What followed was several artistic and political masterpieces, the teen-oriented Time Stands Still , a film many considered to be well ahead of its time, Cannes Film Festival winner Colonel Redl , which garnered yet another Oscar nomination, Hanussen , another political drama loosely based on the rise of Hitler. George for the Director of Photography for his work on the film Mario and the Magician.
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Around this time Koltai decided to make the move to the United States , a dramatic departure for any European filmmaker, let alone cinematographer, though many opportunities lied in the Hollywood playing field. While none of these films had a signature or beautiful style, due to the cookie-cutter industry standards Hollywood notoriously places over artistic license, it was around this time that another fateful collaboration took place, that would be with Giuseppe Tornatore, the legendary director of Cinema Paradiso ; the Legend of would be their first film together, a story about a piano player, born and raised on a steam boat.
It was nominated for Best Score and Best Cinematography at the European Film Awards , Hungary nominated it for the Academy Awards , but out of the list of 58 countries as potential nominees for Best Foreign Film , it didn't make it to the final five; as of 15 February Koltai finalized his first American directing deal for Focus Features , on the film Evening, scripted by Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham.
Shooting took place summer in Rhode Island. Spider Dance is based upon the life of Lola Montez. In her youth, Galiena starred including several of Shakespeare's works, she had made over a dozen films in her native Italy before her role in Le Mari de la coiffeuse brought her to international attention. Since Galiena has worked in European cinema, where she is in demand.
With over 50 films and many television appearances to her credit, she has several films in production, including a prominent supporting role in the film Virgin Territory , starring Hayden Christensen and Mischa Barton , she stars alongside Joaquim de Ben Gazzara in the thriller Christopher Roth.
In she was a member of the jury at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival. Galiena speaks Italian, English and Spanish. He was cast as the romantic lead in the film A Room with a View. In , following the success of A Room with a View and Ken Russell's Gothic Sands decided to move to Hollywood and pursue a career in American films, he appeared in several of them -- higher-budget. He starred opposite Jackie Chan in the action-comedy film The Medallion. In television work, he was the voice of Valmont in the Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon, he played the Doci of the Ori in two episodes of Stargate SG-1 -- in its tenth seasons.
In , he starred in Stephen King's Rose Red. In the season of 24, he played terrorist Vladimir Bierko. Sands played Jor-El, Superman's biological father on Smallville, reprised the role in the series' final season. In , he played Reg Hunt in Bollywood Hero.
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In , he played Alistair Wesley in the seventh episode of the second season of Person of Interest. His performance in A Celebration of Harold Pinter was well-received. In , Sands appeared in the mystery thriller film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , an English-language remake of the original version, as the younger version of Henrik Vanger.
On 26 April , it was announced that Sands would appear as Miles Castner, a wealthy international businessman during the eighth season of Dexter. Sands was born in Otley and educated at Lord Wandsworth College , Long Sutton, Hampshire , he has a sister and four brothers, one of whom, was selected by She magazine as "Britain's Sexiest Man" of Sands' first marriage was to a British journalist, they have Henry Morley Sands. Sands and Citkowitz have two daughters Imogen. He is a professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar. He subsequently took his mother's first name as part of his professional name, Klaus Maria Brandauer.
Brandauer began acting on stage in After working in national theatre and television, he made his film debut in English in , in The Salzburg Connection. Roger Ebert said of his performance: "For one thing, there's more of a human element in the movie, it comes from Klaus Maria Brandauer, as Largo. Instead, he brings a certain poignancy and charm to Largo, since Connery always has been a human James Bond, the emotional stakes are more convincing this time. Brandauer first work as movie director was, in , Georg Elser — Einer aus Deutschland, with himself in the title role.
In August , Brandauer's much-awaited production of The Threepenny Opera gained a mixed reception. Brandauer had resisted questions about how his production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's classic musical comedy about the criminal MacHeath would differ from earlier versions, his production featured Mack the Knife in a three-piece suit and white gloves, stuck to Brecht's text, avoided any references to contemporary politics or issues. Both were teenagers when they married, in They had Christian. Brandauer married Natalie Krenn in Rolf Hoppe Rolf Hoppe was a German film and stage actor.
Hoppe was born as son of a master baker in Ellrich , Germany. After his apprenticeship as a baker, he worked from to as a coachman, he began training as an actor in Erfurt and worked in the circus Aeros. He was internationally active in Switzerland , Italy and China. Class for art and literature Critics Award of the Hungarian Journalist.
Trissenaar's father was the Dutchman Frans Trijssenaar. She is married to the director Hans Neuenfels , with whom she has a son, the film director Benedict Neuenfels. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mario and the Magician Film poster. Archived from the original on 22 March Because of this, the most important department in any corporate entity is its PR department. It must somehow create the impression that it is serving its customers and generally offering something for the common good.
