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Sent Her A Sickness, Then Sink Her In The River! 2

Cover of "Mutter"

Cover of Mutter

Gosh, this isn’t a positive statement, but it’s nonetheless poetry. Normally I’m not a fan op poetry and I don’t have much understanding of it. In the past I thought the words had to rhyme, but that seemed to be a misunderstanding. Someone explained to me that the reader had to made his own interpretation of the words written and I thought Why writing something what nobody understands and not just telling what you want to say. Forgive me my rudeness at this point. Then somebody else explained to me that poetry is all about the feeling you have when you read it. No matter if you can explain the feeling or not. OK, this was a plain explanation. I feel nothing at all, except terribly bored, by reading 99% of the poetry I was asked to read.  I think that makes me the wrong candidate to ask for an opinion. We could have a very long discussion here about what is poetry and what is not. To make it easier I would say it’s in the eyes of the beholder.

Poetry I like, and this sounds very hypocrite after my statement above, are the lyrics of the German Metal Band Rammstein. (more…)

Nathanael Gassett Photographer 8

As I like to see people following their passions and going for the things they really want in life, I want to talk today about a young talented guy from Mississippi: Nathanael Gassett. The first contact I had with Nathanael dated back in the last days of October 2007, when writers around the globe where waiting for November to come and then face the challenge that they were waiting for: writing a novel within 30 days. It was the first time that there was a video group on Viddler especially for this event. We all began making videos a couple of days before and introduced our self to a community, that would result into long lasting friendships. Until the day of today to be correct. (more…)

Light Of My Life, Fire Of My Loins, My Sin, My Soul… 3

If you read this title of the today’s Wednesday Movie Review, you can already guess that I watched recently the 1997 remake of the literary movie LOLITA with Jeremy Irons and Dominique Swain.

Together with my girlfriend I enjoyed every single one of the in total 137 minutes of the movie. Just like Leone would have done, Adrian Lyne took these shots that told the story together with the music, written and orchestrated by Ennio Morricone. This is one of the reasons that this movie made a lasting impression on me. The story by Vladimir Nabokov, the acting, the music, just ever bit is a masterpiece. That’s why I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars if you ask me. And you do ask me (smirk).

After watching the movie I was searching like a maniac for a trailer on Youtube and other places on the web, but I couldn’t find any. But luckily I found something else for you: some users on Youtube were so friendly to share some lost scenes and screen test from the movie. This way I can embed in this last post of the year some extra material. (more…)