Tsotsi by Athol FugardTsotsi is a real find, by one of the most affecting and moving writers of our time (Financial Times)-- and the novel is now being reissued to coincide with the release of a feature film, which is already being compared to 2004s runaway hit City of God.
One of the worlds preeminent playwrights, who could be a primary candidate for either the Nobel Prize in Literature or the Nobel Peace Prize (Mel Gussow, The New Yorker), Athol Fugard is renowned for his relentless explorations of personal and political survival in apartheid South Africa -- which include his now classic plays Master Harold . . . and the Boys and The Blood Knot. Fugard has written a single novel, Tsotsi, which director Gavin Hood has made into a feature film that The Times (London) calls a remarkable achievement and is South Africa s official entry for the 2006 Academy Awards.
Set amid the sprawling Johannesburg township of Soweto, where survival is the primary objective, Tsotsi traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader. When we meet Tsotsi, he is a man without a name (tsotsi is Afrikaans for hoodlum ) who has repressed his past and now exists only to stage and execute vicious crimes. When he inadvertently kidnaps a baby, Tsotsi is confronted with memories of his own painful childhood, and this angry young man begins to rediscover his own humanity, dignity, and capacity to love.
Bill & Ted Go To Hell
Kill Bill: Vol. Sign in. Watch now. A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals. Two seemingly dumb teens set off on a quest to prepare the ultimate historical presentation with the help of a time machine.
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The excellent duo are back in a big-budget summer sequel. Also returning is George Carlin as Rufus, their mentor from the future. The sequel is directed by Peter Hewitt, a year-old British filmmaker in his feature film debut. On the set, Winters and Reeves were seen filming one of the weirder makeup gags required by the script: as a sick joke, the evil robot duplicates unzip the artificial skin from their foreheads; rather than revealing a robotic interior, the edited scene will surprise audiences by showing the evil Ted robot has disguised himself as Bill and vice versa. With a two-camera set up, Hewitt filmed each actor in separate close-ups, performing simultaneously.
That " Bill and Ted " sequel Keanu Reeves has been trying to make for years still doesn't have a release date or a director or anything -- but in the meantime, at least we had the amazing mini-series " Bill And Ted's Most Triumphant Return ," which recently wrapped up in August, to indulge us in all our totally rockin' futuristic fantasies. But were those six issues of most excellent adventures not enough to satisfy your San Dimas cravings? Fear not, fellow time-traveller, because today November 16 , Boom! You know, like you do. The first issue goes on sale in , 25 years after Bill and Ted first travelled to hell in the sequel "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey," and there'll be several awesome variant covers by Logan Faerber, Sean "Cheeks" Galloway and Scott Koblish for you to check out and collect as well! Brian Joines, who also wrote the short story at the tail end of "Bill And Ted's Most Triumphant Return 6" compiled in its entirety below, with art by Bachan , spoke with MTV News briefly over email about creating the new mini-series and his profound fondness for the Wyld Stallyns. Brian Joines: Definitely a big fan.