Artists are a necessary part of advertising and perhaps in the design of a product as well. However, because a company does not want the public to be privy to its use of labor—stories of child labor and virtual slave wages is ubiquitous—they must play down the value of that labor while convincing the public that they are good corporate citizens.
Money is the bottom line and so even those with the needed talent are regarded as laborers; artists and craftsman in particular are usually not given the credit for the work they would if the companies had to follow some kind of guild rules. A case in point is this charming advertising promoting Domini Social Investments. This fund manager promotes itself as a responsible business by refusing to invest in stocks or other financial products involving weapons production or some other distasteful industry.
If the PR is to be believed, people can feel good doing business with them because no harm is being done. This work of art is not credited and there has been no reply to repeated requests for more information on the history of this piece. I did get a response in the second case. I had seen these trading cards on sale on the web—featuring girls, naturally—and was thinking of doing a short post. Following a classic corporate script, I received an email expressly forbidding me to use their artwork or even link to their site. These threatening and lawyerly letters are commonplace and are made to intimidate people who are not well-versed in the law.
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I assure you that we have every right under international copyright law to present a sample of their product and criticize their company. These trading cards come in a variety of themes; some are embossed and some are embedded with glitter. According to their website, Forever Clover was established in and celebrates young girls and their friendships. It started with swap cards for girls age 4—11 to collect and trade and has expanded into novels and activity books. You can read more about their mandate here , but you will find they express a very superficial and saccharine sentiment clothed as wholesome values.
It should also be noted that whoever these artists are, they are not the copyright holders; the companies are. A legal expert has examined this post and has some amendments about what I have said here. To avoid confusion for those who have read this before, those amendments will be in italics. I originally decided to share this tidbit as an update in the last Maiden Voyages post and then I realized I had access to both the images in question and, whenever possible, we like to bring these things to you, the readers, to judge for yourself.
In a recent hearing, the police were compelled by the court to make a small concession. Although they have been implying in the press that taking a picture of a nude child is illegal, they confirmed that the act, in itself, is not technically indecent and so not necessarily illegal. The bizarre twist to this hearing has to do with two images.
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It does not matter if a work is produced with skill by a reputable artist; if it is deemed indecent, it is illegal. It seems they have not done even the most rudimentary research about the images they are referring to.
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This piece was also on exhibit at the Tate Modern and was reproduced in a number of newspapers in the s, some in color. It is estimated that approximately 3. On the other hand, nude reference photographs of this same model were not slated for destruction. Graham Ovenden — North Kensington, This girl is shown lifting her skirt to show her private parts to the public. In fact, this is a bona fide photo of child prostitutes. The strange thing was that the judge would not allow its destruction. Because it is documenting something of historical significance.
The decision not to destroy this artifact turns out to be solely at the discretion of the judge. There is no basis of historical significance to protect these pieces either; the judge simply wanted to offer her explanation for the decision. Therefore, the strategy mentioned below will have no legal justification but might still be used to persuade another judge in the next hearing. This judgment may open the door to saving the painting as well. Perhaps a similar argument could be made about a painting published in hard copy form and exhibited in museums. He is currently serving the probationary period of his sentence and is not actually in prison, but his activities are still restricted.
Upon completion of sentence, he will be at full liberty again. As mentioned in my very first Pigtails post , I spent my young adulthood in the U. And even though I lived under the rigors of military discipline, it was a time of relative freedom for me. My platoon sergeant had a huge collection of Disney films which he brought so we would have something to watch while we were living temporary barracks. Like most people, I assumed cartoons were just for kids and were not very sophisticated, but these Disney shorts had a humor that could only be appreciated by adults.
Walt Disney was not producing films for kids, he was producing them for himself. I became fascinated with the evolution of the Disney Studios and read everything I could get my hands on.
I read in one account that Disney wanted to prove that a full-length animated feature was possible and would be respected by the general public. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was the first of these efforts. It was important to him that the characters be believable and not just caricatures. To that end, he challenged his animators to make every effort to pay careful attention to detail and find a way to give the heroes and heroines sex appeal.
This post is dedicated to those early Disney girls with S. No more passing off Mickey Mouse with a bow, skirt and pasted eyelashes and calling him Minnie! The interesting thing about studying Disney animation is that the Disney Studios were pioneers and one can watch the evolution of that medium. Early attempts did manage to make their lead female characters pretty, but not especially alluring. Probably the first characters to fit this description were the centaurettes from Fantasia Here is a page with a few concept designs. Disney Studios — Concept Designs late s.
