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Sunday, May 31, 2009

British Style Genius

Teddy Boy

The British Teddy Boy subculture is typified by young men wearing clothes inspired by the styles of the Edwardian period, which Savile Row tailors had tried to re-introduce after World War II. The group got its name after a 1953 newspaper headline shortened Edward to Teddy and coined the term Teddy Boy (also known as Ted). The subculture started in London in the 1950s and rapidly spread across the UK, soon becoming strongly associated with American rock and roll music of the period. Although there had been youth groups with their own dress codes called "Scuttlers" in 19th Century Manchester and Liverpool[1], Teddy Boys were the first youth group in England to differentiate themselves as teenagers, thus helping to create a youth market.

The US film Blackboard Jungle marked a watershed in the United Kingdom. When shown at a South London Cinema in Elephant and Castle in 1956 the teenage Teddy boy audience began to riot, tearing up seats and dancing in the aisles.[2] After that riots took place around the country wherever the film was shown.[3]

Some groups of Teds formed gangs and gained notoriety following violent clashes with rival gangs, which were often exaggerated by the popular press. The most notable was the Notting Hill riot of 1958, in which Teddy Boys were present in large numbers and were implicated in attacks on the West Indian community.[4]

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel by John Boyne, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS is a powerful fictional story that offers a unique perspective on how prejudice, hatred and violence affect innocent people, particularly children, during wartime. Through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II, we witness a forbidden friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp.

Though the two are separated physically by a barbed wire fence, their lives become inescapably intertwined. The imagined story of Bruno and Shmuel sheds light on the brutality, senselessness and devastating consequences of war from an unusual point of view. Together, their tragic journey helps recall the millions of innocent victims of the Holocaust.

Directed by Mark Herman
Written by Based On "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas" By John Boyne - Written For The Screen By Mark Herman
Vera Farmiga [Mother]
David Thewlis [Father]
Rupert Friend [Lieutenant Kotler]
Asa Butterfield [Bruno]
Jack Scanlon [Shmuel]
Amber Beattie [Gretel]
Richard Johnson [Grandpa]
Sheila Hancock [Grandma]
David Hayman [Pavel]
Jim Norton [Herr Liszt]
Cara Horgan [Maria]
Zac Mattoon-O'Brien [Leon]
Domonkos Németh [Martin]
Henry Kingsmill [Karl]
Zsuzsa Holl [Berlin Cook]
László Áron [Lars]
Charlie Baker [Palm Court Singer]
Iván Verebély [Meinberg]
Béla Fesztbaum [Schultz]

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Bianco di Custoza 2007 Cavalchina

The owner of the Cavalchina estate, Luciano Piona, is the master crafstmen behind this wine. Local grape varieties, old vines and a touch of Italian flair combine to produce this refreshingly complex white.

Closure:Natural Cork
Style:Delicate whites
Varieties:Trebbiano, Garganega

Moselland Ars Vitis Riesling

This bottle is a work of art to adorn your table.
A straw coloured wine with greenish glints and classic Mosel Riesling aromas of lime, petrol, apricots, honey tangerine and minerals. Off-dry on the palate with fresh, lemony fruit, a soft mid-palate and a mouth-watering finish.
Pair with sweet & spicy marinated tofu or wasabi peas at snack-time.

Name: Moselland ArsVitis Riesling
Winter Scene Erden
Volume: 75cl
Region of Origin: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer
Style: medium
Grape variety: Riesling
Soil: Slate
Storage: Drink within 2 years. Store in dark and cool place.
Tasting notes: Fruity bouquet, peach and lemon aroma on the palate.
Serving suggestions: Serve it well chilled with chicken, pasta and salad or on its own.

Black Tower - Rivaner - 2007

Black Tower Rivaner- A lively, medium sweet white wine

Black tower Rivaner is a deliciously smooth wine full of fresh fruit flavours of pineapple and ripe mango. Wonderfully easy to drink, it is equally enjoyable served on it's own or with a variety of food-any time, any occasion.

Vinyard Reh Kendermann Weinkellerei Bingen Germany
Country: Germany

A lively fruity wine with a medium sweet finish. Harvested from vineyards situated on the rolling hills of Rheinhessen, Rivaner grapes are gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures, then carefully blended to obtain the perfect balance of aromatic fruit flavours and freshness.

