Jo Rowling was born in Chipping Sodbury in the UK in 1965. Her name is Joanne “Jo” Rowling but her pen name is J. K. Rowling: before publishing her first book, the publisher Bloomsbury requested that the writer use two initials, so not to make evident she was a woman.Continua

The Witches is a 1990 comedy – fantasy film directed by Nicolas Roeg based on the book of the same name by Norwegian-British author Roald Dahl (1916 – 1990). Actors: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Rowan Atkinson. While on holiday at his grandmother Helga, Luke ‘s parents die in aContinua

In 1982 Ridley Scott directed Blade Runner, a science – fiction – noir film starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah. It is loosely (lontanamente) based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. The story follows Rick Deckard, a retired copContinua

The Commitments ( impegnati) is a 1991 film directed by Alan Parker based on the novel by Roddy Doyle. It follows the story of Jimmy Rabbitte who wants to create the greatest soul band in the world. He does not like the way Irish bands make music and assembles (mette insieme)Continua

Midnight  Express is a 1978 British American production directed by Alan Parker. It is based on the same book by Billy Hayes then adapated for the cinema by Oliver Stone. The story is about an American college student Billy Hayes who – in 1970 – takes some hashish blocks (pezzi di hashish)Continua

 Alan Parker, born Islington in 1944, began his career in advertising (pubblicità)  In the late 60’s he was one of a small group of British directors who revolutionized world advertising. As a film director he started his career with the BBC Television film, The Evacuees. His first feature film wasContinua

The Music Lovers (L’altra faccia dell’amore in Italian) is a 1970 British film directed by Ken Russell, starring Glenda Jackson and Richard Chamberlain.The film  is based on Beloved Friend, a collection of personal correspondence edited by Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara von Meck on the  life and career of 19thContinua