Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shadow and ghost

Sinto saudades do Brasil. I feel nostalgia for Brazil. That short sentence in Portuguese would be fairly easy to translate, were it not for that middle word: saudade1. It’s a nostalgia that’s bittersweet, often incorporating a sense of hopelessness combined … Continue reading

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Seven Samurai

On the anniversary of the birth of Akira Kurosawa, I find it necessary to write about one of the finest films ever created: Seven Samurai. A review by me would be wasted words. Everything I want to say about it … Continue reading

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Memoirs of the Golden Age

I love a good memoir. I find it fascinating to read a thoughtful account of a person’s life, or a period of their life. It goes beyond chronology. If an author can only talk about what he did and when … Continue reading

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