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Chameleonic Musician David Bowie Is Constellation Near Mars. David Bowie had several phases and styles in his creation as a musician: MOD (60s) - HIPPIE (60s) Space Oddity - GLAM (1970 - 1974) The Man Who Sold World (1970) Diamond Dogs (1974) - PLASTIC SOUL ( 1975 - 1976) Young Americans (1975) Station to station (1976) - BERLIN (1976 - 1979) Low, "Heroes" and Lodger - NEW ROMANTIC (1980 - 1988) Let's Dance (1983) and two more albums and back to rock with the band Tin Machine - ELECTRONIC (1995 - 2001) Outside (1995) Earthling (1997) - NEOCLÁSSICO (2002 - 2016) Hours (1999) - The Next Day (2013) and Blackstar (2016). His entire Creation as a Musician was guided from the beginning by his continuous quest as a man to attain Divine Enlightenment. And Bowie left all that, duly documented in his vast musical oeuvre. His Life Trajectory was ALL Inscribed in His Musical Work. David Bowie devoted himself to modern occultism. His own definition of himself: "I'm closer to the Golden Dawn Immersed in Crowley's uniform I'm not a prophet or a man of stone Just a mortal with the potential of a superman." - Quicksand. Everything documented from start to "end." With Great Style and Great Elegance. And for ALL that, he was honored with a lightning-shaped constellation. Bowie is now made up of seven stars: Sigma Librae, Spica, Alpha Virginis, Zeta Centauri, SAO 204 132, SAO 241 641 and Beta Sigma Octantis Trianguli Australis. Just as it was drawn on his face on the cover of the album Alladin Sane (1973), and the location chosen for the lightning-shaped constellation, it was very close to Mars, as in the song Life on Mars from the album Hunky Dory (1971). At the request of a radio station in Brussels, the observatory for space studies MIRA (Institute for Astronomical Research of Monterey), registered the constellation in honor of the musician. As I Said, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. That's why David Bowie, will forever be in my Gallery, as an example of one of the Most Elegant Men. (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Article Archive, Click the month, scroll down, just read!)

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What Is Art, Where Art Is Used Where We See What Art Is For. The craft of molding, of shaping something; modeling art; plastic arts (dictionary definition). Noted the similarity of plasma and plastic. Artist, in his studies, develops the left side of the brain, which is the side that controls emotions and creativity. The right side of the brain controls language and logical operations, accounts, studying, writing etc. That's why the function of an Engineer (who developed the right side of the brain) is to put a building "upright", bridges, houses , etc. And they cannot in any way fall into great responsibility. The Architect (who developed the left brain) who is the Artist, his function is to bring beauty to the facades of buildings, bridges, houses, parks (when the specialization is landscaping), etc. Well, both complement each other. So much so that in a Faculty of Architecture, the student has some subjects from the Engineering Course. And the Plastic Artist? The same function of the Architect, to bring beauty to the world. Depicting its time, its historical period, often making us rethink some attitudes (which is the Current Modern Art). When a Modern Artist makes an entire Work out of garbage, we are reminded of the importance of recycling garbage. This is just an example. But, since Centuries, the function of every Artist is to reflect what is around him. Actors, Actresses, Filmmakers, Plastic Artists (which involves; sculpture, painting, kinetic art, modern art and all art related to the theme), Architects, Theater Directors, Fashion Designer - Fashion Creators (Stylists), Photographers , Musicians, Composers, Poets, Writers (excluding technical writing), dance of all kinds, ballet, which is a work of art in motion, having body expression as a technique, Olympic games (already watched), every athlete has expression body in movements, which is also Art, etc. (Excuse me Artists, if I didn't mention a profession). Everyone gives shape to something, that is, characters, buildings, sculptures, paintings (plastic arts in general), clothes, images, colors, sounds, words, visual image, body expression etc. Good Quality Entertainment (that bring some addition, it's the function), bring imagination to people, bring pleasure in appreciating what is Beautiful, bring moments of joy, moments of mental abstraction, a yoga moment, and tc Everyone does absolutely the same. Represent your Epoch, the Historical moment, bringing addition and making us rethink life. The Artist reflects Life. He is a "Mirror". In nature everything has a golden ratio or the golden ratio. All Artists stubbornly pursue the golden ratio. Which is also present in the Human Body. (Below, I'll leave the explanation). The Surgeon Physician, or the Plastic Surgeon Physician, also developed the left brain! Well, they are attentive to the small details of the human body, and are perfectionists in what they do and also excellent. They are Artists! Leonardo da Vinci studied human anatomy and many other Artists also studied. (The golden ratio). If you thought that Art is not essential, maybe you need to rethink your opinion. Well, another function of the Artist is to make Life lighter, as I said, to bring moments of abstraction, moments of breath, moments of yoga. Try to share this Moment with as many people as possible. To then move on, lighter. Wikipedia DEFINITION: Golden ratio half the sum of one with the square root of five - Golden ratio, golden number, golden number, golden section, golden ratio is an irrational algebraic real constant denoted by the Greek letter (PHI) in tribute to the sculptor Phideas (Phidias), who would have used it to design the Parthenon, and with the value rounded to three decimal places of 1.618. It is also called the golden section (from the Latin sectio aurea), golden ratio, golden ratio, average and extreme reason (Euclid), divine proportion, divine section (from the Latin sectio divina), proportion in extreme reason, division of extreme reason or golden excellence. The golden number is still often called Phidias reason. Since antiquity, the golden ratio has been used in art. Its use is frequent in Renaissance paintings, such as those by the master Giotto. This number is involved with the nature of growth. Phi (not to be confused with the Pi number) as the golden number is called, can be found approximately in man (the size of the phalanges, finger bones, for example), in hives, among countless other examples involving the order of growth in nature. Precisely because it is found in studies of growth, the gold number gained an "ideal" status, being targeted by researchers, artists and writers. The fact that it is supported by mathematics is what makes it fascinating. (To read + Articles 2020, 2021 Click Up on Article Archive, Click on the month, scroll down, and just read!)

