A book that shows the world its own shame – Picture of Dorian Gray

(Book and) tea time! But this time, let’s not talk about writers famous by long volumes of their monumental work. Let’s remember a novelist made famous by his only published novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Oscar Wilde’s full name was Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. Complex, isn’t it? Basically, just another telling embodiment of […]

Robert Johnson, “the man who sold his soul”

To the Devil. On the crossroads. Hopefully, this story is just the legend. Or is it. Does anyone have the right to make such soul crushing music without some secret pact with the Prince of Darkness? Nah, it can’t be truth. But that interpretation of the Faustian legend is so interesting and captivating that we […]

Ian Fleming, James Bond’s creator, was born 110 years ago

The man responsible for one of the greatest franchises in modern history was born on May 28th, 1908. This man is, of course, Ian Fleming, the creator of the most famous secret agent, the agent with a license to kill, the agent who takes his drink shaken not stirred, the one who is famous for […]

Helena Bonham Carter turns 52 today

We would like to wish a very happy birthday to one of the greatest (it’s your right to disagree about this) British actresses, Helena Bonham Carter. She had some quite memorable roles in no less memorable movies: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter, Fight Club… Not a bad list, but one […]

Alien had its debut nearly 40 years ago. The first Alien, of course

Nearly 40 years ago the original Alien had its debut. It was on May 25th, 1979. It was quite an event you probably didn’t attend, so it’s better to refer you to a link where you can read the impressions from someone who attended that awesome premiere. Check this out, there’s Lisa Morton’s experience and […]

Pulp Fiction debuted at Cannes 24 years ago

You may be surprised to hear that it’s been almost 25 years since Pulp Fiction had its premiere at Cannes Film Festival. Seriously, it doesn’t seems that it was more than two decades ago, but it’s true, we have checked many times hoping to see it was a mistake because no one likes the fact […]

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