David Brin

David Brin is an American author of science fiction who was born on 6 October 1950. He has also been both a NASA consultant and a physics professor. He is the author of “The Postman”, a post-apocalyptic dystopian novel on which a film of the same title was based, in 1997. It was produced and… Read More David Brin

 P.L. Travers & Walt Disney (final part)

➡️First part➡️Second part➡️Third part➡️ Fourth part➡️ Fifth part In the early 1940s, when Walt Disney’s daughters fell in love with the book “Mary Poppins”, their father promised them he would adapt the enchanting story into an enchanting movie.Disney spent the next 20 years trying to keep the promise made to his daughters and purchase the… Read More  P.L. Travers & Walt Disney (final part)


In one of the comments to yesterday’s post, containing the quote from Nelson Mandela, our friend Alessandro Gianesini who blogs at Parola di Scrib recalled the poem “Invictus”, Nelson Mandela’s companion during his long imprisonment.Mandela used to read it throughout his 27-year imprisonment during the apartheid period, because of its message of self-masteryThis poem has… Read More Invictus

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)