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Emilia Clarke, of “Game of Thrones,” on Surviving Two Life-Threatening Aneurysms

But I kept at it. In school productions, I played Anita in “West Side Story,” Abigail in “The Crucible,” one of the witches in “Macbeth,” Viola in “Twelfth Night.” After secondary school, I took a gap year, during which I worked as a waitress and went backpacking in Asia. Then I started classes at the Drama Centre London to pursue my B.A. As fledgling actors, we studied everything from “The Cherry Orchard” to “The Wire.” I didn’t get the ingénue parts. Those went to the tall, willowy, impossibly blond girls. I got cast as a Jewish mother in “Awake and Sing!” You should hear my Bronx accent.

In those days, I thought of myself as healthy. Sometimes I got a little light-headed, because I often had low blood pressure and a low heart rate. Once in a while, I’d get dizzy and pass out. When I was fourteen, I had a migraine that kept me in bed for a couple of days, and in drama school I’d collapse once in a while. But it all seemed manageable, part of the stress of being an actor and of life in general. Now I think that I might have been experiencing warning signs of what was to come.

I could hardly catch my breath. I went back to the hotel, where some people invited me to a party on the roof. “I think I’m good!” I told them. Instead, I went to my room, ate Oreos, watched “Friends,” and called everyone I knew.

The “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have said that Daenerys Targaryen is a blend of Napoleon, Joan of Arc, and Lawrence of Arabia.
GOT  tv  actor  story  hospital  death  struggle  growup  uk  health  acting  female  fame  success  girl  interview  job  from instapaper
5 weeks ago by aries1988
The Seductive Enthusiasm of Kenneth Clark’s “Civilisation”
it raised an important question in his mind: how to fuse his erudite tastes in art and culture with the reach and power of broadcast television? In some respects, that remains a quixotic project. And yet Clark managed to pull it off, in ways that still seem surprising and even a little mysterious.

Clark is outrageously committed to the “great man” approach to history and to the concept of genius. “Above all, I believe in the God-given genius of certain individuals, and I value a society that makes their existence possible,” he says.

lets the camera have a leisurely look at whatever he’s been talking about. This is the use of television as a contemplative tool, something rarely attempted and, when done well, still remarkable.

He broke down with emotion on many other occasions during the filming of the series. This predilection for weeping comes through in the final product, in a good way: Clark’s just-under-the-surface emotion, his obvious feeling that the great art we’re being shown matters, gives the series a rare and subtle power.
bio  history  tv  art  civ  west  1960s  classic  from instapaper
december 2018 by aries1988
惑星之歌 | Pussy Riot:那群冲进球场的俄罗斯年轻人 – 中国数字时代

worldcup  2018  russia  football  manifestation  dissident  politics  world  tv 
july 2018 by aries1988
詹姆斯·卡梅隆的科幻故事 (豆瓣)
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june 2018 by aries1988

你可以和所爱的人们生活在一起,没有各种传统社会规范的 judge。
from:rss  tv  moi  usa  love  friendship  friends  cult  1990s 
may 2018 by aries1988
NHK纪录片 永不止步的人 宫崎骏 中日双语字幕 - YouTube
NHK纪录片 永不止步的人 宫崎骏 中日双语字幕 - YouTube Up Next Autoplay is paused If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting your device. YouTube Clear History Enable…
video  documentary  moi  tv  Miyazaki 
march 2018 by aries1988
The Interpreter: A British crime drama bleeds into the real world
The researchers concluded that popular television shows’ portrayals of family life led to these changes by shifting public perceptions about the appropriate role of women.
Television isn’t new to Britain, of course. But in a world where media consumption is increasingly fragmented, popular shows are one of the few mass experiences left. That kind of shared understanding is rare, and it can be a powerful thing for politicians to take advantage of.
tv  africa  mentality  family  female  crime  uk  2018 
february 2018 by aries1988
Mr. Robot (TV Series 2015– )
Created by Sam Esmail. With Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin. Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night.
january 2018 by aries1988
Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast

He fell for Hanoi long before he actually travelled there, when he read Graham Greene’s 1955 novel, The Quiet American, and the city has retained a thick atmosphere of colonial decay—dingy villas, lugubrious banyan trees, monsoon clouds, and afternoon cocktails—that Bourdain savors without apology.

