De viaductos y otras jodas
Carlos envía esta imagen y pregunta que cuándo irán a quitar esta maqueta del viaducto de la novena que tienen en exhibición en el vestíbulo de la Fase 1 de la Alcaldía de Bucaramanga. (La que se quemó y pagaron su reconstrucción dos veces). Y dice que si uno se fija bien, el objeto que representa la maqueta no tiene nada que ver con el que se está construyendo (y que ya casi pagarán dos veces lo…
La prensa y Gabriel García Márquez
De puro desocupado y aburrido como todo un celador insomne, el Viernes Santo me puse a revisar lo que decía la prensa mundial sobre el fallecimiento del gran escritor colombiano Gabriel García Márquez. En la página News Museum Today Front Pages o las primeras planas de los principales diarios del mundo, página que se puede consultar en este vínculo. Y encontré mucha información. Me llamó la…
Thanks to LoSceicco1976
Why did you decide to become a filmmaker?
SL: My mother was an actress. My father was an actor and a director. I am the son of filmmakers. I was born with this bow tie made of celluloid on my collar.
And why did you decide to make westerns?
SL: I had never thought of making a western even as I was making it. I think that my films are westerns only in their exterior aspects. Within them are some of my truths, which happily, I see, belong to lots of parts of the world. Not just America. My discussion is one that has gone all the way from Fistful of Dollars through Once Upon a Time in America. But if you look closely at all these films, you find in them the same meanings, the same humor, the same point of view, and, also, the same pains.
Which filmmakers influenced you, and what were your favorite films?
SL: I must be honest and say that I was under the fascination of films. I was fascinated by all films, even the words of them. If I was to do a more-precise analysis of the situation, I have to admit that I was more entertained by the bad films than the good ones. Because when something is beautiful, it is there; it is finished; it is done. It doesn’t have to be touched or be worked upon. But if it is badly realized and not completely expressed, sometimes that is more provocative and interesting than when you see something that is perfectly and beautifully done. But if there is an auteur who influenced me—and there is only one—that is Charlie Chaplin. And he never won an Oscar. —Interview with Sergio Leone (1987)
This is a fantastic footage. Film history right there: Gianni Minà with Sergio Leone and Robert De Niro on the set of Once Upon a Time in America.
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.