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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Sa ne intelegem de la inceput. Nu sint o cinefila impatimita. Imi plac fie peliculele cu adevarat amuzante, fie cele de la care am ce invata. Si cum nu cunosc prea multe titluri care sa se inscrie in oricare dintre aceste doua categorii, nu ma uit la prea multe filme. Insa cele care ma intriga cel mai mult sint acelea pe care eu le consider slabe, dar care se bucura de aprecierea multora.      Un astfel de exemplu este Shakespeare in Love, aparut in 1998, in regia lui John Madden, un regizor al carui palmares recunosc ca nu imi spune foarte mult. Shakespeare in Love este un film care se bucura de multe aprecieri pozitive, inclusiv de 7 premii Oscar, poate cel mai important fiind cel pentru cea mai buna actrita in rol principal (Gwyneth Paltrow), desi si Judi Dench a cistigat un premiu important, pentru cea mai buna actrita in rol secundar.     Daca ii eliminam pe William Shakespeare (interpretat de Joseph Fiennes) si pe Cristopher Marlowe (Rupert Everett) din intreaga ecuatie, n…

broken words

I always long for something else. Another colour, another wine, scarf, book. Another city, another story... Teach me to value what I already have. Teach me how to take joy in who I am. To stop this endless search for something else. I am tired. I just want to be.


Most books offer escape tunnels. They enclose microcosms; little worlds designed to give us the happy endings we so desperately seek in our lives. Perfect stories with perfect endings. Characters that are free to do everything we cannot do. Characters that embody our wondering and idyllic spirit. But what can we do when reality invades our most private and intimate spaces? How can we cope with sadness, disillusionment and tragedy when present even in literature, our escape tunnel? 
All these being considered, I believe Daddy Love is a disturbing novel. A disturbing novel written by a very good author. Disturbing due to its theme and technique. Disturbing because it is real and does not hide anything. Because it is harsh and does not take care of our feelings.
Joyce Carol Oates wrote the story of thousands of families throughout the world, since, unfortunately, kidnapping rates are quite high nowadays. The phenomenon of abduction is still present in our modern societies. It still destro…