Bourdain believes that the age of the fifteen-course tasting menu is over. He is an evangelist for street food, and Hanoi excels at open-air cooking.

The restaurant’s specialty is bún chả: springy white noodles, smoky sausage, and charred pork belly served in a sweet and pungent broth.

I won’t eat in a restaurant with filthy bathrooms, Bourdain warned. They let you see the bathrooms. If the restaurant can’t be bothered to replace the puck in the urinal or keep the toilets and floors clean, then just imagine what their refrigeration and work spaces look like.

If Bourdain’s show offers a vicarious taste of an intrepid culinary expedition, the market will provide an ersatz consumer experience of his show.

With his chopsticks, he gestured toward a bowl of kimchi between us. Americans want kimchi. They want it on their hamburgers. It’s like when Americans started eating sushi—a huge tectonic shift. The new frontier for American tastes is fermentation, Bourdain continued. That funk. That corruption of the flesh. That’s exactly the flavor zone that we’re all moving toward.

I don’t know anybody who is more a man of the twenty-first century, Richman told me. The way he acts. The way he speaks. His insanity. His vulgarity.

the only way to see Hanoi was on the back of a scooter: To be anonymous, another helmeted figure in the middle of a million little dramas and comedies happening on a million bikes moving through this amazing city—every second is pure joy.
gourmet  vietnam  story  tv  21C  chef  street  food  from instapaper
december 2017 by aries1988
‘We will all be dust soon’: Sherlock’s Mark Gatiss on death, despair and drama
He’s watched by millions, so why does the actor and writer feel a loser in today’s culture war?
interview  uk  culture  2017  tv  actor  bio  british 
november 2017 by aries1988
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? - The Atlantic
De Beers proved to be the most successful cartel arrangement in the annals of modern commerce. While other commodities, such as gold, silver, copper, rubber, and grains, fluctuated wildly in response to economic conditions, diamonds have continued, with few exceptions, to advance upward in price every year since the Depression. Indeed, the cartel seemed so superbly in control of prices -- and unassailable -- that, in the late 1970s, even speculators began buying diamonds as a guard against the vagaries of inflation and recession.

To stabilize the market, De Beers had to endow these stones with a sentiment that would inhibit the public from ever reselling them. The illusion had to be created that diamonds were forever -- "forever" in the sense that they should never be resold.

Specifically, the Ayer study stressed the need to strengthen the association in the public's mind of diamonds with romance. Since "young men buy over 90% of all engagement rings" it would be crucial to inculcate in them the idea that diamonds were a gift of love: the larger and finer the diamond, the greater the expression of love. Similarly, young women had to be encouraged to view diamonds as an integral part of any romantic courtship.

"We spread the word of diamonds worn by stars of screen and stage, by wives and daughters of political leaders, by any woman who can make the grocer's wife and the mechanic's sweetheart say 'I wish I had what she has.'"

N. W. Ayer proposed to apply to the diamond market Thorstein Veblen's idea, stated in The Theory of the Leisure Class, that Americans were motivated in their purchases not by utility but by "conspicuous consumption."

The message was clear: diamonds represent a sharp break with the Oriental past and a sign of entry into modern life.

DeBeers devised the "eternity ring," made up of as many as twenty-five tiny Soviet diamonds, which could be sold to an entirely new market of older married women. The advertising campaign was based on the theme of recaptured love. Again, sentiments were born out of necessity: older American women received a ring of miniature diamonds because of the needs of a South African corporation to accommodate the Soviet Union.
business  advertising  jewelry  diamond  marriage  tv  marketing  usa  japan  mentality  psychology  story  success 
october 2017 by aries1988
TV : « Le Génie des lieux : l’ENS, l’école de l’engagement »
Notre choix du soir. Dans une passionnante série documentaire, Antoine de Gaudemar nous ouvre les portes de trois temples du savoir européens (sur Arte à 0 h 00)
arte  tv  documentary  france  uk  swiss  university  education  spirit  comparison  elite 
july 2017 by aries1988
American Gods is wondrous and completely bonkers | 1843

as the character Shadow remarks at one point, In America everything goes on forever.

