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Anna Magnani, that’s acting

Anna Magnani in The Fugitive Kind (written by Tennessee Williams, directed by Sidney Lumet) What is acting anyway? We think we have to show ourselves and that’s true, we do. But trusting that the “showing” can be simply revealing is the challenge. It’s a longer discussion but plainly said, to me, it’s a human being experiencing […]

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In the Company of Naked Wounds

“to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best night and day to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.” – e.e. cummings As 2011 became 2012 loads of ‘end of the year’ and ‘new year’ writings materialized […]

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The Godfather: The Wedding Scene

The Godfather: Francis Ford Coppola’s Notebook

This is enlightening. Not only as a student of the movie, which I will always be. But as a creator, a director, a filmmaker… this reminds all of us that this pure enthusiasm and total commitment to a vision is what determines our true success. I watch this and remember that if I have passion […]

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