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Emerson & Jorginho: The Brazilian/Italian dual-citizen’s wearing blue in pursuit of the Azzurri’s 5th Jules Rimet Trophy.

The Italian national soccer team has two elite players of Brazilian ethnicity playing on their roster. This state of affairs seems to deliberately contradict what soccer experts would expect, considering the historical rivalry between Italy and Brazil. In typical Brazilian fashion, they’re one monikered players, simply known as Emerson and Jorginho. The former, a solid … Continue reading Emerson & Jorginho: The Brazilian/Italian dual-citizen’s wearing blue in pursuit of the Azzurri’s 5th Jules Rimet Trophy.

From Marcello Lippi to Roberto Mancini, the chip on Italy’s shoulder grows in a quest for redemption.

Since winning their 4th World Cup title in 2006, the head coach of Italian national teams have been the missing link behind the failures they’ve experienced in major tournaments. From Marcello Lippi to Roberto Mancini, any Azzurri head coach has been aware of the big shoes they’ve needed to fill; not to mention insurmountable pressure … Continue reading From Marcello Lippi to Roberto Mancini, the chip on Italy’s shoulder grows in a quest for redemption.

The correlation between the early careers of Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino.

Oliver Stone’s filmmaking career is to be venerated and exemplified for withstanding doubt and criticism in the face of failure and success. The thunderstorm of his life that pertains to filmmaking is vast enough to cover a 2nd autobiography, serving as a sequel to 2020’s Chasing the Light, his memoir. What resonates the most are … Continue reading The correlation between the early careers of Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino.

Vegans, carnivores and cannibals; Dr. Lecter.

Dr. Hannibal the cannibal Lecter’s warped view of human respect is depicted with an inquisitive demeanor in his character. If one refers to the Thomas Harris novels, or the screen adaptations of Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1985), Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991) or Ridley Scott’s Hannibal (2001), Dr. Lecter is depicted as a … Continue reading Vegans, carnivores and cannibals; Dr. Lecter.

The bandwidth, solitude and tranquility behind writing.

One must create the bandwidth to write. To go beyond, the surrounding environment of an individual plays a tremendous degree of significance upon the quality of writing. Quality shouldn’t pertain to the fanciful use of language, or to have the reader humming a theme upon its conclusion. The clarity of mind in a tranquil state … Continue reading The bandwidth, solitude and tranquility behind writing.