Haneke, ink: the auteur in the academy

Four books, comprising more than twelve hundred pages of reflections on the films and thoughts of Michael Haneke, lie askew on the desk in front of me. Peeking from their covers, yellow Post-it Notes run up and down the volumes’ sides. A quick perusal of the margins reveals penciled notes in my own hand: exclamation points, question marks, sometimes question marks followed by exclamation points. Continue reading

New Nollywood cinema: from home-video productions back to the screen

A close look at the latest films showing in multiplex cinemas in Nigeria, home of a thriving but often derided film industry known as “Nollywood,” reveals a little-noticed but significant trend. On an April weekend this year, the Silverbird Cinema, located in the ultramodern Galleria Mall in the affluent district of Victoria Island in Lagos, was screening two new locally produced films–Kunle Afolayan’s Phone Swap and Elvis Chuks’s True Citizens–alongside the latest, heavily promoted Hollywood imports, including Wrath of the Titans and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax 3D. Theaters owned by another big Nigerian exhibitor, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, were screening the same two Nigerian films, as well as another new local production, Destitute, a drama directed by the directorial duo of Andy and Peter Boyo, which was playing against the likes of Titanic, John Carter, and several other mainstream Hollywood releases.

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Listening to Some Sorts of Music – One Way to Help You with Your Task

Music can do several benefits to the listeners. It can change the mood of the people once they hear their favorite songs and lyrics. Most of the people want to listen different sorts of music because it helps them in their everyday works. While you are doing your household chores, you can even listen to the music for good and positive moods. Even though you are working on your gardening works, you can also listen to music so as to finish it without difficulty. However, you also need to utilize the best gardening tool for your gardening tasks. You may try to look for the ideal product in the best weed eater center and be able to choose the suitable one that is good for you. Continue reading

How to Find the Best Types of Music and Videos through Online

Looking for an ideal type of video and attractive genre of music is quite challenging on your part since there is a wide array of selections of the different genres in the field of music and video industry. In fact, there are lots of video makers, singers and musicians who are fond of creating their pieces and some sorts of their “obra maestra” for publicity. So, if you are one of them who are very fond in this field, you may start looking at the different details and information through online. Through surfing the internet, you can have the chance to know the best watch brands offered in the marketplace. Continue reading

Music Appreciation

MUSIC APPRECIATION

There I was on my first Bavarian holiday, navigating my way to curbside at Franz Josef Strauss airport in Munich, when my host, Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, surprised me by coming to meet me in her sleek black Ferrari. Right behind her was a Bentley to accommodate my three trunk-size nylon bags (total cost: under $100 at the Container Store in Pasadena!). Continue reading

Words & Music(Part 3)

ASCAP SHOWCASES TALLEY: Longtime AS CAP exec Jim Steinblatt has taken it upon himself to bring back established singer/songwriters who have been sinfully absent from the New York City concert scene–or woefully under-represented.

In January, Steinblatt launched ASCAP Presents . . . Up Close, a monthly performance series centering on folk and roots artists at Upper West Side club Makor. So far, he’s hosted Willie Nile (in a rare solo acoustic performance), Eric Andersen, Jim Kweskin (in his first New York City showing in 15 years), and former Jim Kweskin Jug Band member Geoff Muldaur, as well as Bob Neuwirth, Cindy Bullens, Duane Jarvis, and, last week, Sid Selvidge and James Talley. Continue reading

Words & Music(Part 2)

SONY/ATV WEB SITE’S MIND-SET: In devising its new business-to-business Web site, sonyatv.com, Sony/ATV Music Publishing tried hard to “get into the head of the music picker.”

So says the company’s executive VP, Jody Graham Dunitz: “We know that the people who pick the music for visual product aren’t necessarily computer-savvy, but they are very high-energy, quick-thinking, walking encyclopedias of music. So if we wanted to build the Continue reading

Words & Music(Part 1)

ASCAP To Hold Seminar On C’right Protection On Net; Westwood On CD

DIGITAL & THE LAW: ASCAP says it has entered into a “strategic alliance” with Constellation Ventures to promote the “lawful use” of music on the Internet (BillboardBulletin, Aug. 20). The performance right society and the venture capital fund will jointly sponsor a gathering of creators, technologists, and high-level government officials to discuss “the latest issues in copyright protection on the Internet.”

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