Ok, so having watched the English/French television series "The Tunnel", previously mentioned in an earlier posting, I bumped into the original Swedish/Danish television series "The Bridge" - we just finished watching this. Once again, this is graphic. Sofia, who portrays the Swedish police officer, was absolutely perfect for this part - she certainly appears to have ice water in her veins! We enjoyed this even more than "The Tunnel" Give it a try.
This joint television production - English, French - is based on the Swedish television series The Bridge, which we are now watching. The cover here is from the second season, which we just finished watching. The first season started with a body found in the Tunnel, between England and France, exactly at mid-point in the Tunnel, so police forces from both countries are involved in this extremely unusual case. Both detectives involved form a unique relationship. Warning this series can be quite graphic. We "enjoyed" this one as it has very interesting views into opposing police forces having to come together to solve very complicated cases.
We watched this very interesting documentary, with actors portraying Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes as the dancers in their youth. Maria Nieves Rego and Juan Carols Copes were Argentina's most famous Tango couple for 50 years. They performed one last tango years after their separation as a "couple". Maria is more often the focus of the documentary, than Juan Carlos, even into her 80's she is still full of fire, determination, passion for dance and highly attractive. Juan Carlos still displays the male tango attitude that seems to predominate the dance world. Music was wonderful, dancing was great.
From the Entertainment and Arts section of www.bbc.co.uk .co.uj
A US museum says an Impressionist painting which President Donald Trump reportedly claims to own is a fake.
In a recent interview, Trump biographer Tim O'Brien said he was once told by the future president that his artwork was an original. But the Chicago Institute of Art says the real painting, Two Sisters (On The Terrace) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, has hung in its gallery for 80 years. A museum spokeswoman said "we have had this authentic painting" since 1933. "We're proud and grateful to be able to share this exceptional work of art with our 1.5 million visitors each year," Amanda Hicks said in an email to the BBC.
The painting was given to the institute in 1933 from a donor who bought it for $100,000 (£76,000). The donor acquired it from an art dealer who purchased it directly from the French Impressionist painter in 1881, she added. But Mr O'Brien said during a recent interview with Vanity Fair's Hive podcast that Mr Trump has repeatedly claimed to him that his version of the painting was authentic. During a flight on Mr Trump's private jet while he was writing his 2005 book, TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald, Mr O'Brien said he spotted the painting and asked about it. "You know, that's an original Renoir," the author said Mr Trump had told him, adding that the property tycoon repeated the claim the following day. "Donald, it's not," he recalled telling Trump. "I grew up in Chicago, that Renoir is called Two Sisters on the Terrace, and it's hanging on a wall at the Art Institute of Chicago. "That's not an original." The artwork was later apparently moved to Trump Tower, the author said, noting that it was visible in the background of a CBS 60 Minutes interview that Mr Trump gave shortly after the presidential election. "I'm sure he's still telling people who come into the apartment, 'It's an original, it's an original,'" Mr O'Brien said on the podcast. Mr Trump sued Mr O'Brien for $5bn because the author wrote in TrumpNation that rather than being a billionaire, his net worth was actually as low as $150m. The defamation lawsuit was dismissed. Who you "gonna" believe, the Art Institute where the original has been since 1933, and this writer lived in Chicago and saw it in the Art Institute back in the early 1970's or Trashmouth?
When I first set up this blog, it was part of a training that my library system required us to do with Web 2.0 training, since then I have pretty much dedicated this to sharing movies and books that I have read, enjoyed. I have been doing preschool storytimes since 1982, at my library, so have plenty of children's titles to share. Besides reading, I enjoy gardening, watching Mt Baker, music, cooking(especially Middle Eastern,Indian,Italian and Mexican dishes), birdwatching, and cats.
My love of Middle Eastern foods, and now it seems movies, is due to the fact that as child I lived in North Africa on the Sahara Desert - father was stationed at Wheelus AFB from 1959-62.