Day: April 25, 2012

The Tin Drum (Die Blechtrommel) (1979)

Oskar is born with the intelligence of an adult. At the age of three, he looks at the world of the adults with contempt and thinks this world is not worth living; he decides to stop growing. Does this sound interesting enough? Read on. Based on a German novel of the same name, Die Blechtrommel or The Tin Drum is an unusual film. It is the story of Oskar¬†Matzerath (David Bennet), who is to be born with the intelligence of an adult. While still in his mother’s womb, he looks at the outside world skeptically and realizes that he...

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Top 5 Mythical Cities

Atlantis “…there lay an island which was larger than Libya and Asia together; and it was possible for the travelers of that time to cross from it to the other islands, and from the islands to the whole of the continent over against them which encompasses that veritable ocean …” This is the account Plato gives in his Timaeus, written in 360 BC, claiming that Atlantis existed 9000 years before him and this is when Atlantis first enters the fascinations of countless generations of adventurers,¬†archaeologists, historians and treasure seekers. An island bigger than Libya and Asia minor combines, Atlantis...

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