Archive for February, 2014

Here’s a song from the Jim Jarmusch vampire flick, Only Lovers Left Alive, that opens in this country in April 2014.  My rule of thumb is if the soundtrack incorporates Middle Eastern music, the movie’s bound to be worth a viewing.

It doesn’t hurt that two of my favorite actors, Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, are playing the lead roles. This is Azzddine–Takassim (Harissa Mix) by Kasbah Rockers.


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Tom Hiddleston Love

And a very Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you!

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I had a video of the cast and crew of the Donmar Warehouse’s recent production of “Coriolanus” talking about how they put the stage show together. Unfortunately, the video has been taken down, but–good news!–the staff of the Donmar has a 37-page, behind-the-scenes booklet they have put together which is available for browsing on-line or download from their website. Here’s a direct link to their booklet. The guide covers the historical period in when the play is set and the process of the cast and crew as they put the play together.  Lots of good material here for teachers or just folks who are fans of the Bard.

Update: I have found the video again, this time with Spanish captions. Here’s the link.

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Bad Wolf.
–words stamped into the snow-covered hillside above the gymnasium. That’s a Dr. Who reference, people.

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