About a week ago I was booked on a flight into Sydney from a weekend interstate with family. It had been a pretty big week, which was then complicated by the responsibilities of catching up with various family members over the weekend and I was feeling overwhelmed. Being the web savvy traveller that I am (translate that as lazy), I always use the wonderful web check in where I can pick my seat and jump the queues.
Or is Intermezzo not an intermezzo? Not an intermezzo in the sense stated above. Perhaps we are not talking about music. Perhaps we want to talk beside music, or better yet, with music. As well, the visual artist wanted to tie the piece back to its roots in Philly, with a local icon. Originally, he planned to make the statue in the image of Dawn Stanley, a 3xOlympic gold medalist basketball player from Philadelphia. But city officials don’t allow statues of living people, so instead, McCutcheon chose Scottlynn to represent the kids of the South Philly neighborhood..
However, after the box office failure of his ambitious Mera Naam Joker (My name is Joker), which took six years to complete, his movies took a more sensual turn. The film Bobby (1973) introduced Dimple Kapadia, who would go on to become one of India superstars, and established itself as the fore runner of a new generation of romances targeted for adolescents. But the film owed its phenomenal success to other considerations as well.
DM: Well, Partch was a very uncompromising person when it came to his own works. He wouldn’t compromise for any type of publicity gain or financial gain. He was very disciplined towards his vision and his ideas. Sambhu is critically wounded and confined to the bed; and Kanhaiya, whose shoebox breaks into pieces as he runs to avoid a police raid, has a moral lapse and is tempted into pickpocketing. Meanwhile, alarmed at the fact that she is no longer receiving any money or even letters from Sambhu, the pregnant Parvati takes up construction work and eventually leaves to look for Sambhu in the city. A village woman, partly in purdah and newly arrived in a large metropolis, is like a sitting duck to a hunter: led astray by a man who claims that he can take her to Sambhu, Parvati struggles desperately to flee his clutches and is run over by a car.
It’s folksy and primitive but sophisticated. It’s careful and caring but indifferent to criticism. Bob embodied and emanated these qualities, and the big mass of a generation idolized him for it. You got conned . Just like Jordon Belforts victims! You let him off much too easy! Jordon Belfort has spent his life cheating people and responding to objections and criticisms. He is a master at rationalizing and deflecting anything negative or critical. His answers reflect a lot of “coaching” by lawyers, crisis management professionals, public relations specialists and therapists.