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2008-10-12 12:00:14

By Associated Press TORONTO -- Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara film biography "Che" has found a U.S. distributor that will release it in theaters this December to qualify for the Academy Awards. IFC Films announced Wednesday it acquired domestic rights to the two-part, 4 1/2-hour saga, which stars Benicio Del Toro as the Argentine doctor who became one of the heroes of Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution. The film will play a one-week qualifying run in Los Angeles and New York in December...

2008-10-01 03:00:08

By Langston, Richard ABSTRACT: Peter Weiss first met Alexander Kluge at a special 1962 meeting of Gruppe 47 dedicated to cinema. Weiss left records of this and other subsequent meetings in ensuing years. After an extended hiatus, Kluge (along with Oskar Negt) reappeared in Weiss's notebooks in the guise of their newly published second book of social theory; "Geschichte u. Eigensinn," Weiss jotted in June 1981, taking note of their book's title. This author contends that Weiss's Die Asthetik...

2008-08-24 12:00:28

By John F. Burns It was something I'd not given much thought to in years. And, suddenly, as I rummaged this past week through the drawers of an old teak traveler's desk bought an age ago in China, there it was, as if fate had decreed it wait no longer to be rediscovered: my finisher's medal from a long-ago marathon in the city of great imperial gates and temples and palaces we Westerners used to call Peking. It wasn't much of a race I ran that day, hardly deserving of a medal. And it...

2008-08-20 09:00:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Beijing, Aug. 20 Kyodo - Former Communist Party chief Hua Guofeng, who was the successor to Mao Zedong as China's paramount leader, has died in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported Wednesday. He was 87. The report did not mention the cause of death. A month after Mao died in September 1976, Hua, as the first vice- chairman of the party, and premier, played a major role in arresting the so-called Gang of Four who...

2008-08-05 09:00:46

MOSCOW _ Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio could take on the role of Soviet revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in a new black comedy, a Russian screenwriter has said. "As we compared his (DiCaprio's) photos with those of Lenin ... the similarity was striking. I should even say that Leo could play the role of the revolutionary leader without make-up," said Russian screenwriter Alexander Borodyansky on Sunday. The director of the Moscow International Film Festival, Natalya Semina, said, "It...

2006-08-29 00:04:54

BEIJING (Reuters) - Peking University, where Mao Zedong once worked as an assistant librarian, plans to teach China's intellectual elite how to play golf, the Beijing News reported on Tuesday. The report said lessons in golf would be offered to students at the university, China's equivalent of Harvard or Oxford, as part of the physical education program. The university said permission would also be sought to build a driving range on its scenic campus in the northwest of China's...

2006-07-22 15:21:06

By Cesar Illiano ALTA GRACIA, Argentina (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro took his Venezuelan protege on a pilgrimage on Saturday to the childhood home of his one-time revolutionary comrade, communist icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Residents of the small Argentine city packed the sidewalks, cheering as Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made their way through a middle-class neighborhood to the house, which is now a museum dedicated to "el Che." Guevara, whose bearded...

2006-07-05 08:09:08

By Claudia Parsons NEW YORK (Reuters) - After writing "The Motorcycle Diaries" screenplay, Jose Rivera felt he had more to say about Ernesto "Che" Guevara so he wrote a play he says shows the Latin American revolutionary would have had plenty to say about the war in Iraq. "When you're in a situation where you're killing people and no one really knows why, the times require someone to ask those questions," Rivera said in an interview in New York, where his new play "School of the...

2006-06-14 19:33:30

LA HIGUERA, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales pledged solidarity with Cuba and Venezuela on Wednesday as he paid homage to Ernesto "Che" Guevara at the spot where the legendary leftist guerrilla was killed in 1967. Clutching double-sided Cuban-Bolivian flags, white-coated Cuban doctors joined Morales and hundreds of local residents in the remote eastern village La Higuera to mark the 78th anniversary of the Cuban revolutionary leader's birth. Morales, who has hung a...

2006-05-16 02:35:56

By John Ruwitch SHANTOU, China (Reuters) - Chaos reined during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and millions were killed or persecuted, but for a reminder of that dark decade you have to make your way to a museum in an out-of-the-way corner of southern China. In one of more than 1,000 images etched into black panels there, "counter-revolutionaries" are paraded through a jeering crowd wearing dunce caps. In another, radical youth militia known as Red Guards attack a Buddhist...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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