Vladimir Mayakovsky’s love for cinema began when the poet was just 13 years old. In 1906 his family moved to Moscow. The capital struck the boy with noise and brilliance, but the main impression was the cinema. For the sake of touching this miracle, he was ready for anything – he got the cherished penny or made his way into the halls with a hare, risking being caught. Many years later, already being a successful poet, he never neglected the opportunity to participate in the filming, not only as a screenwriter, but also as an actor.
The first work Mayakovsky, associated with movies, became the film “drama in cabaret futurists # 13.” Mute tape was released in 1914 and now, unfortunately, is considered lost. Continue reading
For many readers journey in genre fantasy began with Professor John Ronald Ruel Tolkien. “Hobbit”, “Lord of the rings” or even Peter Jackson’s screen version… these stories “hooked” millions of people. It is known that Tolkien was inspired by some of the masters of modern fantasy, from George R. R. Martin to Terry Brooks. But the fantasy genre was not born in a day when middle earth was created.
Tolkien himself drew inspiration from old works, as well as from the writings of his close friend and colleague on the work of Clive Lewis (once they even planned to write a book together, which began to write Lewis). Continue reading
It is difficult to find an educated person who would not know the names of these writers and poets. However, not all lovers of literature can say with confidence that they have read all the books of famous writers. Among the little-known books of famous writers there are real masterpieces, for unknown reasons, left without the attention of the mass reader. We offer to fill this gap and read the little-known books of famous writers from our review.
Joseph Brodsky, “Democracy!»
Fans of Joseph Brodsky can recite a lot of his poems, retell his prose. But here’s the play “Democracy!”it could well remain unread. Continue reading