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What’s the most Tarantino movie that doesn’t involve Quentin Tarantino?

2020.10.18 06:17 Jakethrowsdwn What’s the most Tarantino movie that doesn’t involve Quentin Tarantino?

Imitation is the purest form of flattery, sure. Quentin Tarantino has pretty much made an art of homage. After the success of Reservoir Dogs there were a lot of filmmakers trying to capitalize on that success. Mirimax as a studio seemed to capitalize on this (Soderbergh, Smith, Rodriguez, Van Sant).
I’ve seen movies that try and use the Tarantino formula like Poolhall Junkies, Suicide Kings, Boondock Saints, 2 Days in the Valley, Very Bad Things, Swingers, the list goes on. I enjoyed all of those movies, just like I really enjoyed Go.
If there’s one movie that was going for that Pulp Fiction vibe it’s this. Trunk shots, pop culture, block dialogue, Breckin Meyer as a discount Drexl, nonlinear format, even Sarah Polley looks like Uma Thurman.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. The music dates it, but I was 11 in 1999 and it was nice to hear LEN for a change.
Are there any other movies that so blatantly try to apply the Tarantino formula, or is this it?
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2020.09.18 14:01 autotldr Harvey Weinstein stripped of CBE following rape conviction

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Harvey Weinstein has been stripped of his CBE following his conviction for rape and sexual assault earlier this year.
More than 100 women, including famous actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Uma Thurman, had accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct stretching back decades - fuelling the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and harassment.
Weinstein, who has consistently denied all charges, says he will appeal his conviction.
The notice said: "The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated 29 January 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order."
Numerous other distinctions bestowed on Weinstein during his career - including France's prestigious Legion of Honour - have been revoked since allegations against Weinstein first surfaced.
Weinstein was awarded the honorary CBE in 2004, for services to the British film industry.
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2020.08.26 12:26 ChiTownChick I don’t know if this was sexual abuse but it has been giving me nightmares

When I was under 7 years old and for years (maybe 2 I’m sorry it’s been so long I cannot remember) my dad would come in my room at night in just briefs and have me lay on top of him in just my underwear and a white tank top. He’d ask me to tell him about my day. I didn’t realize how uncomfortable it made me feel until I got a little older.
I told my mom, and she said he loved me and that it wasn’t sexual. I’m 32 now, and I cannot help feeling violated. What dad has their very young daughter lay on top of him while he’s practically naked?
That wasn’t the last inappropriate behavior by my dad. At 12-14 he’d cup my butt or slap it. Whether I was walking up the stairs in front of him, or just sitting on the couch.
At 11 I had developed early. I was 5’4 and thin, yet I had slight curves and a developing chest. I had the same hairstyle Uma Thurman had in Pulp Fiction. My hair was a bit lighter then hers, but my dad would always say how beautiful it was. He gave me a little leather jacket that belonged to my mom when they were dating and he’d take me out and tell people I was his girlfriend, which made me extremely uncomfortable.
The last inappropriate thing he did happened while we were sitting next to each other at a doctor’s office waiting for appointment. I had tight jeans on. We were sitting in silence, when suddenly I felt him slip his hand into my top side jeans pocket. He slipped it so far in his hand was over my area. Since it was a tight fit the way he put his hand made me feel sick. Plus he left it there until I was called back.
I was shocked. At home I was so angry and upset I was screaming that he was acting COMPLETELY INAPPROPRIATE and actually threw my radio alarm clock at the wall. He never inappropriately touched me again.
I have only told two people. My husband and my mom. My husband had a more typical reaction. He privately called my dad a bastard. After the pocket thing my mom did get mad.
My relationship with my dad is good now but I try as much as possible to block out everything bad. ESPECIALLY what happened when I was little.
Was that sexual abuse? I feel guilty because I know people have gone through SO MUCH WORSE. I just can’t stop thinking about what happened when I was a kid.
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2020.08.20 17:47 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters ‘W-Z’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters ‘W-Z’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here ( There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letter S on August 7, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters T-V on August 13, 2020. You can check that out here (
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here:
Wachtmeister, Eric: Swedish Internet entrepreneur. He was the founder of the now defunct social media website, A Small World. The Weinstein Company, Robert Pittman, and Alexander von Furstenberg were all heavy investors and are all listed in Epstein’s black book (check out previous threads for further information). Early in his career, Wachtmeister was an investment banker who worked for Rothschild & Co. and Lehman Brothers. His father was Count Wilhelm Wachtmeister, a Swedish diplomat, ambassador to the United States, and close friend of George H.W. Bush.
Wagner, David: Not enough info.
Wainwright, Rupert: British movie director and producer.
Waksal, Sam: Pharmaceutical entrepreneur and CEO. Despite the nerdy sounding job description, Waksal hobnobs with celebrities. He dated Martha Stewart’s daughter, is a friend of Ronald Perelman’s ex-wife, and counts Mick Jagger among his friends ( In 2002 and 2003, Waksal pleaded guilty to securities fraud, bank fraud, obstruction of justice, perjury, conspiracy, and wire fraud. He was sentenced to seven years in prison in 2003. He was released in 2009.
Wallace, Mike: Television journalist best known for his role as lead correspondent on the news program 60 Minutes. Longtime 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager, was forced to step down from his position after Ronan Farrow’s article in The New Yorker that mentioned Fager’s sexual misconduct ( towards Sarah Johansen, an intern at the time (now a producer) who said that the atmosphere of 60 Minutes was like that of a “boy’s club.” Epstein hosted a reception for Wallace at his NYC mansion back in 1997 ( Wallace can be seen in this photo (date uncertain, but must have been 1991 or earlier) with Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father) and Donald Trump (
Walters, Barbara: Famous television personality/broadcast journalist known for 20/20, The View, and berating Corey Feldman for trying to “damage an entire industry” when he came out against pedophilia in Hollywood ( Walters goes way back with Ghislaine and her family, as she swam around the same social circles as Ghislaine’s father, Robert Maxwell ( Here is a picture from Steve Forbes’s 70th birthday party ( that shows Barbara walking just behind Robert Maxwell. Barbara is pictured here ( with Ghislaine and some others (7th picture down). We can only wish her the most agonizing of deaths.
Ward, Kevin: A 34-year veteran of the NYPD who was eventually promoted to Borough Commander. Currently the Vice President of Security and Operations for Bryant Park Corporation. Received a Master’s Degree from Harvard, which is extremely rare for a law enforcement official. It’s odd that Epstein would have three different telephone numbers for such a decorated member of law enforcement. Interesting.
Warner, Ozzie: No info found.
Warnford-Davis, Ms Mandy: The former sister-in-law of Ghislaine’s brother, Kevin. Kevin and his wife, Pandora, divorced after more than 20 years of marriage. Mandy is Pandora’s sister. She works as a lawyer in London.
