sâmbătă, 17 august 2019

Peter Fonda RIP

Mr. Easy Rider went for a last ride, ...:(
Peter Fonda was 79, Easy Rider is 50 this year, and he was in Cannes Classics and at Cinema de la Plage presenting it. It won here when it was presented back in 1969. Missed him by 10 minutes :(
My DVD has Dennis Hopper's autograph on it, the film is still the bastion of counter-culture...-
Peter Fonda, Hollywood royalty as the son of Henry, was against it !  He was  "Born to be Wild". Wyatt (from Earp ?) aka Captain America, who expresses the remains of the American Dream:
"We Blew it"...
Peter Fonda in Easy Rider (1969)
I 1st saw Peter as a kid in the sequel to Westword, Futureworld (1976, in Romania as Evadati din viitor), but later on I had the pleasure of seeing the essential Corman biker picure The Wild Angelas in The Trip, Race with the Devil, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, 92 in the Shade. Comeback with Ulee's Gold, Ocar nominated. The Limey, fun cameo bit on Escape from L.A., Mephistopheles in Ghost Rider
He directed The Hired Hand in 1971, a great and very little seen odd anti-western. He had a bit in The Last Movie, of his friend and sometimes fiend Dennis Hopper. His other friend was Warren Oates and they were in a lot of films together, and of course Jack Nicholson whose career was kickstarted by Easy Rider.

Brother of Hanoi Jane, father of Bridget. One of "the last of the only ones" ....

miercuri, 24 iulie 2019

Rutger Hauer RIP

One of my favourite actors and a personal hero, the Flying Dutchman, android Roy Beatty, The Hitcher, Mr. Rutger Hauer is no more.  Debut in the Dutsch TV series Floris in 1969.. Spetters, Eureka, Nighthawks, La legenda di santo bevitore, Osterman Weekend, Flesh + Blood, Blind Fury,  Split Second, Salute of the Jugger, Ladyhawke, Sin City, Batman Begins, Hobo with a Shotgun....Gone at 75 on July 19th, but just announced now.

                               AND ALL THESE MOMENTS WILL BE LOST
                                 LIKE TEARS IN THE RAIN ???

 I wanted to get him at Dracula film fest for the.last three years :( met him in Bucharest and in Romania more than once , he shot over here a lot, last time 2 years ago as The Commodore in The Sisters Brothers
:( now i am so sad....2019, the year of the blade runner.....

luni, 17 iunie 2019

Franco Zeffirelli RIP

Zeffirelli now :( He was 96. Opera director, formerly a stage designer. In Romania they loved him because his early films were shown in cinemas, Romeo and Juliet -1968, was ahuge hit. so was Taming of the Shrew, He also filmed in Romania, what was to be his last film, Callas Forever, in 1992. Then The Champ-1979 who made me cry as a child, disover Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway and the blond kid Ricky Schroeder. Saw it with my father, cried my eyes out. I was ten. Astra cinema in Brasov.
In the video piracy age Jesus of Nazareth was a huuuuge hit. And Endless Love, with Brooke Shields and a song by Lionel Ritchie :) Then he did Hamlet in 1990 with fucken Mad Max  :)
Young Toscanni, Tea with Mussolini. Will pay a tribute at Cinemateca Patria in July.
Buon viaggio, Maestro....

marți, 28 mai 2019

sâmbătă, 25 mai 2019

Cannes 72: Jour 12- PPP -Parasite, Palme d'Or & Palmares

articolul despre ziua 11 in Cinemap aici
Azi am recuperat Parazitii lui Boong Jon-Ho /  Joon Ho Bong ?/ si bine am facut, pentru ca desi auzisem de bine si foarte bine, trebuia sa il vad cu ochii mei. Il urmaresc pe regizorul corean inca de la Memories of Murder, de la The Host (cronica mea aici) i-am vazut toate filmele aici, de la segmentul de omnibus din Tokyo la Okja de acum doi ani, facut pentru Netflix, dar pe care am avut privilegiul sa il vad pe Marele Ecran. E primul regizor coreean care ia Palme d’Or, wow, in 72 de ani de Cannes ! Bravo !