After Disney approved the concepts, the animators would make a more fine-tuned sketch that showed the final appearance of the character. Since this will be used to produce the final animation, the placement of the dark lines is very deliberate. Disney Studios — Final Outline Sketch c Then there are animators who draw the final cleaned-up sketch, in-betweeners who draw the intermediate motions of the characters and a team of women who color the cells. After the centaurettes groom themselves, they get all worked up about the boys coming for a visit so they can all frolick together, but one poor centaurette is without a match until she is discovered by one of the remaining boys.
Animators may have been talented artists, but that did not mean they were well-educated on anatomy. About the time of the release of Fantasia , Disney had animals brought in as models for them to study and the first film to show this off was Bambi Once the ancient Greeks learned to make large statues from the Egyptians, they then pushed for anatomical perfection. The s were an analogous time for the Disney Studios by which time they routinely accomplished this level of believability. Also, until then, any female leads were young women, not really girls, so we see our first two examples voiced by the same girl, Kathryn Beaumont.
Disney Studios — Alice in Wonderland Of course in Peter Pan we also get Tinkerbell, the quintessential animated sex pot who creates some mischief because she is jealous about all the attention Peter is giving Wendy. Disney Studios — Peter Pan animation cell. After artists become accustomed to producing anatomical accuracy, they want to play with the forms and so in the late s and s we begin to see an angular style in Sleeping Beauty , Dalmatians and Jungle Book which was in production when Walt Disney died.
Once business interests got control of the studio—changing the name to The Disney Company—animated features were produced more rapidly, but with a more formulaic system that established schedules and deadlines. However, it is my experience that children are just like adults in almost every way. They can be cruel, generous, vengeful, courageous, cowardly, just and unjust. But Pip pointed out that this is irrelevant from a moral perspective. Because children do not yet have a fully-developed grasp of consequences, they can do things with full confidence that we would consider rash and they themselves might regret later.
I discovered Celia while reviewing The Coca-Cola Kid starring Rebecca Smart and I did some follow up by watching The Shiralee and added some supplemental information at the end of that post. But when I watched Celia , I knew this film had real substance and would have to stand alone. The typical synopsis says that Celia is a troubled girl, but my impression is she is a real child—no less than, say, Huck Finn.
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Pip said that he once saw this film for rent in the horror section! The stage is set when Celia Carmichael Smart goes to the shack where her grandmother lives and finds her dead. The depth of their relationship is revealed gradually and here we see a sincere Celia telling her Granny that she will miss her. Throughout the movie, she imagines seeing Granny as though she were still alive. Because of her close bond with Granny, she did not really take the time to bond with other children and she appears to have only one friend, Heather Goldman Clair Couttie.
A family called the Tanners move in next door and she starts to bond with them. At first, her mother is pleased to see her playing with other children. It is revealed that the girls are engaged in a pitched but covert battle. Celia wants a rabbit for her birthday, but her father refuses, telling her they are vermin.
The neighborhood children spend a lot of time playing in an abandoned quarry with a kind of contaminated water hole and a shed. Celia shares her magic mask with the other children which Stephanie ridicules and runs off with, resulting in a chase and a fight. We learn that Granny read a lot of books about communism and Celia observes that Alice Tanner Victoria Longley , the mother, has similar materials. This is a kind of signal that Alice is taking the place of Granny in watching over Celia. In a scheme to get her not to play with the Tanners any more, he buys her a rabbit.
Does she name it Flopsy or Patch? No, her rabbit is named Murgatroid. The police arrive to break up the fight and Uncle John begins to show his hypocrisy by punishing the other children but not his own daughter who started the fight. Celia learns that Evan Tanner got sacked from his job because he refused to leave the Australian Peace Council which was widely regarded as a communist front. Later they learn that it was actually Ray, in a misguided attempt at manipulation, and Celia leads the children in burning her own father in effigy.
While doing this, they are ambushed by Stephanie and the other children who lock them up in the shed and torture Murgatroid by scorching her rear with a burning brand. Celia, at her angriest in the film, vows to get even. After the Tanners move away, a government policy has forced all the children to turn their rabbits in to the zoo. John visits the Carmichaels to convince them that Celia must give up Murgatroid as well, but they refuse. When Stephanie forms a kind of support group for children who have lost their rabbits, she is mystified why Celia does not join. And when Celia returns home, she realizes that her rabbit is gone too and blames Uncle John.
After much posturing and politicking and a popular letter-writing campaign, the government is pressured to allow permits for pet rabbits. The children all go to the zoo to retrieve their rabbits, but Celia and Heather learn that theirs died during their temporary internment. They vow to get revenge. They get dressed up and put on war paint in readiness to rid themselves of the despicable Sergeant Burke. Celia was aware her father kept a shotgun for hunting ducks and readies it. The thing that psyches Celia into pulling the trigger is that she imagines that her Uncle John is a Hobyah and suddenly he is dead.
