Okay, so IFC is making an Anita Blake adaptation. Apparently, they’re only going to make one movie, at least at first. For anyone who’s ever read the books and then googled it and found the million websites dedicated to casting every single character in the series, this is of course exciting news.
But here’s the thing (of course there’s a thing). According to Reuters,
IFC is targeting the movie to its core audience of men 18-34 and plans to air it next year.
Hang on. Please rewind. IFC is targeting MEN?????!!!!!
Today’s question is short and sweet:
“what can you do in bielefeld”?
Some people would say, “nothing because it doesn’t exist“. But let’s indulge a little bit and pretend that it does exist, here are the Main Sights, according to Wikipedia.
But I guess, apart from that you can pretty much do everything in Bielefeld that you can do in any other city of it’s size.
Big Fish is the novel by Daniel Wallace Tim Burton based his wonderful movie on.
Edmund Bloom lived his life to the fullest and always told fantastic stories about it. His son William always saw him as the biggest liar. Now, Edmund is dying and William is trying to reconcile the father and the stories into one whole picture he can comprehend.
The book is a lot like the movie (or better, the movie is a lot like the book). The stories are wonderful by themselves, but in the context, they are even better. I really liked it.
Mansfield Park is Jane Austen‘s third novel.
Fanny Price lives with her aunt and uncle, the Bertrams, and their children, Thomas, Edmund, Maria and Julia. During all of her childhood with them, she has heard by the well-meaning but rather insensitive people around her that she’s not much worth and that she’s forever obliged to them. Only Edmund has ever shown her any real kindness. Thus she grows up a shy young woman with very strong principles and very much in love with Edmund, who doesn’t suspect a thing.
When the siblings Henry and Mary Crawford move into the neighbourhood, things get shaken up quite a bit.
Mansfield Park is probably the least popular Austen novel – and I can see how that happened. Still, it is also probably the most satirical and best written (at least of the ones I’ve read so far) of her novels.
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Le silence de Lorna or Lorna’s Silence is a Belgian movie by writers/directors Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. It stars Arta Dobroshi and Jérémie Renier.
Lorna (Arta Dorbroshi) is an Albanian immigrant in Belgium. To get the Belgian nationality, she married junkie Claudy (Jérémie Renier), a coup arranged by Fabio (Fabrizio Rongione), a small time criminal on the rise. After she’s got her nationality, Fabio plans to kill Claudy so that Lorna can marry a rich Russian also in search of the Belgian nationality. And then, things get really fucked up.
Le silence de Lorna is not a feel good movie. [Ha! That might well be the understatement of the year.] But it’s one that’s incredibly well acted, well written and well done in general. It’s just so very depressing…
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Obsluhoval jsem anglického krále or I Served the King of England is the adaption of Bohumil Hrabal‘s book of the same name by Jirí Menzel. I started to read the book but didn’t finish it yet. So don’t expect much comparison.
Jan Dite (Oldrich Kaiser) is released from prison and looks back on his life as a younger man (Ivan Barnev), obsessed with becoming a millionaire and, of course, women. As a waiter, he stumbles through the history of Czechoslovakia during the Second World War and Communism.
The movie is a bit too long and suffers from the same problem I have with the book: Dite remains completely alien to me. The way he thinks, the way he makes decisions and the way people around him react to him is honestly a mystery to me. [Which also means that it's quite an adaptation of the book - it's hard to translate stuff like that from one medium to the next.] There were some funny scenes and some scenes where I would have thrown popcorn, had I bought any.
Since we haven’t featured one single Austrian band yet, I will remedy this situation now. Unfortunately, I don’t know that many Austrian musicians or video, so I’ll just go with a usual suspect.
Waldeck – Make My Day
Waldeck is from Vienna, so even if he had to go to England to become famous, he’s Austrian. The video to Make My Day is not spectacular, but I like the 20s style, which I think fits the song and the voice very well.
After last week’s Actresses I’d Watch In Anything, here’s the promised follow-up with actors.
Now, I have to admit that sex appeal is also a factor in this little list. What can I say? I’m a heterosexual woman, I can’t turn my libido just off (though that would be helpful sometimes). Anyways, no matter how sexy, I do think that all of the guys mentioned here are talented as well.