“Nel momento in cui si dichiara che certe  idee sono immuni da critica, satira , derisione o biasimo la libertà di pensiero diventa impossibile.”  Salman Rushdie was born on 19th June, 1947 in Bombay, India, but he was educated in England.  Before becoming an author, he worked in television and inContinua

Barry Lyndonstarring Marisa Berenson and Ryan O’Neal Barry Lyindon was a British- American film written and produced by Stanley Kubrick in 1975, taken from the novel  by W. M. Thakeray,  The Luck of Barry Lyndon (1856). The novel  was probably an autobiography of an Irish adventurer, Barry Redmond, soldier inContinua

French poster Spanish poster  Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) is a satire of  the  scare (paura) directed, produced,  nd co-written by Stanley Kubrick starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott. The film is freely (liberamente) based on Peter George’s Cold War thriller novelContinua

Born in New York (1928), because of his poor results at school, Stanley Kubrick was introduced by his father  to chess (scacchi). Kubrick soon became a skilled player (abile giocatore).  His father also introduced little Stanley to the cinema giving him a camera for his thirteenth birthday: Kubrick became anContinua

15th june 1215 – King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England . King John signs the Magna Charta at Runnymede While Richard the Lionheart  (1189-99) was fighting (stava combattendo) in Jerusalem for the third Crusade (terza crociata), his brother, John Lackland, (1199-1216), who ruled (governava) over Britain during his absence, was obliged (fuContinua

Robin and Marian is a 1976 movie directed by Richard Lester and written by James Goldman, based on the legend of Robin Hood. Robin Hood – already quite aged (già avanti con l’età) – is still fighting (sta ancora combattendo) for Richard the Lion-Heart (Riccardo Cuor di Leone) in France. RichardContinua