Imagen de Morgan Freeman como Nelson Mandela en 'Invictus' lo próximo de Clint Eastwood : NeoCineTv
Acaba de aparecer la primera imagen de Morgan Freeman caracterizado como Nelson Mandela en la cinta Invictus, que dirige el incansable Clint Eastwood. Y la verdad es que el parecido con el primer presidente de Sudáfrica en ser elegido por medios democráticos es bastante buena.
Además también vemos la imagen del otro actor protagonista Matt Damon, que da vida al capitán de rugby sudafricano en este film que un principio llevaba por título The human factor y que ha sido cambiado hace poco por el ya citado título de Invictus. Éste viene de un poema de William Earnest Henley y que amenudo es recitado por Mandela.
La película se centra en la caída del apartheid, cuando en Sudáfrica se celebró la Copa del Mundo de Rugby en 1995 para contarnos como Mandela utilizó este evento para dar a conocer a su población de color, que sintiera suya esta selección de hombres blancos y así evitar una guerra civil. Le ayudó el capitán de la selección Francois Pienaar.
La película está basada en el libro de John Carlin The human factor: Nelson Mandela and thegame that changed the World (El factor humano: Nelson Mandela y el partido que cambió el Mundo).
June 29, 2009
First Look: The Human Factor - TheBadandUgly.com
Clint Eastwood is directing Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman in The Human Factor, a film about the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Damon plays rugby star and South African team captain Francois Pienaar, who along with former South African president Nelson Mandela (Freeman) created an event that gave the country’s whites and blacks a common cause to rally around as the country healed from years of apartheid.
The film is based on the book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World, and has many social, apartheid-rooted issues that I’m sure will be mentioned in trailers and subsequent promotional material.
What you should know now is that the crew is on location in South Africa, and I has the pics!
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Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Clint Eastwood's Nelson Mandela film has been given a new name and release date. The Oscar-winning actor/filmmaker will open "Invictus," the feature film based on the life of the former South African president, on December 11.
The film is based on the John Carlin book, "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed a Nation," which was also its working title before they settled on "Invictus."
The new title is taken from a short poem by William Ernest Henley that Mandela often recites.
"Invictus" follows Mandela (Morgan Freeman) as he attempt to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup to heal his nation after his release from prison, the fall of apartheid and his election as president, Variety reports.
Matt Damon also stars. He will play Francois Pienaar, the captain of the South African rugby team.Clint Eastwood's Nelson Mandela Pic Gets New Title And Release Date | AHN
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Summer is hot more than usual, not only in the climate, as we breathe an air more than hot running between the pleats of a justice that never ceases to surprise us, until who knows when and where, will also day of clarity ...
We must believe, we must not give up, do a favor to those who "play" with the lives of others, the many dead who killed unknowingly forage mysterious interests even within the same institutions.
Victims, who become matters of contention between international powers, where in the end, the recovery of the truth seems to get confused among the many, too many plots that feed dialogues between deaf interlocutors collude and camouflaged within a system failure, rotted over time, a system that continues to stretch its tentacles by a court to another, giving a picture of himself like a big underground laboratory where the alchemists of Justice chose to clone the animals in the infinite non-truth, as long as similar to the most convenient truths .
And is the natural consequence of this system, the reaction of those who take advantage of events to launch attacks and then now this now than to manipulate a particular circumstance to their own use and consumption, especially when the game is in prison for life .
These days, during which Amanda Knox has submitted questions, accused of killing Meredith Kercher, all America fell in the area, the highest level of mass media, opinion leaders, representatives of institutions in the USA, all the American people have made Amanda an innocent victim, a victim of the Italian judicial system.
Has fallen even in the comic, when some American university, interviewed, they said not to understand how it can be possible in Italy that a person is in prison against their will!
Who knows, maybe one day discover that there are prisoners with volunteers ... and the crisis that exists, it is possible that many use to be maintained by the State, albeit in a cell.
Free room and board, no bills, medical care, psychologist, social life, interviews with family members, all day in the company of those who share the same requirement, bè ... to close ...
The government is careful, because maintaining a prisoner costs several hundred euros a day ...!
On the other hand, before demonizing the behavior of Americans, it is also fair, in this specific case, try to understand the origins, the reason for this unanimous chorus of harsh reactions that since the first time have pointed the finger at the Pm Mignini, even forgetting that he sent to bar Amanda and her alleged accomplices, was the Judge Paolo Micheli, whom did not have neither the Americans nor the defenders of the accused.
Mignini has been accused of everything, there is a character banner to say without any fear of any consequences.
Articles by Tone defamatory, libelous, and aggravated by a totally false assumption that has repeatedly called into question myself, as if I had even influenced the Pm when the plant accusatorial a load of lovely Amanda.
At first I resisted, then two days ago I have not done more, and also in my video of the June 13 (http://ilmostroafirenze.in) I wanted to clarify my position.
And not only about the absolute differences of belief or opinion between me and the public prosecutor of Perugia where Meredith Kercher, but I felt it right to tell me that this judge even placed under house arrest, which stemmed from the fact of the processes in my load , and in the course of which are keen to bring out the truth that so many even today no one imagines.
Personally I think he has suffered serious injustice, and subirle not yet reached the time when, before a Judge, pull out the cards, records, and anything else I think that triggers a putiferio at the top of the state.
From 1995 to today, and will continue albeit at different tables, I think I made a huge contribution to both surveys showed that, in the death of Narducci, and there were times when I dedicated the front pages of newspapers, or I was the guest of honor in dozens of television lounges
Today I have many items for a bitter and reasonable doubt: it was only used.
