Category Archives: Films

Ill met by moonlight

‘Ill met’ is the opposite of ‘well met’, an archaic greeting meaning ‘It is fortunate that we meet’, or simply ‘nice to see you’. This means that “Ill met by moonlight” could mean:  ‘It’s bad luck that we have met … Continue reading

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Kazantzakis

Kazantzakis is the title of a new film, that will be released in November 2017. Kazantzakis is the well known name of a world famous Greek author and philosopher. Nikos Kazantzakis, born 18 February 1883, died  26 October 1957. This year, … Continue reading

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Letters from Marusia

Mikis Theodorakis wrote the soundtracks for a lot of films, mostly very well known, often used in concerts, but the film-music of “Actas de Marusia” is hardly used. Maybe  therefore the title sounds rather strange, in my ears. Marusia, not Ma … Continue reading

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Grigoris Lambrakis, symbol of democracy

* Grigoris Lambrakis (April 3, 1912 – May 27, 1963) was a Greek politician, physician, track and field athlete, and member of the faculty of the School of Medicine at the University of Athens.  Today, May 22, 2013 it has … Continue reading

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Mikis Theodorakis and the amazing unforgettable Greek actor Manos Katrakis

* Introduction The name “Manos Katrakis” was new to me when I read it yesterday, preparing my post about the Greek poet Tasos Livaditis. Obviously also he had been sent away to the isle of torture: Makronisos. Searching for information … Continue reading

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