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Saturday, 5 July 2014

THE UGLY IS GONE

I like the feeling of not knowing what is going in the world for a period of time, this is part of the fact of being on holidays. However this includes missing some information like the death of one of the most loved and long-lived actors: Eli Wallach-I realised about his death a week after(which annoyed me a bit)


There are some reasons why he deserves to be on my blog:
  • He has been one of the best supporting actors ever.
  • He had more than 60 years of acting experience and played more than 160 characters.
  • He was not one of “The Magnificent Seven” but he was the fabulous villain: Calvera.
  • He was in one of my favourite westerns without knowing he was the character called “The Ugly” until the end of the shooting.
  • He was part of my favourite trilogy (The Godfather)-even if the third part is not good enough, he was worthy to be seen.
  • He was still working until not long ago- he was part of the "The Wolf of Wall Street" cast- amazing!!

I felt in love with his Ugly character and this scene will be always my favourite one:



Sunday, 15 June 2014

PAOLO NUTINI

Paolo Nutini is one of these artists who keeps improving and improving! I discovered him in his second album “Sunny Side Up” – a fantastic 14 songs full of energy.  Then I listened his first album which I found it a bit cheesy; I like some songs but it is quite far from the quality of his second one. And now he just realised his third album “Scream” which is (as I said before) getting better in quality. His latest album remains me of Ben Harper, another great musician.

When I saw him live he played covers of all of his old songs which I thanked him for that, I hate when I go to  concerts and the songs sounds the same than the album. The experience of seeing a concert just depends on how much the artist wants to give to his public, and Paolo Nutini gave loads!


As I said one of the best characteristic of Paolo Nutini is his love of doing covers but not only of his songs, he loves covering great songs, see some examples below:











Sunday, 8 June 2014

THE GREAT SPEECH

I just can say... listen carefully, please!


Probably the best director and actor that have ever existed: the Great Charles Chaplin!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

NEBRASKA

It is quite hard to see a movie nowadays and think: 
”I love everything on it”

Well, I had this feeling when I watched Nebraska; and now after two weeks of analysing every single aspect on it, I still think is just perfect!  The characters are deep, funny and touching. The plot is created from a simple idea but offering lot of meaning behind it. The cinematography is well chosen in B&W to give more sense to the characters and to build a perfect atmosphere. The landscape of the film is just an important part of the movie as its cast. The dialogues are sharp; there are as many funny moments as emotive. The soundtrack is stunning- I recommend it to listen on its own.


Even the poster is just an amazing piece of art. It remains me a lot of Man Ray and his famous technique called solarization. From a simple profile we can see a clearly silhouette of the main character and his crazy hair which defines the trip you will be taken on if you see Nebraska.

It is difficult to finish a movie and be fulfilled with every single aspect of it. I admit I am quite demanding with movies but Nebraska did not disappoint me, not even a bit.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

THE SOUL IS BACK

I am so happy to keep discovering new Spanish bands that are incredible good although they do not sound really Spanish; mainly because they sing in English! They are a mix of great soul with talented musicians and voices, just listen and think for yourselves.




Definitely the soul is back!

Sunday, 16 February 2014

DOCUMENTARIES

I have always been a bigger fan of movies than documentaries mainly because I am always more interested in the representation of reality than the reality itself.

The old way of doing documentaries just based on interviews and facts always left me a bit empty but I really believe there is a new approach for this genre. Recently I have been watching quite a lot of documentaries which, in my opinion, are taking a new dimension showing to the audience a real story using techniques based on films.

Although I am still not sure if the directors are taking a new step on documentaries or the reality is becoming more unreal? Reading the news nowadays it really feels like the reality is produced by Hollywood!

I leave you with a bunch of documentaries which are worthy to watch:

-"Searching for sugar Man" - I already mentioned about “Searching  ForSugar Man”  in a previous post- I strongly recommend everyone to watch it; the story and the way the director takes you through it is just stunning. If by any chance you have lost hope, please watch it!




Sunday, 26 January 2014

NEW ART

When you think everything related to art has been invented, Alexa Meade arrives and gives a new dimension to painting. This emerging artist has created an innovative approach to art; she has changed the canvas for real objects and people. To understand Alexa Meade’s art you just need to have a look. Enjoy!