luni, 29 decembrie 2008

RIP Harold Pinter & Haralamb Zinca

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Writer Harold Pinter Dead At 78
26 December 2008 1:33 AM, PST

Harold Pinter, who wrote 32 stage plays, 22 screenplays, numerous TV plays and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, died on Wednesday after an eight-year battle with cancer He was 78. His screenplays included The Quiller Memorandum (1965), The Last Tycoon (1976), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), Reunion (1989) and Sleuth (2007). Too frail to attend the Nobel Awards in 2005, he delivered his acceptance speech on video -- and used it to denounce America's invasion of Iraq, calling it "a bandit act, an act of blatant state terrorism, demonstrating absolute contempt for the concept of international law." He went on to accuse the U.S. of supporting "every right-wing military dictatorship" and committing international crimes in the name of democracy. His obituary in today's (Friday) New York Times, written by theater critic Ben Brantley and the late Mel Gussow, runs a whopping 3,260 words.

si Haralamb Zinca, 85 de ani, pe numele sau real Hary Isac Zilberman, un John le Carré (combinat cu un Ludlum comunist) romanesc, unul din eroii mei in copilarie, cel mai celebru scriitor de romane politiste alaturi de Rodica Ojog Brasoveanu
Moartea vine pe banda de magnetofon (ecranizat ca Un om in loden), o Crima aproape perfecta, Mapa cenusie GR (da, Godzilla, Romania)

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