In investigations of Florence and Perugia, success is everything, and I repeat, whether in storage in case of trial, I refer to the process Narducci, the institutions involved will have to retrace the course of years and years of investigations and understand what mechanisms in turn are activated and especially for what purposes.
However, I personally do not agree with the behavior of Americans who are waiting like manna from heaven for a conviction or Mignini Giuttari, as though the event that circumstances do not result in the acquittal for Amanda.
And I think that especially for Mignini, being now seated in the dock, has invariably marked his life, beyond a final verdict, but this tragedy has hit him on his family, and perhaps on same confidence in the justice court.
Unless he does not recognize to be guilty, it is presumed that like myself and many other defendants feel the victim of a grave injustice.
It may well therefore include those of an injustice you feel when the victim receives the effect of his measure.
My vision of things is also a po 'original in the sense that when we learned that the prosecutor of Florence decided to process the Pm Mignini not looked at the facts for which he was indicted, but my first thought went fulminate to the Lord, then the day that I saw come to my house the judicial police of Pm, and after an hour we talked to believe that they had come once again to obtain what was useful to the investigation, I heard saying: "Madam, we regret infinitely, but must also understand Dr. Mignini, due to act, we must notify a measure of house arrest "...
It was a succession of acts which I repeat again today, demanding the surrender of the total truth, when I fight back by producing what it will require the Government, the Ministers, the CSM, all the vertices of the institutions to require many explanations.
Of course, the day that the history of many years will be clarified, the profile of all those who for various reasons have been part will be defined and then we can venture the opinion about a person, but until that time we will satisfy of observations, inferences, considerations, which have their own weight.
And among the many comments that I received via email, there is one that would see as "incompatible" defense on the part of Giuttari Fioravanti, substitute of Giovanni Maria Dedola.
It must be said that with regard to incompatibility of the defender who is also a witness, the opinions are not still agree, however it is undeniable that the lawyer has even Fioravanti deposed as a witness in the course of the evidence in the death of Narducci .
In fact, result in documents that the lawyer was repeatedly interrogated by Giuttari and then called to confirm his testimony even before the Pm Mignini.
Now, one might note that the facts on which the lawyer defending the police are made other than those for which Fioravanti is a witness.
Formally, the observation appears just, even if in principle one could say that ultimately it comes to facts within the same story.
Or you could also say that the investigators for the crimes of the monster saw two levels, a laborer and a so-called "greater", as saying: Pacciani the unskilled, the principal ... Narducci both dead, both non-processed, both "innocent" to vitam post mortem, because you can not prove otherwise.
But going to read the documents, show the possibility that as reported Pacciani was alive to his lawyer, the doctor, presumably Narducci, he also had a role of "executor", at least in some of the double crime, and investigators this role would have been in competition with others as a pharmacist & company ...
And it was also apparent from the documents, according to some, that the investigations were stopped or held back by institutional actors.
Same thing seems to have provoked, it seems, the trial of Giuttari and Mignini, on the basis of a registration in which it appears that a deputy prosecutor of Florence, citing the chief prosecutor, has said. ".. It is not a free man ..." during a conversation on surveys Monster, even on higher levels of the Monster.
Little or no public opinion has realized that this story, and he understands more and less.
For example, Giuttari has always maintained that the registration occurred randomly without him they were aware.
It may be, and believe, but then the question arises: why did they use legal?
Will have had its reasons, but certainly, to us poor mortals, if we were better, perhaps it would help ....
However admirable the peace had been restored between the policeman el'avvocato historic Pacciani, bitter enemies in the past, until 2004, as you note yourself by going to my site www.ilmostroafirenze.in, if you have the patience to listen to broadcasts officers that I put on the network.
You will find that a Porta a Porta, September 26 2001, Fioravanti Giuttari and clashed hard facts and procedural, not on opinions.
Not to mention the cause of death of Pacciani.
After hearing what states with absolute safety in 2002 Fioravanti, Tg2 Dossier Special, and then in Costanzo Show, 12 January 2004. (www.ilmostroafirenze.in)
These are circumstances which, if allowed to spread over time and thus are lost in the memory of the community, may pass unnoticed, but if it becomes a voluminous document files, then repeat to us citizens, and someone will respond.
Given the cost of forty years of investigation ....
What the law for some time, notice that Gabriella Carlizzi in his articles on the offensive to most anyone, the painful experiences we need to change in form, even if within us the essence of authenticity remains unchanged.
But our values, when in danger of becoming straccetti disposable, have a duty to protect them and put them in with the right people at the right time.
What is now pointing the finger at this or against that, in the case of Amanda?
May have the opposite effect, human nature keeps its fragility under any garment, and therefore would be at least cautious not to offend the Italian justice so blatant, and could be useful to try to better understand the development of collateral events, and be a 'more precise idea on certain subjects or circumstances, who can prove through documents in hand, the absurdity of a certain act.
Deposition of Amanda, as personal opinion, many statements do not hold, does not seem sincere.
In the house, in my opinion there was Amanda, was found to live in spite of himself the drama of a crime, and has taken refuge in the arms of Raphael, as a first instinctive reaction, perhaps waiting to get advice from Mom.
But on balance, although he claimed to be but that they had not killed the poor Meredith, a position similar to that of Rudy, his thirty years in prison would have been granted, no one would have believed.
Hence, the only card in play, is to emphasize the total absence from the house of the crime, his and Raphael, but that argument, yes, makes water from all sides.
How do I bring up the student Amanda as soap and water, and then pretend that you believe that the same, comes home and sees blood, there is even a shower, and then back from boyfriend?
And it takes heart from a killer for comportasi so, another student that water and soap ...
Amanda the innocent, sensitive, once entry into the house and saw the blood, would have called his Raffaele, the police would have made sure to open the door to Meredith, then other good instincts would have known.
