kathrynhelenmoores media on instagram
@kathrynhelenmoores
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  • 2 days ago

Greta Garbo has some great quotes attributed to her. This is not one of those. A Hollywood Star Vehicle, the novel Grand Hotel (by Vicki Baum) was turned into a fancy 1932 film by M-G-M. The dancer, played by Garbo, is charmed by a broke Baron, desirous of purloining her pearls; and he has this delicious line; . “I’m a prodigal son, the black sheep of a white flock. I shall die on the gallows.” It’s a black and white delight. The role is played by John Barrymore (and yes I keep saying Barrowman in my head; it’s not him). So, and I usually delete any sentence I begin with SO because it’s going to be a rubbish sentence.., I had to analyse it. I needed absolute definitions of the words, the mix of parables; modern interpretation of ancient stories written in different languages and squished together; and I found parts about myself; amongst the translations. I have a book of short stories by Hanif Kureishi (I have all formats of Bowie Buddha of Suburbia choons because I loved Bowie when that was on TV and had just started boarding at a convent so I have neither read nor watched that but I can sing the theme choon!) from a charity shop when I was a teenager, working in a health food shop in rural Cheshire; planning to run away to join Nine Inch Nails; and it was BRILLIANT! If I think of a launderette; I think of Hanif Kureishi. Black and white is like writing; what is my race? I’m mainly Scottish with some Russian but also North African; the Russian family owning the North African family; so I am pasty white but I tan like a shimmering nugget of gold and I avoid it like the plague (my mum told me that I would look old and wrinkly if I went into the sun and so I r confirmed sun AND soap dodger!) That was a lot of waffle for an almost poem; well done to anyone who read this far; and we have learned that Prodigal means Recklessly Extravagant; so well done to all of us. . . #giveyourselfapatontheback #mgm #film #quotes #literature #grandhotel #silverscreen #hanifkureishi #vickibaum #gretagarbo #iwanttobeleftalone (was her quote of fame) #beautifullaunderette #blacksheep #mixedrace #ladansemacabre

Leer es Bonito media on instagram
@leer.es.bonito
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  • 4 days ago

💌INTIMIDAD💌 Llevo 35 años escuchando a papá decir que está harto, que se va de la casa, que mamá ha cambiado. Ya no es la misma. Llevo 35 años recibiendo quejas también del otro lado. Tu papá es tan diferente a mi. Cásate con alguien que tenga tus mismos gustos. Es un aburrido. 💔 Pero las malas rachas siempre pasan y luego se van al cine. Y se van de la manito. Sonriendo. Felices. Podría jurar que aún están enamorados. Que volviendo a casa, harán el amor. 💘 "Intimidad" de Hanif Kureishi nos narra la historia de un hombre que decide dejar a su familia. No hay buenos ni malos, no hay víctimas ni victimarios. Esta es la historia de Jay y la noche en la que prepara sus cosas para huir de casa. Tenemos permiso de ingresar en su mundo y conocer sus reflexiones más profundas. ¿Qué le produce saber que ése será el último día que duerma al lado de su esposa y de sus hijos? Jay tiene miedo, pero sabe que el día siguiente, cuando los abandone, será peor. 🌙 Kureishi nos hace pensar en la ruptura desde todas las aristas posibles. El abandono marca, pero el no abandono te deja sin espacio para evolucionar. ¿Cuándo dejamos de amar? ¿Cuando ya no nos apasiona conocer el alma del otro? ¿Cuando nos hemos aburrido? ¿Cuando el alma nos duele tanto que solo podemos pensar en nosotros mismos? Esta es una novela introspectiva, reflexiva, con tantos ángulos posibles como lectores la tomen entre sus manos. 📘 Cuando pienso en papá y mamá, se me ocurre que sí se quieren. Que aún se aman. Y que detrás de una ruptura hay algo mucho más doloroso y paralizante: la frustración y el fracaso. Y es, precisamente sobre eso, de lo que trata este libro. Porque el amor, por más doloroso y difícil que a veces parezca, es una decisión. Y es una decisión que nos libera. No que nos encadena. -------------------- 🔸️Título: Intimidad. 🔸️Autor: Hanif Kureishi. 🔸️Editorial: Anagrama. . . 📸: @elperrrodelhortelano #biblioteca #leeresbonito #bookstore #bookstagram #libros #books #librosymas #booklover #intimidadkureishi #anagrama #lecturasrecomendadas #instalibros #literatura #reader #libreria #queleer #bookworm #literature #bookaholic #love #instagood #bibliophilia #reading #hanifkureishi

