La Luna (2011 film)
La Luna is a 2011 Pixar computer-animated short film and written by Enrico Casarosa. The short premiered on June 6, 2011 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France, it was paired with Pixar's Brave for its theatrical release on June 22, 2012, being shown before the film's beginning. La Luna was released on November 13, 2012, on the Brave DVD and Blu-ray, on a new Pixar Short Films Collection, Volume 2, the second collection of Pixar's short films. La Luna was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 84th Academy Awards. A young Genoese boy, goes on a midnight boat trip with his father Papà and grandfather Nonno. After they anchor in the middle of the sea, Nonno presents Bambino with a cap similar to the ones he and Papà wear; the two men disagree on how Bambino should wear it, with Papà pulling it low over his eyes and Nonno pushing it back on his head. Papà sets up a long ladder for Bambino to climb so he can set an anchor on the full moon, the three ascend to start their work of sweeping fallen stars off the lunar surface.
Papà urges Bambino to use a pushbroom on the stars. As they quarrel, a huge star crashes on the moon. Turning his cap backward, the way he wants to wear it, Bambino climbs onto the star and taps it with a hammer, it bursts apart into hundreds of smaller stars, all three go to work sweeping them to one side, with Bambino choosing a rake instead of either man's broom. Once the job is done, they climb down to their boat and look up at the moon, which now displays a glowing crescent phase thanks to their efforts. Krista Sheffler as Bambino Tony Fucile as Papà Phil Sheridan as Nonno The plot was inspired by Casarosa's childhood and tales by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Italo Calvino; the style comes from Hayao Miyazaki's anime and from La Linea by the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli. Official website La Luna on IMDb La Luna at The Big Cartoon DataBase
La Luna: Live in Concert
La Luna: Live in Concert is a live concert recording by Sarah Brightman, inspired by her La Luna album. The performance in Sunrise, Florida was recorded in fall 2000 and has been released on DVD and VHS in spring 2001. Brightman performs her 1997 hit "There for Me" with singer Josh Groban. Special features included are the music video for "A Whiter Shade of Pale", a multipart documentary covering the making of the La Luna album and tour, a behind-the-scenes tour documentary, an interview, an interactive tour map. La Luna: Live in Concert on IMDb
The Moon is an astronomical body that orbits planet Earth and is Earth's only permanent natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest natural satellite in the Solar System, the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits; the Moon is after Jupiter's satellite Io the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known. The Moon is thought to have formed not long after Earth; the most accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia. The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, thus always shows the same side to Earth, the near side; the near side is marked by dark volcanic maria that fill the spaces between the bright ancient crustal highlands and the prominent impact craters. After the Sun, the Moon is the second-brightest visible celestial object in Earth's sky, its surface is dark, although compared to the night sky it appears bright, with a reflectance just higher than that of worn asphalt.
Its gravitational influence produces the ocean tides, body tides, the slight lengthening of the day. The Moon's average orbital distance is 1.28 light-seconds. This is about thirty times the diameter of Earth; the Moon's apparent size in the sky is the same as that of the Sun, since the star is about 400 times the lunar distance and diameter. Therefore, the Moon covers the Sun nearly during a total solar eclipse; this matching of apparent visual size will not continue in the far future because the Moon's distance from Earth is increasing. The Moon was first reached in September 1959 by an unmanned spacecraft; the United States' NASA Apollo program achieved the only manned lunar missions to date, beginning with the first manned orbital mission by Apollo 8 in 1968, six manned landings between 1969 and 1972, with the first being Apollo 11. These missions returned lunar rocks which have been used to develop a geological understanding of the Moon's origin, internal structure, the Moon's history. Since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, the Moon has been visited only by unmanned spacecraft.
Both the Moon's natural prominence in the earthly sky and its regular cycle of phases as seen from Earth have provided cultural references and influences for human societies and cultures since time immemorial. Such cultural influences can be found in language, lunar calendar systems and mythology; the usual English proper name for Earth's natural satellite is "the Moon", which in nonscientific texts is not capitalized. The noun moon is derived from Old English mōna, which stems from Proto-Germanic *mēnô, which comes from Proto-Indo-European *mḗh₁n̥s "moon", "month", which comes from the Proto-Indo-European root *meh₁- "to measure", the month being the ancient unit of time measured by the Moon; the name "Luna" is used. In literature science fiction, "Luna" is used to distinguish it from other moons, while in poetry, the name has been used to denote personification of Earth's moon; the modern English adjective pertaining to the Moon is lunar, derived from the Latin word for the Moon, luna. The adjective selenic is so used to refer to the Moon that this meaning is not recorded in most major dictionaries.