Unfortunately, here it is to be expected at least a conviction at first instance, then, as always happens in similar cases, in a few years Amanda will know that the true murderess is another, not just tell you the name, so that if l 'murderess is the powerful will leave the prison, then start the usual game we have seen with balance and with Pelosi, for example.
The real victims after Meredith, once again we are, we suspect that the killer is at large, and perhaps let us not fail to understand.
Suffice it to say that the house of the crime, although in isolation, have entered more than once unknown, and take things away, too bulky, have not shown any hurry ...
Also protected them?
Of course Amanda, Raffaele and Rudy, are not released from jail to go there ...
So who was this interest, to the point of risking so much, or as to not risk anything?
We talk about hot summer ...
il Mostro a Firenze: Gabriella Pasquali Carlizzi [Crazy Italian Devil Blogger Talks to a Dead Priest + Fucking-Prosecutor-and-Over Amanda Knox]
Questo sito che porta lo stesso titolo della Trilogia di Gabriella Carlizzi, “Il Mostro a Firenze”, sarà un Portale prevalentemente in video. This site with the same title by Gabriella Carlizzi Trilogy, "The Monster in Florence, will be a portal primarily in video.
[she's basically saying that American's are the one's that are fucked up, and that her batshit satanic masonic conspiracies are perfectly believable]
Gabriella Carlizzi, infatti intende rivolgersi agli utenti come in una lunghissima conversazione, desidera trasmettere mostrando il proprio volto, quelle che sono state e che saranno le tensioni e le emozioni forti che questo caso giudiziario ha determinato nella scrittrice durante anni ed anni di indagini. Gabriella Carlizzi it intends to contact the user as in a long conversation, want to show your face, which have been and will be tensions and strong emotions that this court case has resulted in the writer during years of investigation.
La voce giunge dritta al cuore e sicuramente soddisferà le tante domande che dalla lettura dei libri che sono stati scritti sulla vicenda, sorgeranno spontanee a chiunque si appassionerà ad una pagina tanto drammatica e sanguinosa del nostro Paese. The voice comes straight to the heart and surely will please the many questions that the reading of books that were written on the case, there is spontaneous anyone appassionerà to a page so dramatic and bloodiest of our country.
Chiunque pertanto può inviare i propri quesiti, richieste di chiarimento, o quanto altro aiuterà a scoprire ciò che ancora si cela nelle pieghe più nascoste di questa vicenda. Therefore anyone can submit their own questions, requests for clarification, or anything else will help you to discover what still lurks hidden in the folds of this.
Potrete inviare una email a : You can send an email to: email@example.com . .
Sempre su questo Portale potrete vedere nel più breve tempo possibili, le numerose trasmissioni televisive cui Gabriella Carlizzi ha partecipato come ospite, nella sua veste di principale testimone nell'inchiesta. On this portal you can see as soon as possible, the number of television programs which Gabriella Carlizzi participated as a guest, as the main witness in the investigation.
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Rai Uno "Porta a porta" 26.09.01 Rai Uno "Porta a porta" 26.09.01
Rete TEF "Nero su bianco" 19.10.02 Network TEF "Black on White" 19:10:02
Tele Italia Intervista 26.01.04 Tele Italy Interview 26.01.04
Rai Uno "Uno Mattina" 26.01.04 Rai Uno "One Morning" 26.01.04
"La vita in diretta" 04.02.04 "Life Live" 04:02:04
Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 22-04.04 Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 22-04.04
Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 06.05.04 Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 06:05:04
Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 10.05.04 Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 10:05:04
Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 13.05.04 Tele Ambiente "Scacco Matto" 13:05:04
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Masonic theory that put Knox in the dock
The Meredith Kercher prosecutor says she was the victim of a ritual crime. But has he been duped by a blogger?
Saturday, 1 November 2008
This has been a very good week for Giuliano Mignini, the balding, avuncular-looking 58-year-old prosecutor in the Meredith Kercher case. Assaulted from across the Atlantic by amateur investigators and “Free Amanda” agitators, opposed across the court room by some of Italy’s cleverest lawyers, he carried the day. Judge Paolo Micheli bought his whole package, sending one suspect, Rudy Guede, to jail for 30 years and committing Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for trial.
To the bitter disappointment of the two students accused along with Guede of killing their friend, he also refused them bail, warning that they “might kill again”.
Mr Mignini decided only a few days after Meredith died that the murder was the culmination of an orgy in which Amanda, Raffaele and one other person were involved. And in court on 19 October he explained in more detail what he meant.
The murder, Il Tempo newspaper reported him telling the court, “was premeditated and was in addition a ‘rite’ celebrated on the occasion of the night of Hallowe’en. A sexual and sacrificial rite ... In the intention of the organisers, the rite should have occurred 24 hours earlier” – on Hallowe’en itself – “but on account of a dinner at the house of horrors, organised by Meredith and Amanda’s Italian flatmates, it was postponed for one day. The presumed assassins contented themselves with the evening of 1 November to perform their do-it-yourself rite, when for some hours it would again be the night of All Saints.”
Mr Mignini saw the scene so clearly in his mind that he was able to describe it to the judge in detail: Meredith on her knees before the wardrobe, Rudy holding her immobile, Raffaele grasping one arm, Amanda in front of her, pricking her throat teasingly with the knife – until the blade in her hand struck home. “To prove it,” he told the judge triumphantly, “the only thing missing was a video camera in the room.”
Given such a weighty consensus, the outside world would be forgiven for sorrowfully shaking its head at the terrible things young people get up to these days. One would take for granted that Mr Mignini must have excellent sources – witness testimony, forensic findings, even confessions – for his shocking description.
