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Jim Grim And The Devil At Ludd
“Set in the Holy Land shortly after the end of World War I, James Schuyler Grim reveals himself to be an heroic blend of Lawrence of Arabia, James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and The Shadow.
“The first printing of the JIMGRIM book had several typographical errors and problems with the foil stamping. The majority of these books were destroyed. The first printing can be identified in several ways: the word “Quorn” is not indented properly on page 4, the word “JIMGRIM” is unreadable on the foil-stamped spine, and the color paintings scattered throughout thebook are printed too dark.”
This copy while identified as a first printing is actually a corrected second printing.
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Gotham EP Talks Jim’s Grim Fate, Arkham’s Ascendance, Bat/Cat Bond, a ‘Dark’ Turn and the Extended Run
Fox’s Gotham presents its fall finale tonight at 8/7, capping a run of strong episodes that gave the freshman drama some much-needed creative momentum. In turn, ratings have stabilized, regularly outdrawing its equally buzzy lead-out, the sophomore spooker
With an eye on this week’s pre-holiday climax, TVLine invited executive producer Danny Cannon to survey Gotham‘s strengths-to-date and tease a bit of what (and who) is to come.
TVLINE | Beyond the pilot, was there a particular episode which, for you, really clicked and made you say, “This is the origin series that TV both deserves and needs right now”?
I’ve got to say, I felt very confident after the pilot. It’s a little scary going into the pilot because you have such a short amount of time to prep, and it’s such a big undertaking. But it was during the shooting of the pilot, when I saw our characters in the clothes and saw the world that we created, that it clicked for me. I knew from that point on that it would be OK if we just stuck to our guns and didn’t get swayed, if we didn’t get called back into a careful place, if we could always be bold.
TVLINE | And since then, do you have a favorite episode?
I think Episode 7 [“Penguin’s Umbrella,” in which word gets out that Gordon didn’t kill Oswald] was a great episode. It paid off the pilot. And Episode 12 coming up is quite great as well.
TVLINE | Speaking of Episode 7, do you feel that Harvey Bullock forming a somewhat begrudging alliance with Jim Gordon was the key to giving the show a needed thrust forward?
Yes. I think Bullock represented old Gotham with the complacent, corrupt way about him. But Gordon’s integrity and willpower are infectious, so it’s great winning Bullock over.
TVLINE | And if he can win Bullock over, others might jump on board.
Hopefully, although it’s not going to be that easy. There are a lot more people trying to destroy Jim than to support him.
TVLINE | With last week’s episode, has Arkham Asylum officially stepped forward as a major character in and of itself?
Without a doubt.
TVLINE | A recent featurette suggested we will learn how it is that Gotham became this breeding ground for these particularly twisted characters. Is that where Arkham comes in?
Absolutely. Also, not only are there dangerously criminally insane people there, but some people are put there for the wrong reasons and swept under the rug. It’s a big rug that corrupt Gotham can sweep people under sometimes.
TVLINE | A recent throwaway line referred to the Indian Hill toxic waste dump. Was that perhaps not as throwaway as we might be led to believe?
I got to say, this is a show with a lot of enthusiastic people working on it. Nothing is a throwaway. No, that will play again.
TVLINE | Nothing good ever comes of toxic waste.
Or ancient Indians [upon whose graves the dump is built].
TVLINE | In the fall finale, “LoveCraft,” Jim Gordon gets assigned to Arkham. How does that come to be? He’s riding a high as of late.
Yeah, but the thing about that is if you piss off the wrong people enough times, you’ll end up in a place where everybody else they don’t want to deal with is. Like I said, Arkham isn’t just a home for the criminally insane, it’s a place where people can hide things — like discard meddle- some cops who won’t tow the line.
TVLINE | Will we be getting some more Selina and Bruce bonding in this episode as well?