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Inspiring Movie Review, To Catch a Thief Grace Kelly Cary Grant Alfred Hitchcock Humor Beauty Elegance Fashion and Stunning Landscapes Cary Grant .... John Robie (The Cat) Grace Kelly .... Frances Stevens Film based on the novel by David Dodge. Cary Grant is John Robie, a retired jewel thief who lives quietly on the Cotê d`Azur. And he is under suspicion of having committed several jewel thefts in Nice and Cannes. And he can only prove his innocence by catching the real culprit. But in the beautiful Cotê d`Azur he meets the stunning heiress Frances Stevens who is Grace Kelly, rich, bored, spoiled and enthusiastic and also curious about the reputation of John Robie ("The Cat"), Cary Grant. With gorgeous scenery. One of the most Elegant films, Hitchcock, knew what he was doing. Cary Grant and Gracy Kelly were together, actress and actor, some of the most elegant that ever passed through the cinema. They had natural Elegance. And beautiful! Gracy Kelly's costume was all designed by Edith Head, famous costume designer of the whole movie industry. And she had Gracy Kelly as her muse. Cary Grant, chose his own closet for the movie, because he was very elegant in real life, off screen. For the film Cary Grant found the red polka-dot scarf and the striped sweater in a local store. The scarf worn casually, tied around the neck in the style of a tie. This style was copied by many. The "look", entirely Casual, by Cary Grant. On his feet a CG handmade moccasin for Maxwell's, the pants of a suit. Very elegant. Look at Grace Kelly's "look" on the beach, with cat eye sunglasses, a light yellow swimsuit, and a scarf tied around her head in the same shade. Elegance on the beach. Grace Kelly's evening look is beautiful! She has class and a natural sense of Elegance, she seems to float, when she walks. Cary Grant in a tuxedo, lots of Elegance, natural. Innate Sense. The scene where Grace Kelly meets Cary Grant, in the lobby of the Hotel, she wears a black swimsuit, with a skirt-like beach outlet, a wide-brimmed hat (Flying Num), and a black turban. (One of Grace's signature pieces, made legendary by the future princess). In the picnic scene with the wonderful view of Monte Carlo, Grace Kelly wears a coral dress with white prints on the top (in perfect combination with the gloves) and with a pleated skirt and a coral scarf tied around her neck. Cary Grant with his usual Elegance. The scenes were improvised by the two, who were very much at ease with each other, (Hitchcock, approved). In the fireworks scene, both are in absolute classic elegance. Grace Kelly, is in a pearly white chiffon dress, with a magnificent diamond necklace. Cary Grant in a formal "look", which with all its Elegance, made it look, relaxed and fun. The clothes were a natural extension of himself (THIS IS THE BEST DEFINITION, FOR ELEGANCE). In the final scenes. We have a costume ball, held in a mansion on the Cote d'Azur.All the extras wore costumes in the style of Marie Antoinette's court (which I will talk about in another, article, about Sofia Coppola's film, made about Marie Antoinette). It was the most expensive scene that the stylist Edith Head had ever done. Grace Kelly, is dressed as "a fairy princess (Hitchcock's order). The ball gown, worn by her, with a huge gold mesh skirt, adorned with fabric birds and a gold mask, and on her head a gold wig (remember, all in the Marie Antoinette style). In an action scene, in which Cary Grant, walks on the roof ("The Cat'"), to prove his innocence. He wears black from head to toe, including a polo sweater. As the scene ends, he finishes the "look," with an elegant black coat, just in time for the final scene, on the terrace of his house in the hills, when he agrees to marry Frances (Grace Kelly). Cary Grant said, "I always went to work whistling." Evidently reflected, we saw all his Natural Elegance on the screen. Anyway, this film, shows, Natural Elegance in Cary Grant and Natural and Classical Elegance in Grace Kelly, mixed with Hitchcock's irresistible touch of English humor. And the stunning little City-State Monaco. You will be enchanted by such beauty in everything and everyone throughout the Film! (To read the previous Articles for 2021 and 2020 Click on FILES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages for that month, then scroll down and just read the articles)

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Enthusiastic Movie Review, Marie Antoinette, Kirsten Dunst Fun and Fashionista Movie, Sofia Coppola - Marie Antoinette Joseph Josephine Joan of Habsburg-Lorraine, Marie Antoinette. In the 18th century, France, the rich kingdom of Europe, was at war with Austria to avoid Austrian expansionism. Empress Maria Theresa of Austria wanted to make peace with France in agreement with the King of France Louis XV. Marrying then Archduchess Marie Antoinette of Austria, his daughter, to the heir to the French crown, Duke of Berry, Delfin Louis Auguste (King Louis XVI), son of King Louis XV. Marie Antoinette, married at the age of 14 and will live in France. The marriage took 7 years to consummate, due to a physical problem of Delfin. Meanwhile, Marie Antoinette tries to survive the gossip and intrigues of the Court of Versailles. The teenager, Marie Antoinette, takes refuge then, in the Petit Trianon, (Palace, built, by the grandfather, of the Delfin, Louis XIV, for his lover). Delfin gave it to his wife as a gift. There, she joins her friends, to make parties and games, (the context of the film is in this period). Much later, the Queen realizes that to survive at Versailles, it takes political cunning and if around faithful collaborators. With the French Revolution, France is endowed with a Constitution. The old regime of Kingship is numbered. It results in Louis XV, guillotined in 1793. Marie Antoinette is guillotined soon after. She was accused of betraying France (lying and unfairly, all Political strategy) of having frivolous behavior (parties and games, with her friends at the Petit Trianon). Who never was young, teenage, and wanted to have fun. Imagine, a 14-year-old girl, leaving her country out of obligation and to get married and