quinta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2017

Hoje é dia de Pavarotti




Pavarotti

"Spain’s Crisis is Europe’s Opportunity" - Yanis Varoufakis


The Catalonia crisis is a strong hint from history that Europe needs to develop a new type of sovereignty, one that strengthens cities and regions, dissolves national particularism, and upholds democratic norms. Imagining a pan-European democracy is the prerequisite for imagining a Europe worth saving.

"The Two Backlashes Against Globalization" - Shashi Tharoor


The reaction against globalization has taken two forms: economic resistance to rising inequality and a revolt against multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism. To save globalization – which has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, created new markets for goods made by poor countries, and reduced prices for rich-country consumers – both must be addressed.

Filme recomendado - "A Fábrica de Nada"


Realização de Pedro Pinho



A crítica de Carlos Melo Ferreira

quarta-feira, 11 de outubro de 2017

Hoje é dia de Jean Cocteau




Jean Cocteau

Assim vai a Europa! "Migration and sexual abuse in Italy: inside a toxic news cycle" - Annalisa Camilli


Italian newspapers have abandoned their fact-checking role, giving in to the political exploitation of immigrants – a sensitive issue ahead of next year’s elections.

Lettre d’un père à son fils homosexuel



Nate,

J’ai entendu ta conversation au téléphone avec Mike la nuit dernière sur tes plans pour faire ton coming out. La seule chose que j’ai besoin que tu planifies, c’est de penser à ramener du jus d’orange et du pain après tes cours. Nous sommes dehors, comme toi maintenant. Je sais que tu es gay depuis que tu as six ans. Je t’aime depuis que tu es né.

Papa.

PS : ta maman et moi pensons que Mike et toi, vous formez un joli couple.

quinta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2017

O Cinema está de luto! - António de Macedo




António de Macedo

República - 107 anos




Obrigada à Fátima Sá

"The Most Influential Images of All Time" - 18: Richard Avedon


Dovima with elephants - Richard Avedon

When Richard Avedon photographed Dovima at a Paris circus in 1955 for Harper’s Bazaar, both were already prominent in their fields. She was one of the world’s most famous models, and he was one of the most famous fashion photographers. It makes sense, then, that Dovima With Elephants is one of the most famous fashion photographs of all time. But its enduring influence lies as much in what it captures as in the two people who made it. Dovima was one of the last great models of the sophisticated mold, when haute couture was a relatively cloistered and elite world. After the 1950s, models began to gravitate toward girl-next-door looks instead of the old generation’s unattainable beauty, helping turn high fashion into entertainment. Dovima With Elephants distills that shift by juxtaposing the spectacle and strength of the elephants with Dovima’s beauty—and the delicacy of her gown, which was the first Dior dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent. The picture also brings movement to a medium that was previously typified by stillness. Models had long been mannequins, meant to stand still while the clothes got all the attention. Avedon saw what was wrong with that equation: clothes didn’t just make the man; the man also made the clothes. And by moving models out of the studio and placing them against exciting backdrops, he helped blur the line between commercial fashion photography and art. In that way, Dovima With Elephants captures a turning point in our broader culture: the last old-style model, setting fashion off on its new path.

Prémio Nobel Literatura - Kazuo Ishiguro




Kazuo Ishiguro