Books

Books

Of letters and the art of writing

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Cinema

Cinema

Of moving pictures and the art of cinematography

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Music

Music

Of sounds and the art of composition

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Not too many artists can reach out to our human conditions and souls like Greg Lake did while performing the single C’est La Vie. Mostly renowned as a member of the progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, he is also famous for the more straightforward down to earth rock ballads that helped sweeten the ELP show […]

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Can one define Civilization? Sir Kenneth Clark wholeheartedly declares that he cannot possibly enounce it, and to underline the intent and terms of such a grand undertake it brings to the title the Personal View and ends up being aired as such on BBC 2 in 1969 entitled Civilisation, with a smooth s instead of the cutting z. But […]

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Umberto Eco is no more, but still is and continues to beat like a perpetual pendulum within our hearts and minds forevermore. May God rest him in peace and receive him with open arms in throughout his Kingdom. Following is a mix of present thoughts and some (in italic) that came down on paper in […]

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David Gilmour is out on stage again trying to Rattle That Lock off the creative cage and release the captive birds of mind towards new sounds to continue the travels of his fingers along Floydian riffs and Wright-esque memoirs of keyboards off boats that lie waiting. Well the wait will not be long as the album […]

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A journey is about instant, unexpected impressions and well exploded emotions. It’a about moments and places lived through and forever imprinted into one’s forget me not mental drawers. It is hard to draw the line and stay on the journey tracks as a traveler, it is rather facile to jump over the line and become […]

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Tracker. A chronicle of life. A personalized one, as it tracks through Knopfler’s past, and as the mind flows through the songs there is room for each of us to find ourselves in some of the musical notes and stories being sent across the strings. It is a chronicle of melancholy and identity, in search of past times and […]

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This is no madman, it is the man who invented inspector Maigret and all the world of suspense and policier thrill that comes with it. It is a man that has given thousands of pages of inspiration and mystery to the world. His creation is the perfect match of a style of writing fit for […]

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A statue should be raised to honor Franco Zefirelli’s moving picture masterpiece, Jesus of Nazareth, and for the courage, boldness and resilience in undertaking on such a heavy and spiritually creative task. For one to dare portray Jesus in a movie sounds really impossible and far fetched, but no matter how well one does it, […]

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A film filled with extraordinary cinematic experiences and lined up with a remarkable cast of actors that culminates with an amazing composition role transposed on screen by Ralph Fiennes. The mind of director Wes Anderson must be governed by a pink and funky wheel, that offers the same surrealistic and chromatic effects as of the […]

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Rarely does one get to hear a band that has had so much resonance in the world. They have sang through the speakers of time and the entire world has listened to them in awe and surprise. The basses and trebles were intimidated through the messages coming out of the notes and lyrics, and it […]

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“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” This is how the Great Gatsby ends. It is 1925. This very well describes the longing and melancholy of F. Scott Fitzgerald and one can only imagine him looking across the Long Island bay towards the green light that he was […]

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  Renovating a 200 year old farm can certainly pose some challenges, no matter in which part of the world that would be, and at first you have the impression of a repeated theme across the Mediterranean Europe of mishaps and laughable situations when dealing with local handymen or musty vignerons. But this one is […]

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