also assume such a responsibility that it is to rule a country. The future King only had the surgery, to correct the problem, and it was good only 7 years later. To consummate the marriage. Well, the teenager Marie Antoinette, had parties and games in her little palace. He influenced a whole court, with its beautiful dresses, with its joviality and joy. The style used in Época, was the Rococo, rich in details and adornments. Wigs were common, makeup with white skin, rosy cheeks and red lips, both for women and men (probably the appearance gave the impression of health, as the wigs, was much easier, because at the time it was difficult to fix the hair). Marie Antoinette was one of the best fashionistas the world has ever known. Sofia Coppola (all her films are wonderful, like this one), in her Film "Marie-Antoinette", exposes exactly this excerpt from the Queen’s life. With all the finesse and artistic mastery, Sofia Coppola has. 2006 film, with Kirsten Dunst, in the lead role. Soundtrack: New Order, Air, Siouxsie and Banshees, The Strokes, Gang of Four, Adam & the Ants, Vivaldi, The Cure, Aphex Twin, Domenico Scarlatti / Reitzell, etc Visually beautiful, with a fun soundtrack, very elegant costumes (Helena Canonero, Costume Designer). It's a movie that deserves to be "seen". The phrase, "If they don't have bread they eat brioche", was never said by the Sovereign, given the shortage of bread. Sofia Coppola's film, Marie Antoinette, which covers the nineteen years that that fabulous and tragic woman spent in Versailles. It was filmed largely on location at the palace, Grand Trianon at the Château de Versailles. Marie Antoinette had an attractive skin care routine, with blonde hair, blue eyes, a clear, thin skin and the lower lip of the Habsburg family, she bathed every day, moisturizing her skin and scenting her skin and the environment. around. She was the fifteenth child of a formidable mother, Empress Maria Teresa, who led her huge empire so efficiently that she continued to read state newspapers during childbirth. At the last minute they discovered that the bride-to-be (who liked to dance and play with children and dolls) could barely read and write. Her mother provided an intensive education and makeover, including cosmetic dentistry, a less provincial hairstyle, and an entirely new wardrobe with French-style clothes. Then the girl rolled through the forest in a special golden carriage with golden roses (symbol of the Habsburgs) and lilies (symbol of the Bourbons) bobbing her head from a forelock on the roof. Behind the huge glass windows, she was like a jewel in a padded box. From now on, her mother warned her, all eyes would be on her, and she should do as she was told. Maria Theresa had anxious premonitions; her girl was lively and affectionate by nature. However, nothing could prepare a stranger to live with the rigid etiquette of Versailles. In a strictly hierarchical system of absolute monarchy, all power derived from the king, who was next in line with God. Everything about the palace was designed to impress. As her mother had predicted, the debutante First Lady of Versailles was watched by a thousand eyes for the first signs of a misstep. Gossip, humiliating mockery and intrigue were the main occupations of the court. she had a hard job ahead of her, in fact: securing the power of the French state (and the alliance with her homeland) by giving birth to a future dauphin. King Louis discouraged her from taking an interest in politics, but gave her up to all other pastimes. Where Marie Antoinette and her handsome younger brother, the Count d'Artois, organized nightly game parties. In 1775 Louis presented her with the Petit Trianon, a jewel of a neoclassical castle of intimate and perfect proportions, located in the park of Versailles, a fifteen-minute walk from the palace. The interior was bright, bright and comfortable, with wildflower boiseries, corn cobs and roses. “You who love flowers, I give you this bouquet,” he said. In alliance with creative people-its architects, landscapers and, above all, the seamstress Rose Bertin and the hairdresser Léonard-she made the Trianon and her own person as exquisite as it could be. , She had a great passion, it was for fashion. She dressed to be fashionable, she was indebted to fashion, she was witty. She liked to dazzle in the best outfit at her own costume balls; she liked the buzz about her tall hair when she appeared in her box at the theater in Paris. She and her friend Princesse de Lamballe were the talk of the town when they showed up at the Bois de Boulogne for a winter sleigh ride—two blondes, all in white, with diamonds and furs. Silks and velvets for court dresses, muslin and lawn for the new casual dresses that matched (with Gainsborough hats) the English garden. Fans, lace, silk flowers. The wheel of fashion, turned by the queen and Mlle Bertin, her “minister of fashion”, turned faster and faster. The world of modern fashion was born at this time. Bertin (whose story resembles Coco Chanel's in her business acumen and her rise in society) was the first seamstress; Léonard was the first superstar hairdresser. Of Gascon peasant descent, he rode for his ladies in a noble carriage and (like Bertin) was given to making snobbish pronouncements. (“The great Léonard doesn't get his hands dirty with the bosses of the middle classes.”) Other women, looking at fashion magazines and having no choice but to follow the queen's example, risked bankrupting their husbands. France's own coffers were empty after she fought the British in the US War of Independence. When the Bastille fell on July 14, 1789. The Queen found extraordinary reserves of will and character. Her husband had kept her out of state affairs, but now, when he seemed unable to decide what to do (once he didn't say a word for ten full days), she found herself acting for him. She became, they said, the best man he ever had. She consulted with her ministers, spent hour after hour writing letters to people who could help them. She turned out to be her mother's daughter and very good at political intrigue. She used her charm to turn several revolutionary leaders, including the Count of Mirabeau, into the king's secret agents. Finally, in 1791, it was decided that the family should try to escape - not into exile like most of their friends and relatives, but to a fortified palace not far from the border. In the verdict, she had dressed all in white, as carefully as possible in her circumstances. She faced death with absolute self-control and dignity, and walked gracefully, even with her hands tied, to the scaffold. This amazing woman was deservedly honored in this wonderful film by Sofia Coppola. (To read Previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on ARCHIVES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages for the month, then scroll down and just read)