Absolutely. Their relationship is a strange one, but they’re both very similar in a way, even though they’ve been brought up in completely opposite ways. It’s a lot of fun trying to find ways where which they will bond, because there’s a million more ways for them to be torn apart. Something is drawing them in towards each other, but they’re young and they don’t quite know what that is yet, but it’s not just the fact that their circumstances are similar. It’s the fact that their very organism is connected.
TVLINE | I loved that line where they commended each other on how stealthily they get around.
Yeah, and that’s it, that’s the bond. That’s the line that starts the bond there. It’s not about upbringing and who’s in the streets and who’s in the mansion. It’s much more about, “At the core, who are they?” They’re very similar people.
TVLINE | I’ve been warming up to the mob war storyline the past month or so. Who takes the next big swing in that?
Well, you see, the thing about Penguin and his Machiavellian genius is the fact that he’s actually the one inciting the riot. He’s the one whispering in everyone’s ear. It’s much more about the way that he’s trying to make the way things work, the hierarchy, collapse. So even though there are going to be some major roadblocks for Penguin, he’s clear on his mission, which is to bring it all down.
TVLINE | To look a bit further down the road, talk about bringing on Morena Baccarin (Homeland) as the DC Comics character Dr. Leslie Thompkins. It looks like she might be arriving at a particularly vulnerable time in Jim’s life.
Absolutely. And maybe that’s why their relationship may have some lasting effects, because I think they have a lot in common, too. He is vulnerable, and he can’t really do this alone. No, we have a lot of plans for that relationship, and not just to support Jim but also to make him vulnerable.
TVLINE | Will, per DC Comics lore, Leslie also afford you an additional avenue to access the Bruce Wayne character?
Absolutely, but later. We’re not going to rush that relationship.
TVLINE | What can you say about last week’s scene revealing Barbara in bed with Montoya? For many, that was kind of a “Huh?” moment. What was the greater significance?
It was the idea of however much Barbara tried to win Jim back, her failure to do so jettisoned her back into her past — a past where she basically was out of control, and numb to the pains, where she’d blocked out whatever turned her into that animal. Now she has opened those floodgates again and reverted back to…
TVLINE | Oh, is this a first step in a greater regression?
It’s about to get very dark for Barbara.
TVLINE | You have a lot of characters to juggle. What have you found to be the secret to making it all work?
Utter joy in what we do. Utter joy. There’s a reason this franchise has lasted 75 years. It’s very, very unlike a foreign world or a supernatural world. It’s a real world so close to our own, but at the same time a little heightened, a little more “anything can happen,” a little more rife in unpredictable things. And because of that, and because we keep our feet on the ground, we keep things real but we still get to put a lot more visual flair and a lot more outrageous or heightened reality into it without losing its relatability.
TVLINE | Gotham was originally conceived as having a 16-episode season; now you have an order for a full 22. What was your first order of business once you found out you were going to have the extra time to fill? Was there an opportunity there that otherwise might not have been seized?
Our only fear is that we need to keep the quality up. That’s all. What we’re finding with a lot of fan mail and a lot of people speaking to us is that people are trying to watch this [several episodes] in a row, going back and starting from the top, and [22 episodes] is a lot of television to watch. And it’s a lot of television to produce. So the daunting aspect of it was not in our heads; we have an abundance of ideas. It’s the workload and keeping that quality at a level that we find acceptable. So far, we’ve been able to do it, but it’s a 24/7 job.
TVLINE | Is there anything in particular we might be getting more of as a result, that you originally were planning to breeze through?
No. No. We’re staying on track. We spread [the story] out a little, which is a good thing. You know, [Episode] 16 would’ve been a massive, massive, massive episode if we [held to the initial plan], but now we were able to spread it out a bit, which it’s kind of nice because it gives us more character time, and it gives us more emotional time where we don’t have to be obsessed with plot, even though some of the plots coming up are very complex right now. What’s nice about it is we don’t have to rush that or squeeze it into a small, confined space. We can take that complexity and stretch it out over another six episodes now, which, in the long run, might be a blessing.
