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A Special Day – Ettore Scola

A Special Day (Italian: Una giornata particolare) is a 1977 Italian film which tells the story of a housewife and her neighbor who stay at home in Rome on the day that Adolf Hitler visits Benito Mussolini. It stars Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni and John Vernon, and was directed by Ettore Scola   The day is May 8, 1938, the day when Hitler visited Rometo meet premierMussolini. Also on this day, as her … Continue reading

The Best Books by Great Filmmakers

The Friedkin Connection by William Friedkin Friedkin’s had rather a rocky go of filmmaking success; his first four films were flops, his next two (The French Connection and The Exorcist) were critical and commercial smashes, and then he went on a losing streak that was further complicated by his hot temper and difficult reputation. His new book is … Continue reading

Love of an actress (1928): Pola Negri

Pola Negri (Apolonia Chalupova, 1897– 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the Silentand Golden Eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne andfemme fatale roles. She was the first European film star to be invited to Hollywood, and become one of the most popular actresses in American silent film. She also started several important women’s fashion trends that are still staples of the … Continue reading

Oscar Nominations 2013: 11 Book Adaptations

This year, 11 Academy Award nominees are based on books or book series. As much as five of the nine films listed in the Best Picture category are book adaptations. The movie industry took a lot of inspiration from books this year, so before checking out all the Hollywood glitz and glamour, head over to … Continue reading

Gilles Deleuze : Qu’est-ce que l’acte de création ?

« Avoir des idées en cinéma. » « À la limite de toute création, il y a des espaces-temps. » « Un créateur ne fait que ce dont il a absolument besoin. » « Informer c’est faire circuler un mot d’ordre. » « L’œuvre d’art n’a rien à faire avec la communication. L’œuvre d’art ne contient strictement pas la moindre information. … Continue reading

Last Tango in Paris…

Lo sai perché mi sono innamorata?– Dillo, ti supplico.– Perché lui ha trovato il modo giusto per farmi innamorare.– E tu vuoi che l’uomo che ami ti protegga e abbia cura di te…– Certo.…- Vuoi che questo forte, ruggente e possente guerriero costruisca una fortezza dove puoi rifugiarti, in modo che tu non debba mai … Continue reading

Il grande silenzio revisited by Reinfried Marass

REINFRIED MARASS loves cinema! but he prefer western films. From his photo series ‘Detroit’s Final Ride’ Model Isabella http://reinfriedmarass.com/ The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio, 1968), or The Big Silence, is an Italian spaghetti western. The movie features a score by Ennio Morricone and stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, a mute gunfighter with a grudge against … Continue reading

El Degüello : Reinfried Marass

El Degüello is a bugle call, notable in the US for its use as a march by Mexican Army buglers during the 1836 Siege and Battle of the Alamo. “Toque a Degüello” was introduced to the Americas by the Spanish armies and was later adopted by the patriot armies fighting against them during the Spanish American wars of independence. It was widely used by Simon Bolivar’s armies. … Continue reading

Frederich Von Schiller: “Love and Intrigue”

I’m not frightened. I’m not frightened of anything. The more suffering, the more I love. “Danger will only increase my love, it will sharpen it, it will give it spice. I’ll be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look … Continue reading

Manuel Mujica Láinez : Mysterious Buenos Aires

Horacio Coppola Photographer – Buenos Aires 1936 Misteriosa Buenos Aires ( Mysterious Buenos Aires) is a 1950 book of literary fiction by Manuel Mujica Laínez, containing no fewer that 42 short stories illustrating life in Buenos Aires from the time of its mythical First Foundation, in 1536, to 1904. The book is ultimately a digest of civilized life on the site of the … Continue reading

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe (Wisconsin, 1887 – Santa Fe, Nuevo México – 1986). Artista estadounidense, una de las pintoras mas celebradas de Estados Unidos, fue pionera en el campo de las artes visuales y famosa residente de Nuevo México. Visitar el Album > http://on.fb.me/S1Diqz Hija de Francis Calyxtus O’Keeffe y Ida Totto O’Keeffe, nació en Sun Prairie, Wisconsin en una familia de granjeros. Estudió pintura en el Instituto de Arte de Chicago y en … Continue reading

The Earth turned to bring us closer

Trailer 21 Grams Film La tierra giró para acercarnos, giró sobre sí misma y en nosotros, hasta juntarnos por fin en este sueño, como fue escrito en el Simposio. Pasaron noches, nieves y solsticios; pasó el tiempo en minutos y milenios. Una carreta que iba para Nínive llegó a Nebraska. Un gallo cantó lejos del … Continue reading

Días de odio – Leopoldo Torre Nilsson

Días de odio es una película argentina en blanco y negro dirigida por Leopoldo Torre Nilsson con guion del mismo sobre el cuento Emma Zunz de Jorge Luis Borges. Fue estrenada el 3 de junio de 1954 y tuvo como protagonistas principales a Elisa Galvé, Nicolás Fregues, Raúl del Valle, Enrique de Pedro, Duilio Marzio y Virginia … Continue reading

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman in ” Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” by Tennessee Williams (1958, dir. Richard Brooks) La gata sobre el tejado de zinc es una película estadounidense de 1958 dirigida por Richard Brooks y basada en la obra teatral del mismo título del dramaturgo Tennessee Williams (en realidad se titula «La gata sobre el tejado de zinc caliente», pero este adjetivo desapareció … Continue reading

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