"More so than many bacteria, Pseudomonas can be extraordinarily resistant to antibiotics, largely because the bacteria form themselves into sticky clusters called biofilms. A biofilm is like a slime home base where billions of bacteria stick together, becoming hundreds of times more resistant to detergents and antibiotics than when they're circulating alone."
"The mature, fully functioning biofilm is like a living tissue on the pipe or wall surface. It is a complex, metabolically cooperative community made up of different species each living in a customized micro-niche. Biofilms are even considered to have primitive circulatory systems"
"biofilm is like an impenetrable fortress on a microscopic scale."
"Antibiotics do not reduce the biofilm; they simply put it into a dormant state with a couple of bullet holes in it, so when you stop taking antibiotics, the problem returns like nothing happened. The biofilm is like a protective living cocoon, which quite frankly is an ingenious evolutionary survival trick, but only when it's being used for good, not evil."
"The biofilm that wraps itself around all your teeth, near and under the gums, can only be removed by your dentist or hygienist. This biofilm is like a sticky nylon stocking that traps bacteria and its compounds and protects them from your toothbrush, floss and mouth rinse."
"I remember The Grand! I lived in Parakai for a while as a teen. And later I loved "The Maltese Falcon" and any Bogie flick in fact. Film noir is like going into highly stylised rooms of your soul to figure out what the shadows are up to."
"Since colors could not be distinguished, lighting played that role. In many ways, the lighting in a film noir is like the Norma of the movie itself. Color has caused lighting to be used in a different way. For more practical reasons that aren't always artistic in nature. "
"The basic structure of film noir is like a labyrinth with the hero as the thread running through it. He starts out on a quest - to solve a mystery (Spade, Marlowe, Dana Andrews in LAURA, Bogart in DEAD RECKONING) or else to find work (DETOUR), settle down (KISS OF DEATH), commit murder (THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, DOUBLE INDEMNITY), become a great boxer (BODY AND SOUL). Yet the road that he chooses, or is chosen for him, does not lead directly."
"To Hibbs, film noir is like the novels of Flannery O'Connor and those religious narratives "that do not circumvent tragedy and the unsavory features of the human ..."
"To do that the place you have to start is finding the core of why is this cool, why it matters, why should you care. You have to find those hooks within the foundations of what you're actually looking at, find those things the audience can connect with, and bring those out. You make those clear and get them on board, and from there you can build out wherever complex or crazy place you want to go, be it evolutionary biology or: "
"With Doran's, Olivier's, Zeffirelli's, and Branagh's Hamlets in mind, we will begin to discuss both how film adaptation is like textual editing and how editing Hamlet is linked to specific interpretive issues, mostly regarding characters, and how the play's own questioning of inwardness puts our assumptions about character and performance. Directors of film or stage production in turn may edit the text into a script."
What is textual editing?
There is logic in the film, like paragraphs, one leads to the next. This is whole and good and makes for a good viewing and complements a cause and effect story line. A unity if there ever was one.
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