Friday, January 20, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


I suppose that all of you know who's Barbra Streisand. You may not be such huge fans of her like me (I've seen Yentl thousand times and I'm not ashamed of it!) and you may not know that she's also a publicist (neither did I), but I hope you also cry while listening to The Way We Were (even if you don't want to admit it).

Here's a great article by Barbra published yesterday in Huffington Post. Hope you like it.

P.S. Does anybody of you know who's responsible for the weather? I'd like to make a complaint about the arrival of winter. Each year I promise myself that I'll change the world by dismissing winter from then annual schedule but then I always forget about it. Maybe this is the year, who knows? 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Guardian claims that John Berger has died today at the age of 90. Well, it seems that 2016 is not over yet.

Monday, January 2, 2017

I suppose that not many people share my opinion, but I really consider Marianne Faithfull as one of the greatest musicians of our times. 

Good night.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! 

I was thinking a lot about what would be the most accurate post for the first day of the 2017. Surprisingly, I decided to introduce you to Jenna Marbles, one of the most popular YouTuber in the world, who I discovered recently. Her first video, 'How to trick people into thinking that you're good looking' (2010), has been watched 65 347 440 times by now. It's extremely stupid, but also very funny. Well, I'm not going to hide it from you - almost every Jenna's video is stupid, vulgar and primitive, but I agree with her that the world is already too serious and too sad to be serious all the time, so it's perfectly fine (and even healthy!) to watch and produce stupid and useless stuff on the Internet. Also, I am a kind of person who needs to find an appropriate balance in managing my free time, so after spending 5 hours on playing Bach, Shostakovich, Poulenc or Brahms, reading Cervantes, Hume, Jelinek, Sontag or Žižek and watching movies about genocide I just need to absorb the proper dose of stupid things. That's why I'm familiar with many texts of culture which you probably consider as the worst products of our times. I promised myself that I would never tell anybody about it (except my second half and my brother who share some of my views on life), but last year I spent the New Year's Eve watching 'Kto poślubi mojego syna' (and I enjoyed it, although it was really tough), I've seen dozens of Jerry Springer shows (no, I'm not joking) and I can watch three episodes of 'Żony Hollywood' one by one without any break. No, I'm definitely not a normal person. 

I decided to introduce you to the Jenna's world through a video that she made in 2015, which is totally stupid and weird. I'm sure you won't find it as amusing as I do, but well, maybe I'm wrong and some of you are as weird as I am. Enjoy!  

Sunday, December 25, 2016


How is your Christmas? I hope you enjoy it and you spend time on reading books instead of studying, just like me. All of my family members are huge bibliophiles, so there are always lots of books among our Christmas gifts. This year I got a great compendium about one of my favourite Tarantino's movies: "Pulp Fiction. Wszystko o kultowym filmie Quentina Tarantino" by Jason Bailey. I've already read a half, so I can tell that it's a very detailed and quite well-written study. It includes not only research on Pulp fiction, but also many information about Tarantino's life, other movies of him and references to other directors and their work.

Those of you who are interested in movies surely know than even the best productions are full of little mistakes, and even Pulp fiction isn't free of them. I post here a translation of some examples given in Bailey's book:

1. Execution in the Brett's apartment. When Jules and Vincent are shooting to Brett, both of them empty their clips. Then Tarantino go back to this scene in the beginning of another sequence (The Bonnie situation). Jules and Vincent empty their clips, but when "the fourth guy" comes out from a bathroom, they shoot again.
2. In the same particular scene Jules and Martin are talking to Marvin (before the guy from the bathroom appears). The wall is full of holes from shooting which, actually, haven't been shot yet.
3. There's a mistake in a famous adrenaline injection scene. Mia wakes up rapidly with a syringe in her heart. But wait... Where's the red point that Vincent put in her chest before?

4. A scene at the end of the prologue, just before the "Misirlou" and the credits. Honey-Bunny says: "Any of you, fucking pricks, move, and I'll execute every motherfucking last one of you!". When Tarantino returns to this scene in The Bonnie situation, she says: "Any of you, fucking pricks, move, and I'll execute every one of you motherfuckers". According to Tarantino, it wasn't a mistake but a deliberated effect, which he used to show that everyone remembers the same situation in a different way.

Saturday, December 24, 2016