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Eben Moglen speaking at HOPE Number 9 in NYC about Walled Gardens and the First Law of Robotics

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Media Player – Der Voyeur ist impotent

Media Player – Der Voyeur ist impotent | Making Movies | Scoop.it
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In jener sympathisch anrüchigen Phase des europäischen Kinos, als die Übergänge zwischen Softporno und Autorenfilm fließend waren, beschloss ein junger amerikanischer Filmemacher, sein Glück nicht nur in Hollywood zu versuchen, sondern auch in Holland. Einige Jahre bevor Martin Scorsese mit "Mean Streets" und "Taxi Driver" das schnarchnasige amerikanische Kino der Siebziger auf den Kopf stellte, schrieb er 1969 am Drehbuch des niederländischen Thrillers "Besessen - Das Loch in der Wand" mit. Ein Film, der sehr offensichtlich von zwei anderen Werken beeinflusst wurde, die damals schon als Klassiker galten: "Das Fenster zum Hof" und "Augen der Angst / Peeping Tom".

"Besessen", der nun erstmals in Deutschland erhältlich ist, erzählt die Geschichte des Medizinstudenten Nils. Der steht kurz vor dem Examen, erliegt aber einer verführerischen Ablenkung: Als in seinem Apartment zufällig ein Bild von der Wand fällt, entdeckt er ein kleines Loch in der Mauer. Dadurch kann er in die Nachbarwohnung lugen, und zwar direkt ins Schlafzimmer, wo scheinbar rund um die Uhr unzüchtige Dinge geschehen. Nils entwickelt sich zum süchtigen Spanner, aber als er eines Tages scheinbar einen Mord beobachtet, muss er sich entscheiden: schweigen - oder eingreifen und sich als Voyeur zu erkennen geben. Die Kernthemen von Scorseses berühmteren Filmen - allesamt wilde Studien der Gewalt und des Voyeurismus - werden hier schon vorweggenommen. Genauso wie seine Leidenschaft für eine morbid-blutige Ästhetik, die er später noch mehr auf die Spitze trieb, als er neben der Drehbucharbeit auch zu inszenieren anfing.

Aus Scorseses Perspektive als junger Filmemacher war "Besessen" trotzdem eine außergewöhnlich perverse Kinoarbeit. Denn auch, wenn man es dem Regisseur von orgiastischen Sex-&-Crime-Spektakeln wie "Goodfellas" heute kaum glauben mag: er war zu Beginn seiner Karriere ein ziemlich schüchternes, introvertiertes und unbedarftes Kerlchen. Über seine Anfänge im Filmgeschäft sagt er im Rückblick: "Ich war im Grunde noch ein Kind, jemand der sehr behütet aufgewachsen war. Ich hatte zum Beispiel keine Ahnung, wie man sich eine Mahlzeit zubereitete."

Im holländischen Regisseur Pim de la Parra fand er jedenfalls einen gleichgesinnten Kinolüstling, mit dem er seine ganz persönliche Filmgrammatik zu entwickeln begann. De la Parra hat vor allem B-Pictures gedreht, Schauware für die kleineren Kinos jenseits der großen Hollywoodpaläste der Sechziger und Siebziger. Auch eine "Tatort"-Episode gehört zu seiner Filmografie: "Kressin und die Frau des Malers" gesendet im Jahr 1972, mit Sieghardt Rupp als grummeligem Zielfahnder Kressin.

Ihrem Protagonisten Nils stellten Scorsese und de la Parra ein fürs damalige Macho-Kino erstaunlich resolutes Mädchen an die Seite: Seine Freundin Marina ist eine Journalistin, die ebenfalls einen Mordfall aufzuklären versucht und ihrem trotz der Spannerei recht spießigen Medizinstudenten immer wieder aus der Patsche helfen muss. Ein Film letztlich über die Ohnmacht des männlichen Blicks, der zwanghaft ans Objekt seiner Begierde gefesselt ist, aber von den daraus resultierenden Konsequenzen überfordert wird. Eine merkwürdige Impotenz befällt den Studenten gerade in den Augenblicken seiner größten Beobachtungslust.