Wasserman, Casey & Laura: Casey is an entertainment and sports agent executive. Grandson of Hollywood mogul and mafia-linked Lee Wasserman. Laura Zifren is Casey’s wife. She is a movie music supervisor. Casey and Laura both appear on Epstein’s “Lolita Express” flight log ( during the infamous Africa trip which featured the likes of Bill Clinton, Kevin Spacey, and Chris Tucker. Casey donates a lot of time and money to the Clinton Foundation and considers Bill Clinton to be a close friend and his philanthropic “mentor” ( The Wassermans have donated between $10 and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation ( The Wassermans have set up a charity called The Wasserman Foundation through which they donate money to a number of different causes, including several children’s groups (
Wassong, David: Managing Director for Soros (yes, that Soros) Fund Management who has worked for Soros for over 20 years ( Here’s a lovely picture ( of Wassong with Ghislaine Maxwell from 2011. There’s nothing weird about it except for Ghislaine’s eye-catching earrings, which bare a striking resemblance to pedophile symbolism ( David’s father, Dan, was a chronic sexual harasser of his secretaries ( Perhaps sexual deviancy runs in the family.
Wastnage, Lucy: Wife of David Tang. Already listed earlier under ‘Tang, Mr David and Lucy Wastnag.’ Copy and pasted from my ‘T-V’ thread… David was a Hong Kong businessman who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion chain and several restaurants that attract the elite. Tang was a philanthropist who was involved in several charities, including Youth Outreach (YO), a charitable organization started in Hong Kong by Reverend Peter Newberry. This charity’s goal was to help at-risk youths ( Tang was considered one of the most well-connected people in London. He and his wife, Lucy, counted Prince Andrew, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s ex-wife), Kevin Spacey, the Duke of Marlborough, and Mick Jagger among their friends ( Tang vehemently defended Prince Andrew in 2011 when his relationship with Epstein was made public ( Two years later, Ghislaine celebrated her 51st birthday at China Tang, David’s restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel. Despite the backlash Prince Andrew received for counting Epstein among his friends, he attended Ghislaine’s birthday, along with former Labour minister Shaun Woodward and wife Camilla, the Earl and Countess of Derby, Dorrit Moussaieff, the diamond heiress/wife of the president of Iceland, Tamara Beckwith, and John Eliasch, multi-millionaire boss of sports firm Head. Every single one of those people appear in Epstein’s contacts. Epstein had 16 phone numbers, two email addresses, and three street addresses listed under David and Lucy’s names. David Tang died in 2017.
Waterman, Felicity: Model and actress who was a client of Elite Modeling Agency, along with Epstein/Maxwell pals Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum and many other famous models.
Watson, Victoria: Secretary at De Cadenet Motor Racing Limited (, a company owned by former race car driver Alain de Cadenet, who was listed earlier in Epstein’s black book.
Webb, Veronica: Supermodel. Former Victoria’s Secret (Les Wexner) model.
Weidenfeld, Lord: Founder of Weidenfeld and Nicolson publishing company. Weidenfeld (1919-2016) was a tremendous supporter of Israel and Oxford University. Weidenfeld was close friends with the Rothschilds. For more info on Weidenfeld’s deep-rooted connection with the Rothschilds and Israel, check out this wonderful Youtube video ( It’s very well-researched and connects all the dots. Other high-ranking friends of Weidenfeld included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. Secretary of State (and should-be war criminal) Henry Kissinger.
Weinberg, Jason: Top Hollywood talent manager who represents some of the biggest names in movies and television. Weinberg held his 50th birthday at a restaurant in Easthampton, NY ( Attendees included Harvey Weinstein and actress Uma Thurman, the ex-fiance of ARK Academy founder and possible pedophile and child trafficker, Arpad Busson. Weinberg has been pictured with Peggy Siegal, the publicist who helped Epstein get into elite parties after he was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution. They likely know each other because they were both trained by legendary Hollywood publicist Bobby Zarem.
Weinstein, Bob: Bob is Harvey Weinstein’s brother and a top movie producer and Hollywood executive. Bob has denied any knowledge of his brother’s seemingly endless sexual harassment charges and has publicly rebuked Harvey. Bob has been accused of harassment by Amanda Segel, a female showrunner (
Weintraub, Harriet: Founder of public relations firm HWPR ( Was once in business with Epstein enabler Peggy Siegal (
Westheimer, Ruth Dr: Better known as Dr. Ruth, the popular sex therapist and TV personality.
Weymouth, Mrs Lally: Senior associate editor of The Washington Post. Eldest child of Katherine Graham, the publisher who ran her family’s newspaper, The Washington Post, from 1963-1991. Lally is best known for throwing huge bipartisan parties at her house in the Hamptons. This article ( does a great job of detailing who goes to these parties (ex: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner partying with George Soros, Soros partying with David Koch, etc) and the fact that behind closed doors, the same people who publicly insult each other from both sides of the aisle, are actually friends and just laughing at us for believing their theatrics. AGAIN, THE WHOLE IDEA OF PARTISANSHIP IS COMPLETE BULLSHIT. STOP ALIGNING WITH ONE SIDE. IT’S US VS. THEM. THAT’S IT.
White, Somers: Former model and advertising executive. Married to Jonathan Farkas, heir to the Alexander’s department stores fortune. Named to the Commission on Presidential Scholars by Donald Trump in 2019. Pictured here ( with Ghislaine Maxwell.
White, Victoria: Former wife of Lord Gordon White, Texas businessman Tom O’Gara, and famed Hollywood producer Robert Evans.
White, Michael: Likely the theatemovie producer or the British journalist who was the associate editor of The Guardian until 2016 and a regular commentator on BBC. Could be either one.
White O’Gara, Victoria: See Victoria White above.
Whitworth, Alan & Wendy: Wendy Whitworth is a managing editor with ties to Ghislaine and her family. She was managing editor of Remembering for the Future: The Holocaust in An Age of Genocide, an assortment of Holocaust-centered articles, which was released in 2001. Ghislaine Maxwell’s mother, Elisabeth, was the editor-in-chief of the publication. Ghislaine and her sisters, Isabel and Christine, are listed as financial sponsors and committee coordinator ( The honorary president of the publication is Elie Wiesel, the famous authoHolocaust survivor who also appears in Epstein’s book and was also accused of sexual harassment. I believe her husband Alan is an economic adviser, but I’m not entirely sure.
Wiatt, Jim: Former CEO at William Morris, a major talent agency.
Wienberg, Anouska & Mark: Anouska is a hotelier and interior designer. Her husband, Mark, is a financier who co-founded J. Rothschild Assurance, which later became St. James’s Place Wealth Management, along with Jacob Rothschild ( Mark was the honorary treasurer of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and still had a role as one of the Vice Presidents as of 2012 (, making this the 12 billionth connection between known pedophile and child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and the NSPCC.
Wiesel Dr Eli and Marion: Wiesel was a famous author, Holocaust survivor, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, but he also supposedly sexually harassed a teenager at a charity event ( Wiesel had longstanding ties to the Maxwell family due to their mutual interest in writing about the Holocaust (, ( Marion is also a Holocaust survivor and was Elie’s wife.