Anderson was clearly doing his best to convey the woozy, underslept, overstoned, sometimes visionary feeling that one gets from actually reading a Pynchon book. It’s usual for adaptations to transpose or transplant a story, but rather fewer concentrate so dedicatedly on capturing a mood.

And mood is something that the ravishing, exasperating, mysterious, baggy and weird American Gods seems to understand perfectly.
tv  2017  religion  imagination  scifi  book  from instapaper
may 2017 by aries1988
Westworld OST - Reveries (by Ramin Djawadi) - YouTube
At the end of the day in Tokyo, try putting this on repeat and falling asleep. Surreal.
Westworld OST - Reveries
tv  music  ai 
march 2017 by aries1988
« Fais pas ci, fais pas ça », nous nous sommes tant aimés…
Du rire, de l’émotion, de la folie douce et un tour dans le futur pour clore les aventures des familles Bouley et Lepic.
tv  français 
february 2017 by aries1988
La télé, zappée comme jamais

Mais pour l’essentiel, le « regarder ensemble » a vécu. Aujourd’hui, il n’y a guère plus que le football pour mettre 20 millions de Français au même moment devant leur téléviseur, à l’image des matchs des Bleus contre l’Allemagne et le Portugal, en demi-finale puis en finale de l’Euro 2016… Des exceptions.

En ­dehors du sport, les programmes qui réunissent le plus plafonnent à 10 millions de téléspectateurs : ce sont les soirées spéciales des Enfoirés, des journaux de 20 heures comme celui du 7 janvier 2015, jour de l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo, et très exceptionnellement des films, comme Intouchables.
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january 2017 by aries1988
RT : "1.5 million penguins on an island just 5km across."
by from Islands
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january 2017 by aries1988
Meet Chris Puckett — esport host —
Mr Puckett is frequently stopped by gaming enthusiasts wanting him to sign their mousemats (esports being the last refuge of the mousemat, helping players’ comfort and precision).
gaming  job  sports  tv  media 
july 2016 by aries1988
The Great American Obstacle Course - The New Yorker
At the heart of Esquire’s “American Ninja Warrior” is the Great American Obstacle Course, and its obstacles, like those of American life, are meant to teach us…
challenge  sports  human  self  ninja  tv  american  instapaper_favs  from instapaper
july 2016 by aries1988
Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

Cable networks like FX and AMC were developing expensive, talked-about dramas, the kind HBO pioneered with The Sopranos and The Wire. But these series, with their complex, season-long story arcs and hourlong format, seemed to be poor candidates for syndication, unlike self-contained, half-hour sitcoms like Seinfeld, which can be watched out of order.

Hastings and Sarandos realized that Netflix could become, in effect, the syndicator for these hourlong dramas: We found an inefficiency, is how Hastings describes this insight.
tv  revolution  online  streaming  netflix  business  internet  amazon  future  entertainment  time  competition  home  from instapaper
june 2016 by aries1988
Studio City - The New Yorker
Hengdian’s lot is eight thousand acres and includes a replica of the Forbidden City.
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april 2016 by aries1988
4K and 5K Display Buyer's Guide for Macs
4K displays are becoming increasingly popular as they come down in prices, and even some 5K displays have been released over the past year, but there...
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january 2016 by aries1988
无人生还 (豆瓣)
tv  uk 
january 2016 by aries1988




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august 2015 by aries1988
「超ウケるんですけど~」 昨日まで渋谷でカリスマ店員をしていた嘉納ハルコ(23)の目の前には、外国人たちが座っていた。高校教師となることが夢だったのに、まさか外国人相手の日本語教師とは。顔が引きつるハルコ。 「やる気がないなら帰っていいぞ」とベテラン教師・鷹栖(42)に言われるも、引き下がれない理由がハルコにはあ...
japanese  learn  japan  tv 
august 2015 by aries1988
Getting emotional
Those series were all co-produced by German public-service broadcasters who knew how avidly their audiences would consume small-screen crime fiction. Yet with their complex characters and multi-layered narratives the Scandinavian programmes also offered something rather different from Germany’s home-grown crime dramas with their universe of clear-cut morality and new storylines neatly wrapped up each week.