Want more scoop on Gotham, or for any other show? Email [email protected] and your question may be answered via Matt’s Inside Line.
Back to Militias, the Chaotic Afghanistan Way of War
Concerned by the Taliban’s offensive, regional power brokers are again recruiting and arming volunteer militias. But some fear the quick fix will lead to a wider breakdown.
By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Najim Rahim
Photographs by Jim Huylebroek
MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan—Omid Wahidi was born after the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001. His childhood, for the most part, was peaceful. His family farmed eggplant, tomato and okra in the country’s north. He remembers foreign troops throwing books to him as he walked out of school.
Mr. Wahidi, with his slight frame and mop of brown hair, carries an assault rifle now — the metal and wood Kalashnikov that over the past two generations of conflict in Afghanistan has become a grim fixture. The weapon is likely twice his age, but he carries it as if he knows it, even though the first time he pulled the trigger in battle was only weeks ago.
“I didn’t think I’d have to fight,” he said, his weight shifting under the morning’s rising temperature this month.
The rifle that erased the last vestiges of Mr. Wahidi’s childhood is a byproduct of the past two months of alarm as a Taliban offensive swept across the country. Mr. Wahidi is one of the many Afghans who have been swept up in a militia recruitment drive as government forces have struggled to keep the Taliban at bay. Hundreds of volunteers have taken up arms around Mazar-i-Sharif, the northern economic hub near where Mr. Wahidi lives, to protect their homes — and, knowingly or not, the business interests of the warlords and power brokers who are organizing the militia movement.
These militias are not new, and have carried many names in the past two decades, often under the auspices of government ownership: local police, territorial army, popular uprising forces, pro-government militias and so on. But what has happened across the country in these recent weeks — championed by Afghan leaders — is a new mutation that many fear is an all-too-close echo of the way Afghanistan fell into civil war in the 1990s.
None of what has been happening bodes well for the continuation of the empowered and centralized national government that the United States and its allies tried to install here.
“I hope peace will come to Afghanistan,” Mr. Wahidi said, quietly and as an afterthought, before slinging his rifle and mounting his motorbike, decorated with an Afghan flag. He sped off into the city to meet up with the rest of his militia, his white- and blue-laced sneakers a strange contrast to his camouflage uniform.
The militias that have formed around Mazar-i-Sharif and other places across the north over the past two months are arrayed in a kind of loose, defensive belt, supplementing the government forces that have not retreated or surrendered.
The Taliban have eased off some of their attacks in recent days, and it is hard to tell whether the militias had anything to do with that. The militias’ presence in the field is unmistakable, and almost carnival-like. They move in a hodgepodge of vehicles — some private, like a pickup truck that was once owned by a contracting company that installed portable toilets on U.S. bases, others commandeered from Afghan units that fled.
The militias’ outposts are sometimes half-dug trenches or hollowed out homes. They are occupied by a bedraggled gang donning a rainbow of different uniforms, civilian clothing and the trademark bandoleers of sequined leather. The chatter of fighters’ testing and learning their weapons is sometimes heard.
In Mazar’s northeast, Uzbek militia members, loyalists of an infamous warlord — Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum — are equipped with new machine guns from who knows where (the weapons’ markings seem to point to Chinese construction). They have fortified their front lines by digging fox holes and slit trenches. The dust-covered fortifications look like they are waiting for a frontal assault by a mechanized army. And they may well be: The Taliban have seized hundreds of armored vehicles, including tanks, in places where the security forces crumbled.
A quarter-mile from the Uzbek front line is a half-built house defended by a family of Hazaras, an ethnic and predominantly Shiite minority that has been persecuted throughout Afghanistan’s recent history.
Around Mazar-i-Sharif, especially, local forces have preyed on the Hazara community by recruiting young men for militias that operate without government approval. Sometimes they are tricked into defending outposts with little hope of payment.