The last place you would look for such sources, however, is in a conspiracy theorist’s blog. Yet that is where the theory of the sacrificial rite finds its fullest expression. In a blog posted last August, Gabriella Carlizzi, a prolific Roman blogger, claimed that Meredith’s murder had been ordered by the dark masters of an esoteric Masonic sect, the Order of the Red Rose, to which she thinks both Meredith and Amanda may have belonged.
“This is just my personal opinion,” she begins modestly, “and it may have no value to the investigators, but my research in America and England has reinforced my idea that this case must be interpreted from an esoteric point of view.”
Meredith and Amanda went to two universities, Leeds and Seattle, which “have become recruitment bases for Masonic orders, both deviant and non-deviant, and of Esoteric Schools,” she claims. These Schools brainwash their initiates into believing that it is right to offer “even the sacrifice of their own lives in a secret ritual, sacrifices often made voluntarily”.
Death, for these sad dupes, is no problem: they have become convinced “that life goes on after physical death, a barrier which, once overcome, allows them to cross the threshold of ‘mystery’ and ascend to the ‘superior ranks’ which rule humanity from beyond.”
Presuming that Leeds and Seattle host such secret organisations – Leeds is immediately suspect because of its rose symbol, even though it’s the wrong colour – and presuming also (because there is no evidence for it) that the two women belonged to them, the murder is easily explained: one of them had to die and the other had to kill, in a ritual of sacrifice. “It matters little which dies and which stays alive,” she explains. “What is of fundamental importance is the single motivation that both of them have ‘obeyed’ and of which both then become ‘victims’.”
Meredith’s murder, she concludes, is “a crime which has all the characteristics of a ritual culminating in human sacrifice, to which the victim may have submitted voluntarily.” Daringly, she also drags Meredith’s bereaved father into the scenario. “I ask myself if someone in Meredith’s family was aware of the presumed membership of the girl to the Esoteric School of the Red Rose.” Why so? Because “on the eighth day (you see the esoteric symbolism) after the death of his daughter... he left a single red rose (in her memory) in the cloister of Perugia cathedral.”
The similarities between the “human sacrifice” blog and Mr Mignini’s account might be considered a coincidence, except for the fact that Ms Carlizzi and the prosecutor know each other well. Ms Carlizzi has been giving unsolicited advice to criminal investigations up and down Italy for many years. The wealthy Roman wife of an architect, and a devout Christian, she was for years the disciple of a charismatic priest called Padre Gabriele. Gabriele died in 1984, and she claims has been sending her messages from the other side. “It’s he who lights me up with intuitions,” she explained to Corriere della Sera. “Then I investigate, I dig. And when I have concrete elements I go to the judges.”
No crime is too ghastly or notorious for her. Single-handedly, for example, she has succeeded in re-opening the Monster of Florence investigation, which lay dormant for years. For 11 years in the Seventies and Eighties, the city of Florence was terrorised by a serial killer who attacked lovers in cars at lonely spots in the surrounding countryside, shot or hacked them to death, then cut off and carried away the woman’s genitals and left breast.
The Monster of Florence was Italy’s most sensational criminal, the direct inspiration for Hannibal, Thomas Harris’s sequel to The Silence of the Lambs. And he drove Florence’s investigators crazy.
Ruthless, athletic, highly professional and deranged, he eluded them every time. When finally they managed to pin the crimes on a doddering old incestuous rapist far too short and slow to have committed the murders, few were surprised when the conviction was overturned on appeal. The Monster has never been found. And in Italy, which is a paradise for conspiracy theorists, that fact is an invitation to people like Ms Carlizzi to dream a little, and to hook up with her saint.
One day early in 2002, Ms Carlizzi telephoned a Florentine journalist, Mario Spezi, with a new theory about the Monster. The Order of the Red Rose was behind the crimes, she told him, but the Monster himself was a person who had completely evaded suspicion until now: a wealthy Perugian doctor, Francesco Narducci, who had drowned, through accident or suicide according to the courts, in Lake Trasimeno in 1985.
Ms Carlizzi told Spezi that Narducci had in fact been killed by the Order of the Red Rose, to which Narducci himself belonged, because he was about to expose its nefarious activities to the police. And to hide the evidence for the crime, another body had been substituted for the doctor’s, then dumped in the lake.
As a career crime reporter in Florence, Mr Spezi had a long familiarity with barmy conspiracy theories, and he thanked the lady kindly but said he was not interested in following it up. Ms Carlizzi was not discouraged and took her tale to Mr Mignini, who found it grippingly plausible. He alerted the Florentine policeman in charge of the Monster file, chief inspector Michele Giuttari, that at last they might be on the brink of solving the mystery, and the two of them went to work.
As Narducci had died 17 years before, the trail was stone cold, but forensic and other evidence seems to be of secondary importance in these investigations. What is required is a gripping story line – Gabriella Carlizzi’s speciality. According to Mignini and Giuttari, Narducci “had been murdered because he was a member of the satanic sect behind the Monster of Florence killings,” Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi write in their book on the Monster affair, entitled The Monster of Florence, published in June this year: “He had been named custodian of the grisly fetishes” – the breasts and genitalia of victims – “(but) shaken by the reality into which he had fallen, the young doctor became indecisive, unreliable, prey to depression, and difficult to trust. The leaders of the sect decided he had to be eliminated.”
Ms Carlizzi’s burst of heaven-sent illumination was thus bountifully endorsed – and meanwhile the hunt for Narducci’s “killer” goes on. And given the length of time that has elapsed – the last Monster murder was committed in September 1985 – no one can blame the investigators if their inquiry is stronger on ideas than solid clues.