Abgesehen vom amerikanischen Drehbuchautor Scorsese markiert der Film ein schönes Stück europäischer Wiederannäherung nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg: "Besessen" ist die erste deutsch-holländische Koproduktion nach 1945. Auch das Hauptdarsteller-Pärchen ist bunt zusammengewürfelt: Die Journalistin Marina wird von der Kanadierin Alexandra Stewart gespielt, die in den Fünfzigern für ein Kunststudium nach Paris ging und eins der wilden Mädchen der Nouvelle Vague wurde. Sie drehte mit François Truffaut und Louis Malle. Medizinstudent Nils wiederum wird von Dieter Geissler gespielt, der das europäische Kino später vor allem als Produzent prägte: Er produzierte unter anderem Viscontis "Ludwig II." und "Die unendliche Geschichte".
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Minuit à Paris aka. Midnight in Paris (2011), circa 2010

Minuit à Paris aka. Midnight in Paris (2011), circa 2010 | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Directed by Woody Allen. With Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller. While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Midnight in Paris is an American 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen.[3] Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the shortcomings of his relationship with his materialistic fiancée and their divergent goals, which become increasingly exaggerated as he travels back in time each night at midnight.[4] The movie explores themes of nostalgia and modernism.

Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry.

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French Director's Chinese Movie Balances Freedom With Compromise - ChinaFile

French Director's Chinese Movie Balances Freedom With Compromise - ChinaFile | Making Movies | Scoop.it
In 2012, French movie director Jean-Jacques Annaud got a warm welcome in China after more than a dozen years as persona non grata there for having offended official Chinese Communist Party history with his 1997 film Seven Years in Tibet—the story ...

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I Remember You - Short Film

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Thank you so very much for taking a few minutes from your day to review this offering. I have been developing this project for almost 3 years and have reached a point where it is time to take this ne…
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Two By Tavel:

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This production is a tribute to Ronald's brother, Harvey Tavel, original director of these plays and "the power behind the throne" of the genius of Ronald Tavel and The Theatre of the Ridiculous.


"Kitchenette" is the story of two couples, who interact in psychosexual, abusive ways. Occasionally a filmmaker character takes part in the action, instructing the actors what to do, all of it going beyond the absurd into the thoroughly ridiculous. Performed by Kika Child, Richard Craven*, Eva Dorrepaal, Jorge Acosta* and Norman Glick.

"Kitchenette," second production, 1970. L-R: Fred Savage, Mary Woronov, Harvey Fierstein, Mary McCormick.
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Between Entrance and Exit | Nederlands Film Festival

Between Entrance and Exit | Nederlands Film Festival | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Between Entrance and Exit is a bizarre ramble through a labyrinth of memories, regret, guilt and longing. A man and a woman love, fight and cherish each other. In a constantly changing room, they try to give meaning to the time given...
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NFF Masters: Theo van Gogh (1957-2004) | Nederlands Film Festival

NFF Masters: Theo van Gogh (1957-2004) | Nederlands Film Festival | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Toch is de zogenoemde ‘triple Theo’-trilogie er gekomen, in Amerika nog wel. Het NFF eert de nagedachtenis aan Van Gogh met de vertoning van dit drietal: Interview, Blind Date en Somewhere Tonight (de bewerking van 06). In de Q&A’s na afloop halen vrienden en collega’s herinneringen op aan de bijzondere filmmaker en presentator.
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Aging and Self-Image - Stan Goldberg, Ph.D.

Aging and Self-Image - Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Many people pretend they bathe daily in the Fountain of Youth. While the delusion may be soothing, the gap between self-image and reality can have serious consequences as it did for me on the McCloud River. A six mile stretch of this wild northern California river is owned by the Nature Conservancy. To keep the …
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pending upon a mind damaged by a stroke for dividing a restaurant check. It’s relying on walking sticks for weekly hikes rather than cursing the path’s elevation. It’s checking your Iphone frequently for appointments rather than assuming you remembered them. It’s limiting your driving to daylight hours as night vision diminishes. And an endless number of other embarrassments each of us can list.

