Category Archives: Culture

The Hunger Games: rip-off, or pure inspiration?

No need to introduce The Hunger Games. Many have read the books and/or watched the movie. And it’s addictive; you just can’t keep yourself from turning the pages. I haven’t had the opportunity to watch the movie yet, but I … Continue reading

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Social networks: are they really international?

We all know and use at least one social network: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Viadeo… you name it. Hey, even YouTube or Flickr could be considered a kind of social network. Social nets broaden our horizons in terms of … Continue reading

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: two movies, two cultures

A cultural approach to the comparison of the Swedish and US adaptations of Millennium I. I am a big supporter of book adaptations into movies. I love seeing the differences, the way the director chose to show this and that, … Continue reading

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The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro

This may seem absurd to you, since the books are written in English, but I actually have been reading this in Spanish. At least it is consistent with Guillermo del Toro’s mother tongue. Anyway, The Strain is the first of … Continue reading

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Black Swan, by Darren Aronofsky

Interesting. Well, most of you, if living out of France, will have already watched this movie since December, but here it came out in theaters on Wednesday. So for those who have not watched it yet, go watch it and … Continue reading

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