Kultur-multur (18)

Apr 20, 2024 3:25 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
Last concert / film / exhibition / show / piece / opera / event

you have been to. Was it good? Was it bad?

Do tell us about it, please!
Apr 20, 2024 3:41 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
I've been to "Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov's latest film yesterday. They say, that it's the best adaptation so far. I didn't see and I don't want to see the previous versions, so I cannot have an opinion on them. But this film made an impression. It's occasionally better that the book, which is highly unusual.

I am totally impressed.

The actors: they are on the target. The Master is dull and one-dimensional, as geniuses are. Margarita is bold, beautiful and a power for herself. Woland is ugly and sexy... among other things. Pontius is a big man: he is trying and failing. Yeshua is... well... himself or should I say: Himself.

They speak Latin for the Pontius Pilates part; they speak German with Woland. They speak a lot, but a lot of things are so visual you can understand them without sound. Especially if you read the book.

Which, I'm sure, you didn't. It is fine. It's only the most famous Russian book for centuries. And now they made a film based on. Who cares :)
Apr 21, 2024 3:37 AM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell: I've been to "Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov's latest film yesterday. They say, that it's the best adaptation so far. I didn't see and I don't want to see the previous versions, so I cannot have an opinion on them. But this film made an impression. It's occasionally better that the book, which is highly unusual.

I am totally impressed.

The actors: they are on the target. The Master is dull and one-dimensional, as geniuses are. Margarita is bold, beautiful and a power for herself. Woland is ugly and sexy... among other things. Pontius is a big man: he is trying and failing. Yeshua is... well... himself or should I say: Himself.

They speak Latin for the Pontius Pilates part; they speak German with Woland. They speak a lot, but a lot of things are so visual you can understand them without sound. Especially if you read the book.

Which, I'm sure, you didn't. It is fine. It's only the most famous Russian book for centuries. And now they made a film based on. Who cares :)
More famous than War and Peace?
Apr 21, 2024 3:51 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell: Last concert / film / exhibition / show / piece / opera / event

you have been to. Was it good? Was it bad?

Do tell us about it, please!
I attended a Trade show in Hannover Germany , it was fantastic
Apr 21, 2024 9:27 PM CST Kultur-multur
ali110: I attended a Trade show in Hannover Germany , it was fantastic
And illegal, no doubt
Apr 22, 2024 5:53 AM CST Kultur-multur
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia18 Threads 20,517 Posts
When I try Kama Sutra I will get back to you whether it was good or bad
Apr 22, 2024 4:11 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
snowlynx: More famous than War and Peace?
Yes.
Apr 22, 2024 4:13 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
Mercedes_00: When I try Kama Sutra I will get back to you whether it was good or bad
Do try while reading. It is good :)
Apr 22, 2024 4:15 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
ali110: I attended a Trade show in Hannover Germany , it was fantastic
Well... would you care to tell more about it? We are not so familiar here with trade shows, you see... back water kind off blushing
Apr 23, 2024 6:13 AM CST Kultur-multur
salamuna
salamunasalamunaDeventer, Overijssel Netherlands5 Threads 225 Posts
I was at the concert of the Amsterdam Klezmer Band in March? and sure i liked it because i like klezmer music
as about Bulgakov.. i saw the last movie. Is a good one, but for me it is uncomparable with the book. so book makes you to think while this movie is just a peace of avant-garde art
Apr 28, 2024 9:14 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell: Well... would you care to tell more about it? We are not so familiar here with trade shows, you see... back water kind off
sure , an agriculture machinery show ,plenty of people came to visit and the show had many stands of international machinery manufacturers ..it was amazing

wave
Apr 28, 2024 9:16 PM CST Kultur-multur
Mercedes_00: When I try Kama Sutra I will get back to you whether it was good or bad
Merceeee...... Good to see you
Apr 30, 2024 9:53 AM CST Kultur-multur
Went to wulter-spulter once, wouldn't recommend it.
May 3, 2024 6:03 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
Agent772: And illegal, no doubt
Once again telling from own experience, Angy-bae?
May 3, 2024 6:04 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
ali110: sure , an agriculture machinery show ,plenty of people came to visit and the show had many stands of international machinery manufacturers ..it was amazing
I am totally week for big machines. That's why I never go to those shows :)

wave
May 3, 2024 6:09 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
snowlynx: More famous than War and Peace?
Sorry for misleading.

There was a 40 min presentation before the film (and ca 20 min talk after), so I mixed something or other. It is not most famous, it is most read Russian book of the previous century. I didn't ask about the source of information (my own idea - it'd be Nabokov's "Lolita"...), so I am just translating what the presenter said. Falsely too :)
May 3, 2024 6:34 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
salamuna: I was at the concert of the Amsterdam Klezmer Band in March? and sure i liked it because i like klezmer music
as about Bulgakov.. i saw the last movie. Is a good one, but for me it is uncomparable with the book. so book makes you to think while this movie is just a peace of avant-garde art
Well... it is indeed the case with visual art: they show you a picture. When you have your own picture in your head and it doesn't coincide with their, then their picture is not good :)

I read MaM many ears ago. And I paid more attention to the Yeshua-Pilates part: a book within a book felt fascinating then (well.. it feels fascinating now as well: such a treat.) The Master part felt somehow too temporary, too low-level, too common-place, too as-everybody-else-is compared to Yeshua that encompassed eternity, ephemerity, spirituality... everything that we are not. And Woland, his entourage, his ball with his queen... it felt too much, too unnecessarily esoteric. To put it short: I had no picture in my mind of anyone, but Jeshua and Pilates. And in this film, they made them personages in a piece, just actors - which, I think, was totally a genius move - hence, no loss for me here either, as actors in someone's piece don't have to coincide with the pictures in my head.

But, of course, it's my impression and don't expect everyone to share it. Though, I hope that you enjoyed the film. It wasn't short, after all :)

PS. Woland's ball took place at Easter night and the orthodox Easter is about now. Take care, good people :)
May 3, 2024 6:37 PM CST Kultur-multur
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden104 Threads 5 Polls 3,318 Posts
MysteriousGirl80: Went to wulter-spulter once, wouldn't recommend it.
They say, there are no such thing as bad wulter-spulter, but there's such thing as too little drink :D
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