Try it with spicy chicken tacos or sweet pork and chilli stir fry.
Style: Medium, sweet
Grape: Rivaner
Country: Germany
Vintage: 2006
Alcohol % 9.5
Size: 75cl

Merlot ( Berg and Brook ) 2006

Produsent: Berg & Brook
Område: Coastal Region
Land: Sør-Afrika
Farge og duft: Mørk rød. Fruktig duft av røde og mørke bær, særlig solbær.
Smak: Ren og fruktig smak med grei balanse og fine tanniner. (2001)
Vurdering: Vellaget og ren om enn enkel. Drikk nå eller innen et par år. (2001) (25.04.02)
Bruksområde: Okse.
Laget av: 100% merlot
Alkoholinnhold: 13,5% vol.
Lagret hos produsent: Ikke fatlagret, kun flaskemodnet i 3-6 md. Før salg.
Importør: World Wines
Distributør: Vectura

Canaletto Primitivo 2006 Puglia, Italy

# Alcohol by volume: 14% vol
# Bottle size: 75cl
# Closure type: Screwcap
# Grape varieties: Primitivo
# Region: Italy
# Style: Full Bodied
# Suitable for vegans: Yes
# Suitable for vegetarians: Yes
# The Licensing Act 2003: It is an offence to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor if you are under the age of 18
# Wine colour: Red

A popular Primitivo from Puglia, in the very deep south of Italy.

This wine remains one of the very best on offer as it combines the super-ripe fruity character with an elegant oaky style. It's a very versatile food wine, going equally well with barbecues or roasts, or plain bangers and mash.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

El Día Que me Amen / When Somebody Loves Me (2003)

Retreating into a private fantasy world, a 31-year-old agoraphobic becomes increasingly fearful of life as he tries to come to terms with being abandoned by his mother during his youth. But when he is reunited with a childhood friend who has similar problems, will he finally be able to come out of his shell? Adrian Suar, Leticia Bredice, Alfredo Casero star.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Electric Shadows / Elektriske skygger (China 2004)

Title: Elektriske skygger /
regi: Xiao Jiang ;
produksjon: John Sham
In series: Mangfold på film
Author: Xiao, Jiang
Year: 2008

Original title: Meng ying tong nian
Pages: 1 videoplate (DVD-video) (93 min) lyd, kol.
Notes: Norske undertekster valgbare
Produksjon: Kina : Beijing Dadi Century, 2004

Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 16, 2005
Running time: 93 minutes
Cast: Xiaotong Guan, Yihong Jiang, Haibin Li, Yu Xia, Yijing Zhang
Director: Jiang Xiao
Producer: John Sham
Writer: Qingsong Cheng, Jiang Ziao

Description: Mao Dabing, an easygoing film buff, works delivering water bottles in Beijing. One day after he accidentally crashes his bike in an alley, he's suddenly brained with a brick by a disturbed young woman, Ling-ling. Arrested by the police, Ling-ling remains silent, but she gives Dabing the key to her apartment, asking him to feed the fish. Her place turns out to be a shrine to the movies, and especially to one star, legendary '30s singer-actress Zhou Xuan. As Dabing reads Ling-ling's private diary, the film flashes back to Ningxia province in the early '70s and the story of Ling-ling's mom, Jiang Xuehua.

Kimiyo Tanaka


for ten springs
to the stars saying nothing
I have been talking

cherry blossoms on the hill
a bell rang
at the temple

ah, cherry blossoms
I wish I could fall
like you

perfume of ume blossoms
my ear lobe
remembers you

my train
crossing through canola fields
with its shadow

floral rafts
on the ripples
floating swan

cold spring
the signals of the ambulance
brightly red

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Scarlett Johansson vs Jesus and Mary Chain

Scarlett Johansson sings backup for Jim Reid of Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain during the song “Just Like Honey” at Coachella Music Festival on Friday at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vina San Pedro - Gato Negro Cabernet Sauvignon 2007.

Winery: San Pedro
Vintage: 2005
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Chile
Region: Central Valley

Medium-bodied with blackberry aromas against a slightly spicy and minty background. Sweet soft tannins and concentrated red fruit flavours make this an attractive smooth wine for any occasion.

