5 items from 2015
In the wake of the terrible attacks in Paris, I found myself listening to a lot of French music and thinking about the Leonard Bernstein quote going around on Facebook: "This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before." This list came to seem like my natural response. A very small response, I know. This list is chronological and leaves off people I should probably include. The forty [note: now forty-one] composers listed below are merely a start.
Léonin Aka Leoninus (c.1135-c.1201)
The Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris in the 1100s was a major musical center, and Léonin (the first named composer from whom we have notated polyphonic music) was a crucial figure for defining the liturgical use of organum, the first polyphony. Earlier organum was fairly simple, involving parallel intervals and later contrary motion, but the mid-12th century brought »
Award-winning filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic hopes to see tax breaks introduced to encourage film production in the country.
At the Sarajevo Film Festival today (Aug 21), the Directors Guild of Bosnia and Herzegovina is to showcase more than a dozen projects in development and discuss the future of the region’s film industry with politicians.
Sarajevo-born Zbanic will host today’s event with Tanovic and told ScreenDaily they hope to hear plans for the introduction of tax breaks for filmmaking in Bosnia.
“We are trying to persuade the government to return tax to people who are shooting here [in Bosnia] and invest in film,” she said.
“It is something Croatia a few years ago, generating incredible income, and something that Serbia did a few days ago.
“We are hoping »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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Interview on the evolution of Chlöe Sevigny
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Towleroad RuPaul recap. Conjoined twins extravaganza
All the Fun of a serious and rare medical condition without the humanity and decency that even American Horror Story provided
Cinematic Corner is hosting a "White Swan Black Swan" blog-a-thon -- now through the end of the month - which looks at dual personae.
Nick's Flick Picks has gathered his own secret Tba »
- NATHANIEL R
Directed by Emir Kusturica
Quite often there’s discussion of how to adapt famous authors’ beloved works to the screen. One such author is Kurt Vonnegut, with his awe inspiring, philosophical, literary masterworks providing much speculation on how to visualise his stories. But there’s really no point. Not only because his books are great enough as they are, but because Emir Kusturica’s Underground, has captured the insane energy and brilliant, tangential allegories and discussions that are rarely seen in film.
The film follows three characters: Marko, Blacky and Natalija and their escapades from WWII to 1992, a period that sees the three friends and their country lurching inexorably to their eventual, respective demises. The characters are used as an allegory for the formation of the Balkan nations that they inhabit through the film’s three hour runtime. On top of that, »
- James Waters
We had two Palme d’Or winner (Time of the Gypsies in 1998; Underground in 1995) Emir Kusturica pegged to unveil his latest film, On the Milky Road at Cannes in 2014, but no such luck. It looks like Kusturica took about a year’s break in filming (which isn’t completely uncustomary for him), which resumed summer of 2014. Now, a poster has debuted and we’re thinking this should finally be ready for 2015, especially since Kusturica has recently announced plans for a new project, a French/Belarus co-production set to film mid 2015. The films is inspired by Kusturica’s short film Our Life, and consists of three stories: the first story is about a soldier with a task to get milk in the nearby village and take it to fellow soldiers. The second is about a woman who gives him the milk, »
- Nicholas Bell
5 items from 2015
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