Foremost among them is “Deutschland 83”, an eight-part series about life in Berlin before the reunification of East and West Germany.
german  tv  2015 
june 2015 by aries1988
‘Out of My Mouth Comes Unimpeachable Manly Truth’
The evening news on Rossiya 1 starts off with Ukraine. The anchors of the three networks are a clan of attractive, dead-eyed men and women. They speak in the same unshakable “out of my mouth comes unimpeachable manly truth” tone that Putin uses in his public addresses, sometimes mixing in a dollop of chilly sarcasm. Their patter has a hypnotic staccato quality, like a machine gun going off at regular intervals, often making it hard to remember that they are moving their mouths or inhaling and exhaling oxygen.

Few Russian families escaped unscathed from Hitler’s onslaught, and Nazi imagery, which remains stingingly potent, is invoked frequently and opportunistically, as a way of keeping historical wounds fresh.
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february 2015 by aries1988
‘Downton Abbey’ and History: A Look Back -
As a chronicle of the ups and downs of fictional British aristocrats and servants, “Downton Abbey” weaves a surprising amount of authentic historical context into its plots. Here is an episode-by-episode look at some of the show’s period details, and how those events have been covered in The New York Times. “Downton Abbey” returns for its fifth season on PBS on Sunday — check back each week during the new season for updates.
tv  history  uk  explained  news 
january 2015 by aries1988
Simpsons World Review
Besides bringing in viewers, bingeing helped elevate TV’s cultural status, by underscoring its similarity to the novel. If the original airing of The Wire, week by week, recalled Dickens’ publishing serial novels in English newspapers, bingeing it several episodes at a time allowed you to go through it the way we read Dickens now.

But that’s not the only kind of expansive storytelling that TV’s open-endedness makes possible. Sitcoms, in particular, don’t generally drive in a straight line from a beginning to an end–not even, necessarily, more serial recent ones like The Office. Comedies, like The Simpsons, create immersive worlds rather than propulsive narratives. You can certainly binge a sitcom as much as you can a drama–Netflix, for instance, is counting on you to do that in the new year with Friends. But you don’t need, or necessarily even want, to do it in a particular order.

If a serial drama creates its effects by driving forward along a track, like a train, something like The Simpsons expands outward, like a cloud, or maybe a spiral galaxy extending from a center. You can live inside it, jumping from point to point, discovering new corners or echoing themes, skipping from season 2 to season 23 as if through a space-time wormhole.
tv  idea  reality  future  search 
october 2014 by aries1988
‘Homeland’ Begins Its New Season on Sunday
Season 4 of “Homeland” begins on Sunday on Showtime on a new and better course, namely where it started, with the focus on Carrie Mathison.
october 2014 by aries1988
Norway the Slow Way
In the past, Norway was relatively (and I mean relatively) cheap compared to Sweden and Denmark — Swedes would come to buy products in Norway and Norwegians would go to Sweden to work. But then oil reserves were discovered off Norway’s coast in 1969, and everything changed. The youngest child had suddenly become rich. One of the byproducts of this sudden influx of capital has been an intensive modernization in nearly all sectors of Norwegian life. Just 20 years ago, Oslo was a sleepy, provincial town known mainly for annually handing out the Nobel Peace Prize. Today, it is Europe’s fastest-growing capital. Everywhere you look, skyscrapers are being thrown up
culture  explained  family  norge  scandinavia  story  tv  travel  from instapaper
september 2014 by aries1988
La fin de la télévision à la papa
D'un point de vue économique, ce double usage fera cohabiter deux modèles : celui, classique, fondé sur l'audience de masse et la publicité, et un modèle individualisé. « La grande révolution pourrait être celle de la relinéarisation personnalisée, qui permettra d'individualiser les contenus et la publicité », pense Jean-Luc Chetrit, PDG de Carat France, vice-président de l'Udecam et coauteur avec François Druel de La télévision est morte… vive ma télévision (à paraître aux Editions Télémaque). « Il va falloir être capable d'exploiter un même contenu de différentes façons, pas seulement sur la télévision linéaire », prévient M. Patino.
future  analysis  tv 
september 2014 by aries1988
再见老白,再见,老白 (绝命毒师 第五季 影评)