Over in Perugia, however, Mr Mignini does not have quite that licence, as the crime happened just one year ago today. And when he told the court that “the only thing missing was a video camera in the room” to record the supposed sacrificial murder, he was not entirely correct. Also missing was a convincing weapon, any material evidence of the alleged rite, confessions, testimony by witnesses (by Rudy, for example, the West African found guilty last week, who had nothing to lose and much to gain by confirming the rite scenario) and evidence of previous involvement by the three accused in such behaviour.
Mr Mignini’s case against Knox and Sollecito rested on Amanda’s partial admission that she was in the flat when her friend died, later retracted; a carving knife found in Raffaele’s kitchen (too big to have been the murder weapon, say the defence) and some hotly disputed evidence of DNA at the crime scene.
Mr Mignini does, however, have the benefit of a cracking story. And in Italy that counts for a lot.
Behind the scenes: Conspiracy theorists
The Italian prosecutor took just days to decide that Meredith Kercher’s death was the murderous culmination of an orgy in which Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and one other were allegedly involved. Mr Mignini’s vivid accounts could land him in hot water as they appear to be influenced by the speculation posted by a friend, the prolific Roman blogger Gabriella Carlizzi.
Ms Carlizzi has posted a complicated and seemingly highly unlikely conspiracy surrounding Meredith’s demise involving Masonic sects, symbols and life beyond death. Mr Mignini and Ms Carlizzi have previously worked together and at one point convinced a senior Italian police officer to examine a conspiracy theory about the identity of the Monster of Florence, one of Italy’s most notorious serial killers.
A prolific writer on the internet and an all-round conspiracy |theorist, Ms Carlizzi has been giving unsolicited advice to criminal investigations up and |down Italy for many years. The wealthy, religious Roman believes a priest who died in 1984 lights her up with illuminations which she uses as a starting point for her investigations into some of Italy’s most heinous crimes. Her postings on Meredith Kercher’s murder, which she starts by saying are just her personal opinion, claim to be based on research in both America and England and conclude by suggesting Meredith’s death was a human sacrifice.
June 28, 2009
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A poem about Elvis written and performed by Bono is to be broadcast on Radio 4 next week. Elvis: American David was first published in 1995, but this recording was made two years ago, when Bono decided to read the whole 850-word poem aloud during an interview. It has been described by the interviewer as "effective, but bonkers".
That's not much of a review. Surely verse by a poet such as the U2 front man deserves a closer reading? Below, some extracts, explicated.
1 The disregard for the traditional rules of capitalisation is maintained throughout. This may echo the unconventional orthography of ee cummings, or he may have composed it on his phone. Who knows?
2 This is a clear reference to the fact that the street address of Graceland is 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, although this stretch of Highway 51 South was only rechristened in 1972 and Elvis died in 1977. He was said to be underwhelmed by the honour, but he did record an album titled From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee in 1976.
3 By all accounts Elvis did have a monkey – a chimp, actually – but it was called Scatter. The animal was fond of alcohol and looking up women's skirts, and he bit. Elvis was wont to refer to him as "you coconut-headed little motherfucker".
4 It was actually one second-world war commemorative Colt .45 pistol, although, for security reasons no presentation took place. Elvis requested the 1970 meeting with Nixon in a rambling, handwritten letter: "I have no concerns or motives other than helping the country out," he wrote. "So I wish not to be given a title or an appointment. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent-at-Large."
5 The unlikely theory that Elvis might not have died in 1977 gained some currency toward the end of the last century, but today most scholars accept that even if Elvis had remained alive, he'd be dead by now.
6 Bono wrote the poem in 1995, shortly after the Spastics Society changed its name to Scope, in response to complaints that the old word for cerebral palsy had become offensive. Was he making a timely allusion to the degradation of a former medical term to the status of playground insult? Or was he merely abetting this degradation?
7 The bible chapter ends "And now abideth faith, hope, Love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love", and was said to be Elvis's favourite. The story of Elvis simultaneously reading the bible and shooting out one his three TVs possibly apocryphal.
8 What? Where? Why killer bees? Alas, we may have to simply accept that the poet was willing to sacrifice clarity in order to find a rhyme for cheese.
9 A late nod to accusations of racism surrounding Elvis, paraphrased from the Public Enemy song Fight the Power. Some websites have erroneously rendered this line "don't mean shit to chucked", which just proves they didn't check to make sure everything made sense, perhaps understandably. Honestly, where would you start?
10 This is the 104th appearance of the word "elvis". This leads us to certain questions: what, for example, would the poem be like if you took all the elvises out? How would it read if you took everything else out, so that only the elvises remained? And what would happen if you then removed them, so that nothing remained? Would that solve the problem?
Dead profitable: Jackson memorabilia rivals Elvis
Michael Jackson fan Larry Edwards reacts to a bid at Julien's Auction in Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The auction house had expected their Michael Jackson memorabilia to go for around $10,000 - but the pieces went for $205,000. Photo: AP
Like Elvis before him, Michael Jackson is topping the charts in death as in life.
And the King of Pop is rivalling the King of Rock 'n' Roll in another category as well -- posthumous sales of memorabilia.
Over 45,000 Michael Jackson-related items were being offered for sale on Saturday at online auction house eBay.com, two days after the sudden death of the singer at his rented Beverly Hills home at the age of 50.
They ranged from web domain names -- michaeljacksonmemorial.com, for example -- at hopeful prices of $US1 million ($A1.24 million) or more to copies of US newspapers featuring front-page news of his death for as little as 99 cents.
Of the products offered for sale, nearly 17,500 were music recordings and nearly 17,000 were memorabilia.
EBay's home page displayed a special "Remembering the King of Pop" category offering "Memorabilia, Music, Autographs, Records".