Wigram Lionel and Lydia: Lionel is a producer who has worked on the Harry Potter films and several Guy Ritchie movies. Lydie is his wife.
Wigram, Lionel: See above.
Williams Alexandra & Nick: Alexandra is the daughter of Michael Heseltine, who was previously listed in Epstein’s ‘black book.’ Michael Heseltine is a British businessman and politician who served in various roles in government for British PMs Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Heseltine was a friend of Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine’s father. Heseltine invested in Conservative Parliament member Harvey Proctor’s business after Proctor was forced to resign after it was revealed he had sexual relationships with and took nude pictures of male prostitutes aged 17-21 at his home (source: At the time, it was illegal to have same-sex relations with prostiutes under the age of 21. Her siblings, Annabel and Rupert, were listed in Epstein’s book as well. Check out the G-I thread for more info on them. Nick is her husband and the owner of Holloway’s auctioneers.
Williams-Ellis, David & Serena: David is a world-renowned British sculptor. His ex-wife, Serena, is an interior designer.
Willis, Rebecca: Not sure. Could be a climate change/environmental researcher in the UK.
Wilmot-Sitwell, Alex & Fi: Alex is a banker who was CEO of UBS Investment Bank and headed Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s businesses across Europe until 2018. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, incidentally, was the “largest corporate sponsor” for the super shady ARK Academy ( under Wilmot-Sitwell. ARK Academy, founded by Arpad Busson (listed in Epstein’s book - read more on him here:, could very well be a system of schools used for child abuse and child trafficking. Caroline Fiona Marr is Alex’s ex-wife.
Wilson, Carter: Barely any info found. Her name is Carter Wilson Hailey. This was her mother ( Despite the family names/history, I couldn’t find anything on who Carter Wilson actually is.
Windisch Grazot, Manfred: The Windisch-Graetz family comes from a high nobility bloodline. Manfred, considered a prince, takes care of the management and finances of Elitaliana, the oldest Italian helicopter company ( Member of the Order of Malta (
Windsor-Taylor, Tim & Helen: Helen is a member of the Royal Family. Her father is Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, who is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Helen is a patron of CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer charity ( Her husband, Tim, is an art dealer.
Winn, Steve: Wynn is a billionaire Las Vegas hotel tycoon. Prince Harry was a guest of Wynn’s at his Encore resort. Served as the finance chair of the Republican National Committee from 2017-2018, but had to resign from that post and his position as CEO of Wynn Resorts due to dozens of allegations of sexual misconduct ( by his employees. Wynn and his wife (listed earlier in Epstein’s black book under ‘Hissom, Andrea’) are close friends of Donald and Melania Trump (source:
Winston, Elizabeth: Not sure. Best guess is a Texas-based conservationist.
Wipple, George: Entertainment and society television journalist.
Wolper, Carol: Author and screenwriter who has also written for Vogue magazine, where Epstein has countless connections.
Wong, Andy: Hong Kong financier and socialite. Hosted a Chinese New Year party in 2002 attended by Prince Andrew ( where the theme was ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ ( Here’s are some pictures from that party ( ; ; Here is a link with more pictures ( from the party. Many Epstein contacts appear in these photos and also regularly attend the Wongs’ annual Chinese New Year parties. Buzz Aldrin (suspected upper echelon freemason) attended the party as well.
Wong, Theodore: Hedge fund manager. Founder of Constellar Capital LLC. Former managing director at Credit Suisse, a Swedish-based investment bank where Epstein had several contacts. Member of the Sunflower Children's Foundation and St. Jude’s Hospital (, two charities dedicated to sickly children.
Woodall, Trinny: Former drug addict socialite and friend of the wealthy and elite ( who is now a British TV presenter and owner of makeup brand TRINNY LONDON.
Woods Emily & Carrie: Cary Woods is a movie producer. His ex-wife, Emily, is the chairman of J. Crew.
Woodward, Alexa: California-based attorney.
Woodward, Shaun & Camilla: Former British Member of Parliament (MP) and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Shaun is a good friend of Esther Rantzen, an English journalist and television presenter who founded ChildLine, a charity promoting child protection. Incidentally, Rantzen ignored allegations against Jimmy Savile, the notorious pedophile, celebrity, and Royal Family confidant. Rantzen also had an affair with Nicolas Fairbairn, the Scottish politician who was posthumously accused of chronic child abuse and has been linked to Elm Guest House, where politicans (allegedly) had sex with drugged up children ( Camilla is Woodward’s ex-wife of 28 years and daughter of former Conservative MP and supermarket heir Tim Sainsbury. Since their divorce, Shaun has entered a relationship with Luke Redgrave, a Hollywood camera operator.
Worcester, Marq & Marc of: Henry Somerset, 12th Duke of Beaufort and his ex-wife, Tracy. Henry is an English peer and landowner. Tracy is a former actress.
Wyatt, Jim: See Jim Wiatt (above).
Wyatt, Steve & Cate: Steve is an oil heir and the former lover of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s ex-wife). Ferguson has always seen Steve as her true love and even went away on vacation with him while she was still with Prince Andrew ( Cate is Steve’s ex-wife.
(No ‘X’ last names)
Yamani, Mai: Anthropologist, scholar, and author who has been a consultant of international banks such as Goldman Sachs, oil companies like Shell and BP, and foreign governments.
Yariv, Zghoul: Israeli venture capitalist.
Yates, Andrew (piggy): Features editor at the Daily Mail. Went to school with Ghislaine Maxwell, but said that he hadn’t seen her in over a decade when he found out his name was in Epstein’s contacts.
Young Toby: A British social commentator and former director of the New Schools Network, a charity which helps set up free schools in England. He is also an associate editor at Quillette, an online science magazine. In 2011, Young wrote an article defending Prince Andrew and others who are friends with the likes of Epstein, saying that they are not responsible for their friends actions ( He was suspended from Groucho, a private members club in London, when he admitted to selling and using cocaine there ( This flickr page reveals the connection between Toby Young’s New Schools Network and possible pedophile/child trafficker Arpad Busson’s ARK Academy schools ([email protected]/49407330397).
Younger, Tracy & Lee, Greg: No info found.
Yugoslavia Dimitri: Prince Dimitri is a gemologist and member of the Royal House of Yugoslavia. Pictured here ( with Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew’s cousin, Christina Oxenberg. Brother of Michael and Serge (below).
Yugoslavia, Prince Michel of: An investment executive and former real estate broker. He is also a member of the Knights of Malta. Brother of Dimitri (above) and Serge (below)
Yugoslavia, Serge de: Prince Serge of Yugoslavia. Recently became a father at the age of 54 ( Brother of Dimitri and Michael (above).
Zacks Gordon: American businessman who was a financial and Middle Eastern policy adviser to George H.W. Bush during his presidency.
Zales, Alexi: No info found.
