Self-Portrait - Ren Xiong


Memento (2000)

Fun idea for a movie, and a fun ending, but, man, a lot of this movie is just the guy pacing around, walking across rooms, walking down hallways, walking outside. Basically a short film needing an editor.



Triumphal Arch Of Trajan In Timgad


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Ted Cassidy


Lost in Translation (2003)

The visuals are great, music is great, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson are always fun to watch, but there's not much to the story or characters and there's a lot more style than substance.



Eruption Of Venice - Niccolò Codazzi And Domenico Gargiulo


The History Of The Mohammedan Dynasties In Spain, Volume 2 - Al-Maqqari

Although the Muslims in medieval Spain left behind an expansive literature, little of it has been translated into English (although quite a bit has been translated into Spanish and French). Not only is this a readable and interesting history, but the translator has included a lot of well-chosen excerpts of other works in the appendix. It also deals extensively with the Almohads and the last Emirate of Granada, which both tend to be neglected in English-language scholarship.



Boat Under Moonlight - Gao Jianfu
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