Este o comedie neagra neagra, satira, cu elemente naturaliste, supra-realiste si normal, de horror, horror social si bien sur de pur cinema, despre o familie de amariti care se insinueaza in viata unei familii super-bogate, manipulind-o, cu rezultate absolut neasteptate. 
Un tur  de forta, care poate fi incadrat cumva in seria topica Boudu salavat de la inec, cu remakeul Down and Out in Beverly Hills si Borgman al olandezului Alex van Warmerdam, tot in Selectia Oficiala la Cannes in 2013, dar nec plus ultra, plus cu specific coreean. Un  regal !
Parasite va fi distribuit in Romania de Independenta Film !

Palmaresul complet aici

joi, 23 mai 2019

Top ALD Cannes

Din ce am vazut la Cannes anul acesta voila: Top 5 ALD sunt (linkurile sunt articolele din Cinemap):
Boon Jon-Ho -Parasite

Porumboiu -La Gomera 

Fillho / Dornelles -Bacurau (au fin du texte)

and The Screen Daily grid: 

marți, 21 mai 2019

Cannes 72-Jour 8 & 9-Once Upon a Time in.....

cum ( nu) am intrat la Tarantino...as most of the times Third Time's a Charm !

Cea mai mare nebunie si coada vazuta pe aici...la presa !
si a urmat o alta coada la sala Bazin, care parea useless pt ca e cea mai mica sala
sa ne intlegem-vorbim de proiectiile de presa !!!
UPDATE miercuri 22.
bon, le scandale c'est fini !
am vazut filmul azi la prinz si am scris, cind apare pe cinemap pun linkul
si am avut noroc, pentru ca nu se da la ratrapage :(  simbata


                                                     -si mesajul lui QT catre all viewers -

Cannes 72-Jour 6- A Hidden Life

in Cinemap aici

Cannes 72- Jour 5-La Gomera

cinemap aici:

                                                              daca vreau sa fluier, fluer :)

avec le Corneliu 

                                                                             le  foto shoot

Cannes 72-Jour 3-Le Rocketman !

in cinemap:

ast am vazut si io live...only in Cannes !!!!

joi, 16 mai 2019

ALD e la Cannes 72

o sa scriu pe Cinemap.ro dar o sa va trimit aici linkurile:

Jour 1:

let's have a Grand Festival !

joi, 11 aprilie 2019

Dany Franchi la Transilvania Blues Nights !

În premieră în România, Dany Franchi! Rezident în Texas, Dany este un talentat chitarist și cântăreț care a concertat deja cu legende ale blues-ului precum Kim Wilson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds și Ronnie Earl. Dany Franchi vine la Transilvania Blues Nights împreună cu Michael Tabarroni (baterie) și Marcello Borsano (bas) pentru promovarea albumului "Problem Child" din 2018, ajuns până pe locul 4 în Billboard Blues Charts!
Bilete pe iaBilet.ro și la locație: 45 RON pre-sale și 60 RON în seara concertului. Concert organizat cu sprijinul Istituto Italiano di Cultura Bucarest.
Let There Be Blues!

Sponsori: TEMAD Romania, Miele Brasov
Parteneri: La Ceaun - Piata Sfatului,Brahouse, Zile și Nopți Brașov, Rock FM

event FB aici

joi, 28 martie 2019


Finally, a videoclip ! in a long time...Epic, visceral, immoral, funny, satirical, over the edge, politically inKorekt, full of (self) references and Uberlong.. eine kleine film...
created and directed by Specter Berlin the new video by Rammsteain, premiered HEUTE, und morgen die WELT ! Uber Alles,  guys ! Loved the Black Joan of Arc...or was it ?  und the credits on a piano version of Sonne !

the Nwe album is out May 17th.

joi, 14 martie 2019

Johnny Rawls @Transilvania Blues Nights ! Premiera in Romania !

