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2014-02-04 20:21:51

High school and college journalism, film students given a shot at having reviews of the Urban League's Black History Month Film Festival documentaries posted on Rogerebert.com CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carrying on her husband's legacy of cultivating young writing and filmmaking talent, Chaz Ebert has teamed up with civil rights and empowerment group the Chicago Urban League to give aspiring film critics the opportunity to comment on cinema by or about African-Americans...

2013-11-14 11:46:40

Google Glass-like eye-tracking technology pinpoints hands as the object of parents' and toddlers' attention Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the process of joint attention, a key component of parent-child communication and early language learning. Previous research involving joint...

Gaze Perception Makes Your Brain Think You Are Being Stared At
2013-04-09 13:53:33

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like the old saying, “I´m not paranoid. They really are out to get me,” vision scientists have determined individuals will likely think people are staring at them even when they aren´t. While this fact has been determined, the theories behind why it is so are varied and interesting. The study, entitled “Humans have an expectation that gaze is directed toward them” is authored by Isabelle Mareschal,...

2012-04-19 23:01:08

Braco, Croatian Healer, visits San Francisco April 22-25, 2012 providing opportunity for skeptics and believers alike to test these healing experiences. Healed and Helped individuals are interviewed on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Show 4-18-2012. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Braco Gazing sessions are extending from San Francisco to Arizona, New York, Maryland and Florida over the next 40 days. The curious, skeptics, and followers can experience these gazing sessions in person...

2009-08-31 13:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Our eyes of flesh see only noir! Even before its official release, a new novel was making the rounds among the cognoscenti of the movie business. Not since The Day of the Locust and The Love of the Last Tycoon has Hollywood and the motion picture industry been shown in such a bold and perspicuous light, a light that producers and directors and screenwriters are clamoring to capture for themselves. Brimming with sex, romance, eye-widening spectacle, and...

2008-09-16 21:00:19

By Colin Dabkowski All the elements are there: a beautiful girl in a bright red dress, a crime, a coverup and a smooth-talking cop who just can't stop asking questions. These, with optional addition of the nosy neighbor and the vindictive wife, are the age-old ingredients required in perfect balance for the proper execution of film noir. But on its long journey from screen to stage, black-and-white to color and 1940 to 2008, even the best examples of the genre can deteriorate into sketch...

2007-10-12 06:00:11

By Galenson, David W Kotin, Joshua Abstract. Why have some movie directors made important films early in their careers but subsequently failed to match their initial successes, whereas other directors have begun much more modestly but have made great movies late in life? The authors demonstrate that the answer lies in the directors' motivations and in the nature of their films. Conceptual directors, who use their films to express ideas or emotions, mature early; thus, such great conceptual...

2006-08-22 00:53:35

By Bonnie J. Gordon BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - Germany's FantasyFilmFest started out 20 years ago as a one-off presentation of science fiction and horror films in Hamburg. This year, the FFF toured seven German cities, spending a week in each location, and has become a veritable powerhouse for the release of genre and crossover films. "For the past four or five years, every film in the festival has gone on to be distributed in Germany," organizer Rainer Stefan says. "This is a...

2005-12-02 10:39:37

By Jason Webb BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - Colombian novelist Jorge Franco isn't a magical realist. He is just a realist. His novel "Rosario Tijeras" features a corpse that gets taken to a party and a criminal heroine who french-kisses her victims before blowing their brains out. You could argue that Colombian writers, who are abandoning the so-called magical-realism style for which Latin American literature is best known, don't need it anymore anyway. After 41 years of guerrilla...


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