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Ordet (1955) – Carl Theodor Dreyer (Friday’s Finest)

Ordet meaning ‘The Word‘ is a 1955 Danish drama film based on a play by Kaj Munk, (a Danish Lutheran priest), first performed in 1932. The film won the Golden Lion at the 16th Venice International Film Festival. This film

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Piano Concerto 2 in C Minor Op 18 – Rachmaninoff

I am excited to present to you the first piece from Sergei Rachmaninoff to appear in the music library project. Piano Concerto 2 in C Minor Op 18 premiered on November 9, 1901 and is one of his most enduring

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The Yellow Book – The Picture of Dorian Gray (final)

Today on Wednesday’s book excerpt we revisit for the final occasion Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. In our last encounter with Wilde’s only novel we explored Lord Henry’s enlightening views on humanity and science. The following dialogue between

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Anthem (1992) – Leonard Cohen

This is the 4th song from Leonard Cohen in this music library project – that’s surprising considering we have only just past the halfway point of ‘A’s in the alphabetical order listing. Anthem from his 1992 album The Future is

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8/10 – 14/10 incl. Minimalism, Scholars, Depression and The Milky Way.

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world. Delete for Abundance Article by Aaron at Unscripted: I have been reading, and writing about minimalism for a few years, and it just never

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Another Day of Sun (La La Land) – Justin Hurwitz

I concur with Pamela Lowe Saldana at All Things Thriller who wrote in my post – A Lovely Night (La La Land), ‘I think the opening sequence, with all the dancers, entertainers, etc., making the best of the horrid traffic

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The Secret in Their Eyes (Argentina 2009) – Juan José Campanella

Their is no other movie I recommend more often to people than The Secret in Their Eyes (2009). Not to be confused with the abysmal Hollywood rehash starring Julia Roberts, this Argentinian Oscar award Best Foreign Language Film is my

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Animal – Pearl Jam (1994)

I nearly wore out the CD single of Animal released in 1994 by Pearl Jam. I haven’t grown tired of it at all. This is one of my all-time favourite Pearl Jam tracks. It was released as the third single

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‘..I overtipped him. That made him happy’. – The Sun Also Rises

“How does one eat inside?” I asked the waiter. Inside the café was a restaurant. “Well. Very well. One eats very well.” “Good.” The last time we visited our motley crue of the ‘Lost Generation’ in Paris we amused ourselves

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No Filter Boxing – Wilder vs Fury fight

This is the best heavyweight fight I have seen in my lifetime. How Fury resurrected after that last round knockdown is anyone’s guess after decimating Wilder with pure boxing for most of the rounds. I think the video below recaptures

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