Transilvania Blues Nights începe primăvara cu un concert în premieră în România!
Johnny Rawls este o legendă a soul blues-ul.
De fapt, termenul "soul blues" a fost inventat pentru a descrie muzica sa. Născut în Mississippi în 1951, Rawls este un artist recunoscut la nivel internațional, producător de muzică și compozitor care călătorește extensiv în toată lumea.
Let There Be Blues, Let There Be Soul!

Bilete online și la locație. Pre-sale: 60 RON, în seara evenimentului 75 RON. ATENȚIE! Achizitionarea biletului de intrare nu garantează locul la masă, vă rugăm să rezervați!

Sponsori: TEMAD Romania, Miele Brasov

Parteneri: Brahouse, RockFM Romania - Classic Rock, Zile si Nopti Brasov


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luni, 25 februarie 2019

Stanley Donen RIP

In March 2014 when I started running the Cinemateca Patria Stanley Donen was 90 years old. So we did an homage , showing his films, from Funny Face and Arabesque, to The Grass is Greener, Two for the Road, Bedazzled, The Royal Wedding, The Little Prince and Chrarade, which is always a public favourite. We showed also Singin' in the Rain in the Love Story festival. Now five years later in the wake of Oscars mr. Donen is gone one month before getting to be 95. One of the greteast directors that ever were and the last surviving film director from Hollywood's Golden Age,  !
Here's what Steven Spielberg said about his early mentor 
Stanley Donen is one of the greatest film makers who ever lived, a fine man and an inspiration, whose work will live forever.
 Feb 23

Editorial use onlyMandatory Credit: Photo by Snap/REX/Shutterstock (390890nl)FILM STILLS OF 'BLAME IT ON RIO' WITH 1984, STANLEY DONEN IN 1984Various

                         Stanley Donen (1924–2019)

Oscars 91

'Roma' is on track to make Oscar history twice: as the first foreign langauge film to win Best Picture and the first from a streaming service.
more than that, as Steven Spielberg explained, its a big NO No for cinemas and moviegoers. 
"I love television ... but there's nothing like going to a big, dark theater and having the experience wash over you," he told an audience at this weekend's Cinema Audio Society Awards. "I'm a firm believer that movie theaters need to be around forever."
predictions from Gold Derby 
at least Queen and Adam Lambert will play live,
and the show started witrh that -We Will Rock You & We Are the Champions !
best opening, rocking the house !
predictability all over, with Cuaron winning over Cold War cinematography, tho my favourite would have been The Favourite's Robbie \Ryan.
Maharshala Ali got a second Oscar, I'm sorry for Richard E. Grant cos this was his choice
Bohemian Rhapsody for editing, John Ottman who did the music too, and both sound-mixing and editing
First Man for visual effects !
Bao-short animated
Free Solo-doc
Regina King -If Beale Street Could Talk, supporting actress
screenplay, original -Green Book -good
screenplay, adapted -BlacKkKlansman-Finally they did the Right Thing for Spike ! Lee
surpise-Black Panther for score, very young Ludwig Gorranson, also Black |Panther took production design and costume design.
for song, almost clear from the beginning, Shallow, Lady Gaga from A Star is Born !
Barbra Streisand got a standing ovation and Richard E. Grant was psyched, shouting WoW, his attraction towards that 1976 Star is Born being his major reason to be there ! Streisand presented Spike Lees's BlacKkKlansman calling it a masterpiece. Talk about flattery ! Last year there were jokes about her because she cloned her dog....
Bohemian Rhapsody Poster
Best Actor: Rami Malek, -I think Freddie would be thrilled !!! Bohemian Rhapsody is the most unexpected global success of a biopic, putting Queen back on the map where it belongs, in spite of some major plot points being untrue. Malek, humble and touching speech !
Best actress-Olivia Coleman for The Favourite, big surprise in front of The Favourite (sic) Glen Close, seventh time nominee for The Wife !
Director-Curaon, given by his friend Del Toro, the three amigos mexicanos now rule the world ! Alejandro G. Iñárritu in 2014 and 2015, Curaon for Gravity and The Shape of Water last year. Viva Mexico directores !
Film-Green Book -what a good surprise, in the style of Moonlight vs. LalaLand !Roma -with this i uberdisagree. Esp cos its the 1st time best film and best foreign film is the same title ! Would you ever believe a Peter Farrely film would win best picture? Maybe the talk of tpwn against Netflix film worked -see Spielberg above-to be seen on small screens, even with the spening of 30 million in marketing, like thrice the budget of Roma
all winners here 
This edition should be dedicated to Stanley Donen, who never won an award himself except the honorary one in 1998. The In Memoriam montage, on John Williams music conducted live by the LA Philarmonic in its 100 years Anniversary endeth with Albert Finney, of course it was all edited before Donen died. Though they should\ve/could've made an effort...
Stanley Donen

