Tarkovsky Films Now Free Online Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986) firmly positioned himself as the finest Soviet director of the post-War period. But his influence extended well beyond the Soviet Union. The Cahiers du cinéma consistently ranked his films on their top ten annual lists. Ingmar Bergman went so far as to say, “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.” And Akira Kurosawa acknowledged his influence too, adding, “I love all of Tarkovsky’s films.
Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener”: An interactive, annotated text. “Bartleby, the Scrivener” is a coy document. Part office comedy, part ghost story, part Zen koan, the text seems determined to subvert the expectations of its reader. No wonder some critics have read the story as Herman Melville offering a middle finger to the literary establishment of his day. In 1852, the year before the story’s publication, Melville—once a big seller—had been declared “crazy” in the papers. (“HERMAN MELVILLE CRAZY,” read one headline.) His kaleidoscopic novel-encyclopedia-poem about whaling had not been a hit; his Gothic romance about incest and the publishing world had not been a hit; he had lost the allegiance of the literary figures he considered his allies; and he was dangerously low on money.
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Good News Agency - Number 220 Monthly – year 14th, number 220 – 17 January 2014 A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life – news that doesn’t “burn out” in the space of a day.
In Memory of Terry Pratchett: Author and Wearer of Excellent Hats It still seems strange to be talking about Terry Pratchett in the past tense, despite it being two years since he succumbed to the ‘Embuggerance’ – the rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s that silenced this most wonderful storyteller. He was charming and compassionate, but a surface equanimity belied a rage at grand injustice and petty bullying that came to underpin his later work. Guards! Guards! RJL Software - Software - Utility - TreeCopy Have you ever needed to copy a directory structure without copying the files? TreeCopy now makes this possible. Our small program will allow you to select the "from directory" and "into directory", and it will proceed to copy ONLY the directory structure.