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Dafoe, in my opinion the concept: ”Vincent van Gogh – at eternity's gate”. 1. Film. ”Vincent van Gogh – at eternity's gate”

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Vincent van Gogh, the tormented konstnärssjälen and impressionist who never got to experience their own successes, has haunted the film since the fifties. Julian Schnabels intuitive and headstrong vision of his fate still manages to stand out. Willem Dafoe has a real help as the van Gogh on the lookout for eternity in the rays of the sun, the greenery, the flower display of colour and the earth's scent. Mads Mikkelsens controversial själavårdare (a fictional character in the drama) and Mathieu Amalrics tender doctor adds, worth acting. An unruly and poetic attempt to think how the world could have seen out from the maniske the painter's eyes. Read the DN's review here.

rock-solid uppväxtskildring: Tara Westover. Photo: Donatella Giagnori 2. The book of mormon. Tara Westover: ”All I had to learn”

Translation: Peter Staffansson. Nature & Culture

Here is a uppväxtskildring who, with his force of blows the most in the genre. Tara Westover, who comes from a mormonfamilj in Idaho tells the non-sentimental about how her bipolar dad, dosed his large family with the most bizarre and violent methods. He goes in order to be completely free from the godless society, have a tank on four thousand small gasoline buried in the grounds. The youngest, including Tare, must not go to school. Not get to the hospital. Seventeen-year-old puts Tara for the first time its feet of a school, but then it goes quickly. Phd in history of ideas at the Cambridgeuniversitet and so this phenomenal book. Read the DN's review here.

the die is cast tribute: Steve Earle. Photo: Tom Bejgrowicz 3. Disc. Steve Earle & the Dukes: ”Guy”

New West/Border

Steve Earle was an adoring teenager when he met Guy Clark the first time, a fourteen-year-older bohemian and songwriter who along with Townes Van Zandt and some to spent the 70's to put the template for what a willful countrytrubadur should be. One of his or her mentor, the acclaimed Earle, ten years ago at the too respectful album ”Townes”, but when he follows up with sixteen of Guy Clark's best songs hits, he was absolutely right. Moderately aged, and perfectly at home in the material, along the entire range from the cheerfully unreliable to the right on the cutting edge sensitive, with a voice that is now only patchily accentuates its substantial ruffighet.

Brutally necessary: Samar Yazbek. Photo: Lisa Mattisson 4. The book of mormon. Samar Yazbek: ”Nineteen women”

Translation: Marie Anell. Harpercollins

Samar Yazbeks ”enter the void” (2016) is the most powerful I read about the war in Syria. With diktarens – not the journalist's – eyes, she contemplated the death of the landscape. And described the struggling people who still manage to make the resistance against the dictator in Damascus. In the spring new-released book of interviews, she lets the nineteen women to testify. The violence they describe defies everything you've heard, read, seen. A vital documentation, then too little of the war and the lives and history described and reached out. That book, considered not as original as the last one, as the report from the reality brutally necessary. Read the DN's review here.

Vampire: James Marsters as Spike in tv series ”Buffy the vampire slayer”. Photo: 20th Century Fox Television/Koba 5. Podcast. ”Buffering the vampire slayer”, ”Interview with James Marsters”

”Buffering the vampire slayer” is, in itself, a wonderful podcast. Two adult american women – formerly married, now poddkollegor – looking through all of the seasons of millennieskiftets big vampyrserie ”Buffy the vampire slayer”, complete with jingles, guests and new songs (!) if each of the tv episodes. In the week came a special of the pod where the host interviews himself, James Marsters, who plays the british, bleached blonde tittarfavoritvampyren Spike. It's an almost two hours long conversation, not for the uninitiated, but indispensable for Buffy-fans – about Spikes role in the series, how Marsters ended up in it from the beginning, and how progressive the series actually appears in the day.

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