vineri, 22 februarie 2019

Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

The Black Belly of the Tarantula (La tarantola dal ventre nero) is considered one of the superior giallos. And it\s been staying in my Giallo B collection for at least ten years since I saw it now. And now I can concur. It is.
A film by Paulo Cavara who might be unknown now but he worked on the Mondo Cane movies.
Music by Ennio Morricone, conducted by Bruno Nicolai
Uncommon for the giallos of the perios the protagonist is a police inspector, played by an "unual suspect" of giallo genre, a very young Giancarlo Giannini.
The very hot blonde Barabara Bouchet is killed in the very beginning and the also very hot future Bond girl and mrs. Ringo Starr, Barbara Bach is killed later, and she shows up just a few minutes, enough to undress and..be of course stabbed to death...The real two female protagonists of the film are Claudine Auger, a deja Bond girl -in Thunderball- and Stefania Sandrelli (Il Conformista).
Shot with plenty of zooms by Marcello Gatti, who filmed Battle of Algiers, Quiemada/Burn and Ogro fpr Pontecuorvo, A\L'anonimo Veneziano, The Salamander and la Piovra for TV !
a great chase on the rooftops is the highlight except the MO of the murders which remind a Tarantula being killed by a black WASP !
format -1.85 :1
Barbara Bach, Barbara Bouchet, and Giancarlo Giannini in La tarantola dal ventre nero (1971)
3 1/2 -7 out of 10 !

duminică, 17 februarie 2019

Bruno Ganz RIP

just as The House That Jack Built spins into romanian cinemas and for the third time at Cinemateca Patria (11 March) as a tribute to Bruno Ganz, the swiss actor, angel in Wings of Desire and Faraway So Close and Angel of Death for Lars Von Trier
Matt Dillon and Bruno Ganz in The House That Jack Built (2018)
The American Friend again for Wenders with Dennis Hopper in 1977 and of course Adolf Hitler in Der Untergang /Downfall . Ganz was 77. RIP. Engel im himmel jetzt....
obituary in The Hollywood Reporter   and ||Variety

vineri, 8 februarie 2019

Albert Finney RIP

One of the last of the Great ones, Albert Finney, gone at 82...5 times Oscar  nominee, no win :(
Tom Jones, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Two for the Road, The Dresser
Hercule \Poirot in the definitive version of Murder in Orient Express. -1974
one of my faved=Wolfen and even a bad one, Looker
Under the Volcano...
Leo in Miller's Crossing.  Erin Brockovich, The Bourne films, Before The Devil\ Knows You\re Dead.   
last part- in Skyfall -2012                                             Albert Finney at an event for Erin Brockovich (2000)  will pay him a tribute at Cinemateca Patria in March. RIP...

