Histoires de fous

Comme c’est le temps de la distribution des “Blocs d’heures” d’été dans les bibliothèques de la ville, document.write(“”); le Carnardo Pressé a publié un billet, la semaine dernière, invitant les auxiliaires de bibliothèque à partager leur expériences vécus au cours de ce changement parfois traumatisant…
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Jusqu’à maintenant peu d’auxiliaires ont répondu à l’invitation, mais
le Carnardo Pressé a récemment mis à jour son billet en y ajoutant une parodie de la maison des fous d’Astérix (dans Les Douzes Travaux d’Astérix, qui a également été adapté au cinéma). Je ne sais pas qui l’a produite (il n’y a aucun crédit) mais c’est tout à fait hilarant! C’est tout à fait ça!

Je ne peux donc pas m’empêcher de la reprendre ici:

Revue de Presse / Press Review (2010/05/27)

Another nice but insanely busy (and quite unseasonably hot) week. Not only this week was my birthday (getting so old now, document.write(“”); BTW: thanks to all who wished me happy birthday) but I am also getting my iPad (a kind of self-gift)! I’ll be a little more productive when I’m out of the safe-house (I’ll missed it after moving, but I’ll make a better one — however, for now, it is clean-up time!) and I’ll be able to experiment on new ways to distribute contents. This week was as hellish as usual at work (or more: trying to organize a new work schedule provided excruciating mental pain; the boroughs are really nests of ineptitude!). News-wise, beside the iPad international launch, I noted the end of the Cannes Film Festival, more Gulf oil-spill drama and the end of most of the TV shows I was watching (it makes me sad, but it will also allow more time for the clean-up and for “working” on the iPad)! Here’s some more:
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Friendship

A friend is someone with whom you share a mutual affection. Someone you trust. Someone you can count on when in trouble, document.write(“”); even in the middle of the night. Someone you can confide to without fear. Someone that will not betray you in any ways. Someone that will never hurt you even out of rage. Someone that will not lie to you. Someone that will never take advantage of you.
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A friend is NOT someone you barely know or even heard of. A “Facebook friend” is no friend.

We don’t have friends anymore like people used to do in the olden days. We either give our “friendship” too easily or we denude it of its meaning. Unfortunately, with time, some word gets vague and lose their meaning. We often mistakenly use “friend” for “acquaintance”.

A real friend is something rare and precious that you might not encounter often, if ever, in your life. And if you do, it will never last. People grow apart. And you are always betrayed in the end…

Revue de Presse / Press Review (2010/05/20)

Busy worrying about my work schedule for the summer (the library network is really going to hell and [thanks to our useless moronic union] trying to get work in several boroughs brings total mayhem–hopefully I’ll end up with a stable, document.write(“”); full-time schedule) while working as much as possible on my appartment clean up… Here’s a few note-worthy news:
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Revue de Presse / Press Review (2010/05/13)

Quote of the week:
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“Frankly, document.write(“”); my dear, I don’t give a damn” (Rhett Butler [Clark Gable] talking to Scarlett O’Hara [Vivien Leigh] at the end of the 1939 movie Gone with the Wind)

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Press Release: Le 34e FFM présentera une rétrospective de Jafar Panahi

Montréal, document.write(“”); le 10 Mai 2010. Le prochain festival des films du monde de Montréal présentera une rétrospective des films du cinéaste iranien Jafar Panahi qui fut le président du jury du FFM en 2009. Sa présence comme président du Jury l’an dernier a été remarquée et saluée par les médias internationaux qui reconnaissent en Mr Panahi l’un des grands cinéaste du monde. « Nous sommes heureux de lui consacrer cette rétrospective en hommage à son immense talent » déclare Serge Losique, le président du conseil du FFM.
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Né en 1960 à Mianeh (Iran), Jafar Panahi est l’un des cinéastes les plus influents de la Nouvelle Vague iranienne. Après son diplôme en réalisation du Collège IRIB à Téhéran, il réalise plusieurs courts et moyens métrages pour la télévision de son pays. En 1995, il signe son premier long métrage de fiction, LE BALLON BLANC,  qui remporte la Caméra d’or à Cannes la même année. Son deuxième film, LE MIROIR, remporte le Léopard d’or au Festival de Locarno en 1997. Son troisième long métrage, LE CERCLE, est présenté dans 40 pays et remporte 18 prix internationaux, parmi lesquels le Lion d’or à Venise en 2000. SANG ET OR (2003) remporte le Prix du jury dans la section Un certain regard à Cannes. Son dernier long métrage, OFFSIDE, est lauréat de l’Ours d’argent au Festival de Berlin en 2006.

Le Festival des films du monde se tient du 26 août au 6 septembre 2010.

L’AFFICHE DU FESTIVAL DES FILMS DU MONDE 2010

Montréal, le 27 avril 2010 – Le Festival des Films du Monde annonce que c’est le projet d’Hubert Samson qui a été choisi comme affiche de sa prochaine édition qui se déroulera du 26 août au 6 septembre 2010.

