"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."



Thursday, November 4, 2010


Woody "The Woodster" Allen, at the top of his game, declares his love to the city of his life in the opening of this masterpiece (he has more then one, you see): Manhattan (1979).
We have three arts Literature, Music and Photography (or cinematography, if you prefer) combined like a Holy Trinity in one: Cinema.

"Chapter one. " 
"He adored New York City.  
He idolised it all out of proportion. "
Uh, no. Make that "He romanticised it
 all out of proportion. "
"To him,  no matter what the season was,
this was still a town 
that existed in black and white 
and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin. "
 Uh... no. Let me start this over. 
"Chapter one. "  
"He was too romantic about Manhattan,
  as he was about everything else. " 
"He thrived on the hustle, bustle
 of the crowds and the traffic. "
  "To him, New York meant beautiful women
  and street-smart guys
 who seemed to know all the angles. " 
 Ah, no, corny. Too corny for a man of my taste.
   Let me... try and make it more profound. 
  "Chapter one. 
He adored New York City. "
  "To him, it was a metaphor for the decay
 of contemporary culture. " 
 "The same lack of individual integrity
 to cause so many people to take the easy way out...
 was rapidly turning the town of his dreams..." 
 No, it's gonna be too preachy.
 I mean, you know let's  face it, 
I wanna sell some books here.
   "Chapter one.
 He adored New York City,  although to him it was a metaphor
 for the decay of contemporary culture. "
"How hard it was to exist in a society desensitised
 by drugs, loud music, television, crime, garbage..." 
 Too angry. I don't wanna be angry.
   "Chapter one. "
  "He was as tough and romantic as the city he loved. "
  "Behind his black-rimmed glasses
 was the coiled sexual power of a jungle cat. "
  I love this.
"New York was his town and it always would be. "


Alberto Vizcarra said...

el puente Queensboro de purito metal incluido la pista, fui honrado en trabajar en la noche en un "deli" como el que se ve en el min 0:40 en la calle 50 con la 9 av. cerquita al Times Square. Una noche cerraron la calle y pegaron avisos en los postes diciendo que la productora de W.Allen (productora con nombre en espanol y que ahora no recuerdo)iba a rodar en el hospital que estaba en la esquina. En la noche vi en esa cuadra, que era mi esquina, porque el deli estaba en la esquina, puras luces y nada mas. A las dos noches despegue uno de los avisos de papel del poste y lo guarde, lo lleve a Lima y lo guardo en una caja con otros papeles, en mi "ex-casa" papeles que hoy corren el riesgo de desaparecer por una herejia y un "al proposito" descuido de los ex-amigos de davpit. Una historia con final tragico.

Guely of Sweden said...

Buena anécdota mi estimado Cuye! "I know your pain" cuando se trata de cosas que uno dejo confiado Abajo y ahora se han perdido. "Perdido Productions" es la compañia de nuestro querido amigo. Te lo recomiendo mucho. Aprovecha que tiene por lo menos tres pelis con la suculenta Scarlett. Pero su etapa 70's 80's es insuperable. Salvo "Interiores", que es la única de sus cuarentaitantas que es aburrida. El resto es cosa fina, maestro!


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