06/10/2015

WHAT A MOVIE: ‘Investment’ by Marcel Juan

This short film directed by Marcel Juan opens a section that collects documentaries and audiovisual fiction pieces that deal with any matter from a humanistic point of view.

Marcel Juan is a director and photographer from Barcelona. He studied graphic design, but his interest in photography and the moving image has gradually taken an interest in these areas . His audiovisual and images owe much to the graphic influences he received in the early years of his career and are marked by a particular sense of tempo, framing, aesthetics and light. In his work he highlights the taste for poetic, human, and sometimes certain notes of humor and surrealism. He has directed commercials, music videos, fashion films, mini-series for television, curtains for multiple channels, films and audiovisual museum of the Brazil Cup in Rio de Janeiro. You can learn and deepen their work and creative universe on his own website: www.marceljuan.com

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John Cleese es un actor, comediante, guionista y productor especialista en sátira, comedia negra y humor surrealista. También es inglés, mucho. A fines de la década de los 60 co-fundó Monty Python, el grupo de comediantes responsable del mítico en influyente programa de televisión Monty Python's Flying Circus. Junto a sus compañeros Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin y Graham Chapman, Cleese realizó películas como Los caballeros de la mesa cuadrada y sus locos seguidores (1975), La vida de Brian (1979) o El sentido de la vida (1983).

A mediados de la década de 1970, co-escribió con su primera esposa Connie Booth la comedia de situación Fawlty Towers, y la protagonizó como Basil Fawlty. Cleese recibió por ella el premio BAFTA de 1980 al mejor actor de comedia, y en el año 2000 la serie encabezó la lista del British Film Institute de los 100 mejores programas de televisión británicos. En una encuesta de Channel 4 de 2001, Basil Fawlty ocupó el segundo lugar en la lista de los 100 mejores personajes de televisión.

De vuelta al cine, escribió y protagonizó junto a Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis y el ex colega de Monty Python Michael Palin Un pez llamado Wanda (1989) y Criaturas feroces (1997). Por la primera fue nominado al Premio Oscar al Mejor Guión Original.

Con Antony Jay, guionista del programa Yes Minister, co-fundó Video Arts, una productora que realiza vídeos como éste, en el que explica de una manera realmente seria cómo funciona la creatividad.

Existe un túnel en Eindhoven dedicado al inolvidable sketch de Monty Python 'El ministerio de los andares tontos', protagonizado por John Cleese — Imagen Autor desconocido

John Cleese is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer specialised in satire, black comedy, sketch comedy and surreal humour. He is also British, very British. In the late 1960s he co-founded Monty Python, the comedy troupe responsible for the BBC sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus. Along with his co-stars Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman, Cleese made films as Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975), Life of Brian (1979) or The Meaning of Life (1983).

In the mid-1970s, Cleese and first wife Connie Booth co-wrote the sitcom Fawlty Towers, and he starred in it as Basil Fawlty. The series resulted in Cleese's receiving the 1980 BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance, and in 2000 the show topped the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes. In a 2001 Channel 4 poll, Basil Fawlty was ranked second on its list of the 100 Greatest TV Characters.

Back to movies, he co-starred with Kevin Kline, Jamie Lee Curtis and former Python colleague Michael Palin A Fish Called Wanda (1989) and Fierce Creatures (1997), both of which he also wrote. For the first he was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

With Yes Minister writer, Antony Jay, he co-founded Video Arts, a production company making entertaining training films like this, in which he explains in a really serious way how creativity works.

There is a tunnel in Eindhoven dedicated to the unforgetable Monty Python's sketch 'Ministry of Silly Walks', starred by John Cleese —Image Unknown Author

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Bien conocido por sus novelas y ensayos, especialmente la famosísima 'Un mundo feliz', publicó también relatos cortos, poemas, libros de viaje y guiones. Miembro de una familia de intelectuales, Huxley viajó mucho, terminó estableciéndose en California y ejerció durante toda su vida como crítico de los roles sociales, las normas y los ideales. Se interesó además por temas espirituales como la parapsicología y el misticismo, sobre los que escribió varios libros, casi todos basados en sus experiencias personales. Al final de su vida fue considerado como un líder del pensamiento moderno. En esta entrevista, realizada en Estados Unidos en 1959, en plena guerra fría, habla de la libertad, del poder y del peligro de que la ficción futurista y pesimista que imaginó en su mítica novela pueda convertirse en realidad. Más de 50 años después, sus reflexiones siguen sonando terriblemente actuales.Aldous Huxley was a British writer. Well known for his novels and essays, especially the famous 'Brave new world', also published short stories, poems, travel books and screenplays. Member of a family of intellectuals, Huxley traveled widely, ended up settling in California and worked all his life as a critic of social roles, norms and ideals. He became interested in spiritual matters as well like parapsychology and mysticism, about which he wrote several books, almost all based on personal experiences. At the end of his life he was considered a leader of modern thought. In this interview, conducted in the United States in 1959, during the Cold War, he talks about freedom, power and danger of futuristic fiction and pessimistic in his legendary novel imagined can become reality. More than 50 years later, his thoughts still sound terribly current." 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Uno de los escritores más leídos del mundo, con más de 140 millones de libros vendidos en más de 168 países y traducidos a 73 lenguas, alcanzó su mayor éxito con la obra 'El alquimista'. Ha recibido destacados premios y reconocimientos internacionales, como el premio Crystal Award que concede el Foro Económico Mundial, la Medalla de Oro de Galicia o la prestigiosa distinción Chevalier de L'Ordre National de La Legión d'Honneur del gobierno Francés, entre muchos otros galardones que lo han consagrado como uno de los escritores más relevantes de nuestro tiempo. Desde octubre de 2002 es miembro de la Academia Brasileña de las Letras. Además, en la actualidad es consejero especial de la Unesco para el programa de convergencia espiritual y diálogos interculturales.'If we do not take our individual responsibility, we will end up in the hands of the authority and the power'. 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