Celia and Heather try to hide some of the evidence and Heather is made to swear that this act will be kept a secret forever. The Carmichael family keep quiet and Celia seems to resume her normal life. In one final ritual, Celia leads all the children to the quarry to conduct a symbolic hanging to give Stephanie some closure for the unsolved murder and Heather, who plays the condemned prisoner, has proven she can keep a secret.
The children are united now as they race up the slope of the quarry. The notion of an innocent girl as a cop killer is a truly remarkable premise and, I believe, well executed in this film. The implications are disturbing, but it serves to challenge our assumptions of what a child is and what justice is. In times of stress, so often people resort to black-and-white dogmatic beliefs: communists are evil, rabbits are vermin, the government is always right. But we see throughout the film that many injustices are committed by the authorities—the mothers, the fathers, the school teachers, the police and government officials.
Ed Emshwiller—known affectionately as Emsh—is one of those names that only fans of classic science fiction and fantasy will probably be familiar with, but within that community the artist held some prestige. David R. Bunch was a science fiction and satirical writer who is best known for a series of short stories set on Moderan, an Earth analogue world where everything has become largely mechanized, including the people of Moderan themselves, and those people live inside giant computerized structures called Strongholds which are at perpetual war with each other.
Bunch wrote dozens of these stories, most of which have been collected in the Moderan volume and in various science fiction anthologies. It became the cover story for that issue, with cover art from Emshwiller. Bunch contrasts her nicely against her father, who is almost entirely machine at this point and, although fully sentient, has essentially lost touch with what made him human in the first place, including being a father to his two children.
The entire family—father, mother, son and daughter—each live in their own house with robot servants to attend their every need. The Moderan series was an early representative of the New Wave of science fiction, which completely revolutionized the genre, but today Bunch and his Moderan stories have mostly been forgotten. One interesting aspect of Little Sister is that she spends much of the story completely naked, even in though it is the dead of winter. I suspect this is to remind the reader that she is, indeed, fully human. I am including here both the magazine cover and the original illustration.
Unfortunately, the latter is not quite as high quality as the former, but it should be sufficient. As a treat for you all, I am going to include the full text of the story in this post! It was in Jingle-Bell weather that Little Sister came across the white yard, the snow between her toes all gray and packed and starting to ball up like the beginnings of two snowmen.
For clothing she had nothing, her tiny rump sticking out red-cold, and blue-cold, and her little-jewel knees white almost as bones.
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Something is wrong at my place! Come see! He turned like a man in the bottom third of bad dreaming; he pointed two bored eyes at her. Damn the kid, he thought. And he sang the little rhyme that made the door come open. Then as she stepped toward him he saw the snowballs on her feet. They were melting now, making deep furrows in the green rug spread across his spacious thinking room. The tall nap, like flooded grass now along little canals bending away from her feet, was speckled white here and there with crumpled paper balls. His trial plans and formulas peeped out like golf balls.
The snow melts! He motioned her to him. Why do you bother me at all? Tell me slowly. Something needs fixing. Arrived at her place he whistled at the door the three sharp notes. The door moved into the wall and Mox the iron one stood sliding the iron sections of his arms up into one another until he had only hands hanging from shoulders. It was his greeting way.
He ogled with bulb eyes and flashed his greeting code. You brought no whistle for the door. And she was impishly holding the whistle between her teeth, grinning up at him. She wiped the waning snowballs from her feet and sidled her icy-cold rump over toward the slits where the heat came through the wall, soft and perfumed like an island summer. Her knees turned knee-color again and her rump became no longer vari-colored cold. It became the nicest of baby-pink little-girl rumps, and she stood there a health-champion of a little miss, all flesh and bone and blood — as yet — pointing at an angle toward the ceiling.
You remember when those dumb students went home in their jets early and fast and broke the rules and shook the houses down. Just like that. Pretty darn dumb, if you ask me. You know how Mama is, always having that plastic guy rubbing parts of her, that she says hurt, and jumping on the bed at any little thing.
Should I tell you, did I know? Love is — is not an iron ceiling on a plastic. But — oh, never mind! Heard that on the programs advertising diamonds. Said it was just what he needed for the rear end of his space tube. You know how Little Brother is about space. Little Brother took his down in the interest of space. Yours just fell. He looked at her, and he thought, Damn these little girls. Festschrift for John A. Mccarthy Ritchie Robertson. Curiosity in the Austrian Enlightenment Ritchie Robertson. Review of Irmgard M. Wirtz, Kafka verschrieben Ritchie Robertson. Versuch einer Biographie Ritchie Robertson.
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It will be of particular interest to those who wish to look beyond canonical works and established knowledge. Obituary: Carl E. Schorske, — Ritchie Robertson. Here we are confronted with, or rather treated to [ The present volume of essays suggests that there could be no better method of training future scholars than by providing them with similarly challenging, character-building implements.
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