It is derived from the Ancient Greek word for the Moon, σελήνη, from, however derived the prefix "seleno-", as in selenography, the study of the physical features of the Moon, as well as the element name selenium. Both the Greek goddess Selene and the Roman goddess Diana were alternatively called Cynthia; the names Luna and Selene are reflected in terminology for lunar orbits in words such as apolune and selenocentric. The name Diana comes from the Proto-Indo-European *diw-yo, "heavenly", which comes from the PIE root *dyeu- "to shine," which in many derivatives means "sky and god" and is the origin of Latin dies, "day"; the Moon formed 4.51 billion years ago, some 60 million years after the origin of the Solar System. Several forming mechanisms have been proposed, including the fission of the Moon from Earth's crust through centrifugal force, the gravitational capture of a pre-formed Moon, the co-formation of Earth and the Moon together in the primordial accretion disk; these hypotheses cannot account for the high angular momentum of the Earth–Moon system.
The prevailing hypothesis is that the Earth–Moon system formed after an impact of a Mars-sized body with the proto-Earth. The impact blasted material into Earth's orbit and the material accreted and formed the Moon; the Moon's far side has a crust, 30 mi thicker than that of the near side. This is thought to be; this hypothesis, although not perfect best explains the evidence. Eighteen months prior to an October 1984 conference on lunar origins, Bill Hartmann, Roger Phillips, Jeff Taylor challenged fellow lunar scientists: "You have eighteen months. Go back to your Apollo data, go back to your computer, do whatever you have to, but make up your mind. Don't come to our conference unless you have something to say about the Moon's birth." At the 1984 conference at Kona, the giant impact hypothesis emerged as the most consensual theory. Before the conference, there were parti
La Luna (song)
La Luna is the second single from Belinda Carlisle's third album Runaway Horses, released in 1989. The music video was directed by Andy Morahan, it features Belinda lying naked in bed fantasizing about a night à la Cinderella. The UK 7" B-side is "Whatever It Takes" 4:52 Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
La Luna (1979 film)
La Luna known as Luna, is a 1979 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film concerns the troubled life of a teenage boy and his relationship with his parents, including an incestuous relationship with his mother. Joe is the son of famous opera singer Caterina Silveri. While he believes that Caterina's husband, Douglas Winter, is his biological father, the truth is that Joe was sired by Caterina's former lover, now living in Italy and working as a schoolteacher. Joe and spoiled, needs a strong father figure to guide and discipline him, but Douglas is aloof and indifferent to parenting; when Joe witnesses the sudden death of Douglas in New York City, it leaves him distraught. Caterina, unwilling to continue residing in Manhattan after Douglas' death, decides to move to Italy with her son. There, Joe becomes addicted to heroin. Caterina hopes to lure her son back to a safer and more healthful lifestyle, she tries in many instances to get closer to her son hoping that increased contact will prevail over the allure of the drugs.
She contacts his drug dealer to ask for sympathy for her situation. At one point, when Joe is desperate for a fix, his mother masturbates him just to get his mind off drugs temporarily. Seeing no other alternative, she decides to drive to the location they lived, where her estranged lover lives with the hope that some sort of fatherly bond will cure her son. Along the way, some sexual and prolong the trip; the son is dropped off at the ex's home, but Joe, rather than telling his father that he is his son, says that he is instead a friend of his son, that his son overdosed on heroin after lifelong turmoil over the absence of his biological father. With some sort of closure achieved for the boy, he returns to his mother, preparing for an opera. Embracing, they reaffirm their love for each other, together the son and his father, who has come to watch the performance, who now knows Joe's true identity as his child, hear Caterina sing at her best. Jill Clayburgh – Caterina Silveri Matthew Barry – Joe Silveri Veronica Lazar – Marina Tomas Milian – Giuseppe Renato Salvatori – Communist Fred Gwynne – Douglas Winter Alida Valli – Giuseppe's Mother Elisabetta Campeti – Arianna Franco Citti – Man in Bar Roberto Benigni – Upholsterer Carlo Verdone – Director of Caracalla Peter Eyre – Edward In his two-star review, the critic Roger Ebert wrote of Bertolucci "He's got a soap opera and a Freudian case history and he's forcing them to copulate".