miercuri, 30 ianuarie 2019

Top soundtracks 2018

Soundtrack -Filme de ascultat / Top Ten Soundtracks 2018

By Alin Ludu Dumbravă
from Sunete/Cinemap / Zile si nopti

Nu o să fie despre Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen or no Queen, biopicul anului (cel puțin…) sunt piesele lor clasice într-o opțiune de best of, din care lipsesc unele sau altele,,, albumul de soundtrack conține hituri Queen și 11 piese unreleased, dintre care 5 din showul lor de la  Live Aid din 13 iulie 1985, acestea pentru prima data apărute în formula audio. Dar le știm atît de bine pe video.
Nici tipul de soundtrack Dedapool nu apare aici ; compilație de piese, sau celelalte Marvel cu mambojambo bombastic de atmosferă. Dacă ar fi fost, ar fi fost compilația la Ready Player One al lui Spielberg, cu hituri optzeciste, de la Van Halen la Tears for Fears și (Darryl) Hall and Oates.
Nici A Star is Born, Gaga or no Gaga, desi A Star ar fi fost born prin muzica lui Lukas Nelson în ton cu vocea lui Bradley Cooper, Lukas e fiul lui Willie Nelson și cîntă cu Promise of the Real, trupa de acompaniament a lui Neil Young.
Este despre ce mi s-a părut cel mai meritoriu și original, deși în meseria asta e greu să faci așa ceva, din ce în ce mai greu, mai ales în Hollywood, care vrea totul împacheet ca un hamburger, cu muzică wall-to-wall. Și asta nu slujește filmul cel mai bine. Deci, punct și de la capăt.

1.   Bad Times at El Royale/ Vremuri grele la El Royale - Muzica incidentală excelentă sixties: Four Tops -Bernardette și I Got a Feeling, The Box Tops-The Letter, The Four Preps -26 Miles (Santa Catalina), The Crystals -He's Sure the Boy I Love, Frankie Valli-Can’t Take my Eyes of You (I love You Baby /faimoasă din The Deer Hunter. Edwin Starr- Twenty Five Miles, The Mamas & The Papas - Twelve Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming to the Canyon și Hush -primul hit Deep Purple din 1968, într-o secvență făcută ca în Boogie Nights (Rick Springfield cu Jesse’s Girl), mai mult ca la Tarantino (cu urechea pe Stuck In The Middle With You în Reservoir Dogs ca punct de pornire), ideea cu jukeboxul genială, la fel ca și cea cu cîntăreața din distribuție-Cynthia Erivo -premiul Tony pe Broadway pentru The Color Purple.
Muzică originală densă și tensă de Michael Giacchino, soundtrack pe două discuri separate.Piesele Cynthiei Erivo (“This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” și “Hold On I’m Coming) nu apăreau, acum în decembrie a apărut o nouă versiune de soundtrack care le include !
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2.   First Man /Primul om pe Lună. Justin Horowitz de la Whiplash și La La Land, anterioarele filme ale lui Damien Chazelle și valsul lui pe lună, muzică greuță, apăsătore, cu elemente în stilul celei a lui Jack Nietzsche la Zbor desupra unui cuib de cuci (cu aport de theremin și sisntetizator Moog peste o orchestră de 94 de muzicieni), film prea ambițios pentru rezultat, în care muzica este însă punctul forte. O singură piesă din epocă, excelenta și politica Whitey on the Moon de Gil Scott-Heron (“The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,”) din 1970, interpretată aici de actorul Leon Bridges într-o secvență în care apare Heron, în contrapunct cu tot valsul NASA.

3.   Mission : Impossible Fallout -sau best action score al scoțianului Lorne Bafle, continuatorul lui Joe Kramer în serie, fostul orchestrator al lui Hans Zimmer, și cu cue-uri de la Lalo Schifrin, creatorul muzicii la serielul original (V. Sunete și Cinemap de toamnă).

4.   Mollys Game/Jocuri secrete și Ocean's 8,  două score-uri excelente de Daniel Pemberton,  compozitorul meu preferat de la The Couselor (2013) încoace, Ar mai fi fost și All the Money in the World/ Pentru toţi banii din lume pentru Ridley Scott, dar este sub celelelte două, iar și acest film și Molly sunt datate 2107. Deci rămîne Ocean's 8, jucăuș, funky, jazzy și frenchy. Merita însă un film mai bun.Image result for oceans eight 2018 score

5.   Widows/Văduve. Was, no Hans ? Sure, there’s Hans !
Noul Hans Zimmer, cu un take de la Ennio Morricone, altul de la The Dark Knight (banca) și o nouă piesă de comeback a nigeriencei Sade, The Big Unknown, hip hop cu The Dice Boys, plus un soundtrack cu Van Morrison, Procol Harum, și Nina Simone (via Dimitri Tiomkin-Wild is the Wind, direct de pe vinil )

6.   The Predator cu temele lui Alan Silvestri, dar introduce muzică de război gen The Dirty Dozen. Intens. Semnat de englezul Henry Jackman (Kick-Ass, Kong, Captain America).

