“Sas…what?  Saskatoon! Where is that?”: Eight Months in the Land of Living Skies
In English / Reportage / Reportage in English

“Sas…what? Saskatoon! Where is that?”: Eight Months in the Land of Living Skies

Every time I say “I chose to go to Saskatoon”, it provokes the same reaction: people are surprised, intrigued. Those who know the city (mostly Canadians) open their eyes wide and ask me, “Why on Earth did you decide to go there?” Those who don’t (most people in the world) look confused, “Sas…what? Where is … Continue reading

History of the Media

Are TV sketch-comedy programs completely outmoded?

Television sketch-comedy programs used to be considered the epitome of peculiar British Humor, nationally and internationally. The comic groups using the thirty-minute format explored philosophical concepts, political issues, characters or situations through a series of short comedy scenes (‘sketches’) that lasted between one and ten minutes. Some of these sketch shows ran several years (The … Continue reading

Marlon Brando’s Hidden Talent Revealed in <i>One-Eyed Jacks</i>
Cinema / Westerns

Marlon Brando’s Hidden Talent Revealed in One-Eyed Jacks

Marlon Brando was already well-known as an excellent actor when One-Eyed Jacks (1961) revealed that he was also a talented director. He played with the codes of the Western genre and with cultural clichés to create a unique movie, whose peculiar richness is based on ambivalent genres, human characters, landscapes and atmospheres.       After … Continue reading