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quotation: No enemy is worse than bad advice. Sophocles

No enemy is worse than bad advice.

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Closer (6/8) Movie CLIP – Tell Me Something True (2004) HD (much more than meets the eye!)

Closer (6/8) Movie CLIP – Tell Me Something True (2004) HD

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Mike Nichols
Produced by Mike Nichols
Cary Brokaw
John Calley
Written by Patrick Marber
Based on Closer 
by Patrick Marber
Starring Julia Roberts
Jude Law
Natalie Portman
Clive Owen
Music by Suzana Peric
Cinematography Stephen Goldblatt
Editing by John Bloom
Antonia Van Drimmelen
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • December 3, 2004
Running time 104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $27 million[1]
Box office $115,505,027

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Larry (Clive Owen) shares his feelings with Alice (Natalie Portman) in the Paradise Room.

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Cast: Clive Owen, Natalie Portman
Director: Mike Nichols
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Producer: Mary Bailey, Cary Brokaw, John Calley, James Clayton, Celia D. Costas, Robert Fox, Michael Haley, Paula Jalfon, Paul A. Levin, Mike Nichols, Duncan Reid, Scott Rudin
Screenwriter: Patrick Marber
Film Description: Patrick Marber’s acclaimed stage drama about the romantic interactions of four people has been given a reverent screen adaptation by director and producer Mike Nichols. Dan (Jude Law) is a writer in London who wants to finish a novel, but in the meantime supports himself by writing obituaries. One day he chances upon Alice (Natalie Portman), a beautiful young American expatriate, working as a stripper, when he sees her get hit by a car. Alice immediately falls for Dan, and gives him her love without reservation. Dan is initially enchanted with Alice, and returns her affection, but while she inspires him to write his novel (based on her life), her neediness begins to wear on him. Anna (Julia Roberts) is a photographer who is hired to take a portrait of Dan for the dust jacket of his book; Dan is attracted to her easy confidence, and while the two of them flirt, Anna soon (inadvertently through Dan’s playful machinations) meets Larry (Clive Owen), a dermatologist, and marries him. Dan can’t get Anna out of his mind even though she’s married, and the two become lovers, but Dan is frustrated by the fact that Anna is reluctant to leave Larry for him. Patrick Marber wrote the screenplay for this adaptation of Closer; it was the playwright’s first feature-film credit.

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make music part of your life series: Horowitz plays Schumann Toccata in C Major, Op.7


Horowitz plays Schumann Toccata in C Major, Op.7


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make music part of your life series: S.Riсhter plays P.Tchaikovsky L’espiegle, Op.72

make music part of your life series:  S.Riсhter plays P.Tchaikovsky L’espiegle, Op.72

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Historic Musical Moments: Heifetz – Sarasate Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2 (rec. 1946)


Heifetz – Sarasate Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2 (rec. 1946)

Recorded in 1946. Jascha Heifetz plays Sarasate Zapateado.

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Great Compositions/Performances: Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major


Jascha Heifetz plays Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D Major,
Op. 4.

Accompanist: Emanuel Bay

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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Earl Wild Plays Debussy Danse Tarantelle Styrienne

Earl Wild Plays Debussy Danse Tarantelle Styrienne


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Fabulous Performances: Artur Rubinstein plays Liebestraum nº3 Liszt (“without a scratch”)

Artur Rubinstein plays Liebestraum nº3 Liszt (without a scratch)
(Rec. 1954)


Natalia Kartashova plays Liszt – La Campanella

Natalia Kartashova plays Liszt La Campanella 
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Emmanuel Chabrier: L’ Étoile – Overture

Emmanuel Chabrier: L’ Étoile – Overture
Joseph Peyron, Lina Dachary, René Lenoty, Claudine Collart, Jean Christophe Benoit
Emmanuel Chabrier : L’ Étoile (1957), Volume 1

1. Emmanuel Chabrier: L’ Étoile – Overture


Soggy Bottom Boys- I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

Soggy Bottom Boys- I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow


Exclusive: BROADCHURCH Series Premiere Full Episode – BBC AMERICA

BROADCHURCH Series Premiere Full Episode – BBC AMERICA
Watch the full premiere episode of new critically-acclaimed drama series BROADCHURCH now before the BBC AMERICA premiere *** WEDNESDAY AUG 7 at 10/9c *** 

Then, don’t miss all new episodes of the show People Magazine calls “4 Stars, the best British import since Downton Abbey” every Wednesday at 10/9c, presented by Dramaville and immediately following new episodes of LAW & ORDER: UK at 9/8c, only on BBC AMERICA. DOCTOR WHO’s DAVID TENNANT, ARTHUR DARVILL & OLIVIA COLMAN (Twenty Twelve, The Iron Lady) lead an all-star ensemble cast that also includes JODIE WHITTAKER (One Day, Venus) and DAVID BRADLEY (Game of Thrones, An Adventure in Space and Time). 