Zangrillo Paige & Bob: Robert Zangrillo is a venture capitalist and real estate developer. He has come under fire for a college admissions scandal in which he paid $250,000 so that his daughter could get into USC. Routinely throws parties that attract the likes of the Kardashians, Snoop Dogg, the Hadid family, and other celebrities/wealthy people (
Zawauri, Waleed: Zawawi is on the board of HSBC Bank of Oman. Listed in the Paradise Papers ( - not to be confused with the Panama Papers - as someone with offshore accounts.
Zecher Bibi and Adrian: Adrian is a hotelier who founded Aman Resorts. Bebe is his wife.
Zeff Mark: Interior designer who helped renovate Epstein’s New York mansion.
Zelier, John: Founding and Managing Member of Hudson Housing Capital, a housing tax credit syndicator. Former Managing Director of Lehman Brothers.
Zevi, Dino & Rosi: Dino is an art dealer.
Zilkha, Bettina: Arts, entertainment, and fashion journalist for Forbes magazine. Photographed with Ghislaine Maxwell here ( and here ( and here ( well, you get the point. She is a fixture in New York’s high society social scene as she is also an heiress to her father’s financing fortune.
Zipp, Brian: Investment banker. Zipp is a former Senior Economist with the U.S. Treasury Department. Later became a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers.
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2020.08.14 04:47 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of letters ‘T-V’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of letters ‘T-V’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here ( There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letter S on August 7, 2020. You can check that out here (
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here:
Taaffee, Paul: Former Chairman and CEO of public relations firm Hill and Knowlton.
Tabet, Karim & Cristina: Karim is a founding partner of TAP advisory group. A former Vice Chairman at UBS Investment Bank and Joint Global Head at UBS Telecommunications. The subtitle under the Tabets reads ‘65th Street Neighbors.’ Ghislaine Maxwell lived in a townhouse at 116 East 65th Street.
Taki: Likely British journalist and Polanski apologist Taki Theodoracopulos. Taki wrote this interesting piece ( in 2009 in which he throws Epstein under the bus while defending Polanski. Decades ago, Taki threw a party at The Savoy to celebrate the end of communism. Attendees included Ghislaine Maxwell and Imran Khan (
Talbot Williams, Simon: Businessman involved in real estate. Owns Talbot & Scott ltd, an investment and development agency.
Tang, Mr David & Lucy Wastnag: David was a Hong Kong businessman who founded the Shanghai Tang fashion chain and several restaurants that attract the elite. Tang was a philanthropist who was involved in several charities, including Youth Outreach (YO), a charitable organization started in Hong Kong by Reverend Peter Newberry. This charity’s goal was to help at-risk youths ( Tang was considered one of the most well-connected people in London. He and his wife, Lucy, counted Prince Andrew, Naomi Campbell, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York (Prince Andrew’s ex-wife), Kevin Spacey, the Duke of Marlborough, and Mick Jagger among their friends ( Tang vehemently defended Prince Andrew in 2011 when his relationship with Epstein was made public ( Two years later, Ghislaine celebrated her 51st birthday at China Tang, David’s restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel. Despite the backlash Prince Andrew received for counting Epstein among his friends, he attended Ghislaine’s birthday, along with former Labour minister Shaun Woodward and wife Camilla, the Earl and Countess of Derby, Dorrit Moussaieff, the diamond heiress/wife of the president of Iceland, Tamara Beckwith, and John Eliasch, multi-millionaire boss of sports firm Head. Every single one of those people appear in Epstein’s contacts. Epstein had 16 phone numbers, two email addresses, and three street addresses listed under David and Lucy’s name. Tang died in 2017.
Tate, Rupert: Two options. Either the former hedge fund manager at Merrill Lynch or the CEO of Bear Grylls Ventures.
Taubman, Alfred: Billionaire real estate developer and former owner of Sotheby’s, where Les Wexner was once a board member. Many parties and book premieres attended by the elites have been hosted by Sotheby’s over the years. Taubman spent nearly one year in jail for price fixing in collusion with Christie’s auction house ( Taubman died in 2015.
Taubman, Bobby: Alfred’s son who took over the family business.
Tavoulareas, Mr Billy & Nicket: William Tavoulareas Jr. is an heir to his father, William Tavoulareas, a Greek petroleum businessman and former President and Chief Executive of Mobil Oil during the ‘70s and ‘80s. Sr. was a close friend of George H.W. Bush and Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou and was also a member of the Knights of Malta. William Jr. has not been so lucky. He has psychological problems and despite the fact that he has millions in a trust fund, he lives out of his car and has been involved in several dustups with the law in Palm Beach ( Annick Finlan is Jr.’s ex-wife.
Tavoulareas, Peter: Billy’s Tavoulareas brother and son of William Tavoulareas Sr. Heir to father’s petroleum fortune.
Tayler, Emmy: Former personal assistant of Ghislaine Maxwell. Reportedly taught girls how to massage Epstein. Her name appears twice on Epstein’s Lolita Express flight logs ( Recently fled the UK, but is presumably wanted for questioning (
Taylor, Felicia: Retired anchor for CNN’s World Business Today. Stepsister of Victoria (nee Schott) de Rothschild, Sir Evelyn Rothschild’s second wife. Felicia knew Epstein socially and once had tea at his mansion ( Pictured here ( with Ghislaine Maxwell at a Tommy Hilfiger hosted event in 2009. She is also the daughter of classic Hollywood actor Rod Taylor.
Taylor, Pamela: Make-up artist with a bunch of A-list clients.
Taylor, Sebastian: Not enough info. Likely refers to the personal friend of Nathaniel Rothschild (, but I can’t be sure. There are two other decent possibilities.
Taymor, Julie & Eliot: Julie is one of the most well-known theatre directors in the world. Responsible for the Broadway hit, Lion King. Elliot is Julie’s long-time partner. He is a film and theatre composer.
Tennenbaum, Harry: No info found.
Teodorani-Fabbri, Eduardo: A boss at Fiat motor company. Comes from the tremendously wealthy Agnelli family, who are the largest shareholders of The Economist (the Rothschilds also own a large portion). Eduardo used to date Tara Palmer-Tomkinson (listed earlier in Epstein’s contacts), the now deceased goddaughter of Prince Charles. Their first date was at an ARK charity dinner ( ARK is a children’s charity that has spawned many schools for grades K-12. It was started by Arpad Busson (also listed in Jeffrey Epstein’s book), the former fiancee of Uma Thurman. Busson is likely steeped in child trafficking. I wrote a thread about him and ARK charity last year (
Theilmann, Baroness Francesca: Publisher and art collector.
Theodoli, Catherine: Katrin is the CEO of Magnum Marine Corporation, a performance and luxury yacht manufacturer.
Tholstrup, Mogens: Former owner of Daphne’s, Pasha, and The Collection, three of London’s trendiest restaurants. Sold the restaurants for pounds 5.5m in 1998. Dated a series of high society girls, including Lady Victoria Hervey (former girlfriend and staunch defender of Prince Andrew) and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.
