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The Trials and Tribulations of India’s Adolescence 

    Around a year ago, I had received a translated copy of  “The Sailor who fell from Grace with the Sea” by Yukio Mishima. To me it looked like a mere sob story, but the outline of the novella was surprisingly linked to a modern issue which remains overlooked.  Filled… Read More »The Trials and Tribulations of India’s Adolescence 

The Movie House…IS BACK!

Catch me if you can (US, 2002):  Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye.  Written by: Jeff Nathanson.  Directed by: Steven Spielberg.  Genre: Biographical crime.   Running time: 141 mins.  Curiosities: The film is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale. [image taken from wikipedia]… Read More »The Movie House…IS BACK!

The Movie House: Civil Rights edition

Hidden figures (US, 2016):  Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. Written by: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi.  Directed by: Theodore Melfi. Genre: Biographical drama.  Running time: 127 mins.  Curiosities: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), graduated from High School at age 14, and at… Read More »The Movie House: Civil Rights edition

MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO: a healthy mind in an healthy body

The expression “Mens sana in corpore sano” (Sat. X, 356) by Giovenale, written in the 1st century AD, can have several interpretations: the main meaning is that physical exercise is an indispensable condition for the efficiency of the spiritual faculty. This statement is nowadays often used precisely to underline the… Read More »MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO: a healthy mind in an healthy body

The Movie House

Love and other drugs (USA, 2010): Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway.  Co-written by: Edward Zwick, Charles Randolph, Marshall Herskovitz.  Directed by: Edward Zwick.  Genre: romantic, comedy-drama.  Running time: 112 minutes.  Curiosities: About the explicit nude and sex scenes featured in the film, Gyllenhaal said: «I never had sex wearing underwear… Read More »The Movie House