Monthly Archives: July 2007

An interesting new forgetting from Croatian writer Dubravka Ugrei

who believes: ‘the entire eastern European culture of the communist era’ has been forgotten according to NZZ online “The best part of this vibrant culture resulted from the rejection of communism, from critical thinking, from subversion. … Sadly, all that … Continue reading

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L’ avventura

Michelangelo Antonini died today aged 94. He was one of the greats of European cinema. I think his best work sat betwixt cinema and art. This is a short extract from one of his greatest: I hope it works a … Continue reading

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Too much

It is hard, this travel and thinking; uprooted means new experience, but new experience often leads to a realization of how little one knows, or can know – or discover without a library or a university, a circle of people … Continue reading

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Anais – Mon Coeur, Mon Amour

I like this too. Rousseau once said even French dogs bark out of tune…which proves he wasn’t always right. More JJR is Venice, where he was an ambssador’s secretary, rather surprisingly

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Samba Saravah – the film version

They don’t make films like this any more

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Baden Powell and Pierre Barouh – 1960’s

My favourite song, French samba…normal service resumed soon. In the meantime check out my facebook

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Out: Verona. In : Hawaii. Shakespeare to work on next series of "Heroes"

“I shall say good night till it be morrow.” “Romeo Montague dies for Juliet and awakens in this age on a volcano in Hawaii, where he meets a wise Zen Master. So is the premise of James Edwards’ new time-travel … Continue reading

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The new ignorance?

From the IHT “In proposing a tax-cut law last week, Finance Minister Christine Lagarde bluntly advised the French people to abandon their “old national habit.” “France is a country that thinks,” she told the National Assembly. “There is hardly an … Continue reading

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A Communal Event, for Everyone

Two weeks ago the Italian press wrote that a hacker had entered the publisher’s computer. It named the victims of J.K Rowling’s pen. Nothing was written in English to confirm or deny that my Google Alerts found. A global discretion…and … Continue reading

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Why Venice and the art thing might seem a little less Europe; a little more "global"

From Hello magazine online; was the Mantua Times like this in 1608? It probably was: “A West End stage debut can be a daunting prospect even for an actor whose star burns bright in Hollywood. So Orlando Bloom made sure … Continue reading

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