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Mythology in Everyday Life, Planets in the Stages of Human Life And The Influence of Planets on Stages in All of Life. The MOON - Represents the Boy of Ineffable Beauty - Influences human beings from birth to 7 years of age. This cycle is where all the happiness of home is enjoyed. MERCURY - Represents the "Living Genius of the Third Logos" - Influences human beings from birth to 7 to 14 years of age. It is the cycle of study, of school. VENUS - Represents Love and Tenderness. It influences human beings between the ages of 14 and 21. It is the period of emotional restlessness and sexual stimulation. SUN - It is the gravitational center of all the planets. It is the star that gives life to all planets. It influences human beings in the period between the ages of 21 and 42. In this period we define our vocation and what we should be under the light of the Sun. Mars - "Bellicose and Terrible" - Influences human beings in the period from age 42 to 49. The Martian force promotes the structuring and stability of the home. Jupiter - "Tonant and Warrior" - Influences human beings in the period from 49 to 56 years of age. It represents the "Horn of Plenty". In this cycle, the product of all the work done is harvested. Jupiter gives the scepter to kings and the staff to beggars. SATURN "The Ancient of Days" - SATURN'S FIRST CYCLE: Influences human beings from 56 to 63 years of age. It represents the "Sword of Justice", the cycle of Saturn ends and other combinations begin. SATURN and the MOON - From age 63 to 70, a person at that age becomes quite childish in his way of being, combined influences between Saturn and the Moon. SATURN and MERCURY - From 70 to 77, certain Mercurian restlessness, desire to study, to know more. SATURN and VENUS: from ages 77 to 84, they become more loving, sometimes marrying for a second time. SATURN and SUN - From ages 84 to 95, they become more thoughtful, rethinking life. SATURN and MART - From 95 to 102 years old, they try to occupy themselves, become more helpful, stay close to the family, etc. (To read the previous articles for 2021 and 2020, click on ARCHIVES above - click on the month and it will open the pages for that month, then scroll the page and read the articles)

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Elvis Presley King Rock'n'Roll Music Charisma Sensuality Stage Presence Natural Talent. Pop Rock Country R&B Gospel in a unique musical mix. He dressed in a look that evoked the James Dean era and Marlon Brando-type motorcycle movies of the 1950s, at which time Elvis was proclaimed King of Rock'n'Roll in a "1968 special." In 1969, Elvis wears simple, black and white karate-inspired clothes in his show. Which will be the predecessors of the famous one-piece jumpsuits that will be simple at first, then become flashy and elaborate as the years go by. Elvis studied Japanese karate with his teacher, Tetsuji Murakami, Shotokan technique, an obstinacy he developed when he served the army, where he was promoted to sergeant. He received his first degree of black belt, carrying the certificate in his wallet all his life. He was an extremely kind and humanitarian man. "Jailhouse Rock", Elvis' third film, will come to be considered the classic of all "Opera Rock" films. The production of "Jailhouse Rock", was also recognized as the grandfather of pop / rock music videos, a music format that became popular in the 1980s. Only child and center of his parents' lives. He went to the Assembly of God with his family, and the music and preaching are influences for Elvis, which also include neighborhood black blues-men and country music radio shows. He wanted a bicycle, but gets a guitar from his parents. As a teenager, he continues to be known for singing with his guitar. He buys his clothes on Beale Street and absorbs the black blues and gospel he hears there. Elvis and his parents are workers with a still hard life. He records on the Sun label for $4.00 an acetate of two songs as a birthday present for his mother. Sun's owner Sam Phillips likes it. And Elvis records another album. Sam Phillips, releases a record with Elvis, putting Elvis together with local musicians. And they release five singles of Elvis' first songs with the musicians on the Sun label. Elvis, Scott and Bill perform together, with Scotty acting as manager. They begin playing in small clubs throughout the South. They play a radio show. Signing contract for 52 Saturday appearances. Elvis signs a contract with Bob Neal. Elvis then meets "Colonel" Tom Parker, a promoter connected with various artists and the "Lousiana Hayride", trainer of country star Hank Snow and country star Eddy Arnold. From there on Elvis Presley's career evolves and is what we know today. All by the promoter "Colonel" Tom Parker. In 1970 he was named and awarded as one of the nation's ten outstanding young men by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1971, the two-room house in which Elvis, was born, is opened to the public for tours in Tupeja. A long stretch of Highway 51 South, part of which passes in front of Graceland, is officially renamed Elvis Presley Boulevard. In 1971, Bing Crosby Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He was later renominated for the same award for the entirety of his Work. In 1972 the gospel album "He Touched Me", second Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Documentary for "Elvis on Tour", also the Special Satellite Award. In 1973 "Elvis on Tour" co-wins a