Musa Khan Shujayee, 34, is the commander of this little outpost, and it is manned by a dozen or so of his relatives — none with significant military training. One fighter there looked to be around 15 years old.
Had the Taliban not attacked the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif late last month, Mr. Shujayee would be tending his small shop in the city.
“How can I be a shopkeeper with no security?” Mr. Shujayee asked, explaining why he was now carrying a rifle and his store was shuttered. He gestured to a few ditches in the sand, dug with a rusted shovel, as a stand-in for a defensive trench.
Many of these residents, like Mr. Shujayee and Mr. Wahidi, have been wrapped up in the ferocity of the war, finding themselves on the front with noble ambitions: to defend their home and their families — and maybe, one day, their neighbors — from the Taliban.
But while many of these militia members are new to war, others are not. In Nahr-e Shahi, a district that borders Mazar’s northern reaches, the militia front line there includes Afghan Hazara militia members who had fought with Iran’s Fatemiyoun brigades in Iraq and Syria. Other fighters and commanders had fought the Soviets in the 1980s. Or the Taliban in the 1990s. Some militia members joined the government security forces following the U.S. invasion in 2001 and had mustered out, only to later find themselves with guns in their hands once again, a seemingly unstoppable cycle in Afghanistan.
Mohaydin Siddiqi, 37, was a police officer six years ago before returning to his farm of wheat and cotton in Dehdadi district, an important strip of rural territory to Mazar’s west.
On one day in mid-July he sat in his district’s police station, waiting to register as a newfound militia member.
“I didn’t think I’d have to pick up a gun again,” Mr. Siddiqi said, surrounded by a new cohort of fighters who had also left the same village to join. The group’s weapons arrived in the back of a pickup truck some days before Mr. Siddiqi enlisted, apparently signed off on by the government and freely distributed with just enough ammunition to defend themselves.
The Taliban entered Mr. Siddiqi’s village when they attacked near Mazar last month, capturing it around 20 days ago, he said. His family is still there, now under the insurgent group’s hard-line Islamist rule that prevents women from leaving the house unaccompanied by a family member.
All these disparate militia forces are being propped up by the government and local power brokers who are flooding a war-weary population with more weapons, though little oversight, to hold what territory remains under their control.
“Right now we have a common enemy,” said Atta Muhammad Noor, the former governor of Balkh province and one of the key ringleaders of these new militias, in a recent interview with The New York Times.
During the civil war, Mr. Noor was a warlord — a commander for Jamiat-i-Islami, an Islamist party in the country’s north. He then became Balkh’s governor shortly after the U.S. invasion in 2001 and refused to leave his position after President Ashraf Ghani fired him in 2017. But following the Taliban’s offensive, he is once more ascendant. On Tuesday, he met with Mr. Ghani, despite their fraught relationship.
Speaking from one of the gift-studded meeting rooms at his vast residence compound in Mazar-i-Sharif this month, Mr. Noor said the security forces had failed. And these new militias have been equipped with “our own resources.”
Those resources are food, money and, most of all, people.
Gen. Mohammed Amin Dara-e-Sufi, is a provincial council member in Balkh and a militia commander under another influential businessman and politician in Mazar: Abbas Ibrahimzada. Mr. Ibrahimzada equips and feeds his forces with meals cooked in gigantic steel vats next to his headquarters. Where his growing tranche of weapons and ammunition comes from is anyone’s guess.
General Dara-e-Sufi, 55, fought the Soviets in the 1980s and the Taliban in the 1990s. He turned in his rifle as the militias first disarmed in 2003.
“We were tired of war,” he said of those heady days after the Taliban government had been toppled. “We thought the situation had changed. I started a business.”
Then the general sighed. Underneath his bed was a Kalashnikov, its magazine inserted. He said he had bought it only a few days ago.
Jim Huylebroek contributed reporting.
‘We’re going to do it or die trying’
Jim Harbaugh wants to make it clear that Michigan isn’t sparing any effort to beat Ohio State and win the Big Ten.
