invincible summers

in the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer. (albert camus)

this should be interesting July 14, 2009

Filed under: big pharma,film — clementine @ 1:39 am

a film currently in pre-production, Love and Other Drugs. starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway.

synopsis: A humorous expose of the highly competitive and cutthroat world of pharmaceuticals, where salesmen schmooze doctors, nurses and hospitals to get them to use their brand of drugs. Gyllenhaal will play the salesman, who begins a relationship with a woman who has Parkinson’s (Hathaway) while on one of his sales calls. Their love story plays out in the political and social context of the time.

Charles Randolph (a former professor of Philosophy) wrote the screenplay and Edward Zwick is directing.

wish I could write more, too much going on. my best and love to all of you (if any) who are still reading here.

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David Helfgott-a beautiful man April 16, 2009

Filed under: ECT,film,hope,inspiration,life,love — clementine @ 2:03 am
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Years ago I watched the film Shine several times. Tonight my swain and I watched it together and I felt like posting a couple of clips-one of the real David Helfgott and the other is the trailer from 1996.

from wikipedia:

When he was nineteen, he won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London, England for three years, where he studied under Cyril Smith. During his time in London he began showing more definite manifestations of mental illness. His doctor in Australia, Chris Reynolds, whom he met some twenty years later, said that he suffers from an acute anxiety neurosis. He returned to Perth in 1970, and married his first wife, Clara, in 1971. He also took part in several Australian Broadcasting Corporation concerts. After his marriage broke down he was institutionalised in Graylands, a Perth mental hospital. Over the next ten years, he underwent psychiatric treatment which included psychotropic medication and electroconvulsive therapy.

Today, David Helfgott now lives in “The Promised Land”, a valley near Bellingen in New South Wales with his second wife, Gillian. He continues to perform concerts at his home. His other interests include cats, chess, philosophy, tennis, swimming and keeping fit in general.

 

my oscar picks (updated) February 21, 2008

Filed under: entertainment news,film — clementine @ 12:51 pm
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Well, I won the Oscar contest amongst friends and I’m not sure how considering I was off on several categories. I wasn’t able to enjoy the pre-Oscar shows as I was busy preparing the Oscar-themed food pictured below! Juno mini cheeseburges and orange tic tacs. No Country For Old Men taquitos. There Will Be Blood chocolate (oil) fondue and a red velvet cake in the shape of a bowling pin. and a few Sweeney Todd meat pies!!!


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