BBC America‘s BROADCHURCH, which earned critical acclaim, record ratings and became a Twitter phenomenon in the UK, centers on the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a British seaside town.

Leading the investigation are two detectives — the strong yet compassionate local Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (COLMAN), and the by-the-book Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (TENNANT), Ellie’s newly appointed boss. 

By circumstance they are partnered to solve the murder, keeping the newspapers from derailing the investigation and trying to prevent the crime from impacting tourism at the beach where the boy was murdered. 

The detectives are forced to put personal connections to the case aside to solve the crime that has changed the quaint community forever. 

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LEONARD COHEN : Story of Isaac (“…thought I saw an eagle…couldn’t been a vulture…”)


“Story Of Isaac”

The door it opened slowly, 
my father he came in, 
I was nine years old. 
And he stood so tall above me, 
his blue eyes they were shining 
and his voice was very cold. 
He said, “I’ve had a vision 
and you know I’m strong and holy, 
I must do what I’ve been told.” 
So he started up the mountain, 
I was running, he was walking, 
and his axe was made of gold. 
Well, the trees they got much smaller, 
the lake a lady’s mirror, 
we stopped to drink some wine. 
Then he threw the bottle over. 
Broke a minute later 
and he put his hand on mine. 
Thought I saw an eagle 
but it might have been a vulture, 
I never could decide. 
Then my father built an altar, 
he looked once behind his shoulder, 
he knew I would not hide. 

You who build these altars now 
to sacrifice these children, 
you must not do it anymore. 
A scheme is not a vision 
and you never have been tempted 
by a demon or a god. 
You who stand above them now, 
your hatchets blunt and bloody, 
you were not there before, 
when I lay upon a mountain 
and my father’s hand was trembling 
with the beauty of the word. 

And if you call me brother now, 
forgive me if I inquire, 
“Just according to whose plan?” 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will kill you if I must, 
I will help you if I can. 
When it all comes down to dust 
I will help you if I must, 
I will kill you if I can. 
And mercy on our uniform, 
man of peace or man of war
the peacock spreads his fan.

Leonard Cohen – The Letters

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“The Letters”

You never liked to get
The letters that I sent.
But now you’ve got the gist
Of what my letters meant.
You’re reading them again,
The ones you didn’t burn.
You press them to your lips,
My pages of concern.
I said there’d been a flood.
I said there’s nothing left.
I hoped that you would come.
I gave you my address.
Your story was so long,
The plot was so intense,
It took you years to cross
The lines of self-defense.
The wounded forms appear:
The loss, the full extent;
And simple kindness here,
The solitude of strength.
You walk into my room.
You stand there at my desk,
Begin your letter to
The one who’s coming next.


Just a thought: “Why would anyone keep a good thing secret?”

Just a thought:  “Why would anyone keep a good thing secret?”

Cat Stevens ( Trouble)

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Oh, trouble, set me free
I have seen your face
And it’s too much, too much for me

Oh, trouble, can’t you see
You’re eating my heart away
And there’s nothing much left of me

I’ve drunk your wine
You have made your world mine
So won’t you be fair
So won’t you be fair

I don’t want no more of you
So won’t you be kind to me
Just let me go where
I’ll have to go there

Oh, trouble, move away
I have seen your face
And it’s too much for me today

Oh, trouble, can’t you see
You have made me a wreck
Now won’t you leave me in my misery

I’ve seen your eyes
And I can see death’s disguise
Hangin’ on me
Hangin’ on me

I’m beat, I’m torn
Shattered and tossed and worn
Too shocking to see
Too shocking to see

Oh, trouble, move from me
I have paid my debt
Now won’t you leave me in my misery

Oh, trouble, please be kind
I don’t want no fight
And I haven’t got a lot of time

Send “Trouble” Ringtone to your Cell

Cat Stevens

Poems of William Blake read by Sam Stinson: FULL Audio Book – Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Book of Thel

Published on Nov 1, 2012

Poems of William Blake by William Blake (1757-1827) – FULL Audio Book – Songs of Innocence and of Experience & The Book of Thel Songs of Innocence and of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul are two books of poetry by the English poet and painter, William Blake. Although Songs of Innocence was first Continue reading

I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E.Cummings – Poetry Reading

Published on Jun 7, 2012

I Carry Your Heart With Me — A poem by E.E.Cummings.

