Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Night of the Living Dead is a 1968 American independent black-and-white zombie film directed by George Romero.A true horror pioneer, it bridged the gap between the old style horror and the new.
Romero put the movie industry on notice with his graphic shots of blood, guts and gore.
It truly deserves the praise and acclaim that has been showered upon it over the past few decades. If ever a horror movie were a masterpiece, this one is it. An important milestone in cinematic history and proof of what independent filmmakers can do, Night of the Living Dead is the seminal zombie movie.
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Remarkable things don't happen when we least expect them. Remarkable things are the products of a life's direction, and when this direction is driven by passion, remarkable things are inevitable. Grandma Moses, had lived most of her life as her situtation in it ordered. A hard worker, a faithful daughter, a good wife, a loving mother. Her talent though, asleep only for a small period of time, say around seventy years or so, did manage to get across. Too old to help with any farm work, this amazing woman took up painting, a childish fascination, at an age when most of us are supposed to retire. Her hobby turned out not only a solid good use of time, but a cultular legacy which still leaves an exclamation point on our faces.
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
Chamisso (1781-1838), who will not only be remembered as a poet, but also as a botanist left a classic book to the German literature.
Candy Candy, is a Japanese novel that was first serialized in magazines and later adapted into an anime manga series. The TV show (1976-1979) gained international popularity in the mid-80’s in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. It is a cult, soap-operish animation that follows the story of the orphan girl Candice White from a baby to a grown woman.
Even if today’s audiences should find the series outdated or cheesy, it is nevertheless a moving story that portraits a character - certainly lacking in the modern animation-of an unselfish, optimistic, kind girl that follows her heart but can also make great sacrifices.
You can check out the Candy Candy movie:
Thursday, 25 November 2010
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|The charming one|
Young Frankenstein (part 1/10)
It is a beautiful place and fortunately not yet taken by hordes of tourists.
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Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
In the short duration of the film, Vigo captures with surrealism and humor the Borzois and tourists walking around Nice, France displaying their dresses and moving endlessly, so that they can emphasize their existence. Amazing are the scenes, showing the contradiction between the dancers and the statues. The instant opposite the eternal.
À propos de Nice (part 1/2)
À propos de Nice (part 2)
Monday, 22 November 2010
Pride and Prejudice is a classic novel which rises from the mechanics of a pleasant plot to the level of great art, written from Jane Austen, a novelist with an extremely narrow focus that extends, surprisingly, into a wide range of concerns. It's a story about society,the relationships of family,the pride of a man and the prejudice of a woman. It is saturated with sarcasm, humor, romance, and thought-provoking issues of the time and Austen captures the attention of her readers with the wit, insight and well-flawn characters.
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Sunday, 21 November 2010
It was french writer Edouard Dujardin who used the stream of consciousness literaly technique and the interior monologue in his works. With the use of the semicolon mark Dujardin was able to continue his train of thought uninterruptedly. According to Joyce's confession he was particularly influenced by Dujardin's novel "Les lauriels cont coupes" (The Bays are Sere), 1887.
Having completed an extraordinary body of silent films in 1929, Fritz Lang entered the sound era with this bold masterwork, an expressionist thriller that captured the ugly mood of Germany just before the Nazis came to power, and was banned as soon as they took over.
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Yes it's true. While Colombus paraded his newly discovered American Indians in the Spanish towns,he didnt know that he was not intrducing in fact the first native Americans to Europe, according to research.
Scientists who have studied the genetic past of an Icelandic family now claim the first Americans reached Europe a full five centuries before Columbus bumped into an island in the Bahamas during his first voyage of discovery in 1492.
Researchers said today that a woman from the Americas probably arrived in Iceland 1,000 years ago, leaving behind genes that are reflected in about 80 Icelanders today.
The link was first detected among inhabitants of Iceland, home to one of the most thorough gene-mapping programs in the world, several years ago.
Astronomers have announced that a new planet discovered in our galaxy coming from another one, which is bigger than Jupiter,the largest one. This planet has already gone through the red giant phase of stellar evolution, a milestone our sun should reach in 5 billion years or so. The fact that the newly discovered exoplanet survived this dramatic event suggests some planets in our solar system might, too.
Watch how our sun will die!!!