Sunday, 9 February 2014

CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT


Grand Budapest Hotel still via Dazed Digital.

Dazed Magazine share with us its must-see list for the Berlinale: "The Berlin Film Festival kicks off next week. From the director’s cut of Lars Von Trier’s sex addict epic Nymphomanic to the on-form latests from Richard Linklater and Wes Anderson, here’s what not to miss if you can make it to Potsdamer Platz to soak up the goodness". Read full article and watch some cool trailers in Dazed Digital. E.T.P. 15'

Michel Gondry selfie at The Berlinale via Télérama


Also in the Berlinale mood Michel Gondry decided to document the beginning of the festival with his phone and share some selfies with the world. Silly but cute. Have a look in Télérama. E.T.P. 2'




Mia Farrow, Woody Allen, and their children Dylan and Ronan, January 1988. Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images via The New York Times.

Finally, I don't know if this article belongs to the Culture & Entertainment section, but due to a better section to be placed is here. Woody Allen responded in a letter published by The New York Times to the revived accusations made by her daughter Dylan Farrow in a letter published recently also in the NYT. This whole Farrow-Allen thing makes me think of the term 'character', but in a sort of legal way (as portrayed in TV). When someone is testifying in court (in TV court, that is), sometimes the lawyers share with the jury facts about that witness' life to help them see his 'character', because ultimately what he is saying and what he considers the truth will be filtered by its morality and his beliefs. Perception can be more powerful than facts.
By reading the comment section on every article published about this whole thing you can tell that most of the people commenting already made their minds long before the article was published, the section was just an opportunity to air their opinions. Maybe because it was an old issue, or because these are very public figures, but one thing is clear: they listen what they want to listen and ignore or disregard the rest. I'm not saying that there is no one out there that on the light of these new letters being exchanged, changed his or her mind about Woody or Mia (Dylan, unfortunately is a victim no matter what), I'm just saying that I haven't seen one single comment that doesn't seem to come from a person who already though that Farrow was a lying snake or Allen was an old perv.
Sometimes manipulating people seems to be the easiest thing on earth, sometimes changing one person's mind proves to be an impossible task. I am, of course, one of the persons that already have an opinion and probably won't change it. What about you? What do you think? Read Woody Allen's letter in The New York Times. E.T.P. 6'


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