The collectibles for direct sale or auction included Michael Jackson posters, dolls, ticket stubs, concert programs, newspapers, magazines, tote bags, pins, badges, stickers, T-shirts and other clothing.
And, of course, albums, thousands and thousands of albums.
One of the more unusual items listed on eBay was a white glove doubling as an invitation to a "Michael Jackson party". It can be had for $US50,000 ($A62,189) with the money purportedly going to support an orphanage in Kyrgyzstan.
A "rare and original" black felt fedora said to have been autographed by the pop legend himself had attracted 18 bids by late Saturday, the highest at $US9,899 ($A12,312).
An electric guitar also said to have been signed by the singer was being offered for $US10,000 ($A12,438). By late Saturday, it had been either sold or removed from the site.
Dozens of replica red leather jackets like the ones Jackson wore in the music videos of Thriller and Beat It are on sale for prices ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Earlier, a 1984 Michael Jackson Thriller doll had attracted 27 bids with a top offer of $US167.50 ($A208.33).
Thousands of items of Michael Jackson memorabilia were also being offered for sale on online classifieds site Craigslist.
Over at online retail store Amazon.com, the top 15 selling albums were all by Jackson, including two made with his brothers when they were the Jackson 5.
Nine of the top 10 selling albums at Apple's iTunes music store were from the King of Pop with The Essential Michael Jackson leading the way.
Seven of the top 10 songs being downloaded on iTunes were by the singer, with Man in the Mirror the most popular.
The surge in Jackson popularity was not limited to the United States.
Jackson was also set to top the British album chart on Sunday.
His greatest hits album Number Ones was set for top spot and up to half a dozen of the singer's other albums could also make the Top 75, according to the Official Charts Company.
"We always find where a great icon dies that there's a massive uplift in their music sales as fans want to connect and express their grief through the records," said Gennaro Castaldo of retailer HMV.
"We've seen this with people like John Lennon, Elvis, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra over the years. With Michael Jackson in particular, he was just on the cusp of a big comeback anyway and we were already beginning to see a lift in sales."
Jackson had been scheduled to play the first of 50 comeback concerts in London on July 13.
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Billy Mays DEAD! US Airways OxiCleans Unbuckled Pitchman Liability Amidst Grim Reaper Death Week Lotto Scratch-Off!
OxiClean Pitchman Latest Casualty in Grim Reaper Death Week No-Hitter! Billy Mays!
"All of a sudden as we hit...you know...it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."
Jun 28th 2009 11:50AM - Nichopoulooza
In what will surely go down in history as the most gruesome celebrity-harvest of the 21st century, Nichopoulooza has confirmed that TV pitchman Billy Mays is dead. Found at his home in Tampa, Florida early this morning, after barely surviving a mid-air head wound, which may or may not have been a direct cause of his death. He was 50. [The new dead.]
According to the Tampa PD, the 50-year-old TV pitchman known for his hilarious and ungraceful OxiClean outtakes finally stumbled into a spot he couldn't get out. The unresponsive husband was found dead by his wife Deborah, who thought everything was normal at 7:45 AM, until she realized that he was more unresponsive than usual.
Mays' body has been removed from his home, and in an unusual twist, the OxiClean which Billy pitched may prove to be a major foul for local CSI and forensic examiners, as the sterile environment and orangery scent prohibits usual forensic discovery.
Mays was one of the passengers aboard a plane that landed roughly at Tampa Airport yesterday. He told a local FOX affiliate he was hit on the head by falling items.The FAA is already deflecting blame for the death of Billy Mays -- claiming the legendary TV pitchman wasn't wearing a seat belt when he took a shot to the head during a rough landing. Laura Brown, the FAA spokesperson gave this quote about Billy Mays:
"The passenger needs to wear a seat belt during landing and he didn't"
NOW SHE SAYS SHE DIDN'T SAY IT.
"At this point in time, we cannot have any idea who was or wasn't wearing their seat belt on the plane."
Here's what we know -- Billy Mays was aboard US Airways Flight 1241 flying from Philadelphia, which landed roughly when the front tire blew out as it touched down. After the flight, Billy told FOX 13 in Tampa that something struck him in the head -- here's Billy's actual quote:
"All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."
FAA says: "The passenger needs to wear a seat belt during landing and he didn't."
A spokesperson for US Airways did not want to comment until more information comes to light.
Billy TWEETED last night on his robotic Twitter [which completely omits any of the other deaths of the last week] saying, "Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air."
# Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air. 2:01 PM Jun 27th
#Getting ready to fly back to Tampa from Philly. Monday is the big day (HIP REPLACEMENT NO.3) Keep you posted.9:40 AM Jun 27th
#Just got done shootong a new product with my production company 4 Blind Mice.4:28 PM Jun 26th
#Just finished up a brand new oxi-clean show in Jersey. On my way to Princeton to meet with Arm and Hammer and then to Philly and then hi ...2:59 PM Jun 25th
#Happy Fathers day. Just relaxing with my wife and daughter in Boca. One more show tomorrow and then Conan on Tuesday.2:45 PM Jun 21st
COULD THIS TWEET BE THE ULTIMATE CLUE INTO THE DEATH OF BILLY MAYS? LOOK CLOSELY, INVESTIGATORS! # I am attempting my most dangerous demo to date. I am about to repair a scuba divers punctured air hose and bring him safely back from the ...9:02 AM Jun 20th
He told a local TV station, had just returned from Philadelphia, where he shot a new OxiClean commercial. Mays was at his home around 6:00 PM last night, and according to a source Mays was "acting fine and normal ... he was talking business with his father-in-law."
