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Russell Brand – damn man, you just have a new fan!

I finally saw the recent interview that was all over the internet and I had no idea it would be so engaging and interesting to watch! So my few thoughts on this:

Firstly Brand as a the social commentator has a lot more potencial, than him being a comedian in my opinion. After this interview I started to watch some other interviews – and from time to time, the man is really on fire.

He brings very clear, focused anger to what he says, I really like that. He has balls to say what he wants and he seems to be fearless in giving his opinions.

About the content – of course, he doesn’t propose any real solutions to the problems he is speaking about – but at least he has some interesting things to point out.

When he is inspired he  can really communicate his insights very well and I really envy him his linguistic skills (although I’m not native english speaker, which can be kind of my excuse).  

I like how he got Paxman out of his comfort zone finally, after a lot of very offending attitude that he had towards Brand. But at the end – I like them both still.

To sum up – really good spend 10 minutes of my life J

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The potato has spoken

I would like to recommend to all of you this one blog, not because its another type of meaningless spam/comercial. Because it’s my friend, and because she is brilliant and when you r reading her you can actually get to the end and have many, many thoughts during the way.

So here it is, Lady Potato:

http://thepotatohasspoken.blogspot.com/

if you want a cream for your troubled soul, try to read what she has to say 🙂 ❤

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Friends will be friends

DSCF2440Actually today a bit more personal post. Im gonna explain a bit who we r as a group. Three of us met already in high school, we were living together back then (yes, all of us tasted independence very quicky in our lifes) and then we went together to work in Ireland in the summer. Then, some of us fell in love and stayed in Ireland. I personally went back to Poland to begin my studies and i met another piece of a puzzle. Then all of us travelled and basically the dynamics of the group is changing constantly.

But i love all of my little Santa helpers so much and evenre – we see eachother sometimes once, sometimes maybe twice a year – its like we never change for eachother, we can start a conversation like not even a second passed by since  the last time we were together.

So we had  some reunions recently – and apparently we r gonna change countries soon. Again 🙂 So the plans are – Germany, England, Norway and one of us is going to India just in two weeks! Well of course – this r very flexible plans (besides India – India is sure as hell), so we never know where we’ll end up.

But here r some pictures from one of the reunion with Enya! What we did? Of course we r girls so – shopping! But besides that – we talked and talked and talked, we had fun in the snow and just enjoy this few moments that we had again. So today – personal sharing! 🙂

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Phychoanalysis of the movies

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Cinema is very often a tool, which sublime our hidden instincts and create a reality that is simulated, like in a dream. We can try to approach this topic from two different sides. The first side is – of course – the perspective of director, how he put meaning on things and how he interpret the certain aspects in the movie. The second side is us – the viewers – how we take certain things and put a meaning on it.

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For every other individual it’s a completely different story. When we have a screetshot – let’s say sth very simple – like a pigeon, yard and a little boy trying to approach this bird – every other person – and I guarantee it – will see on this picture different things. The director will try – for example – to have a close shot on a boys face – to show his emotions (which is the most important for the director in that moment). We (viewers) will not exactly look at the things the same way. Of course – there will be a pattern to follow, because we r not resistant to suggestion or persuasion. But –  we can pay more attention to the pigeon, or to the detail on the yard – sth that has a meaning for us – us a single unit, with a certain life story and certain upbringing.

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The main reason, why we r going to the cinema – it’s a desire to enter something forbidden and unknown. The movies are repeating the Oedipus stories (Z. Freud) and they r using the conflict between forbidden and desire. The main element is an emotional identification with a character or a camera. The viewers project their fears and desires on the screen, but – at the same time – they identify themselves with the story.

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The viewer is totally defenseless toward the emotions, that the movie is evoking. He is not thinking rationally anymore and he’s totally under the hyphnosis of the movie.

I can write on and on about this topic, but I want to present one person, who absolutely master it. Ladies and gentleman – Slavoj Zizek. The great Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. I read a lot of his work (because of one of my degrees – culture studies) and I just love, love, love his mind! It’s a hole with ideas that never ends.

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Anyway – he created “THE PERVERT’S GUIDE TO CINEMA”, in which you can see the psychoanalysis of the greatest movies ever made (from Hitchhock to David Lynch).

You can watch the first part here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBBoxXEBrxU

and all the rest is on youtube as well. And this is the official side:

www.thepervertsguide.com

Don’t pay attention on his accent (it’s not very good), but on what he is saying, because it’s worth it. Well, that’s it for now.

Thanks for reading! cherrylady 🙂