Tholstrup, Paola: A former model and the ex-wife of restaurateur Mogens Tholstrup (above). Pictured here ( at a Chinese New Year celebration with Ghislaine Maxwell and Harry Nutall in 2007.
Thompson, Barnaby: British film director, producer, and movie executive. Thompson ran Ealing Studios for 14 years. Barnaby has been photographed with a who’s who of Hollywood stars, royalty, and many people listed in Epstein’s contacts. He has attended parties hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Charles Finch, an interesting figure mentioned earlier (check my D-F thread) in Epstein’s black book (
Tisch, David: Businessman who comes from a ridiculously rich family. His grandfather, Laurence Tisch, was the co-owner of Loews Corporation. His cousin, Steve, co-owns the New York Giants and has produced many big budget Hollywood movies. David made some good money in Silicon Valley startup companies.
Tisch, Merryl & Jimmy: Merryl is the former Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents and wife of James (Jimmy) Tisch. A huge proponent of high-stakes testing for adolescents. Her husband, James, is the heir to Loews Corporation. He currently serves as CEO.
Tish, Anne & Andrew: Andrew is co-chair of Loews Corporation with his brother, James (mentioned above). Ann Rubenstein-Tisch is Andrew’s current wife. She is a former reporter for NBC. In 1996, Ann and Andrew partnered with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to open The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) of East Harlem, the first all-girls public school to open in the United States in 30 years ( If you click on that link, you’ll immediately notice pictures of students with Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. The TYWLS has expanded and now comprises five schools (2800 students) and 16 sister schools (7000 students).
Titopupolo, Sonia: No info found.
Todhunter, Emily Olypitus: High-end British interior designer.
Toledo Ignacio, Alvarez de: Likely a real estate developer. Not 100% certain.
Tollman, Bea: Beatrice is a travel and hospitality businesswoman. Founder and President of the ritzy Red Carnation Hotel chain. Also has a large part in family-owned The Travel Corporation, which helps people organize/plan their trips.
Tollman, Brett: Son of Beatrice Tollman (above). Travel and hotel executive also involved in the family business. CEO of The Travel Corporation and founder of The Treadright Foundation, a non-profit charity.
Tollman, Mr & Mrs: This likely refers to Beatrice (above) and her husband, Stanley. Since I wrote about Beatrice earlier, I’ll focus on Stanley here, who is much more interesting. Stanley is a super shady businessman who is best known for being friends with Ken Bates (Chairman of Chelsea FC) and serving on the Board of the Chelsea FC soccer club, where he and Bates were partners with Marwan Ashraf, a senior Mossad agent. Tollman fled the US for the UK in the early 200s when he was convicted on 33 counts of embezzlement, fraud, and tax evasion (
Tollman, Syrie & Gavin: Gavin is CEO of Trafalgar tours and Chairman of The Travel Corporation. Nephew of Stanley Tollman (above) and cousin of Brett Tollman (above). Gavin is married to his first cousin, Toni. There is a fascinating blog post ( about the Tollmans and Hundleys, who defrauded the government out of millions. Be sure to read the comments. Pretty much everyone who responded used to work for the company and knows the Tollmans to some extent and the inner workings behind their thievery.
Tollman, Wyne: Wynn is Beatrice and Stanley’s son, but is not involved with the company. I could not find any other information on him.
Toub, Veronica (Busson): Fashion designer and socialite who was engaged to possible child trafficker and pedophile Arpad Busson ( in the 1980s.
Treacy, Phillip: Award-winning hat designer who has worked with the British Royalty (designed a hat for Princess Beatrice, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge), Oprah, Naomi Campbell, Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Has also designed hats for the Harry Potter movies. Thirty-six of his hats were worn at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Twenty were worn at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Trump Blaine & Robert: Robert is the younger brother of Donald Trump. Manager of Trump Corporation and President of Trump Management On August 3, 2020, Robert wrote “Jeffrey Epstein is still alive” on his Twitter feed ( Blaine is Robert’s ex-wife of over 25 years. They divorced in 2007 when it was revealed that Robert had a mistress for whom he purchased a $4 million house in Garden City, NY. Blaine’s father was an executive at IBM.
Trump, Ivana: Donald Trump’s ex-wife (1977-1992) and mother of Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric. After their divorce, Ivana accused her ex-husband, Donald, of rape. Trump’s lawyers claim that she did not want her words “to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.” One of the conditions of her divorce settlement was that she wouldn’t talk about their marriage without Donald’s approval. In this (timestamped) video interview (, Maria Farmer, the sister of Epstein victim Annie Farmer and former employee of Epstein and Ghislaine who went to the FBI with Epstein allegations in 1996, says that Ivana was possibly involved in procuring children, although she couldn’t confirm.
Trump, Ivanka: Donald Trump’s daughter. Serves as Advisor to the President. Donates to Jewish charities and is a supporter of Israel, much like her father.
Trump, Robert & Blaine: See ‘Trump Blaine & Robert’ above.
Tucker, Chris: Famous actocomedian of Rush Hour and Friday fame. Tucker was on the infamous Africa flight with Epstein, Bill Clinton, and Kevin Spacey.
Turlington, Christy: Incredibly popular supermodel from the ‘80s and ‘90s who has worked for too many big name fashion designers and magazines to name. Jean-Luc Brunel, the (alleged) pedophile and child trafficker who sent three 12-year-old girls to Epstein for his birthday discovered Turlington and helped launch her career ( Friends with fellow supermodel and all-around scumbag, Naomi Campbell, who is likely knee deep in Epstein’s child trafficking and pedophile ring.
Turnbull, Governor Charles: Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands from 1999-2007. Epstein’s Little Saint James island is located in the Virgin Islands.
Turner, Jenny: There is an excellent Reddit thread ( from u/rsarector that provides evidence that Jenny Turner is a pseudonym for Ghislaine Maxwell. Make sure to check out the posts further down the thread by aimhighairforce and DSyntax for more information.
Turner, Miles Creswell: Investment banker who used to work for Deutsche Bank and HSBC. Interestingly enough, a man (Leo Iravanian) was arrested for harassment because Cresswell-Turner testified that traffic lights were not dangerous after Iravanian’s wife was killed by an Express coach. Iravanian continuously called Cresswell-Turner’s Marylebone office accusing Cresswell-Turner of being a paedophile (
Tyssen, (Chessy) Francesca: Art collector and estranged wife of Austrian politician Karl von Habsburg. The Habsburg family is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families in Europe. The Habsburgs are a Black Nobility family of very high prestige.
Urbiola, Jorge: Likely refers to the diplomat and author who serves as Deputy Chief of the Mission of the Kingdom of Spain in Ukraine.
Vahabzadeh, Iraj and Linda: Iraj was the eldest son of Dr. Mostafa Vahabzadeh, founder and owner of Kayhan Publishing Group in Iran. Lynda was his ex-wife. Iraj passed away in 2016.
Van Hauen Sophie: No info found, although the address (62 Frith St) is that of Circa, a gay bar in London.
