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by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
03 Jul 2024, 12:59
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Review of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Doesn't necessarily have to be the light version, I just happen to prefer lighter typefaces. It was more the overall readability of Calibri on a screen which I value. Calibri for sans serif, perhaps Georgia for serif, and Consolas for monospaced (i.e. typewriter style). I have like Consolas for a lo...
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
01 Jul 2024, 15:15
Forum: Books & Writing
Topic: Review of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Review of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts

Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield, 2010. I was really looking forward to reading this book as I have a passing interest in the design of signs and magazines and books but I knew practically nothing of typefaces because, well, they’re pretty much all the same, right? Well sort of. D...
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
24 Jan 2024, 13:38
Forum: Health & Self-Care
Topic: Everyone's Autistic Nowadays (Or Are They)?
Replies: 4
Views: 4848

Re: Everyone's Autistic Nowadays (Or Are They)?

Sycorax wrote: 22 Jan 2024, 23:36 I've never in my life met a person with autism who lacked empathy. It may be expressed slightly differently than what neurotypicals are accustomed to, sure, but different doesn't mean "bad" or "nonexistent”.
ABSOLUTELY this 100%
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
10 Jan 2024, 18:25
Forum: Random
Topic: Tea ranking.
Replies: 7
Views: 11934

Re: Tea ranking.

NEW LIST as of 2024-01-10 1. Assam, Twinings. Loose leaf. 2. English Breakfast, Twinings. Loose leaf. 3. Morrison's Everyday, Morrisons supermarket. Loose leaf. 4. PG Tips. Loose leaf. Subject to demotion if quality continues to decline. 5. Sainsbury's Red Label Loose Tea 250g (£1.65 [66p / 100g]). ...
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
10 Jan 2024, 18:13
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Amazon Prime
Replies: 4
Views: 13748

Re: Amazon Prime

thatalex wrote: 28 Nov 2023, 12:12 I just bought Amazon Prime by mistake. Can anyone tell me what is to watch on there before I cancel my membership??
I enjoyed watching "Elementary" with Sick Boy out of Trainspotting, it's a modern day re-telling of Sherlock Holmes set in New York City. Could try that.
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
10 Jan 2024, 17:58
Forum: Music
Topic: Beatles: magazine article
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

Beatles: magazine article

Radio Times 4-10 November 2023 pp. 12-15

Some waffle but might be of interest to Beatles fans.
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
30 Oct 2023, 13:14
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Oppenheimer.
Replies: 8
Views: 14491

Re: Oppenheimer.

Total tangent of course, but regarding B&W films - I agree with the Ebert quote and in fact he might have explained what it is I enjoy about film noir cinematography so much.... https://www.theguardian.com/film/gallery/2022/nov/10/mean-moody-and-magnificent-film-noir-studio-portraits-in-picture...
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
30 Oct 2023, 13:05
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Oppenheimer.
Replies: 8
Views: 14491

Re: Oppenheimer.

Yeah, I did go off on a tangent there. I've recently been getting into the Film Noir style. This summer's fave was Hell Is a City (1960), which I definitely pestered Roy_Castle's_Trumpet to watch for its scenes and sounds of Manchester. The only one I've seen from the posted link is Sunset Boulevar...
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
30 Oct 2023, 13:01
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Oppenheimer.
Replies: 8
Views: 14491

Re: Oppenheimer.

The most notorious example of poor cinematogrophy in TV is by Fabian Wagner, who made everything so dark that no one could see anything. Why go on a quest for realism when you're filming fantasy TV? I have a sneaking suspicion that this too-dark phenomenon is loosely related to the loudness wars in...
by Roy_Castle's_Trumpet
30 Oct 2023, 12:51
Forum: TV & Film
Topic: Oppenheimer.
Replies: 8
Views: 14491

Re: Oppenheimer.

Wasn't Zulu shot on Super Technirama 70mm? TL;DR Yes but that isn’t a 70 mm filming process, it’s a 70 mm PROJECTION format; the FILMING format is 35 mm but on its side. I wouldn’t bother reading any of the following. It’s a misleading name! Lots of things in film shooting and projection are not st...