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NYT article Evolving Russia Finds a Recorder of Its Moment .

NYT article Evolving Russia Finds a Recorder of Its Moment .

“The director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film “Elena” has led to his regard as a seer of contemporary Russia” – New York Times

I really want to see this movie, ‘Elena’. How come I didn’t know Andrei Zvyagintsev had a “new” film?! I say this because I normally am told about these sort of important things by my husband, who also happens to be Russian, and is an utter movie geek, always in-the-know of the latest-and-greatest stuff in the film world, especially if an award-winning director and screenwriter is a compatriot! Oh well. Moving on…  I am still haunted by Zvyagintsev’s ‘The Return’ even though I watched it many years ago (2004I believe it was). It’s is one of the very few movies whose imagery and moodiness have been ingrained into my mind – and probably forever will be. So yeah I want to see his newest work – ‘Elena’. If anyone likes art-house cinema type stuff and doesn’t mind subtitles (they’re all in Russian, naturally) than I highly recommend his films. Oh, and also some of Alexander Sukurov stuff too.

Anyway, has anybody seen this? If so, thoughts?

xo

Anna

Are You a Handwriter or a Typer?

I’m definitely a hand-writer at heart. For me, pen and paper tends to be a lot more straight-forward, comfortable, and effortless for taking notes and/or general “fluid”, creative writing type things.
That said, I also don’t mind writing alá word-processor; it just doesn’t come as naturally as hand-writing does, which in my experience (and in my observations) sometimes hinders my thought-process or my “creative flow” to an extent.
Needless to say, in choosing which “tool” I like more ultimately depends on the subject matter at hand – if the writing pertains to a business letter or a haiku; a sudden thought that only has time to be jotted down in ink at risk of losing it in the next instance or if it’s an official contract write-up of some sort …,obviously, my preferences change due to the circumstance.

But yeah, if I had to choose one over the other, my choice would be hand-writing.

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Typing

Handwriting is like making love; typing, like having sex. It’s essentially the same enjoyable activity, but the approach is slightly different.

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