Thursday, April 2, 2015

Link: "The Reykjavik Confessions"

This splendidly written and beautifully designed piece of long-form true-crime reportage from BBC News packs the punch of a miniature book. I'd be shocked if someone hasn't snapped up the movie rights.

The Reykjavik Confessions

There is an accompanying radio program hosted by Simon Cox, the author of the article:

The Reykjavik Confessions

A Google search also turned up a video from photographer Jack Latham, who journeyed to Iceland to obtain visual documentation of sites involved in the case. (He was not the BBC's photographer on the story, though; that was Andy Brownstone.) So with just a little digging, we have a comprehensive multi-media experience. Be aware, though, that Latham makes a serious mis-statement of fact right at the start of the video, using the word "acquitted" when he should have used "convicted" (and he repeats the mistake about seven minutes in). Although the video looks great and is worth watching, a major error like that is off-putting!

Picture Perfect: Jack Latham

It would appear that everyone in Iceland speaks excellent English.

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