Golden Globe with "Walls of Fire", Best Documentary Feature Film 1972. Globally he sold over 1 billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales earned him Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum awards. There were 14 Grammy nominations (three wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. After his death, Elvis' legacy continues to grow. His place in American culture has been celebrated and younger generations recognize him for the icon he is. Two postage stamps of Elvis to the opening of Graceland and the founding of Elvis Week. In 1982 Graceland opens to the public, about 3,000 fans are the first to experience the place the King of Rock'n'Roll called home. In 1984 vinyl, cassette, CD and digital sales, 1 billion worldwide. In 1986, Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. In 1987, Merit Award from the American Music Awards. In 1993, Postage Stamps by U.S. Mail, 500 million of them were printed, three times the usual take for a commemorative stamp. In 1998, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2001, Presley Place in Memphis, is a 12-unit housing community housing homeless families, funded by the Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation. In 2001, Gospel Hall of Fame. In 2002 a remix of "A Little Less Conversation", reaches number one on the charts worldwide. In 2002, BMG and RCA, released "Elvis Hits", premiered in 17 countries. In 2004, UK Music Hall of Fame. In 2006, Graceland is considered a National Historic Landmark. In 2006, President Bush, Prime Minister Koizumi and First Lady Laura Bush visit Graceland, speaking to the press about Elvis' popularity. In 2007, over 75,000 people descend on Memphis for Elvis Week, with events, the Concert sells out Memphis' FedEx Forum. In 2011, First Diamond Certification from the RCAA for the 1970 "Elvis Christmas Album." In 2012, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the opening of his Graceland doors, 18 million fans going since 1982. In 2012, Elvis Week, Record attendance, Annual Candlelight Vigil. In 2012 "Elvis Experience", to South America , Elvis personal items, exhibited outside the US. In 2012 "Elvis Presley in Concert, in Brazil, 50,000 people. In 2013, fans from all over the World gather in Hawaii. In 2013, Graceland is named "The Most Iconic Attraction" by USA Today and Best10.com readers. In 2013 SoundExchange, deemed Elvis the most frequently broadcast digital artist of the last decade. Elvis is officially the first artist to secure 50 Top Ten Albums in the UK. Beautiful, Talented, Charismatic, Kind, Humanitarian, his Star continues to shine and also capture hearts around the World. "We all Will be received - In Graceland - Whoa-oh-oh-oh, in Graceland, in Graceland, in Graceland, in Graceland - I'm going to Graceland" (Graceland - Paul Simon)(To read previous Articles for 2021 and 2020 Click above on FILES - Click on the month and it will open the pages for that month, then scroll down the page and just read).

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Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola Touching Movie, Incredibly Funny and Painfully Sad. Bill Murray is the protagonist of Sofia Coppola's movie, she says she wrote the role especially for him. She received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, and the film also ran for an Oscar. It evokes an incredibly funny movie, painfully sad, as well as very modern and sexy. Murray (in one of the most exquisitely controlled performances, he seems to exist, just exist, in the character and situation created for him by Sofia Coppola) plays Bob, a former movie star staying at a luxury hotel in Tokyo 'Hyatt Tokyo', where he's filming a Japanese whiskey commercial 'Suntory Scoth'. In the scene, the Japanese advertising director speaks a huge Japanese sentence, while the translator translates a very short sentence for Bob. Bob despises himself for doing this, he is aware that the big reason for it, besides the money, is to get rid of a marriage that is getting dreary, twenty-five years of marriage. Meanwhile, in another part of the hotel, Charlote (Scarlett Johansson), is a thoughtful young woman. She has been married for just two years to John, a famous photographer (Giovanni Ribisi). Jhon is on a job where he's taking pictures of a trendy indie band and Charlote has agreed to come along to Tokyo and have fun as best he can and also see friends of both of them in Tokyo while John is working. But disturbed by the clamoring strangeness of Tokyo's soaring buildings, Charlotte experiences a flash of panic about her own life. What is she doing here? Does she know so much about her husband? Her despondency increases when she and John in the hotel lobby meet an American Hollywood actress "Woman", and John is very excited to photograph her and go out together, remember he is a famous celebrity photographer. Charlotte is a Yale graduate in Philosophy. During a tense conversation with John's friends at the bar, Charlotte makes eye contact with Bob, who is drinking himself into oblivion there every night, assiduously preserving the integrity of his disdain. Bob is in a midlife crisis. Charlotte is really trying to figure out what she wants out of life. Bob's smile is irresistible, and soon they are hanging out, having fun, sharing a great private joke on the madness of Japan, thus increasing a growing tenderness between them. At the party where Charlotte takes Bob, Modern party and very modern Japanese friends, the owner of the apartment where the party is 'going on', it was he who decorated the whole apartment and also painted, there is one who is a surfer, there is another who speaks in French with Bob, a modern soundtrack in the background, a karaoke where the best Pop Rock sing, as I said the party is super modern. Both can't sleep o, "jet leg" affects them. 