понедельник, 14 октября 2013 г.

La migliore offerta (Лучшее предложение) 2013

Музыка к фильму Эннио Мориконе, перекликается с его-же музыкой к "Once Upon a Time in America" и "Stendhal Syndrome". Просто шикарный саундтрек.

Помимо этого харизма исполнителя главной роли - Geoffrey Rush, отполированный сюжет, постановка в стиле саспенс. Не припоминаю такие качественные фильмы последних лет. Режисер - перфекционист со вкусом, я уж думал почти никто больше этим не страдает.

пятница, 4 октября 2013 г.

Лучше для мужчины нет

Вот Gillette мне написал на упаковке лезвий Mach3: "94% пользователей Mach3 предпочитают Fusion ProGlide".
Меня эта фраза почему-то ставит в тупик, варианты интерпретации:
  1. Переходи срочно на ProGlide,  все уже там, ты один пользуешься Mach3!
  2. Ты входишь в 6% людей со своим мнением, остальные 94% уже сбились в стадо и используют Fusion ProGlide!
  3. Мы искали способ рассказать тебе о новом продукте и придумали - приклеить стикер на упаковку старого продукта с витиеватым текстом и большой цифрой, чтобы вызвать твой интерес, как тебе?
  4. Какая-то отвлеченная информация, которая ко мне не имеет отношения..

вторник, 1 октября 2013 г.

Do the Work

Дочитал. Заметки:
  • Any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term growth, health, or integrity will elicit Resistance.
  • Rule of thumb: The more important a call or action is to our soul’s evolution, the more Resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.
  • Resistance’s goal is not to wound or disable. Resistance aims to kill.
  • Start Before You’re Ready.
  • The enemy is our chattering brain, which, if we give it so much as a nanosecond, will start producing excuses, alibis, transparent self-justifications, and a million reasons why we can’t/shouldn’t/won’t do what we know we need to do.
  • Before we begin, you wanna do research? Uh-unh. I’m putting you on a diet. You’re allowed to read three books on your subject. No more.
  • Research can become Resistance. We want to work, not prepare to work.
  • Swing for the Seats.
  • Resistance is an active, intelligent, protean, malign force—tireless, relentless, and inextinguishable—whose sole object is to stop us from becoming our best selves and from achieving our higher goals.
  • Research can be fun. It can be seductive. That’s its danger. We need it, we love it. But we must never forget that research can become Resistance.
  • One rule for first full working drafts: get them done ASAP.
  • Get to THE END as if the devil himself were breathing down your neck and poking you in the butt with his pitchfork.
  • The inner critic? His ass is not permitted in the building.
  • Only one thing matters in this initial draft: get SOMETHING done, however flawed or imperfect.
  • Stay stupid. Follow your unconventional, crazy heart.
  • When an idea pops into our head and we think, “No, this is too crazy,”  … that’s the idea we want.
  • Your work-in-progress produces its own gravitational field, created by your will and your attention. This field attracts like-spirited entities into its orbit.
  • If you’ve got a head, you’ve got a voice of Resistance inside it.
  • The only intercourse possible between the knight and the dragon is battle.
  • There is no way to be nice to the dragon, or to reason with it or negotiate with it or beam a white light around it and make it your friend.
  • Our greatest fear is fear of success.
  • The bad news is, the problem is hell. The good news is it’s just a problem. It’s not us. We are not worthless or evil or crazy. We’re just us, facing a problem.
  • A perplexed person stands before two doors. One door says HEAVEN. The other says BOOKS ABOUT HEAVEN.
  • Slay that dragon once, and he will never have power over you again.
  • Stay stupid. Trust the soup. Start before you’re ready.