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  • 9 days ago

This was from an 80s hair magazine. They had so many celebrity hairstyles in the mag that I covered my walls with pictures from it. Daniel Day Lewis as Johnny from the brilliant My Beautiful Launderette by Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears is the only pic that I saved. God DDL was the stuff of so many fantasies. I went to a fancy dress party in this look. No one knew who I was supposed to be. . . . . Danieldaylewis #mybeautifullaundrette #hanifkureishi #stephenfrears #gayfilm #gayicon #lgbticon #queericon #queerhistory #gaycinema #queercinema #80scinema #80smovies

Russell Barnes media on instagram
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  • 10 days ago

I packed most ill for my debut commuting/sleepover week (who needs contact lenses or washing things?) Instead I’ve accidentally got a second #thisweeksread to go with the Norse mythology. It IS however one from the #bookstoreadbeforewemovepile though, so minor win? #hanifkureishi #intimacy #nofilter #commuterreads

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  • 12 days ago

I've been thinking on one truth about migration through the first eleven films of The Criterion Channel's "The Immigrants" series. It's that there are huge range of experiences and perceptions among immigrants. Screenwriter Hanif Kureishi and director Stephen Frears cram as much of this diversity as possible into the story of a young Pakistani immigrant in "My Beautiful Laundrette." The protagonist's father is a leftist intellectual. The father's brother is a right-wing capitalist. The protagonist, ambitious but otherwise a little unreadable, turns out to be in love with a gay neo-nazi. Together, the lovers revive a laundromat, relate with family, and fight off the lover's old gang. All of this sounds interesting enough, but it all occurs without any sense of dramatic weight or tension. For all its interesting possibilities, performances, intersections, and events, the final statement Laundrette makes is, "Look. Here are a bunch of things that happen."

Dylan Libros media on instagram
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  • 17 days ago

NADA DE NADA 🔸Hanif Kureishi @anagramaeditor . . . . “#Kureishi explora en esta novela breve las desdichas de la vejez y la decrepitud física, los sórdidos conflictos matrimoniales y sexuales y los mecanismos secretos de la creatividad artística. Y lo hace dando rienda suelta a su humor carnaza y a las pinceladas pornográficas y escatológicas. Resultado: una novela contundente y salvaje, que manejar con ejemplar equilibrio la mezcla de las situaciones descacharrantes con el desgarrador patetismo de los personajes. Carcajadas y desolación como ingredientes de una indagación visceral en las miserias y quimeras de la vida contemporánea, a través de un triángulo amoroso que rebosa lujuria, odio, resentimiento, mezquindades, desenfreno, procacidades y otros excesos. Una tragicomedia negrísima y feroz que no va a dejar a ningún lector indiferente.” . . . . . #nadadenada #hanifkureishi #anagrama #novela #tragicomedia #narraciones #queleer #lecturasrecomendadas #lecturas #leer #queleo #instabook #books #bookstagram #libro #librería #Córdoba #DylanLibros

@belgradetheatre
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  • 18 days ago

Which My Beautiful Laundrette character are you today? . Costume designs by Grace Smart. . My Beautiful Laundrette shows at the Belgrade Theatre 29 Oct-2 Nov. . . #mybeautifullaundrette #hanifkureishi #theatre #film #80s #1980s #costume #costumedesign #conceptart #Coventry #ThisisCoventry

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