Myths, Memory and Lies by Esther DelisleThis book opens the window of history wide on the pro-Vichy, pro-fascist sentiments and acts of the Quebec intelligentsia during and after WW II. Using previously-unpublished documents gleaned from archives of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the FBI and the US State Department, the author, a Quebec historian, gives an entirely new reading to contemporary Quebec history. Widley acclaimed and controversial, this book should be read by anyone interested in modern Quebec or WW II.
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Memory loss has been used as a storytelling trope in many films throughout history, often because it provides plenty of opportunity for added drama and unpredictable endings. This thriller, based on the novel of the same name by S. Watson, stars Nicole Kidman as a woman who wakes up every day with no memory of her life as a result of a horrific past accident. But when scary new details start to emerge, it forces her to question everything that she believes she knows about her life, as well as the people in it like her husband Colin Firth and doctor Mark Strong. McAdams plays Paige Collins, a woman who suffers brain trauma as a result of a car accident just ten weeks after her wedding. The injuries erase all memories of not just her marriage, but also her entire relationship with her husband, Leo Tatum.
What Lies Beneath is a American supernatural horror film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple who experience a strange haunting of their home. It was the first film by Zemeckis' production company, ImageMovers. It received mixed reviews, but was nominated for three Saturn Awards. After her daughter Caitlin leaves for college, Vermont housewife Claire Spencer begins noticing the volatile relationship between new neighbors, Mary and Warren Feur. Claire's husband Norman, an accomplished scientist and professor, dismisses her preoccupation. After failing to see Mary for several days, Claire suspects that Warren may have killed her.
Indie film magazine Little White Lies is well known for its superb design and strong emphasis on illustration. It is not their first leap into the world of playing cards: to commemorate US election day in they released a House of Cards themed deck with Sony Home Entertainment featuring illustrations by 41 artists. I anticipated something special and was not disappointed. They really pulled out all the stops with this one. The cards are very high quality and tactile — as sturdy as a Carcassonne tile, as opposed to your average playing card deck. They are packaged in a neat little box which is itself a thing of beauty.