The Wolverines haven’t done either in Harbaugh’s tenure with the team. While Michigan is 49-22 in Harbaugh’s seven seasons with the school and has won 10 games in three of those years, Michigan hasn’t beaten Ohio State since 2011.
Harbaugh is well aware of that. Michigan fans are acutely aware of that. And when he was asked about the team’s lack of wins over the Buckeyes and Big Ten titles, Harbaugh didn’t mince words.
“I’m as enthusiastic as I always am, ever am, even more to have at it.” Harbaugh said about his excitement heading into 2021. “To win the championship, to beat Ohio … our rivals Michigan State. Everybody. That’s what we want to do. “
“And we’re going to do it or die trying.”
You can view Harbaugh’s response in full to the question below. In it, he relays a story about his daughter climbing up a mountain with him and her desire to get to the top.
“She’s got that gene in her and I was darn glad to see it,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve got that gene in me.”And some of the [players] we’ve talked about here already … we’ve got that gene in us. We’ve got to get to the top.”
Those are some lofty expectations for Michigan, but they’re also not really new for the team under Harbaugh. Michigan has long been expected to go from good to great in his tenure and it hasn’t happened. And now the pressure is really on. Harbaugh kept his job after a mediocre shortened 2020 season and heads into 2021 with a new defensive coordinator. Michigan hired Mike Macdonald to replace Don Brown in January. Macdonald previously coached for Harbaugh’s brother John with the Baltimore Ravens.
Will a new defensive scheme help push Michigan to the top of the Big Ten East? We’ll find out this fall.
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The Morrison Phenomenon: Decadence in the “Age of Flowers”The Doors. Left to right: John Densmore, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison. Photo: pixabay.com
Jim Morrison is the legendary lead singer of the American rock band The Doors. During his short years of life, he managed to gain fame thanks to his charisma and dark music. The lifestyle of a rock star often attracts people’s attention: the endless change of cities and countries, parties and enthusiastic shouts of fans. It was all in the life of Jim Morrison.But why exactly is he considered one of the most important figures in the 20th century music industry?
Faint for a joke
During his lifetime and posthumously, people described Jimmy Morrison as an extraordinary, and sometimes crazy person. The prerequisites for what the lead singer of an American group became in adulthood began to appear from childhood.
For example, Jimmy Morrison’s first love, Tandy Martin, said that the young man constantly tested her patience.He made fun of her in every possible way and refused to take this relationship seriously. The future frontman often played Tandy and, as she puts it, sometimes it was very “cruel” jokes.
The teachers of the school also had something to remember about the young man. Jim’s favorite fun was to fall in the stairwell, simulating a faint. Rumor has it that the soloist often performed this trick.
During his student years, Jim Morrison joined the company of the same reckless young people like him.
With an organized group, they competed to steal books at speed from a local store.The winner was the one who could endure the best-selling work within an hour.
Influence of Nietzsche and dark music
One day Morrison decided to give a school talk on … demonology. The teacher did not believe that the books the young man spoke about really existed. But, after doing a little research, the teacher was convinced that Jim used the literature of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The young man was very well-read and erudite. In particular, his work was influenced by the works of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the poetry of the European Symbolists, the description of the occult rites of the American Indians and much more.In addition, the soloist had a high IQ level of 149. This is despite the fact that the average is 119.
The Doors’ music is described as dark and mystical. And for good reason. Let’s take a look at some of the band’s popular tracks.
The song The end initially did not have a deep subtext, but over time the words acquired a prophetic meaning for Jim. This track is a literal cry for help. The soloist says that everything is over, people have gone mad, and danger has come to the city.
The song Rider on the storm is often used as a soundtrack for films to show the madness of the protagonist.Behind the hilarious music of the track is the story of a mad killer whose mind is “convulsing.”
