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Приказују се постови за април, 2018

A Most Rare Vision

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A well-known name among the science fiction and horror aficionados, Dan Simmons is the author of such genre classics as Hyperion, The Terror (there is an AMC TV adaptation airing right now), Drood, Song of Kali and many others. What makes this author unique is a prolific use of references to other, some would say more serious works from the field of classical literature and poetry, accompanied by intertextuality and a propensity for visceral descriptions of violence. Thus, people who read mainly genre fiction tend to consider him a bit snobby whereas those who are well familiar with the immortal works of classics might think of him as being somewhat pretentious in combining Romantic and Victorian era poetry with hard-boiled detective thrillers.


In 2011 he published a sci-fi novel called Flashback that takes place in the future (some time post-2030). America, once a great country, is now in shambles, and consists of only 44 states. Due to self-destructive politics of the Obama regime …

Istina o komandantu

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Izdavačka kuća Vukotić media je nedavno objavila knjigu nazvanu Komandant, sa podnaslovom 'Vojnički put generala Ratka Mladića'. Autor knjige, Bojan Dimitrijević, istoričar i naučni savetnik u Institutu za savremenu istoriju, u poslednje vreme je u javnosti zapažen po učešću u revizionističkim procesima oko Draže Mihailovića (bio je član državne komisije za utvrđivanje okolnosti mesta Dražinog streljanja) i Milana Nedića, a sada je na red došao i general Mladić, verovatno jedna od najvećih žrtava kampanje ocrnjivanja i blaćenja od strane proponenata novog svetskog poretka u dvadeset i prvom veku.


Dešavanja koja su obeležila građanski rat u SFRJ i raspad te zemlje od 1992-1995 nemoguće je razumeti bez uvida u ono što se dogodilo pedeset godina ranije, u Drugom svetskom ratu. Kao što sam napisao u svom tekstu o Draži Mihailoviću taj sukob je završen potpunom okupacijom Srbije od strane KPJ, potpomognute sovjetskim tenkovima i uvođenjem strahovlade vojne hunte. Zločini ustaša i …

O Revoluciji, dželatu, Proviđenju i drugim stvarima

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''Svi mi smo vezani za presto Vrhovnog bića rastegljivim lancem koji nas zauzdava a da nas ne porobljava. Najveličanstveniji aspekat univerzalnog poretka stvari je postupanje slobodnih bića pod božanskim upravljanjem. Slobodni robovi, oni postupaju po svojoj sopstvenoj volji i pod nužnošću: oni zapravo čine ono što žele a da nisu u stanju da poremete opšte planove. Svaki od njih stoji u središtu sfere aktivnosti čiji se prečnik menja u skladu sa odlukom večne geometrije, koja može da proširuje volju, ograničava je, potire i upravlja njom bez menjanja njene prirode.'' Ove uvodne reči u Spisima o Revoluciji Žozefa de Mestra na jezgrovit način predočavaju osnovu njegovog stanovišta po pitanju božanskog Proviđenja i posledično tome, po pitanju Francuske revolucije.


Žozef de Mestr (1753-1821) je bio francuski Savojac (oduvek se odlikovao lokal-patriotizmom i deklarisao kao pripadnik ove pokrajine i sledstveno tome kao podanik kralja Pijemonta i Sardinije), filozof, pisac, …

All quiet on the movie front

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When I took a look at the list of the most notable action movies from last year I realized I had watched most of them. The masterpieces such as Logan and the underwhelming ones like Ghost in the Shell alike. Having congratulated myself on comprehensiveness worthy of a movie buff, I took a look at some of those that flew under the radar, at least in my book. One of them was the Korean movie The Villainess.


Remember that legendary scene from Oldboy in which Min-Sik Choi fights his way through a horde of thugs in a hallway, all taken in one shot? Well, this movie shows us that a woman can do just as much, and even more. Just from a POV perspective and with a lot of editing and fast cuts. And some really poor looking CGI backgrounds. Coming from a relatively unknown director, The Villainess is a strange mix of high-octane action and your typically Korean patheticalness (exploiting a chubby little girl with her mouth full of rice so as to induce a reaction from the soft-hearted in the aud…