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12 years a slave – 12 anni schiavo

’12 years a slave’ is definitely a well-deserved Oscar.

It was the target of my attention last Monday, rather than TV or other less interesting stuff, and filled my evening with heartfelt sympathy, both cultural and emotional.

Cultural because it deals with a shame that will never be washed away from the history of mankind.

Emotional because it is really difficult not to be moved by the true story of the protagonist, a free-born and well educated black man, kidnapped in order to be enslaved  by some scoundrels.

In the novel ‘Beloved’, by the Nobel laureate writer Toni Morrison, which is also set in the slavery of America in 19th century, it is spoken of some “cherry trees” but, as easy to  imagine, they are rather unusual cherry because they were created by human beings to other human beings, by using the whip.

There are many cherry trees, in ’12 years a slave’.

Some of them deserved the Oscar.

’12 anni schiavo’ è veramente un Oscar ben meritato.

È stato oggetto delle mie attenzioni lunedí sera, 

preferito alla televisione o ad altre occupazioni meno interessanti;

ha riempito la mia serata di sincera partecipazione, culturale ed emotiva.

Culturale perché riprende una vergogna che mai sarà lavata dalla storia dell’umanità.

Emotiva perché è davvero difficile non rimanere commossi dalla storia vera del protagonista, nero nato libero e di buona cultura, sequestrato per essere reso schiavo da dei farabutti.

Nel romanzo ‘Amatissima’, della scrittrice premio Nobel Toni Morrison, anch’esso ambientato nell’America schiavista dell’Ottocento, si parla di “alberi di ciliegie” si tratta, come intuibile, di ciliegi alquanto singolari perché creati dall’uomo su un altro uomo, con l’uso della frusta.

Ce ne sono molti, alberi di ciliege, in ’12 anni schiavo’.

Alcuni da Oscar.

(Of course, we must remember that the book that gave the original subject of the film was ‘Twelve years slave‘, by  Solomon Northup)

Oscars 2014: la grande bellezza

Yesterday, in the ruins of Pompeii, the Temple of Venus and the wall of a tomb at Porta Nucera necropolis suffered some crashes (emergency meeting organized for tomorrow).

Our hope is Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘La grande bellezza’ and its well-deserved Oscar (congratulations!!!!) could remember our politicians how important is Italian beauty.

By the way, hereinafter the entire list of winners (congratulations to everybody!):



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