Mystical Rock vs. Hippie
In the 21st century, many performers emphasize the world’s cruelty, heartache and depression. Nowadays decadence and decline don’t surprise the average music lover that much. However, things were different with The Doors.
1960s – the era of hippies, or, as they were called, “flower children”. Many sing about friendship, bliss and world peace.The hippie performers wore colorful clothes, talked about enlightenment, and called everyone “brothers.” Against the background of this wave, he, Jim Morrison, appears with his dark music, scandals, black rocker clothes with rivets and constant drunkenness. As the soloist’s acquaintances said, he lived as if tomorrow did not exist. Morrison fought with fans right from the stage, used psychotropic substances and was a regular at the most popular bars. His lifestyle and songs became a kind of “shock therapy” for all those who were fond of music about a cloudless sky.
If Jim Morrison had a motto, it would sound like “I do what I want, everything else will wait until tomorrow.” The frontman of The Doors in his work explored not only the possibilities of his own mind and psyche, but also the general philosophical problems of mankind. Over time, simple texts acquired many meanings and became close to representatives of his generation, tired of false positive music. For 27 years of his life, Jim Morrison was able not only to turn the industry, but also to become one of the brightest examples of a real rock star.
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Comedian Jim Carrey struck with a morbid look and gloomy interview
The actor caused a resonance with his strange answers to the questions of a secular correspondent.
American actor Jim Carrey is known to millions of fans for his unconditional comedic talent, as exemplified by his roles in the cult films The Mask and Ace Ventura. At the same time, he proved more than once that a serious dramatic personality is hiding behind the mask of a jester.
At the ICONS social party organized by Harper’s Bazaar, Kerry, a rare guest of such events, once again proved it. He shocked the reporter with his gloomy answers to frivolous questions. “Nothing matters in the world. So I wanted to find the most meaningless place in the world – and here I am, ”said Jim Carrey.
The actor in the video looks very thin and aged, but at the same time he chose a jacket with a fashionable print for a secular party.The journalist tried to explain to the star that the party is not at all meaningless, because the main style icons gathered there.
“I don’t believe in icons. I don’t believe in individuals. I believe that peace lies beyond personalities, beyond masks and pretense, “interrupted Kerry. The actor ended his accusatory speech with the thought that people are “insignificant and have no meaning.”
Kerry’s depressive reasoning may actually not be entirely unfounded. Recall that ex-girlfriend Katriona White committed suicide almost immediately after breaking up with the actor.In a suicide note, the girl wrote that she had no desire to live without her beloved. The mother of the deceased still blames him for the death of her daughter.
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Jim Carrey was accused of the death of his ex-girlfriend90,000 Jim Carrey is looking for a terrible killer in the trailer for the movie “Dark Crimes”
The film company Saban Films has presented a trailer for the detective thriller “Dark Crimes”.The leading role in the brutal thriller was played by the famous actor Jim Carrey, who usually appears in a comedic role.
According to Gamebomb.ru, the plot of the film “Dark Crimes” is based on real events that were described in the novel by the Polish writer Christian Bala “Rabies”. According to the events of the film, the main character detective Tadek, played by Kerry, is investigating a brutal murder that occurred in 2000. Plunging into the details of the case and discovering more and more new suspects, the detective does not realize how shocking the truth he has to discover.
One of the main suspects in Tadek’s case is a writer who described in detail the murder that took place in his work. Trying to prove the author’s guilt and his involvement in the case, Tadek finds himself in an underground city world, which conceals many dark secrets.
The film “Dark Crimes” was directed by Alexandros Avranas, and in addition to Kerry, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas and Vlad Ivanov took part in the film.The new thriller was filmed in the US, UK and Poland.
According to Gamebomb.ru, the premiere of the film “Dark Crimes” will take place on May 19, 2018. Jim Carrey survived his wife’s suicide in 2015, who committed suicide because of him and for which he was accused. After the incident, he practically does not act in films.90,000 Jim Jarmusch Biography
👶🏻 James Robert Jarmusch was born on January 22, 1953 in Ohio, USA.