According to cops, there are no signs of forced entry to the residence and no foul play is suspected.
The Medical Examiner's office is expected to complete the autopsy by tomorrow afternoon.
Billy's wife Deborah just released the following statement:
"Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."
Discovery Channel spokeswoman Elizabeth Hillman released a statement Sunday that reads,
"Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth. Billy was a pioneer in his field and helped many people fulfill their dreams. He will be greatly missed as a loyal passionate friend."
Billy Mays DEAD! US Airways OxiClean Unbuckled Pitchman Liability Amidst Grim Reaper No-Hitter Discovery Channel Death Week Flight 1241 Philadelphia TAMPA 4 Blind Mice LAURA BROWN Lotto Finale Scratch-Off NICHOPOULOOZA
Billy Mays (realBillyMays) on Twitter
- Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. Stuck in the plane on the runway. You can always count on US Air.2:01 PM Jun 27th from txt
- Getting ready to fly back to Tampa from Philly. Monday is the big day (HIP REPLACEMENT NO.3) Keep you posted.9:40 AM Jun 27th from txt
- Just got done shootong a new product with my production company 4 Blind Mice.4:28 PM Jun 26th from txt
- Just finished up a brand new oxi-clean show in Jersey. On my way to Princeton to meet with Arm and Hammer and then to Philly and then hi ...2:59 PM Jun 25th from txt
- Just got done with the Tonight Show. Had a great time. The episode airs tonight9:21 PM Jun 23rd from txt
- Just got to Conan's studio. About to go to the pre-pro meeting.5:47 PM Jun 23rd from txt
- Happy Fathers day. Just relaxing with my wife and daughter in Boca. One more show tomorrow and then Conan on Tuesday.2:45 PM Jun 21st from txt
- I am attempting my most dangerous demo to date. I am about to repair a scuba divers puntured air hose and bring him safely back from the ...9:02 AM Jun 20th from txt
- Today is the Big Mighty Brand Shoot. Keep you posted.6:36 AM Jun 19th from txt
- One commercial down two to go. Tomorrow is the big one the brand new Mighty Product and this one will be the Mightiest of them all I gua ...1:32 PM Jun 18th from txt
- Was just on the .MJ Morning Show live with my son and brother inlaw Dan promoting Pitchmen3:26 PM Jun 17th from txt
- On my way to Boca Raton to shoot 3 commercials back to back and then straight to LA to do the The Conan Show the 23rd7:23 AM Jun 16th from txt
- On my way back home to Tampa The NYC people are the greatest.7:25 AM Jun 15th from txt
- The Big Apple BBQ was a great time oxiclean was a hit one more day to go then back to tampa.7:32 PM Jun 13th from txt
- In the Big Apple working on a book deal3:08 PM Jun 10th from txt
- Back in Tampa. I hope you'll all watch Pitchmen tonight at 10pm Eastern time. A couple of big announcements coming soon.6:07 PM Jun 3rd from web
- On my way to greenville south carolina5:52 PM May 30th from txt
- Big Kaboom shoot today.2:30 PM May 27th from txt
- Getting rained out1:06 PM May 25th from txt
Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead | TMZ.com
Pitchman Billy Mays Found Dead
Posted Jun 28th 2009 11:50AM by TMZ Staff
TMZ has confirmed TV pitchman Billy Mays was found dead today in his home in Tampa, Florida early this morning.
According to the Tampa PD, the 50-year-old TV pitchman was found unresponsive by his wife Deborah at 7:45 AM.
TMZ has learned Mays' body has already been removed from his home.
Mays had just returned from Philadelphia, where he shot a new OxiClean commercial. He was a passenger aboard a plane that suffered a blown front tire upon landing. He told a local TV station, "All of a sudden as we hit you know it was just the hardest hit, all the things from the ceiling started dropping. It hit me on the head, but I got a hard head."
We're told Mays was at his home around 6:00 PM last night, and according to a source Mays was "acting fine and normal ... he was talking business with his father-in-law."
According to cops, there are no signs of forced entry to the residence and no foul play is suspected.
The Medical Examiner's office is expected to complete the autopsy by tomorrow afternoon.
Billy's wife Deborah just released the following statement: "Although Billy lived a public life, we don't anticipate making any public statements over the next couple of days. Our family asks that you respect our privacy during these difficult times."
Discovery Channel spokeswoman Elizabeth Hillman released a statement Sunday that reads, "Everyone that knows him was aware of his larger-than-life personality, generosity and warmth. Billy was a pioneer in his field and helped many people fulfill their dreams. He will be greatly missed as a loyal andcompassionate friend."
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Le très sérieux Los Angeles Times officialise l'information révélée par TMZ : Michael Jackson est mort des suites d'un arrêt cardiaque. L'information est tombée sur le site de CNN, glaçante : Michael Jackson, victime d’un arrêt cardiaque, a été transporté en urgence à l'hôpital universitaire de Los Angeles. Selon le site TMZ, habituellement bien informé, Michael Jackson est décédé. A l’heure où nous écrivons ces lignes, 23h50 heure française, la nouvelle n’a pas encore été officiellement confirmée. D'après TMZ, le personnel médical n’aurait pu faire repartir le coeur du chanteur malgré de nombreuses tentatives après qu'il a été victime d'un arrêt cardiaque en pleine répétitions. Michael Jackson préparait actuellement le This is it tour, qui devait débuter à Londres en juillet prochain pour cinquante dates. Les places s'étaient d'ailleurs arrachées en quelques heures auprès des fans du monde entier. Michael Jackson est âgé de 51 ans et est père de trois enfants.
