks.

  • The Revenant
  • No Country for Old Men**
  • Gravity
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Jurassic Park

Animation

Do you want to see how animation in cinema goes beyond children’s stories and adult cartoons? These use animation to push the capabilities of cinema:

  • Vals Im Bashir (Waltz with Bashir)**
  • Run Lola Run
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Grave of the Fireflies
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