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LATEST ARTICLES

On being offended

ON THE STUPIDITY OF BEING OFFENDED

A compilation for the rejection of the culture of offense. Featuring Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry, Penn Jillette, Louis C.K. and Jim Norton, Richard Dawkins, Peter Hitchens, Steve Hughes
George Carlin Playin with your head

GEORGE CARLIN: PLAYING WITH YOUR HEAD (1986) – Full Transcript

Recorded May 2–3, 1986, at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles It started out like any other night. I was feeling good. I'd just put...
Blade Runner - Roy Batty and Pris

BLADE RUNNER: SCIENCE FICTION & TRANSCENDENCE

A discussion of the film's atmosphere relating BLADE RUNNER to Film Noir and of the significance of the Christian symbolism of the film

CINEMA

Blade Runner - Roy Batty and Pris

BLADE RUNNER: SCIENCE FICTION & TRANSCENDENCE

A discussion of the film's atmosphere relating BLADE RUNNER to Film Noir and of the significance of the Christian symbolism of the film
Shoeshine (1946) by Vittorio De Sica

SHOESHINE (1946) – Review by Pauline Kael

Shoeshine, written by Cesare Zavattini, is a social protest film that rises above its purpose. It is a lyric study of how two boys betrayed by society betray each other and themselves

LITERATURE

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - A scene from the movie

GEORGE ORWELL’S ‘1984’ – Introduction by Robert Harris

Introduction to the official 60th anniversary edition of Nineteen Eighty-Four
Henri Charrière

Il bel volo di PAPILLON da Mauriac a Polanski

Papillon: una farfalla che vola alto, come un’aquila. Il lungo romanzo autobiografico dell’ex-ergastolano Henri Charrière sta battendo il record assoluto dei best-sellers

STAND-UP COMEDY

George Carlin Playin with your head

GEORGE CARLIN: PLAYING WITH YOUR HEAD (1986) – Full Transcript

Recorded May 2–3, 1986, at the Beverly Theater in Los Angeles It started out like any other night. I was feeling good. I'd just put...
George Carlin - Phoenix

GEORGE CARLIN: AGAIN!* (1978) – Full Transcript

Performing at the Celebrity Star Theater in Phoenix on July 23, 1978, Carlin mesmerizes his audience in the second of his 12 HBO specials. The routines include: Death, Kids & Parents, Newscast #2, Time and Al Sleet, the Hippy-Dippy Weatherman
Louis CK -Chewed Up (2008)

LOUIS C.K.: CHEWED UP (2008) – Full Transcript

Transcript of 'Chewed Up', Louis C.K.'s second one-hour special filmed at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, March 1, 2008
Louis C.K. - Saturday Night Live - Season 42 Episode 17

LOUIS C.K.: SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE S42E17 (2017) – Transcript

Host Louis C.K. calls out chickens for being racist and wonders if giraffes are amazed by their long necks

HISTORY

Reinhard Heydrich's international ‘fame’ rose considerably as a result of his 1942 assassination which quickly became the subject of countless movies and books
Dal 1831 al 1860 i rivoluzionari italiani tentarono una serie di insurrezioni spedizioni militari nella convinzione di suscitare una guerra di popolo: per lo più quei tentativi furono male organizzati e spesso si conclusero in tragedia; a volte ebbero invece un clamoroso successo che superò qualunque logica.

FOOTBALL

21-10-2008 - Champions League - Juventus-Real Madrid 2-1

JUVENTUS-REAL MADRID: LE EUROSFIDE

CONDUCE 5-4 LA JUVE In Coppa dei Campioni/Champions League, Juve e Real si sono sfidate in 9 occasioni e la Juve ha potuto gioire 5...
Juventus-Amburgo 0-1 Finale Coppa dei Campioni 1982-83

JUVENTUS-AMBURGO 0-1: FINE DI UN SOGNO

Dieci anni dopo la sfida di Belgrado con l’Ajax, la squadra bianconera ha sorprendentemente fallito la sua seconda finale nel più prestigioso torneo continentale - Un gol di Magath è bastato per assicurare ai tedeschi dell'Amburgo il trofeo

OBITUARIES

Manlio Scopigno, 1968

MANLIO SCOPIGNO. UNICO, COME QUELLO SCUDETTO

È morto Manlio Scopigno, l'allenatore del grande Cagliari: «filosofo» e profondo conoscitore di calcio

ADDIO KUBRICK, IL CINEMA PERDE UNA LEGGENDA

Il regista è morto a 70 anni. Una vita segregata piena di misteri e fobie. Nei suoi film le angosce di mezzo secolo.
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MOVIE REVIEWS

Shoeshine (1946) by Vittorio De Sica

SHOESHINE (1946) – Review by Pauline Kael

Shoeshine, written by Cesare Zavattini, is a social protest film that rises above its purpose. It is a lyric study of how two boys betrayed by society betray each other and themselves
Barry Lyndon (1975) Marisa Berenson (Lady Lyndon)

HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE ‘BARRY LYNDON’

John Hofsess reviews Stanley Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon' for The New York Times

INTERVIEWS

Paul Schrader - Taxi Driver

PAUL SCHRADER ON ‘TAXI DRIVER’ – Interview by Richard Thompson

TAXI DRIVER'S SCREENWRITER Paul Schrader interviewed by Richard Thompson Richard Thompson is grateful to Jack Shafer for his help with this interview, which took place in...
28 Days Later (2003)

28 Days Later: An Interview with Danny Boyle (2003)

Director Danny Boyle's latest feature, 28 Days Later, spins contempo­rary paranoia regarding disease and viral infection into a frightening tale of post-apocalyptic horror, survival, and rampaging zombies.

MOVIE CLASSIC SCENE

Wall Street (1987) - Greed is good

WALL STREET (1987) – “Greed Is Good…”

“Well, ladies and gentlemen, we’re not here to indulge in fantasy, but in political and economic reality... I am not a destroyer of companies. I...

What we see

and what we seem

are but a dream…

a dream within a dream.

[Picnic At Hanging Rock]