7.   Climax cu soundtrackul dance, nebunia lui Gaspar Noé și cel mai împlinit film al său al cărui soundtrack merită pomenit cu totul, de la Daft Punk cu Rollin' & Scratchin' la Angie -varianta instrumentală, cu The Rolling Stones.  Plus,
Born to be alive  -Patrick Hernandez
Trois Gymnopédies  de Érik Satie Performed by Gary Numan Pump Up The Volume -MARRS
Solidit  -Chris Carter
Supernature -Cerrone
French Kiss -Lil Louis
Superior Race -Dopplereffekt
Technic 1200 -Dopplereffekt
What to do -Thomas Bangalter
Voices -Neon
The Art of Stalking -Suburban Knights
Windowlicker -Aphex Twin
Electron -Wild Planet
Tainted Love -Soft Cell
Where did our love go -Soft Cell
Utopia Me Giorgio -Giorgio Moroder
Mad -Cosey Fanni Tutti & Coh

8.9 Alexandre Desplat –Isle of Dogs, cu inflexiuni japoneze și multe tobe, și The Sisters Brothers, western cu mult pian.
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10. Halloween -John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter. Reimaginarea muzicii originale de către il maestro și fiul său, cu temtă mai rock, chitări plus synths, mai electric metal.
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Carter Burwell la Balada lui Buster Scruggs de frații Coen )pe Netflix).
Suspiria cu muzica lui Thom Yorke de la Radiohead, primul lui soundtrack în reinvenția filmului lui Dario Argento de către Luca Guagardino. Dar încă nu am văzut filmul -din păcate nu se anunță să vină și la noi în cinema -așa că am lăsat discul pentru după.
Premiul  Cannes Soundtrack Award  2018, care de obicei e un mai bun barometru pentru un soundtarck original, curajos și avangardist, a fost oferit filmului estonian Summer (Leto). Compus de Roma Zver și German Osipov. Leto se va vedea anul viitor în România.

marți, 29 ianuarie 2019

Top albums of 2018...well...

Top albums 2018
i kno its late in the game to publish this now but hey...the road to Whatever..

I listened to a lot of blues this past year (well, some of ya know why:) , so i did not follow the trends.
But Macca's latest  (in a five yeras gap sice NEW) blew me away in the Long Run  (well, Band on the Run, no pun intended),, especially -Despite Repeated Warnings.. And  all of the sincerity and heartfelt of I Dont\t Know, Hand in Hand and yes, the solo at the end on "Hunt You Down/Naked/C-Link" (by Macca himself)

Paul Mc Cartney -Egypt Station
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Roger Daltrey -As Long as I have you (who ? :)
good job, Rog !
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Dead Daisies-Burn it Down  my review in Sunete mag. 
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and that on a pack with Marco Mendoza -Viva le Rock /my review in Sunete mag.
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The Damned -EvilSpirits
W.O.W. -produced by Tony Visconti ! my review in Sunete mag. 
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Mark Knopfler -The Road to Wherever-
his best and bitterest in a long time...
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Jack White-Boarding House Reach
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-new sound for Jack W.

Ry Cooder -The Prodigal Son
=a classic-
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Joe Louis Walker, Bruce Katz and Giles Robson-Journey in the Heart of Blues
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so, i guess Im a very old destitute guy by now, Fuh ya like Macca says...enjoy every sandwich !                                                                                                                                                                                                         late addition , saw DD now, and it ws Xmas in February, liked his 1st album more but..yes, Hank, Fox, DD, yes, this is for Warren....Desperados United !!!!                                  https://aldmovieland.blogspot.com/search/label/Zevon

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