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Канун Нового Года – это страшный период жизни. Это время, когда все люди, скупая подарочную чушь и озадачиваясь местом и компанией проведения праздника, отвлекают себя от необходимости подводить итоги. Что я успел? Насколько в действительности важно то, что все-таки успел?
Beauty is the mark of heaven on a man’s face. A kiss or a slap in the face – time will tell.
Красота – это отметина небес на лице человека. Поцелуй или пощечина – покажет время.
And yet, money and money only is the single dispassionate measure of human achievement and merit. Money is the answer to the simple and important questions — “How good are you to your job?”
Сontinuing the festival topic (see the previous issue on Cannes and Oscar), let’s talk about the great 2morrow/Zavtra international film competition of modern cinema. The festival has an aura of bold youth, red-cheeked curiosity and a fresh, European simplicity.
Great novels seldom make great films, so it is a tall order for Vietnamese writer and director, Ahn Hung Tran, to adapt a modern literary classic, Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, into a major Japanese movie. The result is something very beautiful, if ultimately unfulfilling.
Mark E. Zuckerberg is working feverishly at his computer—as he often does in “The Social Network,” the much-hyped Facebook origin story—when a website becomes briefly visible on his monitor which at its top reads “Tyler Durden’s Photos.”
Sherlock Holmes has acquired a mobile phone, he is a fanatical texter and even has his own website in a new contemporary series of big-budget adventures.
For fairly obvious reasons, most of them to do with rhyming slang, Emily Blunt loathed her surname when she was growing up. “It was like a curse to be called that as a child,” she groans. “Names like ‘Blunt pencil’. And that led on to the unimaginable - or the imaginable - as I got older.”
Tim Burton’s career is the ultimate revenge of the art nerd. Mr. Burton, the self-professed alienated child of a dysfunctional family in Burbank, Calif., who funneled his loneliness, pain and grief into drawing cartoons, has found fame, fortune and a beautiful companion (Helena Bonham Carter) by telling cinematic tales of sensitive misfits triumphing over, or succumbing to, a world of repressive mediocrity.
Clive Owen Is The Kind Of Be-stubbled Brooder Whom Straight Men Find Authentic And Their Wives Find Irresistible. But The Most Grounded Guy In Movies Hasn’t Let It Go To His Head.