No background music and often silence; audience so silent like there wasn’t one – we were to a man struggling to keep up with the unfolding 2008 financial shenanigans; everyone says ‘fuck’ a lot.
Suicidal Neeson and comrades in plane crash in Alaska (?); stalked by giant wolves; just when you think things couldn’t get worse … (eerie tie-in with his wife’s death which occurred during filming).
Shit doesn’t just happen – shit evolves and tries to take over Scandinavia; memorable; see it twice.
Girl with Dragon Tatoo
Poms tell a story where nothing happens but it works; empathetic and real; no laughs whatsoever.
Black and white from 1931; starring actual Tahitians; few sub-titles but you don’t miss that; non-stop action with coconut palms and the ocean.
The Elephant in the Room by Diana McLain Smith.
How relationships make or break the success of leaders and organizations; shows readers how all relationships evolve over a series of stages.
[ for full review see http://ericjacobsononmanagement.blogspot.co.nz/2011/08/book-review-elephant-in-room.html ]
Human Instinct by Robert Winston (he of the massively bushy moustache and black-rimmed glasses).
Tells how one-night stands are in fact a by-product of early mankind’s evolutionary necessities; am spurred to write a book called He Is Not Just Not Into You But His Cellphone Has Replaced The Club.
The Maldive Mystery by Thor Heyerdahl.
Because I am writing a book about my dream country (Maldives); this a weighty tome unless you like anthropology.
She wrote Self-made Man about the 18 months she posed as a man; I could not finish this book though – I am affected by the author’s voice and I could not connect – but please do not be put off.
- Stellan Skarsgard – Stellan Skarsgard Feels Privileged Over Diverse Career (contactmusic.com)