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C’è una sapienza antica in alcune attitudini dei Millennials (i ragazzi nati dopo il Duemila). Guardano serie tv e film con l’occhio scanzonato di chi non vuole esprimere giudizi ma di chi cerca soltanto una rappresentazione fenomenologica di sentimenti e stati d’animo. Lontani dagli strilli psichedelici degli anni Settanta, quando i giovani cercavano nuovi e improbabili maestri nelle canzoni dei grandi concerti rock all’aperto, i ragazzi di oggi utilizzano invece il sistema del “mash-up”, letteralmente “poltiglia”, per mischiare insieme contenuti (video, musica, testi) diversi e ottenere in questo modo una nuova storia, più personale e, quindi, più vera. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

Il professore Claudio Siniscalchi parla del film Easy Rider a 50 anni dalla sua uscita

Sorgente: Audio Rai.TV – Isoradio – Claudio Siniscalchi – Easy Rider

Peter Fonda

Peter Fonda

Two-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda, who became a counterculture icon when he co-wrote, produced and starred in seminal 1969 road movie “Easy Rider,” then showed Hollywood he could act about three decades later in “Ulee’s Gold,” died on Friday from lung cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.His sister Jane Fonda said in a statement, “I am very sad. He was my sweet-hearted baby brother. The talker of the family. I have had beautiful alone time with him these last days. He went out laughing.”His wife Parky released a statement on behalf of the family, saying “In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts…And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life. In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Sorgente: Peter Fonda Dead: ‘Easy Rider’ Star Was 79 – Variety

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Dai, proviamo a dirlo ad alta voce, per vedere l’effetto che fa. Le sale cinematografiche non sono più al centro delle strategie di sviluppo delle cinematografie più evolute. Sono condannate ad un ruolo marginale, più di marketing che di business vero e proprio. I soldi, quelli veri, si faranno altrove. Impressionante, no? Leggi il seguito di questo post »

 

Dopo il neorealismo cosa ci sarà, si domandavano Carlo Lizzani, Cesare Zavattini e Luchino Visconti negli anni Cinquanta. A distanza di più di mezzo secolo il dilemma si pone di nuovo e con maggiore urgenza di allora. Lo scorso 27 marzo, a Roma, sono stati consegnati i Premi David di Donatello 2019, la prima edizione organizzata (con una giuria tutta nuova) da Piera Detassis. Le storie dei film vincitori inducono ad una riflessione non episodica proprio sull’ipotesi del ritorno di una nuova forma di neorealismo. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

Pornographers developed many early innovations in internet marketing, like pop-up ads and subscriptions. And women were among the most successful entrepreneurs in the business.

Sorgente: A Brief History of Porn on the Internet

Going viral

Pubblicato: 23 giugno 2018 in la giusta distanza

A mysterious and deadly virus has broken out in an isolated community on top of the world. DQ heads to Lapland to visit the frozen set of German-Finnish coproduction Arctic Circle.

Sorgente: Going viral

Rubert Murdoch and Brian Roberts aren’t just trying to increase their empires; they’re two men seeking the ultimate control over media

Sorgente: The Comcast-Disney Battle Isn’t Just Business—It’s A Grand Human Drama

The high altitude, low opening (HALO) jump is a means of airdropping military personnel into hostile territory undetected, developed in the 1960s by the United States Air Force. It’s a normal sort of thing to appear in a spy movie. What’s less normal—unheard of, actually—is for an actor to perform the unusually dangerous feat. So, of course, Tom Cruise had to do it.

Sorgente: Watch Tom Cruise Perform an Actual HALO Jump During the Filming of Mission: Impossible—Fallout 

A new study, by a respected scholar on internet culture, winds up a penetrating indictment of journalism’s internal inconsistencies.

Sorgente: How the Media Helped Legitimize Extremism

Happy long weekend, but RIP outside time. (And the feeling in your butt.)

Sorgente: 10 Great Shows You Can Binge-Watch in a Single Weekend

Eyre to the throne

Pubblicato: 24 maggio 2018 in la giusta distanza

Award-winning director Richard Eyre discusses his take on Shakespeare’s King Lear in a new BBC and Amazon film starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Andrew Scott and Jim Carter.

Sorgente: Eyre to the throne

Rumors have long swirled that the directing duo were going for a funnier film, but a new story sheds a different light on their aims.

Sorgente: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’: Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Original Film Was Going to Be ‘Gritty’ and Would Not ‘Just Service Fans’

About 29.2 million people woke up early on Saturday morning in the US to watch Prince Harry wed American TV actress Meghan Markle, according to Nielsen.

Sorgente: Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding gets millions in the US out of bed early

Boredom is just the start of an adventure.

Sorgente: Fun Ideas That Keep Kids Learning Even After School’s Out

Do the robot

Pubblicato: 21 maggio 2018 in la giusta distanza

As sci-fi drama Humans enters its third season, movement choreographer Dan O’Neill reveals the new challenges he faces turning the show’s expanding cast into its iconic ‘synths.’

Sorgente: Do the robot