Stupid question: Should I read Hunger Games 1? I've already seen the movie. This is normally a no-brainer because usually book >> movie: in this case, I have seen the movie first and have the book on-hand already, plus tonight I have a book swap and dibs on many other books that I don't know yet! Bonus: your opinion on reading parts 2&3.
I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time. [more inside]
How to make a time lapse movie of a 2 year construction project? There is a new building being built in my university campus it should be finished by 2009. I want to capture the whole process of erecting the building by shooting few frames every day and editing them into a time lapse movie that will last 20 minutes. [more inside]
Where can I find a larger version of the surreal Muppets Over Time[QT] short? Maybe a format other than QuickTime?
Roger Ebert's review of 21 Grams (which I'm about to see) contains the following sentence: "Even though modern physics tells that time does not move from the past through the present into the future, entertaining that delusion is how we make sense of our perceptions." This kind of surprised me because I was under the impression that time DID move from the past through the present and into the future. Can someone explain how / why it doesn't?