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The 10 Best movies of 2007 Dezembro 30, 2007

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The American Film Institute unveiled on December 16th the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV programs of the year.

The jury for the movies was composed by the following notables: Sydney Pollack (director, producer, actor), Fred Pierson (writer, artistic director), Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight) and Lawerance Kasdan (writer, director, producer).

And the movies chosen were:

Before the devil knows you’re dead – Sydney Lumet
The diving bell and the butterfly – Julian Schnabel
Into the wild – Sean Penn
Juno – Jason Reitman
Knocked Up – Judd Apatow
Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy
No Country for Old men – Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Ratatouille – Brad Bird
The Savages – Tamara Jenkins
There will be blood – Paul Thomas Anderson

See here the AFI News Release (pdf file)

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The 10 Best movies of 2007

Filed under: best films,cinema — looking4good @ 3:15 pm

The American Film Institute unveiled on December 16th the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures and TV programs of the year.

The jury for the movies was composed by the following notables: Sydney Pollack (director, producer, actor), Fred Pierson (writer, artistic director), Leonard Maltin (Entertainment Tonight) and Lawerance Kasdan (writer, director, producer).

And the movies chosen were:

Before the devil knows you’re dead – Sydney Lumet
The diving bell and the butterfly – Julian Schnabel
Into the wild – Sean Penn
Juno – Jason Reitman
Knocked Up – Judd Apatow
Michael Clayton – Tony Gilroy
No Country for Old men – Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Ratatouille – Brad Bird
The Savages – Tamara Jenkins
There will be blood – Paul Thomas Anderson

See here the AFI News Release (pdf file)

 

The 10 best books of 2007

Filed under: Books — looking4good @ 2:41 pm
photo: books from here
The New York Times has chosen The 10 best books of 2007. And they are:
Fiction
MAN GONE DOWN By Michael Thomas. Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic, paper, $14. This first novel explores the fragmented personal histories behind four desperate days in a black writer’s life.
OUT STEALING HORSES By Per Petterson. Translated by Anne Born. Graywolf Press, $22. In this short yet spacious Norwegian novel, an Oslo professional hopes to cure his loneliness with a plunge into solitude.
THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. A craftily autobiographical novel about a band of literary guerrillas.
THEN WE CAME TO THE END By Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown & Company, $23.99. Layoff notices fly in Ferris’s acidly funny first novel, set in a white-collar office in the wake of the dot-com debacle.
TREE OF SMOKE By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. The author of “Jesus’ Son” offers a soulful novel about the travails of a large cast of characters during the Vietnam War.
Nonfiction

IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone.By Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95; Vintage, paper, $14.95. The author, a Washington Post journalist, catalogs the arrogance and ineptitude that marked America’s governance of Iraq.
LITTLE HEATHENS: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. By Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Bantam Books, $22. Kalish’s soaring love for her childhood memories saturates this memoir, which coaxes the reader into joy, wonder and even envy.
THE NINE: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. By Jeffrey Toobin. Doubleday, $27.95. An erudite outsider’s account of the cloistered court’s inner workings.
THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH MARSH: A Woman in World History. By Linda Colley. Pantheon Books, $27.50. Colley tracks the “compulsively itinerant” Marsh across the 18th century and several continents.
THE REST IS NOISE: Listening to the Twentieth Century. By Alex Ross. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30. In his own feat of orchestration, The New Yorker’s music critic presents a history of the last century as refracted through its classical music.
 

The 10 best books of 2007

Filed under: Books — looking4good @ 2:41 pm
photo: books from here
The New York Times has chosen The 10 best books of 2007. And they are:
Fiction
MAN GONE DOWN By Michael Thomas. Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic, paper, $14. This first novel explores the fragmented personal histories behind four desperate days in a black writer’s life.
OUT STEALING HORSES By Per Petterson. Translated by Anne Born. Graywolf Press, $22. In this short yet spacious Norwegian novel, an Oslo professional hopes to cure his loneliness with a plunge into solitude.
THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. A craftily autobiographical novel about a band of literary guerrillas.
THEN WE CAME TO THE END By Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown & Company, $23.99. Layoff notices fly in Ferris’s acidly funny first novel, set in a white-collar office in the wake of the dot-com debacle.
TREE OF SMOKE By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. The author of “Jesus’ Son” offers a soulful novel about the travails of a large cast of characters during the Vietnam War.
Nonfiction

IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone.By Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95; Vintage, paper, $14.95. The author, a Washington Post journalist, catalogs the arrogance and ineptitude that marked America’s governance of Iraq.
LITTLE HEATHENS: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. By Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Bantam Books, $22. Kalish’s soaring love for her childhood memories saturates this memoir, which coaxes the reader into joy, wonder and even envy.
THE NINE: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. By Jeffrey Toobin. Doubleday, $27.95. An erudite outsider’s account of the cloistered court’s inner workings.
THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH MARSH: A Woman in World History. By Linda Colley. Pantheon Books, $27.50. Colley tracks the “compulsively itinerant” Marsh across the 18th century and several continents.
THE REST IS NOISE: Listening to the Twentieth Century. By Alex Ross. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30. In his own feat of orchestration, The New Yorker’s music critic presents a history of the last century as refracted through its classical music.
 

The 10 best books of 2007

Filed under: Books — looking4good @ 2:41 pm
photo: books from here
The New York Times has chosen The 10 best books of 2007. And they are:
Fiction
MAN GONE DOWN By Michael Thomas. Black Cat/Grove/Atlantic, paper, $14. This first novel explores the fragmented personal histories behind four desperate days in a black writer’s life.
OUT STEALING HORSES By Per Petterson. Translated by Anne Born. Graywolf Press, $22. In this short yet spacious Norwegian novel, an Oslo professional hopes to cure his loneliness with a plunge into solitude.
THE SAVAGE DETECTIVES By Roberto Bolaño. Translated by Natasha Wimmer. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. A craftily autobiographical novel about a band of literary guerrillas.
THEN WE CAME TO THE END By Joshua Ferris. Little, Brown & Company, $23.99. Layoff notices fly in Ferris’s acidly funny first novel, set in a white-collar office in the wake of the dot-com debacle.
TREE OF SMOKE By Denis Johnson. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27. The author of “Jesus’ Son” offers a soulful novel about the travails of a large cast of characters during the Vietnam War.
Nonfiction

IMPERIAL LIFE IN THE EMERALD CITY: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone.By Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Alfred A. Knopf, $25.95; Vintage, paper, $14.95. The author, a Washington Post journalist, catalogs the arrogance and ineptitude that marked America’s governance of Iraq.
LITTLE HEATHENS: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. By Mildred Armstrong Kalish. Bantam Books, $22. Kalish’s soaring love for her childhood memories saturates this memoir, which coaxes the reader into joy, wonder and even envy.
THE NINE: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court. By Jeffrey Toobin. Doubleday, $27.95. An erudite outsider’s account of the cloistered court’s inner workings.
THE ORDEAL OF ELIZABETH MARSH: A Woman in World History. By Linda Colley. Pantheon Books, $27.50. Colley tracks the “compulsively itinerant” Marsh across the 18th century and several continents.
THE REST IS NOISE: Listening to the Twentieth Century. By Alex Ross. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $30. In his own feat of orchestration, The New Yorker’s music critic presents a history of the last century as refracted through its classical music.
 

FelIz Año Nuevo!!!

Filed under: Greetings — looking4good @ 6:14 am

Que en este nuevo año
Colaboremos para que la delincuencia y el narcotráfico se combata conforme a derecho, pidamos por los que están en los reclusorios del mundo para que se regeneren y sean personas de bien lo más pronto posible, pidamos y roguemos por los ancianos del mundo que son las personas que más experiencia tienen de la vida y escuchemos sus palabras.

Pidamos y roguemos por los niños que son víctimas de maltrato, abuso sexual y del abandono.
Pidamos también por quienes nos gobiernan, por los diputados y por los senadores que su cargo que tienen estén conscientes de que no es para medir poderes, si fueron elegidos es para que nos ayuden a mejorar y sobre todo no olviden que nos representan a cada uno de nosotros, así que ojalá que ya no piensen únicamente en ellos mismos ni se sigan.

Colaboremos para que en el mundo prevalezca la paz, eliminemos los odios, las venganzas, las mentiras, las infidelidades y hagamos que reine el RESPETO mundial.
Siento que de ésta forma es como debemos desearnos feliz inicio de Año Nuevo.