👨👩👦 Jarmusch’s father is a businessman of Czech and German origin. Mom is of German and Irish roots. She worked as a film and theater columnist for the local Arcon Beacon Journal – it was her mother who introduced Jarmusch to the world of cinema.
👀 Jarmusch began his film career with Category B films. His first experiences with the audience were Roger Corman’s Attack of the Monster Crabs and Jack Arnold’s Thing from the Black Lagoon, one of Universal’s latest classic horror films.He was also deeply impressed by Arthur Ripley’s cult 1958 film Thunder Road: he has a somber tone and many scenes of violence – this impressed seven-year-old Jarmusch very much.
📖 Grandma instilled in him a passion for reading.
🙅♂️ Jarmusch did not like going to church with his parents. Jim recalls that the idea of sitting in a stuffy room with a small tie tied around his neck was not at all pleasant to him.
🔥 Friends instilled in him a love of counterculture. They stole books and records, read William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac – the classics of the 40s and 50s, the generation of the beatniks.They falsified documents in order to go to bars and watch movies in art-house cinemas: then there was a lot of pornography and underground films. For example, you could see Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls, a classic of American independent cinema from the 60s. Jarmusch will always perceive himself, if not part of the counterculture, then at least as a big fan of it.
🇫🇷 In 1971, he studied journalism for a year at the University of Chicago Northwestern, then changed his specialization to English literature and continued his studies in Paris.
🎞 There he was greatly impressed by French cinema. He actively attended the French Cinematheque – the one that brought up Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Federico Romero and other classics of the French new wave. Jarmusch says he got the opportunity to see films that he once read about. He singles out films by Japanese directors – Shohei Imamura, Yasujiro Ozu and Keizi Mizoguchi, as well as Robert Preson, Karl Theodore Dreyer, Samuel Fuller.
🎓 After spending a year abroad, Jarmusch returns to his homeland and is transferred to Columbia University, where he earns a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
💪🏼 The love of cinema, acquired in France, leads Jarmusch to film school at New York University. There he becomes an assistant to Nicholas Ray, a classic of American cinema. Jarmusch gets his first cinematic experience on the set of Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders’ film Lightning Over Water.
🎥 Jarmusch’s debut is the film “Vacation without End”. We will talk about him later.
😅 Jarmusch hardly talks about his personal life. So let’s be content with a random fact: he stopped drinking coffee in 1986.
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7 films about penguins that you will definitely like
1. Batman Returns
- USA, UK, 1992.
- Action, fantasy.
- Duration: 126 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.0.
Infernal mutant nicknamed Penguin decides to seize power in Gotham and for this he teams up with the tycoon Max Shrek.Only Batman, aka Bruce Wayne, can stop the criminals, but the hero is also challenged by the mysterious Catwoman.
Penguins are usually affectionate, but the dark storyteller Tim Burton was able to portray them in a very sinister way. Danny deVito perfectly conveyed all the tragedy of his character, but with the real penguins involved in the filming, the creators were tormented.
The fact is that the movie was shot before the era of special effects, so it was impossible to replace birds with computer models.And real animals turned out to be very aggressive and capricious. In some scenes, it was necessary to use animatronics or children and short actors dressed in penguin costumes.
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2. Birds-2: Journey to the End of the World
La marche de l’empereur
- France, 2004.
- Duration: 80 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.5.
Luc Jacquet’s French documentary on the life of emperor penguins has won numerous awards, including an Oscar.It’s only a shame that in the Russian version the name “Imperial March” has turned into “Birds-2: Journey to the End of the World.”
Most likely, the distributors decided that the audience would be more willing to go to the film if they take it as a continuation of the 2001 documentary “Birds”, which also tells about the life of birds. In fact, these two works, apart from a similar topic, have nothing in common. And the creators of the paintings are completely different.