Van, William Straubenzee: British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament who died in 1999. After his death, it was discovered that van Straubenzee was named in documents pertaining to British politician child abuse ( Van Straubenzee was also a longtime friend of Princess Diana ( and the uncle of Thomas van Straubenzee (lifelong friend of Prince William) and Charlie van Straubenzee (Prince Harry’s best friend).
Varsavsky, Martin: Argentine entrepreneur who has founded many companies, including Medicorp Sciences (biotechnology) and several telecommunications outfits.
Velasquez, Patricia: Venezuelan model/actress who appeared in print ads for Victoria Secret. Photographed here ( with Ghislaine Maxwell and Carole Radziwill, who is also listed in Epstein’s contacts (check the ‘R’ thread) and is/was a good friend of Maxwell.
Verdin, Julia: British film producer, casting director, and actress. Has been a friend of Ghislaine’s for decades, as evidenced by the photo of the pair, which was taken in 1986 ( Verdin owned a house on the Sunset Strip in the early 1990s. She lived there with Birgit Cunningham and actress Elizabeth Hurley, who seems to be embroiled in Epstein and Maxwell’s world. The house was known as “party central” and was frequented by the likes of Robert De Niro and Jack Nicholson (
Verdin-Mulot, Annie & JP: Annie is a marketing director who has worked with Mulberry, Harrods, and Disneyland. She is the sister of Julia (above). Jean-Paul Mulot is a French journalist and former Deputy Editorial Director of Le Figaro, a daily newspaper in France. He is a permanent representative to the UK in the Hauts-de-France region. When confronted with his Epstein connections, Jean-Paul said that he only met him once 15 years ago and that his wife went to Oxford with Ghislaine Maxwell ( Close with former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who served from 2007-2012.
Veronis, Jane: Jewelry designer. Her father is the co-founder of Veronis Suhler Stevenson investment bank.
Villani, Carmine S: President of Milestone Capital, an investment firm. Also President of Europower Renewable Energy Ltd.
Villeneuve, Jacques: Formula 1 race car driver. Epstein has many F1 contacts.
Vittadini, Emanuele A: No info found, but one of the emails listed traces back to arc-intl, which is a world-renowned glassware company.
Vittorelli, Dott. Marco: Chairman of Openjobmetis, an Italian job recruitment service. Also serves on the Board of Directors of Pallacanestro Varese, an Italian basketball club.
Vittoz, Martine: No info found.
Vittoz, Patrick: Director of Exploit Information Technologies, which specializes in website promotion, search engine submission, and hosting. Patrick has been an architectural consultant at his family’s business for 41 years.
Vittoz, Vonnic: No info found.
Vivian Smith, Charles: Investment banker. Currently the 5th Baron Bicester.
Von Habsburg, Francesca: Listed earlier in this thread under Tyssen, (Chessy) Francesca.
Von Hase, Bettina: Independent consultant and writer on art and culture. Daughter of a former German ambassador to the UK. Bettina’s ex-husband of 30 years, John Varley, is a trustee of The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
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2020.08.08 01:38 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of the letter ‘S’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of the letter ‘S’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here ( There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here:
Sacco, Amy: Nightclub mastermind behind Bungalow 8 and many other clubs. Listing her list of connections would take too long because her clubs are always hot spots for celebrities and the elite. The NY Times wrote a decent article ( about Sacco’s clubs and clientele. Sacco has been photographed with Ghislaine, India Hicks, and Sophie Dahl, all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book (
Sachs, Jeffrey: Naming all of his titles would be an endeavor in itself. Sachs is a very influential figure who is best known for being an economist, an adviser to the United Nations, and a University Professor at Columbia University. Sachs serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, where Epstein served from 1995-2009. It is unclear whether he was there at the same time as Epstein, although given his popularity and influence, especially in the early 2000s, I would be surprised if he wasn’t around then.
Saffra, Edmund: Billionaire banker and alleged money launderer with tons of enemies who died under very mysterious circumstances in 1999. The official story was that one of his nurses - in an attempt to gain favor with Safra by saving him from danger - intentionally started a small fire in Safra’s home, which soon spiraled out of control, causing Safra to lock himself in the bathroom and suffocate to death. This article ( does a good job of pointing out that Safra had many enemies, was a shady character, and was absolutely obsessed with security for himself and his family. It seems odd that Safra would allow his security detail (Mossad vets) to leave his home that night. This article ( from The Guardian includes a statement from Ted Maher’s (the nurse who was convicted of starting the fire) wife, stating that he was coerced into signing a confession. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night who is also listed in Epstein’s contacts, was a good friend of Safra’s.
Safro, Wayne: Financial advisor.
Said, Wafic: Financier and businessman. Said is the Chairman of a children’s charity called the Said Foundation, where Prince Charles’s former private secretary, Sir Michael Peat GVCO, serves on the board of trustees ( The charity helps underprivileged children from the Middle East. Said has also contributed a lot of money to Prince Charles’s The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, which, among other things, is dedicated to helping children.
Sainsbury, Mr Jamie: Descendant of the founder of the Sainsbury grocery chain. Old friend of Ghislaine Maxwell ( James’s sister, Camilla, was married to British MP, Shaun Woodward, for 28 years. Camilla and Shaun are Trustees of The Woodward Charitable Trust, which helps disadvantaged children, women, and families (
Salama, Eric: Former CEO of Kantar consulting firm. Also served as a Trustee for the British Museum (2000-2008). Survived a carjacking after getting stabbed last year (
Saltzman, Elizabeth: Contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Vogue, two of the three publications (along with Tatler) that continuously show up among Epstein’s contacts. Saltzman is also a celebrity fashion stylist with clients such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Saoirse Ronan, Stella McCartney, and Uma Thurman, the ex-wife of Arpad Busson, who is possibly one of the key players in this pedophile ring ( Andre Balazs, the hotelier who also seems to be embroiled in this whole fiasco held a party in 1995. Those in attendance included Ghislaine Maxwell, Katie Ford, and Elizabeth Saltzman (, all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book. In fact, Saltzman is a long-time friend of Ghislaine ( This article also reveals that Ghislaine was introduced to Prince Andrew by the Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson), and, even more telling, that Epstein was suspected of having Mossad ties when the article was written in 2000. In addition to all this, Saltzman is the ex-wife of hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin (, one of the most heavily implicated people in Epstein’s pedophilia and child trafficking ring. I implore you to read more about Dubin (and his wife) in my D-F black book thread ( Saltzman can also be seen here, sitting next to Prince Andrew in 2010 ( The lists of celebrities and well-known figures that Saltzman has been photographed with is unending.
Samuels, Mia: Actually Maia Samuel, former Producer of ABC Primetime (1989-1994). Went on to work for NBC, Bloomberg, and CNBC in various producer roles over the years. Now works as Director, Content Studios for Reuters ( Epstein has quite a few television ties, most notably to ABC news programs.
