Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Cosmic Field Trip V

November 21, 2017
Cosmic Field Trip V

Our Inner Cosmos Take a deep breath! Gather your wits and all of your strength. Are you prepared? Be sure, for once you take this journey, your heart at breakneck speeds will be propelled. Yes? Fine then. Grab a mirror from your den, Hold it up to your face and prepare for the leap. The […]

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And I Darken

July 28, 2016
And I Darken

A dragon did not crawl on its belly in front of its enemies, begging for their help. A dragon did not vow to rid the world of infidels, and then invite them into its home. A dragon did not flee its land in the middle of the night like a criminal. A dragon burned everything […]

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Four Plays of Aeschylus Part 1

June 12, 2016
Four Plays of Aeschylus Part 1

Though I’ve already written a review in Romanian for Prometheus Bound, it would have been strange if I didn’t write something about the entire volume that includes four of Aeschylus’ tragedies: The Suppliant Maidens, The Persians, The Seven Against Thebes and Prometheus Bound. What you need to know about Aeschylus is that he is one […]

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The Real Midnight in Paris

April 21, 2016
The Real Midnight in Paris

A History of the Expatriate Writers in Paris That Made Up the Lost Generation Several months ago I wrote a Romanian review for Woody Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris, which is one of my favourite movies of all time. Due to this amazing film and also due to my fascination with the City of Lights, […]

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The Historian

December 11, 2015
The Historian

I could see his face better now, and the cruel strength of it made me shrink back – the great dark eyes under knitted brows, the long straight nose, the broad bonelike cheeks. His mouth, I saw now, was closed in a hard smile, ruby and curving under his wiry, dark mustache. At one corner […]

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Sakura Chiru

July 29, 2015
Sakura Chiru

I think that it’s been too long since I last spoke of Gackt’s songs. The winner for today is one I discovered a couple of months ago, Sakura Chiru. I had no idea that there’s also an English version sung by Yohio, so I have to thank Ana Maria for telling me about it. Both […]

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Seven Years in Tibet

July 7, 2015
Seven Years in Tibet

We think that the West and the Eastern world are very different from one another. However, there are times in history when both of them are equally threatened by totalitarian regimes. Some people believe that history is cyclical, but sometimes it can be somewhat simultaneous and this aspect can be seen clearly in the war […]

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The Last Legion

March 25, 2015
The Last Legion

I usually don’t like films that contain battle scenes, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to watch Doug Lefler’s 2007 screening of Valerio Massimo Manfredi’s novel The Last Legion. This adventure/ fantasy film stars Colin Firth as Roman general Aurelius, Sir Ben Kingsley as Ambrosinus and Merlin, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Mira and Thomas Brodie-Sangster […]

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The King’s Speech

March 1, 2015
The King’s Speech

I must say that this film is very dear to my heart, due to three reasons: I admire British actor Colin Firth very much, anything related to the British Royal Family is of interest to me and, last but not least, this film is about friendship beyond social status and nationality. How did it become […]

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Tolkien and the Age of Myths 2

February 15, 2015
Tolkien and the Age of Myths 2

J. R. R. Tolkien – the Age of Myths… and modern fantasies (Part 2 – of spiritual things) Welcome back! In the first part I tried to explain the whole allegory versus imaginary history project. Now let me expand on the whole symbolic / mythical / spiritual level of the story. ~*~ Here we reach […]

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