Littérature, musique, théâtre, ... / Litterature, music, theatre and musicals ...
10 juillet 2009


AUSTRALIA : Nicole Kidman, Baz Luhrmann, Hugh Jackman. Une fois n'est pas coutume, je vais faire mention du Septième Art sur ce blog. L'art n'existe pas uniquement sous les formes conventionnelles (peinture, sculpture, ...), certains films constituent de véritables oeuvres d'art en eux-mêmes et le dernier opus de Baz Luhrmann, "Australia" en fait partie. Ce film épique est probablement le plus ambitieux jamais réalisé et tourné en Australie. Le titre tente de résumer l'histoire de Lady Ashley : son périple, le paysage... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2008

A Pin for the Butterfly

"A Pin for the Butterfly" (1994) is an independent movie written and directed by Hannah Kodichek. It stars a lot of talented British actors (Joan Plowright, Imogen Stubbs, Ian Bannen, Hugh Laurie, ...) and gathers a fine screenplay and a superb photography but, astonishingly, almost no one has seen or heard about it. Though, this beautiful film with wonderful acting shouldn't be neglected ... "A Pin for the Butterfly" (1994) est un film indépendant écrit et réalisé par Hannah Kodichek. Il réunit quelques-uns... [Lire la suite]
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13 avril 2008

La Ronde de Nuit / Nightwatching

Nightwatching is a 2007 film written and directed by Peter Greenaway (8 1/2 Women, ...). The movie is centered on the Dutch painter Rembrandt Van Rijn and the creation of his masterpiece "The Night Watch", and stars British actor Martin Freeman (Love Actually, The Office, ...) as the artist. La Ronde de Nuit est un film écrit et réalisé par Peter Greenaway (8 Femmes 1/2 , ...) en 2007. Le film est centré sur le peintre néerlandais Rembrandt Van Rijn et sur la création de son célèbre tableau "La Ronde de... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2008

Friends from Cambridge

From Left to right / De gauche à droite : Hugh Laurie, Rowan Atkinson, Tony Slattery, Stephen Fry, Penny Dwyer, Emma Thompson, Paul Shearer. Some of them are part of the most talented British actors of all time ... They all met during their studies, in Cambridge. They were members of "Footlights Club", a theater group. Fry, Thompson and Laurie starred together in "Alfresco" (a weekly sketch show, 1982-1984) and in Kenneth Branagh's film, "Peter's Friends" (1992) . Quelques-uns d'entre eux... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2008

Atonement / Reviens-moi

"Atonement" is a highly-acclaimed novel by British writer Ian McEwan, regarded as one of the most celebrated and honoured books of recent years. Its author has won numerous awards in Eurpoe and United States. "Atonement" contains several references to a number of other classical literary works, including Henry James' "The Golden Bowl", Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey", and Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and "Twelfth Night". A film adaptation, directed by Joe Wright... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2007

Miss Potter

Miss Potter is a Chris Noonan's film (2006) and tells the story of the famous children's author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter (London, 1866 - Near Sawrey, 1943). The movie combines stories from her own life with animated sequences featuring characters from her stories, such as Peter Rabbit. The film stars Renée Zellweger (Bridget Jones Diary, ...) in the title role, Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge, ...) as her publisher and fiancé, Bill Paterson (Wives & Daughters, ...) as her father. Miss Potter est un film de Chris Noonan... [Lire la suite]
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05 décembre 2007

Robin Hood (BBC)

From left to right / de gauche à droite : Sir Guy of Gisborne (Richard Armitage), the Sheriff (Keith Allen), Robin Hood (Jonas Armstrong), Marian (Lucy Griffiths), Allan A Dale (Joe Armstrong), Much (Sam Troughton), Will Scarlett (Harry Lloyd). Robin Hood is a British television programme based on the adventures of the legendary hero Robin of Locksley. The first series started on 7th October 2006 on BBC One. Robin Hood was shot in Hungary, standing in for 12th century England. Production was based in the town of Fót, near... [Lire la suite]
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01 novembre 2007

The Prestige

"The Prestige" is a 2006 film directed by Christopher Nolan ("Following", "Memento", "Batman Begins"), with a screenplay adapted from the 1995 epistolary novel of the same name, written by Christopher Priest. The film features Christian Bale as Alfred Borden, Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier, and David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. It also stars Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson and Andy Serkis. Along with "The Illusionist" and "Scoop", "The Prestige" was one of three... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2007

Books : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Susanna Clarke)

"Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" is the first novel written by Susanna Clarke. It was originally published in 2004, in the United Kingdom, and has since been translated in 17 countries. This book tells the story of two feuding magicians who attempt to restore English magic in the age of Napoleon and combines the dark mythological fantasy of J.R.R. Tolkien with the social comedy of Jane Austen. Centuries ago, when magic still existed in England, the greatest magician of them all was the Raven King. A human child... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2007

Theatre : Twelfth Night / La Nuit des Rois

"Twelfth Night ... or What You Will", Trevor Nunn's adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, is the story of identical twins, Viola and Sebastian. They have each other for only family and, after a storm, brother and sister are shipwrecked off the coast of Illyria, both believing the other is dead. Viola quickly understands that she will have to find how to survive in this alien country, which is at war with her own. She learns that the land is inhabited by a young countess, Olivia, who has also recently lost... [Lire la suite]
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