I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet ) I want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)


About the poet

Edward Estlin Cummings (1894 — 1962) was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Cummings’ poetry often deals with themes of love and nature, as well as the relationship of the individual to the masses and to the world. Modernism prevailed major part of his work. 

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Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie: The Dionne Quintuplets (1934)

As the first set of quintuplets known to have survived infancy, the Dionne sisters of Ontario, Canada, garnered international attention. Sadly, they were exploited almost from birth. As infants, the quintuplets were removed from their parents’ care and made wards of the state. However, rather than protect them from parents it had deemed unfit, the government instead used the girls as a tourist attraction. How many people visited “Quintland” to see the girls over the next nine years? More… Discuss

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Quotation: Rabindranath Tagore on Idols and God

“Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol.”

Today’s Birthday: LORRAINE HANSBERRY (1930) a Playwright

Lorraine Hansberry (1930)

At just 29 years of age, African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry secured her place in theatrical history when she became the first black woman to have a play produced on Broadway. Her acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun, a penetrating psychological study of a working-class African-American family in Chicago, was inspired in part by the discrimination and legal battle Hansberry’s own family faced upon buying a home in a white Chicago neighborhood. Whose poem gave rise to the play’s title? More… Discuss

Quotation: George Eliot on Family likeness and differences

Family likeness has often a deep sadness in it. Nature, that great tragic dramatist, knits us together by bone and muscle, and divides us by the subtler web of our brains; blends yearning and repulsion; and ties us by our heart-strings to the beings that jar us at every movement.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Viral Uploaded on Jul 5, 2010 24,677,69 views) And the message is: “FREEDOM”

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall 

Lifted from “Pink Floyd The Wall” film, this video is actually comprised of two songs: “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives” and “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” This video became the official video of “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2” after the release of the film in 1982.

This single is by far Pink Floyd’s greatest ever mainstream success, instantly attaining classic status, and is perhaps their most famous piece of work. 

ABINTW Pt. 2 even became the protest song of a group of South African students during the apartheid regime, the song was subsequently banned in South Africa. 

The song itself is a protest against the rigidity of British schools, and in particular, the boarding school system Waters would have been part of as a young boy.

The poem read out by the schoolteacher is a direct reference to “Money”

The schoolteacher in this video was portrayed by the late, great, Scottish actor Alex McAvoy who passed away in June 2005.

If you haven’t seen “The Wall” I would Highly recommend you to do so.

A&E Biography – Jessica Lange “Elle est bien dans ca peau”, thought the French: I have to agree!

A&E Biography featuring Jessica Lange (November 26, 2001)

Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in film, theater, and television. The recipient of several awards including two Oscars, two Emmys, five Golden Globes, and one SAG Award, Lange is one of the most celebrated actors of the modern era.[1]

Lange was discovered by producer Dino De Laurentiis while modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. She made her professional film debut in his 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic, King Kong. In 1982, she became the first performer in forty years[2] to receive two Oscar nominations within the same year;[3] she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress, Frances Farmer, in Frances. Lange received three more nominations, forCountry (1984), Sweet Dreams (1985) and Music Box (1989), before being nominated a sixth time and winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky (1994). She later won her firstPrimetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis‘ famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO‘s Grey Gardens (2009) and won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, along with a second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance as a murderous neighbor in FX‘s anthology horror show American Horror Story (2011–2012).

In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with two published works.[4] She has also been a foster parent[5] and currently holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Russia.

Jessica Lange
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Lange, cover of Town & Country, May 2009
Born Jessica Phyllis Lange
April 20, 1949 (age 63)
CloquetMinnesota, United States
Education Cloquet High School
University of Minnesota
Occupation Actressphotographerproducer,humanitarian
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Francisco Grande (1970–81)
Partner(s) Mikhail Baryshnikov (1976–82)
Sam Shepard (1982–2010)
Children Aleksandra Baryshnikov (1981)
Hannah Jane Shepard (1985)
Samuel Walker Shepard (1987)
Awards Jessica Lange awards


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