For me, adaptation meant I stopped struggling and allowed my feet to slide off the rocks onto flat gravel beds. I remained erect when I did that. And that was the lesson, not only for the rest of my fishing trip, but also for aging. Stop struggling and adapt.

With age, we have a tendency to do activities as we did them when younger, even though our bodies and minds are screaming for something different. We often persist because of vanity, disbelief in the aging process, or the hope by trying a little harder, success is possible.

Vanity could have been disastrous for me. Disbelief I was aging placed me in an unrealistic position. Hoping if I just tried harder I could remain upright, was leading me to a possible drowning. It’s the middle ground—adaptation—that worked on the McCloud and it’s adaptation that’s one of the keys to successful aging.

The take-away? Many of the things we cherish may become difficult as we age. Struggling to maintain them as if we were twenty years younger can lead to failure or disaster. Refraining from doing them will produce unhappiness. But modifying how things are done as we age, results in neither having to give up what we love nor struggling to maintain it.

I’m not ready to fish with worms and talk about a glorified but improbable past. I just need to allow my feet and life to land on firm ground.

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Broen

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Competition Is High ;-)

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The Chair: Two Directors, One Script, Two Different Movies

The Chair: Two Directors, One Script, Two Different Movies | Making Movies | Scoop.it
The Chair is a new show on Starz that documents the filmmaking process of two directors making different movies from the same script.

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Eklo ft. JordinLaine - You and Me (Official Music Video)

Eklo ft. JordinLaine - You and Me is NOW exclusively available on Spotify. Listen HERE: http://spoti.fi/1KFSpkh (available on all portals September 25) Subscribe ...

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Kennemer Theater

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Fatal Attraction - try-out
Matteo van der Grijn, Loes Haverkort

‘Fatal Attraction’ is een bloedstollende thriller over lust, obsessie en wraak, gebaseerd op de wereldberoemde film met Michael Douglas en Glenn Close.
Het leven van de succesvolle advocaat Daan verandert in een nachtmerrie na een spannend buitenechtelijk weekendje met de prachtige Alex. Daan denkt dat hij na z’n avontuurtje gewoon kan weglopen, maar Alex laat het er niet bij zitten. Ze achtervolgt hem en zijn jonge gezin met angstaanjagende gevolgen. De hoofdrollen worden vertolkt door Matteo van der Grijn en Loes Haverkort.

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10 Fantastic Ice Cream Scenes in Film

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The Mister Softee jingle is already ringing across neighborhoods with the start of summer just around the corner. Since we’re in the mood for a cone or two, we decided to look through the cinema ar...
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ChineseFoodPro

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Step-by-step cooking videos tutored by some real Chinese Food chef masters.
Chinese Food cooking skills training videos.
How-to videos for classic Chinese Food dishes (over 1000 dishes).

For sure, this would be a real big project, so I closed the blog temporarily for the upgrading work, and since the human and fund resources are very limited (only me and my work incomes), so If you want to support this project, please donate below via Paypal, or contact me for further help. As for donation reward (all rewards will send to your mailbox when the project goes online):

$1-$10: a free eBook of Chinese Food recipes (blogged on this site before, now i’m working on it).
$11-$100: 1 year free access to our future Pro videos, and the eBook.
$100-$1000: unlimited access to all videos and anything else.
Over $1000: anything I can do for you, just name it.
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Netherlands Film Festival | Professionals home page | Nederlands Film Festival

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Marianne North Gallery | Attractions At Kew Gardens

Marianne North Gallery | Attractions At Kew Gardens | Making Movies | Scoop.it
About Marianne North
Although she had no formal training in illustration, and was rather unconventional in her methods, Marianne North had a natural artistic talent and was very prolific. She inherited her interest in travelling from her father, the MP Frederick North. Her political connections served her well, providing her with letters of introduction to ambassadors, viceroys, rajahs, governors and ministers all over the world.
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Marianne undertook her first journey, to the United States, Canada and Jamaica, in 1871. This was followed by an eight-month stay in Brazil, during which she completed more than 100 paintings. She tended to depict landscapes and natural habitats rather than individual plants. One picture, from Brazil, shows a colony of the black, red and yellow butterfly Heliconius erato phyllis roosting on a palm leaf. Another shows Mount Fujiyama, Japan, framed by the climbing shrub Wisteria sinensis.

