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Sep 15, 2015
Mani replied to Michel's discussion Help me solve this riddle!!! in the group Coffee Break
"One of the characters are being "split in two" in the animation, which is how you go from 12 to 13 characters. The animation breaks the original image into 3 parts, then re-assembles them. When the image splits, each person is either split…"
Feb 22, 2013
Mani replied to Neal's discussion The Physiology of Willpower: Where Does Discipline Come From? in the group THE NAKED APE
"The definition of "impulse control" makes more sense to me, but where I get bothered is that the term isn't synonymous with "discipline" or "self-control" or "willpower"...but they're used…"
Mar 16, 2012
Mani replied to Neal's discussion The Physiology of Willpower: Where Does Discipline Come From? in the group THE NAKED APE
"What's commonly called "willpower" seems to me to ultimately come down to non-immediate goals. The "muscle" analogy may be illustrative but it doesn't seem to be very informative. Since exercising willpower is…"
Mar 15, 2012
Mani replied to Michel's discussion Can science ever explain consciousness? in the group THE NAKED APE
"Disclaimer: Haven't listened to the podcast yet (though fully intend to). But whenever I see this question come up, the same thing comes to mind: "What makes consciousness so special that we're even asking this…"
Mar 15, 2012
Mani replied to Adriana's discussion Cognitive impairment in men when interacting with women in the group THE NAKED APE
"The "thinking of a potential date" explanation reeks of begging the question. If we want to seriously consider whether or not they were on some level considering prospective dates, shouldn't we be controlling for things like: -…"
Mar 15, 2012
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Sep 15, 2011
Jaume commented on Mani's blog post Movies versus Books
"What I'm actually saying is it's generally pointless to try to create a faithful adaptation. Creating something new from pre-existing material is another story."
Apr 1, 2011
Mani replied to Julien's discussion What do you prefer? [Read for more details] in the group Motion pictures and TV series
"You're not the director; at best you're the storyboarder. You have absolutely no control over the events themselves, just some limited and ambiguous control over how you want to "frame" them.   Preferring your own inventions…"
Apr 1, 2011
Mani replied to Julien's discussion What do you prefer? [Read for more details] in the group Motion pictures and TV series
"Those descriptions apply to virtually all forms of communication, so I don't think it's fair to call them significant similarities between cinema and literature.   I disagree that you create more details in your head than are on…"
Apr 1, 2011
Mani commented on Mani's blog post Movies versus Books
"It kind of sounds like you're saying it's impossible to create a good adaptations. Not all film-adaptations-of-books are films-trying-to-be-books.   Facial features will never be a minor detail for any human without prosopagnosia or…"
Apr 1, 2011
Jaume commented on Mani's blog post Movies versus Books
"I forgot this: the real reason why 'books are usually better than their adaptations' is they're different art forms, and short of a genius who will create a brand new oeuvre of his or her own, the result is doomed to be a bastard (and…"
Mar 30, 2011
Jaume commented on Mani's blog post Movies versus Books
"Cinema probably has more blanks to fill in, by nature. Agreed. Although filmmakers have a lot of leeway to fill the blanks that are inherent to the medium. Some add extra dialogue that's not in the book. Some use voiceovers. And some prefer to…"
Mar 30, 2011
Mani replied to Julien's discussion What do you prefer? [Read for more details] in the group Motion pictures and TV series
"As an interesting aside, IIRC the first drafts of the novelization of 2001 were actually voice-overs that had been intended for the film, but were cut because filmmakers believed they were too explanatory and that detracted from the experience…"
Mar 30, 2011
Mani replied to Julien's discussion (Self-imposed) Sleep deprivation in the group Coffee Break
"No. I was simply not taking basic things like "I haven't slept in 3 days" into account when I was making decisions. It's hard to consciously imagine but you're really sincerely not all there.   To clarify - I…"
Mar 30, 2011

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Movies versus Books

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 9:00am 4 Comments

So, I was responding to this - specifically the common assertion that "books leave more to the imagination" - and the more I thought about it, the more ways that claim seemed totally bankrupt.

 

After a point, my response got long enough that I figured it makes more sense here, rather than slamming the discussion there with a wall of text. Without further… Continue

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At 12:31am on September 15, 2016, Stephen said…

Happy Birthday Mani have a good one"

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At 10:38am on September 15, 2011, Adriana gave Mani a gift
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At 7:55pm on March 16, 2011, Adriana said…
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