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Soviet Movie Café: The Man From Nowhere

“The Man From Nowhere” (1961) is another surrealistic Soviet movie that reveals weak points of the human society. This time it is not a robot but a savage from an unknown tribe Tapi learns Soviet people to be kind, sincere … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Samba do Avião

  Followed the previous post about Louis XIV’s journey, this charming ode to air travelling, Rio de Janeiro & airports will be a pleasant unusual compliment. “Samba do Avião”/”Airplane Samba” is one of the most famous pieces made by our genius. … Continue reading

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Soviet Movie Café: His Name Was Robert or We called Him Robert

“His Name Was Robert” (1967) is another wonderful Soviet sci-fi movie. It tells about a humanoid-robot created in a laboratory and raises important issues of AI’s place & role in the Soviet human society. The story so far: “The Scientist … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus

Esteemed Readers, I’m delighted to present you a wonderful creative duet where Tom Jobim represents himself as a singer performing a funny romantic composition by Vinicius de Moraes. The song is called “Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus”/”For the Light of … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: A Felicidade/Happiness

“A Felicidade/Happiness” is an eternal bossa hit of all the times & nations. Composed by our geniuses Vinicius de Moraes & Tom Jobim for the movie “Orfeu Negro/The Black Orpheus” (1958) it reflects all the shades of this emotion, its … Continue reading

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Tom Jobim: Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love

Another successful work by Tom Jobim & Vinicius de Moraes is called “Falando de Amor/Speaking of Love”. This is a very romantic bossa nova melody, filled with an exceptional tenderness. Two genius managed to create a rare love song which … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Irony of Fate or Enjoy Your Bath!

“Every year on the New Year’s Eve my friends & I go to a b’anya (the Russian sauna)” is what is heard from most of the TV-sets, computers & other devices on the 31st of December. It means the whole … Continue reading

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Russian New Year Tale: The Secret of the Snow Queen

The Snow Queen, certainly, is not the Russian tale, however it has become the essential part of the Soviet New Year entertaining program. Restrictions & the religion prohibition in the USSR caused a peculiar cultural phenomenon: the main creative power … Continue reading

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Ballet de la Nuit in words

Besides rare gems of choreography & music, ballets of Louis XIV’s time were distinguished with sophisticated texts, costumes & special effects, including movable mechanisms, fire-works and amazing stage scenery. I have translated some pieces of a monologue recited by His … Continue reading

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Myth II: The State is Me

‘Mon Dieu! O-la-la! Ha-ha-ha! Mu-mu-mu!’ that’s what I’m going to reply to the one who has invented this really shameful expression. And some other strong words to those who believed in it. Why Louis XIV couldn’t say it and even … Continue reading

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