Quote of The Week #16 – Creativity

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

La creativita’ richiede il coraggio di abbandonare le proprie convinzioni

Erich Fromm

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2018 Movies Worth Waitin’ For – Two Queens

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From Yorgos Lanthimos, greek director of The Lobster, here comes The Favourite, a period drama about Queen Anne of England, played by Olivia Colman (who soon will be Elizabeth II in the third season of the critically acclaimed Netflix’s series The Crown)  and her friendship with two courtisans, played by Rachel Weisz and my beloved Emma Stone, the last one determined to climb up the ladder of  18th century’s english society.

Mary Queen of Scots,  with Saoirse Ronan in the main role and Margot “Harley Quinn” Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, follows the attempt of Mary, catholic queen of Scotland,  to conquer the throne of England, only to be imprisoned and then executed by her protestant cousin, Elizabeth I

Cine20 – 323a Puntata

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Pur di racimolare qualche titolo interessante, Weltall ed io abbiamo raccolto le uscite delle prossime DUE settimane, e siamo riusciti a trovare solo il thriller politico Giochi di Potere con Ben Kingsley e il catastrofico Skyscraper  con Dwayne Johnson, ormai lanciatissima star degli action fracassoni. Per gli ultimi scampoli interessanti di stagione tocca aspettare la prossima settimana quindi.

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Please Stand By : A True Trek Movie

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Escape is Imperative

Wendy is a special girl, with special needs. Because Wendy is autistic, and has to live according certain rules, because without them all her certainty will collapse and she’ll start panicking, like everyone living with his condition. She lives in an assisted facility, where her friend Scottie takes good care of her, helping her making progress and try and live a normal life, as normal as her life can be. She’d like to go to live with her sister, his husband and her newborn baby, because she wants to be an aunt, and cuddle her little niece, Ruby. Like most people in her condition, she also has special abilities: she’s a really talented writer, and she is also an hardcore Star Trek fan. So when her sister decide to sell their mother’s house and go to live away with her family, leaving Wendy in the facility house, she masters a plan to keep this from happening: she’s going to write a star trek script for a national contest, whose final prize is 100.000 $, and with that money she can be independent from her sister’s money and choose the life she wants to live. So when everything seems to go wrong, she decides to do something almost impossible for her: she’s going to bring her script to Paramount Pictures in LA, embarking in a adventurous and potentially dangerous journey from San Francisco, where she lives, to Los Angeles.

Please Stand By is the kind of movie that has the ability to capture exactly what it means to be a Star Trek fans, and also what it means to fight to find your true self, and to gain independence and self-confidence: in a few word, to grow up and become an adult. And like every good Trek story,  is told from an alien point of view, the alien being in this case a young girl born with a condition that force her to watch us, the so-called “normal” people from a distant point of view. Or even better, she can’t even watch us in the eye, which often is the way for us human to understand if someone is lying to us, or deceveing us, or to understand his true feeling for us. Because her condition prevent her to do it, unless she’s forced to, like the exercise of a “three seconds eye contact” that every day has to do with her carer  to keep contact with the rest of the world, and trying and espress her feelings the way we are used to do.

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Happy Pride To Everyone

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LOVE doesn’t understand borders, gender, race or belief
Because LOVE is the universal language which makes us HUMAN.

That’s why, even if I’m not gay,  I feel neglected and abused every time another human being is persecuted or beaten because of his or her sexual orientation, or simply cannot fully express their feelings in public like in private, in front of people or in front of God, or whatever you want to call it.
In this difficult and fearful time, where hate against everyone who’s different from us is so dangerously spreading, and no one seems able to stop it,  I think that all the world need the most is love, in every form and espression we can think of.

So from the bottom of my heart, in this day of happyness and joy,  I want to express my empathy and my solidarity to all the people of the LBGTQ+ movement, to keep fighting for their right to love, and to be loved.

When you’re in a battle, against an enemy so much bigger,so much stronger than you,
well, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed,
well that’s the best feeling in the world

(Pride, 2014)

 

Cine20 – 322a Puntata

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Alla disperata ricerca di un titolo da proporre ai lettori di CINE20, Weltall ed io per questa settimana siamo riusciti a trovare solo Unsane, girato da Soderbergh con un I-phone e interpretato da Claire Foy, la regina Elisabetta II di The Crown. Se non riuscite a trovarlo in sala (qui da me non c’e’ … ) potete sempre ripiegare su Stronger, con Jake Gyllenhaal e Tatiana “Orphan Black” Maslany.

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Quote of the week #14 – Fight for the Weaker

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What did we do wrong? We did nothing wrong!
YES, WE DID.
We were supposed to fight for people who couldn’t fight for themselves.
We were supposed to fight for Willie.
(A Few Good Men, 1992)

PS: In un periodo come questo, in cui tra cinema e tv fioccano reboot e remake, ho deciso di ricominciare la rubrica Quote of The Week, e faro’ il possibile per mantenere l’appuntamento ALMENO settimanale. E quale modo migliore per ricominciare che citare uno dei miei idoli indiscussi, nonche’ quel  maestro di scrittura e sceneggiatura per il cinema e la tv che e’ Aaron Sorkin, a cui si devono gli script di “filmetti” come appunto Codice D’Onore, tratto dalla sua commedia teatrale omonima, The President – Una Storia D’amore fino ad arrivare ai recenti The Social Network, La guerra di Charlie Wilson e Steve Jobs, nonche’ di quella serie capolavoro che e’ The West Wing.

Living Room Routine

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I was just enjoying the Top of the Pops Special with the best hits of 1982 on the BBC Iplayer, in fully nostalgic mode for my teenager’s years, and I suddenly came across the song Come on Eileen, of the Dexy Midnight Runners, which I never knew existed until I heard it and learned to love it in the soundtrack of one of my cult movie of the last few years, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. And I’ve thought that sometimes life and  time  are playing with us, and we are entangled in a web that we don’t even know exist, but it’s there, and sometimes we hit it, ad it resonates trough our life, and our soul….

Here’s the sequence of the movie, with the fantastic couple that are Emma Watson and Ezra Mlller, brother and sister in the movie, performing an exhilarating Living Room Routine at the Homecoming School Party:

Cine20 – 321a Puntata

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Weekend insolitamente ricco al cinema, in cui Weltall ed io abbiamo trovato almeno due titoli molto ma molto interessanti. Prima di tutto c’e’ Tully, terza collaborazione tra il regista Jason Reitman e la sceneggiatrice Diablo Cody dopo Juno e Young Adult, con protagoniste un Charlize Theron ingrassata per il ruolo, e Mackenzie Davis, ovvero la ragazza di San Junipero. Secondo titolo della settimana e’ Il Sacrificio del Cervo Sacro, del regista greco Yorgos Lanthimos, quello di The Lobster. E poi ci sarebbe anche un superfluo remake di Papillon, se proprio vi interessa.

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