L’affiche du Festival des Films du Monde 2010 a été choisie par le public général parmi 3 finalistes, tous étudiants en arts graphiques à l’UQAM. Leur professeur, Philippe Béha (lui-même auteur de l’affiche du FFM en 1986), avait demandé à ses étudiants de créer une affiche pour le FFM 2010.

Le public était invité à voter pour désigner son affiche préférée parmi les finalistes et à écrire un commentaire sur les raisons de son choix. Parmi les nombreux commentaires, celui de d’Éric Montpetit, professeur de cinéma, exprime de manière éloquente les impressions éprouvées par ceux qui ont voté pour l’affiche d’Hubert Samson :

« L’acte de voir se trouve bien synthétisé dans cette image d’un personnage aux yeux multiples, symbole de la variété des points de vue exprimés dans la programmation du Festival et, également, dans le regard subjectif de chaque spectateur. Les contours flous de son corps donnent l’impression qu’il vibre ; touché, ébranlé, ému par ce qu’il voit. Cette vibration rappelle aussi celle de la lumière projetée à travers la pellicule sur l’écran. Belle évocation du mouvement au cinéma. Bravo ! »

Press Release: VIZ Media Debuts LIBRARY WARS Manga Series

A LOVE OF BOOKS AND READING INSPIRES A GIRL TO STAND AGAINST CENSORSHIP IN NEW MANGA SERIES LIBRARY WARS: LOVE AND WAR. New Shojo Adventure Follows A Young Recruit In The Library Defense Forces As She Protects The Right To Read.
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San Francisco, document.write(“”); CA, MAY 10, 2010
VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, brings a new literary manga adventure to North American readers with the release of LIBRARY WARS: LOVE & WAR on June 1st. The series, with story and art by Kiiro Yumi and based on the original concept by Hiro Arikawa, will be published under the Shojo Beat imprint, is rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens and will carry an MSRP of $9.99 U.S. / $12.99 CAN.

In the near future, the federal government creates a special committee to rid society of books it deems unsuitable. But the libraries vow to protect their collections, and with the help of local governments, form a military group to defend themselves – the Library Defense Forces!

In the opening volume, Iku Kasahara has dreamed of joining the LDF ever since one of its soldiers stepped in to protect her favorite book from being confiscated in a bookstore when she was younger. But now that she’s finally a recruit, she’s finding her dream job to be a bit of a nightmare. Especially since her hard-hearted drill instructor seems to have it in for her!

“Manga lovers will root for the cute librarians in this fun new series that also addresses some important issues like liberty, freedom of speech and censorship,” says Candice Uyloan, Director, Consumer Marketing, VIZ Media. “LIBRARY WARS is based on a collection of novels also written by Hiro Arikawa that were extremely popular in Japan, selling more than one million copies. Fans will definitely want to add this adventure to their summer reading lists!”

Hiro Arikawa won the 10th Dengeki Novel Prize for her work Shio no Machi: Wish on My Precious in 2003 and debuted with the same novel in 2004. Arikawa is probably best known for the LIBRARY WARS series and also her trilogy about Japan’s military Self Defense Forces, Jieitai Sanbusaku (The SDF Trilogy), which consists of In the Sky, The Bottom of the Sea, and City of Salt.

Kiiro Yumi won the 42nd LaLa magazine Manga Grand Prix Fresh Debut award for her manga Little Billy’s Depression. Her latest series, LIBRARY WARS: LOVE & WAR is currently featured in Japan’s LaLa magazine.

For more information on this title and other shojo titles from VIZ Media, please visit www.shojobeat.com.

About VIZ Media, LLC
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

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Press Release: Fantasia, The Shape of things to come


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Montreal Monday May 3rd, document.write(“”); 2010 – While we’re still several weeks away from announcing our full 2010 festival line-up, the
14th annual Fantasia International Film Festival is making an early announcement to highlight several special events planned for this summer’s fest, including a stage play, multiple lifetime achievement awards and a gala performance/screening premiere revolving around one of the most significant silent-film restorations in the history of moving images.

THE COMPLETE METROPOLIS – A GALA EVENT AT PLACE DES ARTS
Seldom has the rediscovery of a cache of lost footage ignited widespread curiosity as did the announcement, in July 2008, that an essentially complete copy of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS had been found. This prompted an incredible year-long restoration project, the results of which will be unveiled for the first time in Quebec this summer, at Fantasia. Featuring over 25 minutes of new material (1,257 shots, including entire new sequences), the complete METROPOLIS will be screened as a special gala event at the 3000-seat Wilfred Pelletier theatre in Place des Arts on July 28. For this special night, internationally renowned silent film composer Gabriel Thibaudeau is writing a new score for the feature, which he will perform with a 13-piece orchestra live at the screening. It will be a fantastically historical night in every sense of the word!

Notes on the music for Fantasia’s METROPOLIS event by Gabriel Thibaudeau:

“For the last 22 years I have been resident pianist and composer for the Cinematheque québécoise. METROPOLIS is one of the first films I played to. Writing a new score for this film represents, for me, a long cherished dream. The film’s modern feel and visual treatment lends itself well to experimentation and is a pure joy to create sound for!