3. Encounters at the End of the World
Encounters at the End of the World
- USA, 2007.
- Duration: 101 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.7.
This film was directed by the cult director Werner Herzog, and his extravagant handwriting is visible from the very beginning. The director ridiculously scolds “Birds-2” by Luc Jacquet and assures the audience that the picture they are about to see is very unusual. Indeed, Herzog asks the inhabitants of the American Science Center in Antarctica unexpected questions – for example, are penguins gay and go crazy? And the answer to both questions is yes.
4. Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
- USA, 2011.
- Fantasy, family comedy.
- Duration: 95 minutes.
- IMDb: 6.0.
Successful architect Tom Popper is unhappy: at some point his work replaced his family, so his wife, taking the children, went to another man. In addition, the hero’s father dies, leaving him a legacy of six penguins.The antics of the birds almost bring Tom to prison, but the animals help him figure out his own life.
The film is based on a classic children’s story by the spouses Richard and Florence Atwater. However, when adapting for the screen, the plot changed a lot: for example, the hero of Jim Carrey from a poor artist turned into a rich man. By the way, oddly enough, real trained penguins took part in the filming. Director Mark Waters decided to use computer graphics only in those moments where it was absolutely impossible to do without it.
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- Russia, 2016.
- Family comedy.
- Duration: 88 minutes.
- IMDb: 3.5.
As in the previous parts of the Russian New Year franchise, the narrative consists of several stories developing at the same time. The main action takes place around a penguin, which Boris from St. Petersburg steals from a petting zoo to give to his son.On the way, the hero loses the bird, but bloggers stuck in the elevator come to the rescue.
In the fifth part of “Yolok” the common idea uniting the novels was loyalty to the loved ones. Apparently, therefore, the authors decided to introduce penguins into the plot, which, as you know, form pairs for life and thereby set an example for the rest of the heroes.
But the script still turned out to be secondary, and the moral character of the characters raises questions. So, one of the heroes of the story becomes a hostage of unhealthy jealousy, while the other tries to take someone else’s bride out of the crown.
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- France, 2017.
- Duration: 85 minutes.
- IMDb: 6.6.
Another picture of Luc Jacquet about the life of penguins, a continuation of “Birds-2”. This time the film was released under the patronage of Disneynature. This is a division of the Walt Disney Company that produces excellent documentaries about wildlife.
The tape tells the story of a very young bird that goes in search of a better place to live. Like last time, the narrator is voiced by Morgan Freeman, and the majestic landscapes of Antarctica are amazing.
- USA, 2019.
- Duration: 76 minutes.
- IMDb: 7.1.
Another cute and funny documentary from Disneynature.The main character here is an awkward penguin named Steve. He is late wherever he goes, even if it is the birth of his own children.
It’s nice that the creators not only took pictures of beautiful birds, but also worked on the plot, and there are also a lot of jokes here. Therefore, the film will be interesting to watch even for the youngest viewers.
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Jim Dine “Photos and prints.1969 “| Jim Dine” Photos and prints. 1969 “
Jim Dine is one of the founding fathers of pop art. True, strange – very dark, no enticement and entertainment for the population.
During one of the classic happenings at the end 50s wrote on canvas “I love what I am”, sipped from a can of red paint, then poured the remnants on his head. at first glance, they are similar to daring pop-art optimism.Upon closer examination, they leave the impression of some kind of excruciating joylessness.
A project made in 1969 by Jim Dine in collaboration with photographer Lee Friedlander testifies to heroic times. Friends had lofty conversations, the artist made drawings accompanied by melancholic texts, the photographer filmed what was happening. There is no action and energy at all, as well as no pathos – only pure romance in the highest sense of the word. The results of the creative collaboration were published in a limited edition, on the left – Friedlander’s photographs, on the right – Dyne’s engravings.It turned out inspiredly, despite the fact that the former is considered the most social photographer in America, and the latter is a pop artist.