'Lance Acord', the director of photography, frames Charlotte in a large 40-story Hotel window, with Tokyo remotely at her feet. She feels young, alone and exposed. It shows Bob inscrutably looking ahead, feeling older, tired, patient, unexposed because he has a more secure sense of who he is. Bob and Charlotte's grand adventure hits a lovely setting when they confess their most personal fears to each other while lying on a bed, where a little finger, Charlotte's injured toe, touches the side of Bob's foot. And when Bob tells her when her children were born. Charlotte asks, "I'm stuck, it gets easier"? (It's about life and marriage). Bob responds: "Yes, it gets easier", "The more you know what you want, the less things are bothersome". And they both manage to sleep, after sleepless days. Charlotte says, "We'll never come back here again", "Because it will never be so much fun again". That connection must never be relived beyond this delicately ecstatic moment. The words whispered in Charlotte's ear by Bob. We cannot hear them. It feels meaningful and true to both of them. Before they parted forever. Lost in Translation is a delicately sensitive, existential film about a great friendship where two generations meet, where one learns from the other. Exchanging information about existential crisis, life, joy, fun. You won't be able to take your attention away from the movie. The photography is beautiful. Ditto soundtrack. A touching movie. A wonderfully warm and witty love-sharing story. Where you will feel lighter than air. (To read previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on ARCHIVES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages for the month, then scroll down and just read the articles)

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Stealing Beauty Movie Delicate, Lyrical Liv Tyler Jeremy Irons Bernardo Bertolucci, Delicately Eccentric, Visually Beautiful. On top of a hill in Siena, Tuscany, a group of aesthetes gather to spend the summer days. Art, music, cuisine, goodness and nature are the enjoyments of this idyll, but also work; "Work - the great tradition of art in these hills!" declares the resident sculptor, whose figures grace the lawn, "It's not my best piece, but it's the one they'll remember me for," says the writer among the group. After the death of her mother, a free-spirited poet who visited these Italian hills 20 years ago, Lucy (Liv Tyler), who also writes poetry, returned to an artist's home in the hills of Siena, Tuscany, with two things in mind : discover the identity of her real father, and she wants to lose her virginity, her sexual awakening, she is 19 years old. The village is occupied by a sculptor (Final McCann), who carves Lucy out of a wooden log, outlining her chin. His kind wife (Sinead Cusack) is tired after 20 years of cooking and housekeeping for an ongoing party at home. The most interesting guest is a playwright (Jeremy Irons), who is in poor health and attracts Lucy because he's not after her and tells Lucy, "Who's the lucky one?" Other guests are an art dealer (Jean Marais), an advice columnist (Stefania Sandrelli), a jewelry designer (Miranda Fox), an entertainment lawyer (DW Moffett) who sighs: "I think it would be great, you know, to be seated all day and express yourself". And neighbors show up, including several young men, one of whom may have sent Lucy a letter she considers romantic and poetic. Each one, cultural adventurer, enjoying the wonders of Italy. There is a discontent in the village, an unhappiness that everyone has in relation to their destiny in life. Lucy's arrival is new and fresh for everyone! But there is a purpose! It is acting as a muse, a catalyst shaking old patterns and forcing these exiles to decide and make reflection and change about their lives. She represents a kind of ideal of perfect virgin beauty. The extremely intense and attractive style, the visually extraordinary Bernardo Bertolucci's taste for exoticism, extends throughout the entire film, the entire film is dreamlike. It's an important story of a personal journey, something very delicate and lyrical. It deals with three major themes: sexuality, sexual initiation, family, finding your paternal origin and art, the painful and difficult mysteries of the artistic process. The soundtrack is composed of classical music, rock, blues and soul, combined with the walking, resting and dancing movements of the characters, the result is totally intoxicating. There is a wonderful feeling of lightness in the delicate and eccentric air. Making us delight together with the characters. (To read Previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on ARCHIVES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages for the month then scroll down and just read)

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Morrissey The Smiths Lyric Quality Singular Music Lyricist. The Smiths, released classic singles 'Hand in Glove', 'This Charming Man', What Difference Does It Make? All of these Albums share that heady feeling of freedom, expressed in a stream of songs that blend liberated ideas, complex emotions and keen observation. Morrissey's unique vocal and lyrical approach was more than matched by Johnny Marr's melodies and arrangements. For Morrissey, his appearance as the frontman of such a powerful group was an extraordinary act of self-reinvention that stayed with him for the rest of his life. The sheer joy of this transformation can be heard throughout the Smiths' first year. Morrissey brought both insights and resentments to his art. Almost every early Smiths song talks about rejection, broken friendships, frustrated sexuality and the transience of human connection. The Smiths' goal was to tell a private truth about lives ignored by the mainstream media. Morrissey wrote about this in the song 'Jeane'. On 'Hand In Glove' from the album 'The Smiths' (1983), The Guardian said that "Hand in Glove, it sounded like a teenager's heart translated into a song". The Smiths were extremely powerful: a total art of music, lyrics, clothing, graphics, attitude and worldview. For the next three and a half years, they continued to produce a steady stream of songs, all the applause fully deserved. 'Meat is Murder' (1985), driven by Morrissey's commitment to vegetarianism. 'The Queen is Dead (1986), 'Strangeways, He We Come' (1987), 'Rank' (1988). Morrissey was a temperamental and introspective child. Discovering a love of poetry and writing, he especially enjoyed the work of Oscar Wilde and Keith Waterhouse and a fan of James Dean, whom he sought to emulate. With the end of the Smiths, Morrissey began his solo career. Albums "Viva Hate" (1988), reached the 48th position in the US charts. 