On November, 6th 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected 16th American President. Born in 1809 in Kentucky , he worked in his father’s farm (fattoria), attended (frequentò) school for less than a year and  taught himself to read and write. Before graduating (prima di laurearsi) in law (legge), he did differentContinua

A painting by D. H. Lawrence David Herbert Lawrence was born at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, on 11th September  1885, fourth of the five children of a miner (minatore) and of his educated middle-class wife. After attending college , he became a teacher in London (1908) and, helped by his literary friendContinua

An ideal husband,  film directed by Oliver Parker in 1999,  is an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play (1895) of the same title – starring Jeremy Northam (Sir Robert Chiltern); Cate Blanchett (Gertrude); Rupert Everett (Lord Arthur Goring); Minnie Driver (Miss Mabel Chiltern) and  Julianne Moore (Mrs Laura Cheveley). The storyContinua

Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell was born in 1927 in Southampton, Great Britain.  He studied at Pangbourne Naval College in  Berkshire. He was an intelligent and learned (colto) film director always interested in experimentation. Shy (timido) and introvert at the beginning of his career  he  became very extravagant and wild, anotherContinua

Saigon. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) from the special services is given the order to go back a river in Cambogia , reach Colonnel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) and kill him. Colonel Kurtz is fighting a personal, cruel  battle. The film produce and directed by Francis Ford Coppola in 1979 is looselyContinua

F. F. Coppola and his characters  Francis Ford Coppola was born in 1939 in the USA, in an Italian-American family. His father was a composer and musician, his mother an  actress.  Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola and  F. F. Coppola,  Af ter graduating in drama he worked at UCLA in filmmaking.Continua

Roman Polanskiis a Polish (Polacco) film director, producer, writer and actor. He was born in  Paris in 1933, but the family went back to Poland just two years before the beginning of the war and were all sent to the Krakow ghetto. Captured by the Germans his father was sentContinua