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ANTHONY LANZA COCOZZA E CONTESSA ELAINE LANZA COCOZZA: Tribute To The Great Mario Lanza - Macola Records, 1985 MusicClub
L’insieme delle cose che reputiamo belle può essere definito fenomenologicamente. Che questa intuizione non sia del tutto sconclusionata lo si può evincere dal parallelo con la meno improbabile fenomenologia dell’innamoramento. Il nostro amore verso qualcosa o qualcuno pare manifestarsi attraverso sintomi tipici che già la trattatistica due e trecentesca attribuiva seriamente ad una malattia: “Amore Hereos est morbus quem patitur cerebrum, cuius causa est nimia cogitationis concupiscentia”, scriveva Dino del Garbo. E allora non è fuori luogo proporre in questa rubrica (La Musica Bella Secondo Me) un album che rasenta l’inascoltabile ma che riascolto ogni volta con entusiasmo. Di fatto A Tribute In Memory To The Great Mario Lanza mi induce uno stato di irrazionale euforia per cui non posso far altro che considerarlo tra le cose che reputo belle. A Tribute In Memory To The Great Mario Lanza, come da originalissimo titolo, è un tributo a Mario Lanza, all’anagrafe di Philadelphia Alfred Arnold Cocozza, per gli amici Freddy. Gran voce, lirico di buon livello, attore, showman, morto 38enne a Roma nel 1959. L’album è uno split tra Anthony Lanza Cocozza, per gli amici Freddy, Sir. per l’occasione, ed Elaine Hardenstein, qui citata per Contessa Elaine Lanza Cocozza, ormai defunta moglie del suddetto Freddy del quale non è inverosimile pensare che sia anche lui ormai passato a miglior vita. Anthony Lanza Cocozza pare essere parente, ma non è certo il grado, di Mario Lanza. Freddy afferma che sia suo fratello. Freddy dice un sacco di cose. Che è stato più volte convocato alla casa Bianca da diversi presidenti (a far che?), che è poeta (mai letto sue poesie), cantante (mai sentita una sua canzone), cantautore (mai letto un suo testo). L’album risulta dell’85, ma se fosse così i master originali devono risalire almeno almeno agli anni ‘70. Questo si evince sia dalla qualità della registrazione e dalla musica proposta. La Macola Records, etichetta di questo album, è una label specializzata in hip-hop (Dr. Dre credo sia il nome più famoso della crew). Cosa c’entri A Tribute In Memory To The Great Mario Lanza con la Macola Records non si capisce, senza contare che nel catalogo non risulta nemmeno. Immaginate ora un disco di cui non si hanno prove certe della sua esistenza se non fosse che l’avete fisicamente in mano. Immaginate una tipica orchestrina mariachi che suona una specie di bolero ranchero ma con l’aggiunta di un pianoforte che rende tutto più pop e molto calypso (così suonava un certo pop tra gli anni ‘50 e ‘60 negli States). Immaginate due artisti che sembrano più i personaggi di un racconto di Borges che comuni esseri umani. Immaginate Elaine che in tutto questo sfoggia un cantato lirico che somiglia al vagito di una capra su una base calypso di una canzone che originariamente era tutt’altro. Immaginate reinterpretazioni di cover che Mario Lanza non ha mai cantato. Immaginate titoli di canzoni riportati in maniera scorretta (Jamaica Farewell che qui diventa Jamaica Far Away). Immaginate di scoprire che Elaine Hardenstein è nipote della regina Vittoria. Poi passate all’ascolto della seconda parte dello split ed ecco che si apprende di quando Anthony andò in sala d’incisione con la raucedine... Tutto questo non è bellissimo?
The 50 Greatest Trailers of All Time - Lists - News - IFC.com
We know them as trailers, but they don't trail anything; they play before the movie, not after it. The name dates to their earliest incarnation, when they actually did follow the feature. The documentary "Coming Attractions" dates the very first trailer to a 1912 Edison serial entitled "What Happened to Mary?" After each installment, a black card with white text would appear to inform audiences "The next incident in the series of 'What Happened to Mary' will be shown a week from now." Not exactly "In a world..." but it did the trick back in 1912.
What happened to Mary wasn't nearly as important as what happened to trailers, which have grown into one of the most popular forms of advertising in the world. Some think they spoil the movies -- Gene Siskel famously hated them so much he wouldn't enter a theater while they were playing -- but for the rest of us, they're a treasured part of the moviegoing ritual, a delicious cinematic appetizer to prepare us for the main course.
There are many ways to measure a trailer's quality, from the persuasiveness of its salesmanship to the cleverness of its copywriting. Ultimately, we decided that the best trailers are those that most effectively combine art and commerce, and that sell and entertain with equal skill. Some of the previews on our list are for classic films, but many are for mediocrities. Some are for absolutely bombs. That speaks to the magic of the trailers. You could argue that these clips play to our basest instincts in order to convince us to see movies that aren't always good. But considered from another perspective, trailers provide a version of cinema that's essentially utopian, in which every film is perfect, if only for two and a half minutes.
Now, in an online world ruled by pop culture lists, comes one film website that would dare to do the impossible. Pursued by a ruthless cyborg programmed to destroy it, IFC.com is about to engage in a battle to decide the fate of the human race!
No, wait, I'm sorry. That's actually the copy from the "American Cyborg" trailer. This is IFC.com's list of the 50 Greatest Trailers of All Time. No ruthless cyborgs here, unless our choices so enrage you that you send one after us. Please don't.
The full list:
47. Magnolia (1999)
46. Watchmen (2009)
38. Face/Off (1997)
26. Speed (1994)
25. Real Life (1979)
23. Red Eye (2005)
22. Sin City (2005)
18. Sleeper (1973)
17. Charade (1963)
16. GoldenEye (1995)Alien (1979)