'Kill Uncle' (1991), 'Vauxhall and I' (1994), 'Maladjusted' (1997), 'You Are the Quarry' (2004) . In 2013, Morrissey released his autobiography, which was called simply, 'Autobiography' Morrissey is considered the second greatest British icon. A blend of shyness and acidic critical tones with English humor. The cover of his autobiography reflects the image of himself in the poet AE Houman, who preferred art to hamanity and whose life ascetically and spiritually it seems to echo Morrissey. His father took him at age eight to see "George Best" play at Old Trafford, he was fascinated to see such art combined with such rebelliousness. 2. His lyrical quality suggests that beneath his sarcastic tone lurks a soft romantic.Yet years wishing to be seen, now he spends years wishing he was invisible. He prefers to spend his time reading Auden and James Baldwin. The solution for all problems he says, "it's the goodness of privacy in a cozy room with books". One of the most unique lyricists in rock, extravagant and erudite style. Highly original with a formidable work list of its own. Whether written for the Smiths or his own solo albums, Morrissey's lyrics are among the most insightful in rock music... others - Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others - Morrissey/Johnny Mar Composition)... 𝄫♪♫♬Good times for a chance - See, the luck I've had...So please, please, please - Let me get what I want - This Time... Lord Knows It would be the first time... (Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - Composition Morrissey/Johnny Mar). (To read Previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on FILES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages referring to the month, scroll down and just read).

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Bob Dylan One of the most influential Singers and Composers Musics Inspired by the muses Polymnia, Erato, Euterpe and Calliope. Folk-rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has emerged as one of the most original and influential voices in American popular music. Driven by influences from Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richards and especially Buddy Holly, who influenced him with country western, rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues, three distinct lines that he intertwined and fused a genre, definitively marking his influences musicals. While attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he began performing folk and country songs at local cafes. In 1960, he dropped out of college and moved to New York, where folk singer Woody Guthrie, his idol, was hospitalized with a rare illness. He became a regular at Greenwich Village; meeting a host of other musicians; and started writing songs and with a surprising rhythm, he made 'Song to Woody', for his sick hero. In 1961, after his performances, he received rave reviews from The New York Times, signing with Columbia Records. The release of 'The Freewheelin 'Bob Dylan' in 1963 marked him as one of the most original and poetic voices in the history of American popular music. The album includes the memorable folk songs from the 60s, 'Blowin 'in the Wind' and 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall'. His next album, 'The Times They Are A-Changin', established Dylan as a protest songwriter in the 1960s. A reputation that rose after dating Joan Baez, established icon of the movement, in 1963. Benefiting both artists in their careers musicals. Dylan wrote some of Baez's best-known material and Baez introduced him to thousands of fans through his concerts. In 1964 Dylan performed 200 concerts a year, but grew tired of his role as a protest singer and songwriter. 'Another Side of Bob Dylan' (1964), was a collection of more introspective and personal songs. In 1965 he records the half-acoustic and half-electric album 'Bringing It All Back Home', where he has 'Mr. Tamborine Man', re-recorded by The Byrds, David Crosby said: "When he came to the studio where we were rehearsing and heard us play the song, he was ecstatic. I think hearing our version was part of what made Dylan turn to rock." . Subsequent albums, 'Highway 61 Revisited', which included the seminal rock song 'Like a Rolling Stone' - and the two-disc set 'Blonde on Blonde' (1966), represent Dylan in its most innovative form. With his unmistakable voice and unforgettable lyrics, Dylan has brought the world of music and literature together like no one else. Albums 'John Wesley Harding' (1967) - including 'All Along the Watchtower', later recorded by the great guitarist Jimi Hendrix - and country 'Nashville Skyline' (1969), were smoother than their previous work. 'Self-Portrait' (1970) and 'Tarantula', a collection of writings published in 1971. In 1973, Dylan appeared in Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid', also writing the soundtrack, becoming a hit and included the now classic song, "Knockin 'on Heaven's Door". In 1974, he went on tour again, recording an album with his band, 'The Band', "Planet Waves", becoming his first #1 album of all time. He followed these successes with the celebrated album 'Blood on the Tracks and Desire' (1976), reaching number one as well. 