An American secret agent and an evil female supercriminal vie to recover a pair of top secret X-ray vision glasses that have accidentally fallen into the hands of a ditzy stripper.
The 1994 return of King Crimson was timed perfectly, matching, in no particular order, one of the peak periods for CD sales, a time of great variety of radio formats in the USA, the growth of a number of bands who pointed eagerly to the influence of King Crimson - especially of the 1972-74 band - a more positive critical reception for the band, following the remasters of the catalogue, Frame by Frame and Great Deceiver boxed sets supervised by Robert Fripp. Such timing not only benefited from the release of the various musicians from their other musical commitments, but in Robert Fripp's case, the ultimately successful battle to regain control of King Crimson's catalogue.
Dalle raffigurazioni più allusive a quelle più esplicite, fin dall’antichità l’arte ha sempre mantenuto forti legami con la rappresentazione del sesso. Nell’iconografia classica esiste una lunga lista di opere scandalose, tenute nascoste o custodite gelosamente per pochi, capolavori considerati oltraggio al pudore e banditi per il loro contenuto, ma è solo attraverso l’interazione con i mass media e con i moderni strumenti di diffusione che nasce il concetto di oscenità. In questo nuovo saggio Luca Beatrice, critico d’arte ironico e aperto alle molteplici sollecitazioni visive dell’arte contemporanea, esplora un tema “hot” che da Courbet a Picasso, da Man Ray a Mapplethorpe arriva alle performance di Vanessa Beecroft e Jeff Koons, agli spettacoli di Madonna fino a YouPorn, ultima frontiera dell’intrattenimento erotico
Mozart’s sublime tragic comedy offers boundless scope for directors, and Kasper Holten has chosen it to follow his directorial debut of Eugene Onegin. He wanted to shift the emphasis from Don Giovanni’s sex life into a darker place, showing Giovanni’s womanizing as an attempt to stave off his own mortality. Each woman he seduces represents a life he could have had. Though it is a dark piece, Holten handles it with a light touch and works with a superb cast – Mariusz Kwiecien, one of the world’s leading Don Giovannis, Alex Esposito, a fresh, vigorous Leporello and acclaimed French soprano Véronique Gens.
Philippe Herreweghe, principal conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, has devoted himself for over ten years to fresh and invigorating readings of the (pre-) Romantic repertoire. Together with the Collegium Vocale, founded in 1970 by Philippe Herreweghe himself, and superb soloists they perform Dvořák’s Requiem.
“Try to keep it as plain spoken as possible…” those are some of the first words the viewer hears in Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre. A self-narrated musical journey, the film encapsulates the sound and soul of John Mellencamp. Stepping outside the boundaries of a concert film or documentary, Plain Spoken blends highly personal voice-overs from Mellencamp with live footage of him performing with his full band at the historic Chicago Theatre, just 250 miles from his native Indiana…