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Facing grief: a comparison between “Lourdes” and “Million Dollar Baby” - News

“She’s not asking for God’s help, she’s asking for mine!” “She’s not asking for God’s help, she’s asking for mine!” boxing trainer Frankie Dunn, main character of Million Dollar Baby (2004), answers his priest Father Horvak when the former asks the latter for some advice about how he should handle his junior athlete Maggie’s delicate situation. This […]

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Crêpes (2018) - Portfolio

How do you convince a terminally-ill person that there is still something worth living for? When Elizabeth is told that chemotherapy didn’t work, she refuses to undergo any further treatments and let the disease run its course.

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What is the future of media? - News

“Distracted from distraction by distraction” -T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets, Burnt Norton-

This picture sounds surprisingly suitable to describe an emerging trend in modern society when it comes to media consumption. In other words, people escape boredom (distraction) by plunging into (getting “distracted”) media content (“distraction”). Social media consumption is evolving due to technological advances and people are increasingly making time to consume easily accessible media content in innovative ways.

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China: the super tank - News

“You don’t pull a super tank around without any collateral damage. Overall the tank will shift but there will be some side effects”. This is how Jonathan Geldart, author of the book Inside the Middle Kingdom and Executive Director of Greater China, Grant Thornton International defines the implications of the some of the changes the Chinese society is currently going through.

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From fiction to film: the case of the adaptation of “The Innocent” by Luchino Visconti - News

L’innocente (The intruder) is a novel written by Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1892. The author chose a first-person narrator and the book opens with a confession, from the main character Tullio Hermil to the reader, after a year since the crime was committed.

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Screenwriting techniques and style in “The devil wears Prada” and in “Pas de deux” - News

“Everybody wants to be us” Miranda Priestly says to her assistant Andrea Sachs, a moment before getting off the car and being surrounded by photographers and journalists. This remark perfectly sums up not only the theme tackled in the film The Devil wears Prada, that is to say personal identity and the way we want to live our lives, but also the fashion editor’s own opinion about the matter.

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Testimonials

“I had many occasions to appreciate Sweta’s interest in the craft of writing stories for the big screen and her enthusiasm for the work she was doing. Also the level of Sweta’s academic and creative writing – its clarity and accuracy – is high.”

– Paolo Braga, Professor of Screenwriting for Cinema and Television in the School of Foreign Languages and Literature at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan

“Sweta is a true team member and leader of any responsibility. In her work, she has always showed a real sense of understanding story, narrative and character.”

– Anthony Fox, Artistic Director of The New Theatre, Dublin

“While working on Crêpes, from the outset, Sweta displayed a mature professionalism which defied her years, and her tireless commitment, energy and dedication was inspirational to actors and crew alike.”

– Elizabeth McNally, professional actress who worked with Sweta on Crêpes

“I found working with Sweta a joy from beginning to end, the script, her interpretation and Handling of such a delicate subject was first class. Her knoledge of the subject was excellent. Would I work with Sweta again? Of course I would.”

– Sidney Kean, professional actor, who worked with Sweta on Crêpes

“My experience working with Sweta was very enriching. She has a strong sensibility to music and had a clear idea of the emotions she wanted my music to convey. We had very deep conversations on the role that music should play in the film and the approach that would work best ; she had this great ability to keep the perfect balance between letting me try things and giving me directions.”

– Romain Zante, Music composer who worked with Sweta on Crêpes

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