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In 1945, 23-year-old Judy Garland married director Vincente Minnelli, her second husband.
Garland and Minnelli entered into a relationship, during the filming of Meet Me in St. Louis, after some initial conflict between them. Having to cope with Judy Garland’s chaotic behavior, Vincente Minnelli had to adopt an authoritarian attitude that slowly turned into a protective affection towards a self-depreciating and vulnerable actress. The relationship also surprised their entourage who observed that strange couple made of an elder effeminate director and a young troubled star.
While they were married, Garland and Minnelli worked together on The Clock (1945) and The Pirate (1948). Their daughter, Liza, was born in 1946, and the marriage lasted until 1951.
The romance began to weaken with Judy Garland’s worsened problems due in part to the discovery of her husband’s homosexuality that only increased the lack of confidence she had in herself, a postpartum depression and…
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“Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscape painter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich’s paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs “the viewer’s gaze towards their metaphysical dimension” [from Wikipedia]
Like implied in the quote above many of Friedrich’s works have a very melancholic, if not sinister atmosphere. No wonder that a lot of his paintings have been used…
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Dopo un mio periodo di apatia e aridità, dovuti forse anche dalla stanchezza dei viaggi, uno squarcio di luce mi arriva da questo post: http://ilricciocornoschiattoso.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/sesso-e-vermi/ e dai commenti che seguono.. ora non so, se pubblicherò tutto quello che ho scritto, ma intanto questa è la prima parte.
Sullo stesso argomento segnalo anche: http://simonasforza.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/la-donna-e-una-bestia-ne-salda-ne-costante/
Per secoli e secoli la donna è stata più vicina al mondo animale che alla sua specie.. il maschio della specie umana, era l’unico razionale, che sapeva controllare i suoi istinti bestiali.. la donna no! Con questa giustificazione hanno tenuto la donna ai margini della società.. consegnata ad un padre o un marito/padrone, che poteva disporre di lei come meglio credeva. Come si bastona l’asino per farsi obbedire, il marito aveva il diritto di punire la moglie per educarla, fino alla morte o di ripudiarla se proprio…
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