1899 is an eight-episode series, or rather, it is “a short journey” as described in the bio, created by Jantje Friese & Baran bo Odar for Netflix.
Short journey because, as communicated by the authors themselves, the series stops at the end of the first season, although two more were planned, as for Dark.
Dark is referred to because the authors of 1899 are: Jantje Friese & Baran bo Odar, whose profiles by the way are currently non-existent …
On my opionion this series is definitely ICONIC at first because of this book:
May your coffee kick in before reality does.
AlsoI had one of those musically satisfying moments at the end of the first episode.
A surprise that was repeated in the concept, with different expressions though for each episode.
If you have already seen the series, we can talk about it in the comments: did you recognize each time?
The theme song then is a cover in the fitting interpretation of Eliot Sumner … last name that will surely ring a bell, right?
Also ça va sans dire: again the quotes and references chase each other, so much so that I encountered one of the themes I am particularly fond of, in addition to the clues related to computer binary codes.
One of these coincides with a scene that I loved: cups raised in unison!!
Did you notice the glitch at this juncture?
So three things I am partial to, yet amazingly there is another one!
Curiosity, enthusiasm, and even a little bit of awe, for me.
What happens when several things you particularly like add up by blending together?
The perfect recipe.
Though the risk increases because the expectation is high.
And I would say that this is definitely the case with A Haunting in Venice i.e., the new movie coming out in 2023 that will see Kenneth Branagh acting under the quintessential mustache: those of Hercule Poirot.
A Haunting in Venice grew out of Hallowe’en party, a book published in 1969.
Shall we read together a few lines from the first two pages?
Or we can listen to
Agatha Christie therefore brings us back to the subject of All Saints.
But … Venice?
In a statement shared with the press, Branagh said, “This development of the character of Hercule Poirot, as well as the Agatha Christie franchise is based on a complex and little-known mystery story set on Halloween in a pictorially enchanting city...”
The screenplay is by Michael Green, among his work I would recall Blade Runner 2049 just to get your thoughts.
20th Century Studios described the adaptation, written by Michael Green, as a disturbing supernatural thriller in which Poirot, now retired in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, reluctantly attends a séance in a decaying, haunted mansion, during which one of the guests is murdered. The detective thus finds himself in a sinister world of shadows and secrets.
Unlike some very characterized genres, which often either love or hate each other, I believe that Star Wars is universally known and even appreciated, albeit to different levels.
As usual, by now you know me, even in Star Wars I arrived later, with one of my usual trains late …
I remember very well the amazement of Massimo, who was not yet my husband at the time, choosing a film to watch together: “You’ve never seen Star Wars ?!”
At the time there were only the first three movies, released in May in the years 1977, 1980 and 1983, which then in reality became the fourth, fifth and sixth, that is the Sequel Trilogy, after that starting from 1999 George Lucas returned to give other “episodes” that made up the Prequel Trilogy.
Obviously it was love at first sight, or perhaps I should say a lightsaber stroke: a lot to learn I still had …
Needless to say, the soundtrack immediately impressed itself indelibly in my mind. Standing ovation for John Williams.
Speaking of impressions… what do you think of these cappuccinos?
The dark side of coffee …
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger, anger to hate; hate leads to suffering ...
In the comments the picture of a native character particularly radicalized in fear: Darth Anxiety 🙂
West Side Story was born as a play on Broadway and Jack Gottlieb tells us how it was conceived by drawing inspiration from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and how Jerome Robbins had initially imagined Juliet as a Jewish girl and Romeo as an Italian Catholic. The action, set during the Easter / Passover season, was supposed to take place on the Lower East Side of New York City. So the title could have been EAST Side Story or Gangway.
I find it totally understandable that Steven Spielberg said it was the toughest film of his career.
I started looking at it together with all the positive assumptions, and with all the curiosity to find out how the arduous challenge had been solved.
The beginning shows the imminent demolition of the neighborhood and, personally, I interpreted it as the metaphor of a breaking wrecking ball but not about the past.
Time is to be demolished.
Because despite all the years that have passed, studded with dramatic events, it is as if history had been written today.
And Rita Moreno becomes like a fulcrum of human suffering, around which the repeated cyclically recurring pain manifests itself despite the passage of time.
In this video she receives the Oscar for the interpretation of the character of Anita in 1962
And following is the post with which she congratulates Ariana DeBose for the recent victory for having played the role of Anita, differently and yet with equal effectiveness.
For Rita Moreno in Spielberg’s film the role of Valentina was created: Doc’s widow, who helps and supports Tony after his misadventures with justice, but in various interviews she has been defined as the “mother” of West Side Story for how she advised, assisted, supervised tirelessly.
And obviously all of this entered my heart.
Not to mention her iconic joke for me: Tony asks her to translate “forever” because she wants to declare herself to Maria in Spanish and she, frightened by that tragically unreal idea of absolute, replies something like “why don’t I just say I’d like to have a coffee with you?”
Undoubtedly, it is still an important statement, right!?
And while drinking your coffee, I once again recommend you the detailed and professional analysis of Matavitatau.
Is there a particular song you prefer from the West Side Story soundtrack?
They are all songs destined to stay in your mind once you listen to them, but, just to name three sensationally super famous, are you more for Tonight, Maria, or America?