Sandelman, Jon & Corrie: Jonathan is a hedge fund manager and former Managing Director of Bank of America Securities. Corrie is his wife.
Sangster, Guy & Fi: Son of racing tycoon Robert Sangster, Guy is Managing Director at Sangster Group, which is involved in the Horse Racing industry. He also works as an investment adviser with Hambro Perks, a venture capitalist company. Prince Andrew is a close friend of Guy and his wife, Fiona. Prince Andrew even attended Sangster’s 40th birthday party (
Sangster, Mr Ben: Guy Sangster’s brother and fellow racing heir. Long-time acquaintance/friend(?) of the Royal Family. According to this article, the Sangsters are “one of the most high profile society families in London and often hang out with the royals (
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario: Unsure if this is the father or the son. Either way, this is a billionaire Colombian businessman whose company has controlling stock in Bavaria Brewery and is the 2nd highest stockholder of Anheuser Busch (15%). The senior Julio Mario Santo Domingo died in 2011. His son died from cancer in 2009.
Santo, Mr & Mrs M Espirito: Likely the former owners (or high-ranking family) of the Espirito Santo banking dynasty., which was forced to shutter due to charges of fraud, money laundering, and falsifying documents ( Banco Espirito Santo was Portugal’s second-largest bank.
Saud Prince Solman: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a close friend of Epstein’s and met with him many times. Epstein even had a photograph of bin Salman hanging on his wall. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has been linked to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and subsequently killed. The Crown Prince, said to have ordered the murder, and those who were physically involved with the murder, ultimately went unpunished. According to this article (, the numbers listed likely belong to the Crown Prince’s father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Epstein’s Austrian passport had a fake name and Saudi address. This passport was to have been given to him by “a friend.” In November 2016, one day before the election, Epstein flew to Riyadh. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos were in Riyadh at the same time, leading some to believe that the three may have met up (
Scerbo, Randall: A female (despite the name) fashion stylist and costume designer who eventually went into consulting. Randall also has credits as a producer and content creator for the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants.
Schiatti, Gianmarco: Creative director who helped several fashion companies (Gucci, Chanel, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Prada, etc.) with rebranding.
Schifter, Helen & Tim: Helen is a former arbitrage trader on Wall Street, as well as a socialite and a former editor at Hearst and Conde Nast (publisher of Tatler and Vogue), making this the 9000th Epstein-Conde Nast connection. Helen’s father is a businessman and has served as a consultant for the Du Pont Company. She runs in the same circles as Ghislaine Maxwell and has been at several of the same parties ( Tim is CEO of LeSportsac, the luggage and tote bag manufacturer. Tim can be seen attending a Private Screening with Ghislaine Maxwell here (
Sebag Montefiore Simon & Santa: Simon Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter, and author of history books and novels. Ghislaine attended the launch of Montefiore’s book, “The Court of the Red Tsar” ( Santa is his wife and sister of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who died of an ulcer in 2017. The Palmer-Tomkinson family is so close with the Royal Family that Prince Charles was named Tara’s godfather. As such, Simon and Santa are good friends of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall ( Simon’s great-great-uncle was an international financier who worked for the Rothschilds in the 1800s. Siimon and his family are still close to the Rothschilds to this day (
Seitern, Christine: Architect.
Sejournet, Isabel de: Belgian arts consultant and wife of French Count Eric d’Hauteville. Isabelle was photographed at an annual charity dinner hosted by The AEM Association Children of the World for Rwanda (
Shabtai, Benny: Israeli businessman who specializes in watches and telecommunications. Served as Chair for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) and has helped raise millions for the charity ( Epstein toured Israeli military bases with Shabtai in 2008 after being convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution ( Shabtai also served three years in the Israeli army and is a former bodyguard for the Israeli ambassador in Paris, France.
Shad, Brenda: Lingerie model who has known Epstein since the ‘90s ( Almost married Robert Hanson (listed in my Epstein G-H thread) in 1996, the billionaire financier who was accused of raping Anouska de Georgiou when she was a teenager. She first met him when he was dating Naomi Campbell. Pictured with Maxwell here in 2005 (
Shearer Andre & Angie: Andre is a South African wine importer through his business, Cape Classics. Angie is his wife.
Shore Chris and Maura: Chris is a bankruptcy litigator. Mara is his wife, a licensed lawyer.
Shriver, Bobby: Nephew of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. His mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics. Bobby now serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics ( Epstein has several phone numbers listed for Shriver’s Special Olympics office in California.
Shriver, Maria: Bobby Shriver’s sister and niece of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. TV journalist and former ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shuster, Susie: Suzy is a sportscaster who is married to long-time ESPN and NFL Network anchor, Rich Eisen.
Siegal, Peggy: Famous NYC publicist and close friend of Epstein who helped him out by continuously getting him into elite parties even after he was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution in 2008 ( Her career in Hollywood has been obliterated, although many still secretly think she has been a scapegoat (, which once again proves the depravity of Hollywood.
Siegel, William (Bill): President of Chris-Craft Industries (1996-2001), a broadcasting company that owned several television channels across the U.S. Chris-Craft was eventually purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation for $5.3 billion.
Sieghart, William: British entrepreneur and publisher. In 1986, he co-founded Forward Publishing with partner Neil Mendoza, who serves on the board of several children’s charities and is the current Provost of Oriel College. Mendoza appeared earlier in Epstein’s black book. Check out the letter ‘M’ thread for more information.
Silver, Ron: Silver (1946-2009), was a famous actor who also served on the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of pro-Israeli organization, One Jerusalem, which organized a rally in 2001 to protest Palestinian sovereignty. Flipped political affiliations to vote for George W. Bush post-9/11. As a result, Bush appointed him to several posts, including one in which he worked under Scooter Libby, adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Silverman, Nancy & Henry: Henry is an entrepreneur and private equity investor. Henry helped build Cendant Corporation, which specializes in car rentals, travel reservations, and real estate brokerage services. Nancy and Henry divorced in 2012 after 30 years of marriage. They literally lived around the block from Jeffrey Epstein.
Simon, Bren: Bren was the President of MBS Associates, a property management company. She and her husband (now deceased), support many children’s charities. Bren directs the Mel and Bren Simon Charitable Trust, which works closely with the Clinton Foundation (Haiti), the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Clinton School of Public Service ( Bren is co-founder of The Family Support Center, a 24-hour child abuse care center. She also serves on the board of advisers for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. In 1998, Bren began working with the Mission International Rescue Foundation (MIR), which serves the children and young women of La Romana, Dominican Republic. Bren also created the Centro de Promocion Rural Max Simon, an orphanage that provides a safe environment for boys who have been abandoned, abused, or are living in extreme poverty. She also created the Bren Simon MIR Foundation Girls’ Vocational School ( Bren Simon used to be a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Bill Clinton read a eulogy at her husband’s funeral (
Simpson (Caruth), Sophie: Former literary agent at William Morris Agency. Serves as a Trustee for Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Sindi, Rena & Sami: Rena is a socialite and daughter of Nemar A. Kirdar, who founded Investcorp bank in the ‘80s with Arab oil money ( In 2007, Rena attended a party for Allegra Hicks at Ghislaine Maxwell’s house ( Her husband, Sami, is a venture capitalist.