How to express musically the class struggle and dialectic that are the foundations of this work? By utilizing not one, but two chamber orchestras! Quite simply, at stage left the orchestra represents the elitist spirit of the city through a string quintet and keyboard. At stage right a brass quintet with organ will form the second orchestra, symbol of the strength of the workers in the subterranean city. The percussion section in the center will form a link between the two worlds/ensembles.

For this two and a half hour performance, specially commissioned by the Fantasia Festival, the majority of movements will be precisely written and perfectly synchronized with the images on screen. However, certain passages will be more free, created live through “Soundpainting”, a technique of improvising from coded gestures used by the conductor.”
– Gabriel Thibaudeau

A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR KEN RUSSELL
Fantasia will present Britain’s celebrated enfant terrible, the director of such one-of-a-kind classics as ALTERED STATES, TOMMY, CRIMES OF PASSION, WOMEN IN LOVE, LISZTOMANIA, GOTHIC, SALOME’S LAST DANCE, MAHLER and LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM, with a lifetime achievement award in celebration of his astoundingly unique and bravely provocative visions.  On the night of his ceremony, we will screen a rare 35mm print of his explosive and still-controversial 1971 masterpiece THE DEVILS. This notoriously powerful film, which remains unavailable on DVD anywhere in the world, stars Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave, and featuring art direction by Derek Jarman.  Russell will be in town for a week and our special “Devils’ Night” award presentation will kick off a massive retrospective of his filmography split across Cinematheque Quebecoise and Cinema Du Parc.

DUAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR ANIMATION DUO DON BLUTH & GARY GOLDMAN
Along with the homage to filmmaker Ken Russell, the Fantasia Film Festival is proud to give a lifetime achievement award to Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, the creative duo behind such animated modern classics as THE SECRET OF NIMH, AN AMERICAN TAIL and ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN. Bluth and Goldman share a unique story in animation cinema. Beginning their groundbreaking work with Disney, they created their own independent studio in 1973, which lead to numerous collaborations with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, a detour in the video game world with the DRAGON’S LAIR series and a dozen imaginative feature films. To celebrate this event, the Fantasia Film Festival will screen the prehistoric tale THE LAND BEFORE TIME, the unforgettable classic that lives in the imagination of a generation of cinephiles. Our audience will also have a chance to meet the filmmakers during a special panel on animation.

THE INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE OF STUART GORDON & JEFFREY COMBS’ CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED EDGAR ALLAN POE STAGE PLAY
Award-winning filmmaker Stuart Gordon, beloved for such films as RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND and STUCK will be returning to Fantasia (after gracing us with the Canadian premiere of EDMOND in 2006) with his staple star Jeffrey Combs to stage their acclaimed one-man play NEVERMORE: AN EVENING WITH EDGAR ALLAN POE, which features Combs in a breathtaking performance as the legendary author. It should be noted that Gordon was a celebrated theatre director for many years before turning to cinema. Among his many impressive credits, the future filmmaker founded Chicago’s Organic Theater in the ’70s and was the first to stage a play by David Mamet, who he continues to collaborate with every now and then. A spellbinding recreation of the public recitals that Poe regularly performed in the years before his death, based on reviews and reports of his actual appearances, NEVERMORE premiered in Los Angeles in July 2009 and was originally slated to run for four weeks.  Critical raves and mass audience draws saw the run extended to nearly six months. Combs’ performance is so captivating and mercurial that many critics have championed him as “the definitive Poe,” a claim that we can fully agree with! 2010 also happens to be the 25th anniversary of RE-ANIMATOR, and in celebration of this, Fantasia will be screening an uncut 35mm print of the cult classic, hosted by Gordon and Combs.

MORE – MUCH MORE – TO COME
The above is but an early tease-taste of what Fantasia has lined up for Montrealers this summer, released to tide you over until we announce our full line-up of over 100 feature films in mid-June. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’ve got any questions or requests. Enquiries can be sent to press@fantasiafestival.com .

The 14th annual Fantasia International Film Festival takes place in Montreal July 8 – July 28 2010.

Fantasia Vidéo Promo 2010 from Fantasia International Film Fest on Vimeo.
Also check the festival website: www.fantasiafestival.com

Revue de Presse / Press Review (2010/05/06)

Busier than ever and not much time to pay attention to news. However, document.write(“”); a few major events were worth noticing this week: more economic troubles in Greece, the ecological disaster continues in the Golf of Mexico, and it looks like the U.K. election will end up with a hung parliament
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Moving on

It is now official. I met tonight the new owner of the building where I live and he want to move into my appartment. However, document.write(“”); legally, I can stay until the end of my current lease, which means I could stay another forteen months. But I’ll do my best to leave as early as I can. Which means I really have to get going with my appartment clean up and the virtual yard sale I am planning to do to get rid of at least half my stuff. Which also means I won’t have much time for anything else (I’ll stop being involved in union-related activities and try to reduce my writing / bloging a little). And I’ll probably need LOTS of moral support…
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I like my place and the neighborhood, but all good things have an end. That’s life. We have to accept that and move on…