Director : Pupi Avati (1991).
Avati seized on the life story of Bix Beiderbecke and filtered it through his unique interpretation and then mangled facts to serve this fictional view. The movie is interesting in as much as it is a rare insight into this side of the roaring twenties and the fascinating story of Bix Beiderbecke’s meteoric rise and fall. But despite being plainly shown the fundamental inaccuracies in the script, Avati chose to inject wholly fictional scenes. These were not merely the normal adjustments to make the movie move smoothly and advance the plot, but fundamental distortions of the record. Thus, it is sad that this movie, which had the potential to really stand as the definitive work on Bix Beiderbecke, whose true life has more than enough elements to make a great movie, instead stands as yet another distorted vision.
William Eggleston’s color-saturated photographs turn the familiar into the foreign, the mundane into the marvelous. Over the past five decades he has used the camera as a democratic device, recording the ordinariness of life in America, particularly in the South, and finding something thrilling, enigmatic, scintillating in the smallest detail or the composition of characters in space.
Let’s have a bit of Renaissance architecture.
The Sistine Chapel is a large and renowned chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City.
Mu Cang Chai Vietnam….insanely beautiful!