Château de MEAUX

Château de MEAUX

Country: France
Region: Sud-Ouest
Appellation: Cahors
Year: 2002
Colour: Red
Content: 75 cl
Grapes: 85 % Malbec
15 % Merlot
Matering: 12
Alcohol degree: 12.5 %
Serve at: 16-18°C
Serve with: red meat, duck, cheeses and game
Description: Château de Meaux 2002 is a very good CAHORS you need to try. He has a beautiful dark color with reflects of purple. In the nose he is fruity, sometimes cherries and dry fruit. It is a fexible and nice wine to drink.

Cono Sur Gewurztraminer

# Alcohol by volume: 13.5% vol
# Bottle size: 75cl
# Closure type: Screwcap
# Grape varieties: Gewürztraminer
# Region: Chile
# Style: Dry
# Suitable for vegetarians: Yes
# The Licensing Act 2003: It is an offence to purchase or attempt to purchase alcoholic liquor if you are under the age of 18
# Wine colour: White
Press quotes
Many associate Chile more readily with red wines, but its whites are arguably even better. This is a textbook modern gewürztraminer – clean, dry and less oily and fulsome than some of its Old World counterparts. (2007 vintage)

Trewa Carménère

Winery: Viña Trewa (Reserve)
Grape variety: Carménère
Alc. Perc:




Loncomilla Valley, Chile
Tasting note:

Beautiful deep red with terracotta tints typical of this Chilean rape variety. Aromas of sweet red fruits, blackberry jam with subtle hints of cedar, light tobacco and a dash of fine pepper from aging in oak barriques. This seductive wine is pure velvet on the palate with delicately balanced tannins and a swirl of fruit aromas

Two Oceans Cabernet Merlot

This South African blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot boasts a rich, fruity flavour. 13.5% alcohol by volume.
Two Oceans Cabernet Merlot (75cl)

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Wines, South African Wines

P.S. 7 from 10

Красное сухое вино60% каберне совиньон, 40% мерлоАромат спелых ягод. Молодое вино насыщенного бордового цвета с ярким фруктовым вкусом.Прекрасно сочетается с мясом на гриле и шашлыком.14-15°C ...

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story

Directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall
Produced by Sue Bugden,
Rudy Langlais ,
Van Spurgeon
Written by J.T. Allen
Starring Jamie Foxx,
Lynn Whitfield,
Lee Thompson Young,
CCH Pounder,
Music by Tree Adams
Distributed by fX Network,
Twentieth Century Fox
Release date(s) January 21, 2004
Running time 94 min.
Language English

Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story is a (2004) TV-movie starring Jamie Foxx and Lynn Whitfield. The film was directed by Vondie Curtis-Hall. Other cast members in the film include Lee Thompson Young and CCH Pounder.

The film touches on the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the co-founding member of the Crips street gang, principally on his life in the streets and his life in prison. It also shows some of the work he did while incarcerated to help decrease gang violence in the world. The film was shot in 2003 while Williams was still imprisoned. On December 13, 2005, Williams was executed by lethal injection in California.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Vogue Korea


Россия это единственная в мире страна с непредсказуемым прошлым.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


From Skite

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Top films - 2 RANE (WOUNDS)/ (1998)

RANE (WOUNDS)/ (1998)

Srdjan Dragojevic
Srdjan Dragojevic (writer)
View company contact information for Rane on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
27 May 1998 (Serbia)
Comedy | Crime | Drama | War
The Years Have Passed Only Wounds Have Remained

The Wounds (Serbian: Ране, Rane) is a 1998 Serbian drama film written and directed by Srđan Dragojević.

It depicts the violent lives of two boys in Belgrade as they aspire to make names for themselves in the city's underworld. The story takes place throughout the 1990s, against the backdrop of the Yugoslav wars and the growing ethnic hatred between Serbs and Croats.

The film won a Bronze Horse at the Stockholm International Film Festival and a FIPRESCI Prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, "For its powerful, dramatic depiction of the brutal reality and complexity of life in the Balkans today."