'Desire' included Dylan's song 'Hurricane' about boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter serving life in 1967 for double murder, which many considered wrongful conviction. The song 'Sara' in 'Desire', unsuccessful attempt to regain the separation with his wife Sara Lowndes. In 1979 he declared himself a born-again Christian, Dylan was a Jew. Composing 'The Evangelical' "Slow Train Comming", a commercial success that earned Dylan his first Grammy Award. His religious leanings became less evident in his music. In 1982 he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In the 1980s, Dylan toured full time, sometimes with legends such as; Tom Petty, Heartbreakers, Grateful Dead. Notable albums from this period, 'Infidels' (1983), five-disc retrospective, 'Biograph', 'Knocked Out Loaded'; and 'Oh Mercy', which became the best-received album in years. He recorded two albums with the band Traveling Willburys, with George Harrison, with Roy Orbinson, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. In 94, he returned to his folk roots, winning the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album for 'World Gone Wrong'. In 89, he inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1997, the first rock star to receive the Kennedy Center Honors, considered the country's highest award for artistic excellence. The 1997 album 'Times Out of Mind' won three Grammy Awards. He continued his tours, including performing for Pope John Paul II, playing "Knockin'on Heaven's Door". In 99, a tour with Paul Simon. In 2000, he recorded the single 'Things Have Changed' to the soundtrack of the movie, Wonder Boys. The song earned a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Original Song. Dylan then took time out of music to tell his life story. Released 'Chronicles: Volume One', the first of a three-book series, in 2004. Dylan gave his first full interview in years for a documentary in 2005. 'No Direction Home: Bob Dylan', directed by Martin Scorsese. In 2006, album 'Modern Times', reaching the top of the charts. A mix of blues, country and folk, praised for its rich sound and imagery, playful and intelligent. He continued to tour throughout the 21st Century and released the album 'Together Through Life' in 2009. In 2010 the album 'The Witmark Demos', followed by a new box titled 'Bob Dylan: The Original Mono Recordings'. In addition, he exhibited 40 of his original paintings for a solo show at the Danish Gallery. In 2011, he released a live album, 'Bob Dylan in Concert-Brandeis University 1963'. In 2012, studio album 'Tempest, Shadows in The Night', followed by an album of covers of American standards in 2015. In 2016, 'Fallen Angels', her 37th studio album, with classic songs from the Great American Sondbook. In 2017, he continued to celebrate the classics with the three-disc album 'Triplicate', featuring 30 American standards, "Stormy Wether", "As Time Goes By", "The Best Is Yet To Come". In addition to winning the Grammy, the Academy and the Golden Globe received the President Barack Obama's 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, the legendary singer-songwriter also received the Nobel Prize for Literature, for the first time the honor was awarded to a musician. He became the first American to receive the honor since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993, and was praised by the Swedish Academy "for creating new poetic expressions within the great tradition of American song". Dylan returned to the news in 2017 with the box 'Trouble No More' - 'The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981. It was announced that his former recording studio in Manhattan's Greenwich Village was being reopened as an upscale apartment building, with lofts available for a minimum of $12,500 a month. Not long after, his bedroom door at the famous Chelsea Hotel was sold at auction for $100,000. In 2018, Dylan was one of the featured artists on the Universal Love EP: Wedding Songs Reimagined. He launched a brand of whiskey called 'Heaven's Door Spirits'. In 2019, release another little heard material with Bob Dylan featuring Johnny Cash - 'Travelin 'Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series Vol.15. Dylan gave fans a pleasant surprise in 2020, a 17-minute song, 'Murder Most Foul', about the murder of John F. Kennedy, he just said it was 'recorded a while ago'. When not making music, Dylan explores his talent as a visual artist. His paintings appear on the covers of his albums 'Self Postrait' (1970) and 'Planet Waves' (1974), and he has published several books and drawings, as well as exhibited around the world. Bob Dylan cites specific books that gave him a way of looking at life, an understanding of human nature, and a standard for measuring things. He says he took it with him when he started writing the lyrics. And the themes of those books worked on many of his songs, whether intentionally or not. He says he wanted to write songs unlike anything anyone has ever heard, and the themes were key. Books are; Moby Dick, All Quiet on the Western Front and The Odyssey. About 'All Quiet on the Western', he says that he never wanted to read another war novel since he already understood everything with this one. Of Moby Dick, he says, "When Melville gathered all of his Old Testament, biblical references, scientific theories, Protestant doctrines and all that knowledge of the sea and sailing ships and whales into one story, he wouldn't have worried about what it was. means. If a song moves you, that's what matters. I wrote all kinds of stuff in my songs and I'm not going to worry about what it means (like Melville)." He also quoted John Donne, the poet-priest who lived in Shakespeare's time, quoting "John Donne:" The Seats and Abydos of her breasts. Not of two lovers, but of two loves, the nests." Influencing him in love songs and songwriting. Dylan said: "I don't know what that means, but it's good and you want your songs to sound good." The Odyssey', he says; "When Odysseus visits Achilles in the Underworld - Achilles who traded a life filled with peace and contentment for a short one filled with honor and glory. He tells Odysseus that everything was a mistake. "I just died, that's all." There was no honor. No immortality. And if he could, he would choose to go back and be a humble slave to a tenant farmer on Earth instead of being what he is - a king in the land of the dead. That's what songs are too. Our songs are alive in the land of the living. But songs are different from literature. They are meant to be sung, not read. I return once more to 'Homer' who says: "Sing in me, O muse, and through me tell the story." A great contemporary troubadour and one of rock's wisest men, he deserved the "Nobel Prize for Literature". (To read previous Articles from 2021 and 2020 Click on ARCHIVES above - Click on the month and it will open the pages referring to the month then scroll down and just read the articles)

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