The Thorn in the Breast

Colleen McCullough born on 1 June 1937 was an internationally acclaimed Australian author of Maori ancestry, best known for her novel “The Thorn Birds” published in 1977.In1983 the novel was also adapted into the eponymous television series, starring Richard Chamberlain, which became the United States’ second-highest-rated miniseries of all time, behind “Roots”. The story spans… Read More The Thorn in the Breast

Federico Fellini: l’artista e i sogni (1)

Oggi ricorre l’anniversario della nascita, avvenuta a Rimini il 20 gennaio 1920, del nostro grande regista Federico Fellini, cui film in genere combinano memoria, sogni e fantasia.Tra i più famosi ci sono La Strada, La Dolce Vita, 8½ e Amarcord. “L’artista si deve porre di fronte alla realtà con quell’atteggiamento tra l’attrazione e il distacco… Read More Federico Fellini: l’artista e i sogni (1)

Nora Ephron

“It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, “They lived happily ever after” and the following quarter century warning that they’ll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are entering a third era, in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism:… Read More Nora Ephron