November 30, 2010
November 20, 2010
5 more days only, but to prepare a Thanksgiving's eve in the middle of the week...
will you have enough time? will you succeed?
There is always a solution...
Chef Wobles is now in Paris and at your disposal, with its wealth
of years of experience, you only have to call... quickly.
This traditional American style menu is recommended, taking into
account that you can always discuss, isn't it?
[click on image to enlarge]
Wesley Wobles Food [website]
Red Velvet BakeShop... [yum yum !]
Who's Wesley Wobles ? check out LinkedIn and Viadeo
Wes' virtual shop is on Twitter.
November 15, 2010
I mean the movie, of course.
A 24 month-production is nothing compared to Ramesses'
waiting for 3200 years to accomplish his trip on the screen.
You can see the trailer, in ENGLISH and FRENCH versions and even download
the 2 parts of the film.
by Valérie Girié, director and scriptwriter
and Guillaume Hecht, architect, producer
Production : Les Films du Scribe, Egyptian
Media Production City, Koloss, CNRS Images.
Contributors : Christiane Desroches-Noblecourt, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing,
Zahi Hawass, Christian Leblanc, Salima Ikram, Abd el-Rassoul family,
André Macke,Kevin Caine, Christian de Tassigny, Philippe Martinez.
November 14, 2010
November 10, 2010
But now, in 2010, 120 years later, he is back
as... 'na stampa e 'na figura !
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATÒ [The Vanishing of Patò]
Challenging the allegations of L'Araldo di
Montelusa, edition of Monday 28 April 1890
- one of the precious documents 'unearthed'
by Andrea Camilleri and that constitute the
basis on which the Sicilian writer has been
able to build the imaginary and strange
adventure as well as the possible death of
Mr Pato - a recent survey, carried out in close collaboration between MM Camilleri, Mortelliti
and Nichetti, gives us back the same man, priciso 'ntifico, in good shape and ready for a new
adventure... the same adventure, in fact, brought by a movie.
Director of the Trinacria bank of Vigàta and notable of the town, Mr. Antonio Pato usually plays the role of Judas
in the 'Passion of Christ' for the traditional Venerdì Santo performance and each year, as he commits suicide,
Judas disappears from the scene through a trapdoor disguised under his feet.
But in the year 1890, the accountant disappears once and for all. Is Patò dead or is he hiding ?
Murì Patò o s’ammucciò ?
The investigation is set in motion in Vigàta, revealing the usual rivalry between the Reali Carabinieri and the
Pubblica Sicurezza, punctuated by the provincial and local newspaper articles and some anonymous and spicy
commentaries that bloom on the walls of the city.
Rumors and gossip explode, heralds of a scandal that the authorities will suffocate... at the expense of truth.
[Trailer found on iVid.it]
This is the first film adaptation of a historical novel by Camilleri, partly because his detective
series, animated by his Inspector Montalbano is far more popular, at least in Italy, and has
already inspired a television series, rather poor in my opinion and I'm afraid it would require
a bigger talent to bring to the screen a historical novel by Camilleri, without betraying the
essence of his creation.
We can always wait until the movie comes out, no hurry.
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATÒ, Italy, 2010
Director: Rocco Mortelliti
Screenplay: Andrea Camilleri, Rocco Mortelliti, Maurizio Nichetti
Cast: Nino Frassica, Maurizio Casagrande, Neri Marcorè [Patò], Alessandra Mortelliti
Production: 13 Dicembre S.r.l.
Andrea Camilleri [wiki]
- Best of Sicily [a previous PPG post]
- From Montelusa to Vigàta [Sicily tour]
- The Sage of Sicily,
In a recent interview, the writer points out, with his usual irony, the similarities between
the pressures exerted on the police in his novel, with those we still can find today in the late
Citing Tomasi di Lampedusa in Il Gattopardo, Camilleri notes that even today, in Italy,
everything changes in such a way that nothing changes.
November 03, 2010
Initiated by Caroline Phillips, TEDster and holder
of the license TEDxBasqueCountry, this exceptional
event will take place at the Biarritz Bellevue-Casino,
on the French Basque coast.
Don't miss it !
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events, that bring people together to share a
TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to
spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events
are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
[G@tto first introduced Caro to TED Talks (well, sent her the link) but disclaims now any responsibility for
the following events. Recognizing the scope of TED's formula 'Ideas Worth Spreading', Caroline Phillips
decided to attend TED India. You certainly understand that this hadn't stopped there]...
- Theme : Dynamics of Peace
The world has never known a lasting peace time between different countries, people,
or neighbors, nor even between members of one family. Because our world has not
experienced this state that we call peace, we do need to learn tolerance, cooperation
and sharing. In short, it seems we should change our behavior.
- Check out the Program
- and the Speakers...
Follow them on Twitter
Previous Caro's performances at TEDx Oxford and Geneva...
Caroline Phillips > Who's that girl ?
and who's Bidaia by the way ?
G@tto aka KatuHoria & the Basque Country
- Ted.com - TedxBasqueCountry.com - TedxParis.com