Two different strategies, according to the specific situation created around the movies. Unfortuntaly the first one was a total flop, while the second one a must-see movie.
So, if you are movie addicted, you’d better read this post carefully. (more…)
Since I work in the translation field, and my Bachelor thesis was on the translation of movie titles from English to Italian, I think I know a little bit of this subject. The point is that sometimes it really takes too much to buy the rights to show the movies in Italy.
That is ridiculous, and don’t try to convince me that the producers and all their teams need time for dubbing and subtitling. Guess what: I found on the internet Italian subs for movies that are not relased in my country yet. So?
I was in New York back in January 2012 and I saw several movie trailers while I went to the IMax theater to watch Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. (more…)
Have you ever dreamt of spending just a few dollars and be able to eat 4 meals during the day? In Bangkok you can do it, and it’s not that difficult.
Starting from breakfast, you can order a gafae yen, a sort of the iced coffee you can find at Starbucks: it only costs 25 baht, which is basically nothing, if you consider the fact that 1 bath is 0.034 $. That means that you can have your drink for only 0.85 $, and if you add other 0.34 $, you can also have the so-called pa thong go, a sort of Chinese sweet you can put in the coffee before eating it. (more…)
The people of Easter Island crossed the ocean just to create a peaceful and prosperous 1000-year civilization. Unfortunately, their culture collapsed into war and mass starvation, so it is really important we learn from that lesson, in order not to commit the same mistake.
In fact, the Easter Island story provides a model for disaster: the parallel between the ecological disaster between its place, located in the Pacific and what is happening now on our planet is basically too far from comfort. (more…)
When the Alcatraz prison closed, the place was managed as excess government property. During this period of time, several interesting proposals for its future use were discussed.
One of these featured a commercial theme park, in order to celebrate the space travel, as the very wealthy man from Texas, Lamar Hunt, suggested.
Another idea was shown by a group of Native American political activists, who selected Alcatraz as the place where to make a stand. They occupied it several times: for example, the first one in 1964, when they stayed there only for 4 hours, less than a day. The second one, then, 5 years later, started on November 20, after the landing on the island of a small group of Indians, who claimed it in the name of “the Indians of All Tribes”, a landmark in intertribal cooperation. (more…)