In the London Review of Books, Angela Carter wrote of Jill Clayburgh's performance "Jill Clayburgh, seizing by the throat the opportunity of working with a great European director, gives a bravura performance: she is like the life force in person". In an entry dated 7 September 1979, Russian film director Andrei Tarkovsky wrote in his diary, "Saw Bertolucci's La luna. Monstrous, vulgar rubbish."In 1980, the movie was banned in Ecuador when it was showed in cinemas by Abdalá Bucaram, police intendent at the time. La Luna on IMDb La Luna at Rotten Tomatoes
Angelo Branduardi is an Italian folk/folk rock singer-songwriter and composer who scored relative success in Italy and European countries such as France, Belgium and Greece. Branduardi was born in Cuggiono, a small town in the province of Milan, but early moved with the family to Genoa, he was educated as a classical violinist in Niccolò Paganini. At the age of 18, he composed the music for the Confessioni di un malandrino by Sergei Yesenin, he is married to Luisa Zappa. They have two daughters and Maddalena, both musicians. Branduardi's first album was never released, resulted from a co-operation with Maurizio Fabrizio and gifted performer; the first released Angelo Branduardi'74 was arranged with Paul Buckmaster. La Luna, including "Hooligan's Confession" and the fine, delicate song giving the LP its name, was a prelude to the success of the following works. Alla fiera dell'Est was Branduardi's first vastly popular album, followed by La Pulce d'Acqua and Cogli la prima mela. Lyrics for the English versions of Branduardi's albums were written by Peter Sinfield lyricist for King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.
In those albums, Branduardi exploited themes and patterns from early music Renaissance and early Baroque. The song "Alla fiera dell'Est" is still popular among Italians of every age, who test themselves committing to memory all the fable-like, repetitive lyrics, it is based on an old Jewish song in Aramaic sung at the end of the Passover Seder night service. In 2007 "Alla fiera dell'Est" was covered by Israeli singer Shlomi Shabat for a Passover time commercial for cellphone company Pelephone. Lyrics had a broad spectrum of inspiration: a Danse macabre, the theme of Satan's mistress, Native American and Druidic tradition, the apocryphal Gospels. Concertation owes much to the talents of Maurizio Fabrizio, exploits unusual instruments for pop music: dulcimer, Pan flute, clarinet, among others - mixed with more standard guitar and drums. Subsequent albums showed an increasing desire towards differentiation. Branduardi had a more intimate tone, Cercando l'oro had sophisticated and delicate arrangements, Branduardi canta Yeats was a tribute to William Butler Yeats.
Pane e rose was a still inspired, but dark picture of life and death. Il Ladro marked a delicate point of Branduardi's life, edging on depression, echoed in a dark cemeterial, style of singing; the album Si può fare brought back Branduardi to normality, but the artist is now struggling to evade the minstrel character, now too tight for him. In 1994, he published Domenica e lunedì, dedicated to the Italian poet Franco Fortini, one of Branduardi's professors in his school years. In 1996, during the celebrations for the restoration of the Duomo of Spilimbergo after the catastrophic 1976 earthquake, he recorded the album Futuro antico, in which he, as an early Baroque musician, keeps reusing, wording pre-existing material along with his own; this experience, accomplished with the aid of musicians and musicologists, continued with Futuro antico II and Futuro antico III. The same year he performed "Te vojo'bbene assaje" with Italian pop singer Eugenio Finardi. In 1998, Branduardi teamed up with Italian stand-up comedian and writer Giorgio Faletti for Il dito e la luna.
He subsequently reworked earlier musical themes with writings of and about St. Francis to produce L'infinitamente piccolo. In 2003, a new album, Altro ed altrove, in a time period marked by a rise of racism and intolerance, brought together love stories from several cultures. Since last 10 years, his band, on stage, is composed with Davide Raggazoni, Michele Ascolese, Leonardo Pieri and Stefano Olivato, or with Ellade Bandini and Maurizio Fabrizio. Angelo Branduardi La luna Alla fiera dell'est La pulce d'acqua Cogli la prima mela Gulliver, la luna e altri disegni Concerto Branduardi'81 Cercando l'oro State buoni se potete Branduardi canta Yeats Poets in New York Pane e rose Il ladro Musiche da film Si può fare Domenica e lunedì Camminando camminando Futuro antico I Il dito e la luna Studio Collection Futuro antico II L'infinitamente piccolo