Marianne travelled to Japan across the American continent in 1875, returning two years later via Sarawak, Java and Sri Lanka. Today her paintings from these places provide an important historical record. Some places are still recognisable from her paintings. For example, stands of the giant bamboo (Dendrocalamus giganteus) that she painted in 1877 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, can still be seen thriving in the gardens today.

After exhibiting her paintings in a London gallery in 1879, Marianne had the idea of showing them at Kew. She wrote to Sir Joseph Hooker, offering to build a gallery if he would agree to display her life’s work in it. The gallery was duly built in a mix of classical and colonial styles. After a visit to Australia and New Zealand, Marianne spent a year arranging her paintings inside the building. It opened to the public in 1882.

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Email Self-Defense - a guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption

Email Self-Defense - a guide to fighting surveillance with GnuPG encryption | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Email surveillance violates our fundamental rights and makes free speech risky. This guide will teach you email self-defense in 30 minutes with GnuPG.
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Even if you have nothing to hide, using encryption helps protect the privacy of people you communicate with, and makes life difficult for bulk surveillance systems. If you do have something important to hide, you're in good company; these are the same tools that Edward Snowden used to share his famous secrets about the NSA.

In addition to using encryption, standing up to surveillance requires fighting politically for a reduction in the amount of data collected on us, but the essential first step is to protect yourself and make surveillance of your communication as difficult as possible. Let's get started!

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NEXT MEDIA ANIMATION-壹動畫

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NEXT MEDIA ANIMATION
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About NMA

Next Media Animation is one of the largest 3D computer animation studios in Asia, with more than 500 creators and animators based in Taipei, Taiwan. NMA additionally has offices in Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States. NMA is also the fastest 3D animation studio in the world. We are focused on creating, developing, and funding innovative and creative projects including high-quality entertainment contents across multiple media platforms and distribution channels all in a fraction of time it takes traditional studio to do.

Known around the world for its daily CG animated news stories with their millions of followers, NMA is one of the few fully digital content studios in Asia. The studio handles every step of the 3D animation content workflow: from storyboard to real-time 3D production to CG animation. Our vision is to provide more interactive entertainment content through key distribution channels in the fastest time. Next Media Animation opens a new world of rich entertainment experiences to a rapidly mobile worldwide community.

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Fwd: Our Mission No Evictions : #RealChile : ULUV Music Day : Gringolandia : Chile California Council : Los Prisioneros : Agep-v Ladies in Sausalito : Calle 24 : Urban Music Presents : Stanford Chi...

Fwd: Our Mission No Evictions : #RealChile : ULUV Music Day : Gringolandia : Chile California Council : Los Prisioneros : Agep-v Ladies in Sausalito : Calle 24 : Urban Music Presents : Stanford Chi... | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email
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You may recall that this year I joined the production team of Earth Day. Well, don't be surprised if I end up an activist, living in Chile, working on nothing but environmental issues.

Since I started attending seminars on the Chilean economic boom and its foreign investment potential 20 years ago, I've been asking why isn't eco-tourism part of the economic growth equation? Is it an oversight?
Or is it that eco-tourism requires environmental laws that target the industrial complex already set in motion and creating ecological havoc in Chile?

Dear leaders: may I introduce you to the most important word today in order to keep ourselves from self-extinction: sustainability.
"Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations." EPA United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Hotel Rey Don Felipe - Punta Arenas - Chile

Hotel Rey Don Felipe - Punta Arenas - Chile | Making Movies | Scoop.it
Hotel Rey Don Felipe brings an architectural design inspired by the traditions and history of the province of Magallanes, with cozy and comfortable interior spaces, where guests will find in addition to charm, modern amenities and technology. Small details that make it an ideal place to host business men and women as well as families and groups with tourism interests in the southernmost city of the continent.
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