Royalty Free Music - from 300 Monks « 300 Monks Visionary Music Rock Fever Market-Ticker The Brain in Film | BrainWorld ■ It’s true that movies—and all art—is about what the artist intends and what the mind interprets. But films about the mind—the tricks it plays, the depths it sinks to and the feats it’s capable of—are guides to the zeitgeist of their era, as well as a window into the future. For example, George Orwell’s book 1984 predicted fantastical concepts that are now commonplace (doublespeak=politics?). • The Wachowski brothers’ first Matrix (there were two less satisfying sequels) challenged reality and our place in it. • This is a movie about getting into your head—literally. • Imagine if the very source of your being was betraying you. • One of the greatest aspects of the mind is its ability to remember. • Avatar tells the story of a physically challenged man who gets a second chance to be a soldier through his avatar—a computer’s representation of a person or his/her alter ago. High Anxiety (1977) Written by, directed by and starring Mel Brooks A spoof of and homage to psychodrama thrillers.
Unplugged Cafe Tech News | Innovation News | Money News Federico Fellini Federico Fellini (Italian: [fedeˈriːko felˈliːni]; January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was an Italian film director and scriptwriter. Known for his distinct style that blends fantasy and baroque images with earthiness, he is considered one of the greatest and most influential filmmakers of the 20th century. In a career spanning almost fifty years, Fellini won the Palme d'Or for La Dolce Vita, was nominated for twelve Academy Awards, and directed four motion pictures that won Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film. In 1993, he was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement at the 65th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Early life and education Rimini (1920–1938) Fellini was born on January 20, 1920 to middle-class parents in Rimini, then a small town on the Adriatic Sea. Enrolled at the Ginnasio Giulio Cesare in 1929, he made friends with Luigi ‘Titta’ Benzi, later a prominent Rimini lawyer (and the model for young Titta in Amarcord (1973)).
Release Music Magazine Wall Street, investment bankers, and social good A few months ago, I came across an announcement that Citigroup, the parent company of Citibank, was to be honored, along with its chief executive, Vikram Pandit, for “Advancing the Field of Asset Building in America.” This seemed akin to, say, saluting BP for services to the environment or praising Facebook for its commitment to privacy. During the past decade, Citi has become synonymous with financial misjudgment, reckless lending, and gargantuan losses: what might be termed asset denuding rather than asset building. In late 2008, the sprawling firm might well have collapsed but for a government bailout. The award ceremony took place on September 23rd in Washington, D.C., where the Corporation for Enterprise Development, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for low-income families and communities, was holding its biennial conference. Pandit, who moved to the United States at sixteen, is rarely described as a communitarian.
Pedro Almodóvar Blog Every time I get up to go on a trip I feel an irresistible need to stay at home. As if every trip signified the end of a stage in my life, which the journey turns into an irreparable loss. It doesn’t matter if the reason for the trip is pleasure and enjoyment. That sensation, a mixture of failure, melancholy and anticipated nostalgia, always accompanies me when I set out on a trip. On the way to Torrejón airport, I read El País and Les Inrocks. When I reach the airport, I start to take the first notes accompanied by the agreeable presence of the Slaves of El Deseo (Bárbara Peiró, my Intermediary with the Outside World, Lola García, Responsible for Internal Affairs, Esther García, El Deseo’s Director of Production), my brother Agustín, his wife Casilda and a whirlwind called Bibiana, who arrives in a flurry because of her extremely busy Monagesque agenda.