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Now Smash Of Style

The Now Smash Of Style
Vogue Italia May 09
Photo : Craig McDean
Models : Magdalena Frackowiak, Eniko Mihalik, Jourdan Dunn, Evelina Mambetova, and Suzie Bird

Friday, May 8, 2009

My Top films - 1 (Дьяволы / Les Diables (2002)

Дьяволы / Les Diables (2002)

Director: Christophe Ruggia
Starring: Adele Haenel, Vincent Rottiers, Rochdy Labidi, Jacques Bonnaffé, Aurélia Petit

"Since they were found abandoned in the street as small children, Joseph and Chloé have spent most of their lives in care homes or with foster parents. Joseph is fiercely protective of his autistic sister and intends to take her back to their home and their real parents. On the threshold of adolescence, the two children go on the run once more, heading for Marseilles, but again they are captured. They end up in a home for disturbed children. Here, Chloé appears to respond positively to psychiatric treatment, but things turn bad when the children’s mother suddenly appears, intending to take Joseph away. Unable to face being separated from his sister, Joseph goes on the run once more with Chloé…"

# Director: Christophe Ruggia
# Script: Olivier Lorelle, Christophe Ruggia
# Photo: Eric Guichard
# Music: Fowzi Guerdjou
# Cast: Adele Haenel (Chloé), Vincent Rottiers (Joseph), Rochdy Labidi (Karim), Jacques Bonnaffé (Doran), Aurélia Petit (La mère de Joseph), Galamelah Lagra (Djamel), Dominique Reymond (La directrice), Frédéric Pierrot (L'homme de la maison)
# Country: France

Fashion Bailout by Steven Meisel

Fashion Bailout
Vogue Italia April 09
Shot by: Steven Meisel
Models: Darya, Portia, Eliza, and Elin Svahn
Styling: Karl Templer

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Мои культовые книги (часть 4) /My TOP-books (part 4)

Ещё один писатель-фантаст - Майкл Джон Муркок — (англ. Michael John Moorcock; 18 декабря 1939) английский писатель-фантаст «новой волны НФ».
Его эпопея Край Времени, пропитан безысходностью от бесмертия и сытости. Мёртвый мир бессмертных...
Первая трилогия, Танцоры на Краю Времени, это "история Джерека Карнелиана, несведущего в тонкостях морали, и миссис Амелии Ундервуд, неукоснительно следующей ей". Рассказывать сюжет этой книги, все равно, что пытаться описать вкус прекрасного вина. Лучше попробовать... Единственно, что хочется к этому добавить - это наличие в этом мире сразу двух инкарнаций Вечного Героя. Кроме собственно Джерека Карнелиана, который является главным героем цикла, есть еще Лорд Джеггед Канарья, собственно, и являющийся настоящей инкарнацией Вечного Героя - единственный на Краю Времени человек действия.

Another fantasist - Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939, in London) is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels.
His epic The Dancers at the End of Time soaked despair of immortality and satiety. Dead World immortal ...

The prologue of An Alien Heat calls it "a story of Jherek Carnelian, who did not know the meaning of morality, and Mrs. Amelia Underwood, who knew everything about it".[5] The novel begins with a discussion between Jherek Carnelian and his mother, the Iron Orchid, about the meaning of the word virtuous. Carnelian, who has looked the word up in an ancient dictionary, finds the concept "bewildering".

Jherek meets his future love, Amelia Underwood, at an extravagant party hosted by the Duke of Queens, the theme of which is "disaster". The Duke of Queen intends the centerpiece of this entertainment to be an alien, Yusharisp, who tries to warn them that the universe will soon end; the people merely find this boring, and the entertainment falls flat. My Lady Charlotina freezes Yusharisp for transport to her menagerie. Jherek is delighted when Mrs. Amelia Underwood reacts to this by exclaiming "Let the poor creature go! Though he is neither human nor Christian, he is still one of God's creatures and has a right to his liberty!"

An example of how lightly sex, including incest and homosexuality, is treated at the End of Time can be found in the early chapters of An Alien Heat. In the chapter "A Conversation with the Iron Orchid" Jherek has sex with his mother, and in the chapter "Carnelian Conceives a New Affectation" he has a same-sex encounter with Lord Jagged. When Jherek decides to fall in love with Mrs. Underwood to the exclusion of everyone else, everyone applauds his original thinking.


From MC

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Vadsø, Finnmark, Norway
Jun 16, 2006
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