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december 2013 by aries1988
是什么成就了《我是歌手》? - 国内 - 南都周刊
tv  from:kindle 
may 2013 by aries1988
《权力的游戏》主创答疑:我们也不知道结局 - 纽约时报中文网 国际纵览
小说中和生活里,孩子们都在成长,但是现实生活里的孩子们比小说里的孩子们成长得快一点,这是事实。但我们觉得任何长期计划都会有这个问题,对于电视剧和哈利·波特这样的长篇系列电影来说都是这样。麦茜、索菲和伊萨克都是现象级的,我们希望他们出色的演技能够掩盖他们所饰演的角色比他们要年轻这个事实。詹姆斯·迪恩二十三四岁的时候还在《无因的反叛》(Rebel Without a Cause)里饰演高中生呢。
may 2013 by aries1988
The Third Reich revisited: The war generation | The Economist
Yet they did not prompt the same intergenerational questioning. “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter” has reminded the public that this is their last chance to talk to survivors. Films such as “Schindler’s List”, “Holocaust”, an American television series, and the German-made “Downfall”, which tracks Hitler’s final days, all caused passing sensations in Germany. Yet they did not prompt the same intergenerational questioning. “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter” has reminded the public that this is their last chance to talk to survivors. What comes across strongly from these accounts is that after 1943 most intelligent Germans accepted that the war was lost. If they fought on it was out of desperation or camaraderie. That has prompted some critics to suggest that putting five sympathetic young protagonists into a harrowing story just offers the war generation a fresh bunch of excuses. It’s never over.
Films such as “Schindler’s List”, “Holocaust”, an American television series, and the German-made “Downfall”, which tracks Hitler’s final days, all caused passing sensations in Germany. Yet they did not prompt the same intergenerational questioning. “Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter” has reminded the public that this is their last chance to talk to survivors.

What comes across strongly from these accounts is that after 1943 most intelligent Germans accepted that the war was lost. If they fought on it was out of desperation or camaraderie.

That has prompted some critics to suggest that putting five sympathetic young protagonists into a harrowing story just offers the war generation a fresh bunch of excuses. It’s never over.
from:kindle  tv  war  germany 
april 2013 by aries1988
Netflix to Deliver All 13 Episodes of ‘House of Cards’ on One Day -
Binge-viewing, empowered by DVD box sets and Netflix subscriptions, has become such a popular way for Americans to watch TV that it is beginning to influence the ways the stories are told — particularly one-hour dramas — and how they are distributed.
february 2013 by aries1988
TV, The Thinking Person’s Entertainment of Choice -
quality television series also promise a welcome escape from a muddled, technology-addled existence.

They provide relief from nonnarrative mobile messages, from different voices nattering away, all at once, on different subjects and the multiple, inconstant jobs that now fill so much of our lives.
entertainment  tv  serie  information  technology 
january 2013 by aries1988
“Dexter” and British Psychologist Ask: Who Wants to Be a Psychopath?
Psychopaths tend to be fearless, ruthless, capable of extraordinary focus, and they are cool and decisive in high-pressure situations that make others quail. Psychopaths excel at reading other peoples’ facial expression, which comes in handy if they want to manipulate someone. The big difference, Dutton said, is that monks are motivated by compassion for others, whereas psychopaths seek only their own pleasure. But maybe this difference is not so great (and this is my point, not Dutton’s). After all, many modern gurus–notably Chogyam Trungpa, who helped bring Tibetan Buddhism to the west decades ago—act like narcissistic monsters. That’s one reason why I’m so down on Buddhism.
interview  success  book  TV  explained  psychology  behavior  mind  from instapaper
october 2012 by aries1988
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