When Baz Luhrmann’s modern version of Romeo & Juliet was released in 1996, there were a few dark grumblings of Shakespeare rolling in his grave. To which end I say, “you don’t know Shakespeare.” Old Billy Wobbledagger would have loved this version, because Shakespeare’s plays were meant to be performed, not merely read. And this film performs on every level, creating an endless array of indelible images while staying true to the thing which mattered most: the words.
If you need new travel ideas, here is a unique way of compiling a list of travel destinations – seeing the biggest things in the world. Whether you want to add sightings of the biggest animals to your travel list or some of the world’s biggest places, why not start here with some of these ideas, which will take you to all corners of the globe?
Threats to Wildlife
Most of us have heard the term wildlife conservation. It pertains to the numerous efforts across the world to save the fauna and flora in the world that have been devastated across the ages. Human beings are the primary reason the amazing and diverse magnitude of living organisms of on our planet are in danger. But what exactly are humans doing that is placing wildlife in danger?
If you are considering a safari in Africa it is very likely that you will have come across the term, the Big Five. This prestigious group, to refresh your memory, consists of the lion, African buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard and the elephant. But have you heard of the Little Five?
Countries around the world choose an animal as an emblem of their country. Nowhere is this more significant than in Africa, which teems with animal life across most of the 50+ countries which comprise this continent. We look at a few examples.
The best safaris are typically found in the southern and eastern regions of Africa and you have a wide range of options to choose from. Should you have the luxury of being able to visit more than one country, you can plan your trip around the best time of year to go, or the season that you would prefer. If your time or funds are limited, choosing the climate or wildlife you prefer will help you decide on a destination.
Maria My Love is a film as quiet and contemplative as its main character, Ana, who is dealing with the loss of her mother. She is uplifted by new relationships: one with a young man, who becomes somewhat of a guardian angel; and the other with her half-sister, with whom she chooses to reconnect. However, Ana still remains resentful of the mistakes her father has made with regards to her mother and this, along with the lingering devastation of her loss, continues to bog her down.
The comedian WC Fields said “never work with children or animals”. So when you’re working with talking animals, you should really know what you’re doing. The Look Who’s Talking films made babies and animals talk and the success of these can be attributed to a number of things, but one of the most significant aspects was the fact that new-born and four-legged characters were relied on to tell the story, not drive it.
Hitchcock is a film aimed firmly at the fans. Those who do not know much about the legendary director, and those who have not even heard the name Alfred Hitchcock, will not find a lot to interest or engage them. Anthony Hopkins plays the renowned master of suspense and Helen Mirren his wife, Alma Reville. The film focuses on their close, yet tempestuous, relationship – specifically during the conception and production of Psycho, arguably his most famous film.
LA, I Hate You is the kind of film that the Los Angeles Tourism Board certainly won’t be punting to visitors of sunny, southern California. The film unveils a dark, gritty reality underneath the supposed glitz and glamour. An intense and desperate world is captured through continuous close-ups, which also serve to heighten the sense of claustrophobia the characters impose on one another. The film never relents on this intensity, further trying the audience’s patience with sensory attacks of epileptically-flashing lights and a buzzing and grating soundtrack.