Slayton, Bobby: Actocomedian who admits to seeing Epstein in West Palm Beach a few times over the years. Slayton says that “they weren’t friends,” although he once went to Epstein’s Manhattan mansion for coffee (
Smith Osborne: Not enough info.
Smith Peterson, Noona: Public relations officer and consultant who has worked for Tom Ford, Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Tod’s. She now has her own PR agency. In 2015, Forbes named her one of the 12 women who have changed Italian fashion ( Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Smith, James: Co-founder and CEO of Aegis Trust, an organization focused at stopping genocide in Rwanda. Aegis “enables students, professionals, decision-makers and a wider public to meet survivors and learn from their experiences” (
Snyder, Maria: Model, designer, artist, and entrepreneur who has worked for the likes of Armani, Versace, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfield. Snyder attended a ‘Free the Slaves’ benefit in 2010 where she was photographed with hotelier Andre Balazs, who is mired in Epstein/Maxwell stink, and Brenda Schad, who appears just above (last name incorrectly spelled ‘Shad’).
Soames, Rupert & Milly: Rupert is a British businessman and CEO of Serco, a government contractor that provides health, transport, justice, immigration, defense, and citizen services. Soames and his company is heavily involved in many aspects of government (he is very close with former British Prime Minister David Cameron), and as such, has a huge impact on the public. For example, Serco has been contracted to work on a Coronavirus track-and-trace system for the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) ( Soames’s family is very close with the Royal Family ( Prince William served as a pageboy at Rupert and Camilla’s wedding in 1988. Soames is the grandson of Winston Churchill and his brother, Nicholas Soames, served as a British MP from 1983-2019. Nicholas has been accused of being sexist and making inappropriate remarks by several female MPs. Nicholas is also a very close friend of Prince Charles ( Milly (Camilla) is Rupert’s wife and High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. Milly is a Patron/Trustee for Pace Centre, a children’s charity dedicated to providing education for children with sensory motor disorders (, Heart of Bucks (, an all-purpose charity that divvies up money to many causes, several of which involve children (, Action4Youth (, which “partners with government, schools, youth clubs, businesses, trusts and foundations, and others ( Camilla is also the daughter of Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne, who served as a Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire. Her brother, Phillip, has been a British Conservative MP since 2005.
Sobrino, Esperanza: Director of Acquavella art gallery.
Solomon, Andrew: Writer for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications. Member of Council on Foreign Relations where Epstein once served.
Soros Peter: Nephew of George Soros. Works as an investment banker. Soros’s name is circled in Epstein’s black book. It turns out that Epstein’s former house manager circled the names of all material witnesses before he died in 2014 (
Soros, Peter: Same as above.
Soto, Fernando de: Real estate consultant.
Soto, Jaime & Marina de: No info found.
South, Hamilton: Founder of HL Group, a large marketing firm. Former Chief Marketing Officer for Ralph Lauren. South was a good friend of Carolyn Besette Kennedy (wife of JFK Jr) before she died. He was also a good friend of Lee Radziwill, mother-in-law of Carole Radziwill, listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check out the letter ‘R’ thread), before Lee’s passing.
Souza, Carlos: Works in public relations for Valentino.
Spacey, Kevin: Famous actor who has been accused of sexual assault by actor Anthony Rapp and 14 others ( He was on the infamous Epstein Africa flight with Clinton and Chris Tucker. Spacey also made this chilling video (, which many think was a direct threat to the Royal Family. As a lot of you know, Spacey was close with the Royal Family and Ghislaine Maxwell. Just last month, a picture surfaced of Spacey and Ghislaine sitting on the British throne (
Squire, Hugo: See Hugo Swire below.
St. Bris, Edward: International license manager at Pierre Cardin.
Stanburry, Caroline: Reality TV star from the show Ladies of London. Stanbury has also worked in public relations and as a stylist. Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew (after his divorce from the Duchess of York) and actor Hugh Grant.
Stark, Koo: Famous photographer who dated Prince Andrew for nearly two years in the early ‘80s. Stark eventually married (and divorced) Tim Jefferies, who was listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check the J-L thread). Stark went on to have a daughter with someone else. Prince Andrew is the godfather.
Starzewski Thomas: Famous British fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by the Royal Family.
Steenkamp, Chris: Not enough info. Possibly the artist responsible for these lovely drawings (, but I cannot confirm.
Steiner, Jeffrey: Not enough info. Probably the co-managing partner of MWE real estate group. I could be wrong, though.
Steinkampf, Chris & Nina: No info found.
Stengel, Andrew: Former director of acquisitions for Miramax. Former aide to Governor Mario Cuomo (father of Andrew and Chris).
Stengel, Rick & Mary: Richard is an editor, author, and government official (Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs) under Barack Obama. Richard is now a Senior Advisor at Snapchat and serves on the board of CARE, a charity that caters to women and children ( Mary is his South African wife. Nelson Mandela was the godfather to their son, Gabriel.
Stern, Allison & Leonard: Allison (nee Maher) is a former model and TV producer. Her husband, Leonard, is a billionaire businessman involved in real estate. Leonard founded Homes for the Homeless, a charity that aims to help the financially disadvantaged. A large focus of the charity is children and youth ( Leonard is also quite the heartless bastard. He announced that he was selling a Homes for the Homeless apartment building in midtown Manhattan, forcing its inhabitants to move out ( Just to show an example of how all these wealthy people truly do know each other, here is a link with pictures of Malcolm Forbes’s 70th birthday party in Morocco in 1989. Forbes flew out 800 guests (, including Leonard and Allison Stern, Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father), Rupert Murdoch, Ronald Perelman, Barbara Walters, Robert and Blaine Trump, Diane von Furstenberg, King Constantine, Henry Kissinger, James Goldsmith, Hamish Bowles, Gianni Agnelli, Kay Graham, Elizabeth Taylor, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Walter Cronkite, Ann Getty, Fran Lebowitz, and more. Not only are these people rich, famous, and powerful, but many of them also appear in Epstein’s black book.
Stevens Michael: Not enough info.
Stopford-Sackville, Charlie &: Charles works in finance and securities. Owner of Drayton House ( in Northamptonshire, England. Married to Shona McKinney, who I am guessing is the name that got cut off in Epstein’s black book. Shona is a good friend of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (, who is a key figure in this whole Jeffrey Epstein saga.
Stracher Kate: Kate is an artist who went to Oxford with Ghislaine, but claims that she hasn’t seen her since then. (
Sundlun, Stuart: Managing director of BMB Advisors, a private equity firm. Son of Governor Bruce Sundlun of Rhode Island (1991-1995). Stuart’s father also served as director of the National Security Education Board (NSEB) for four years under Clinton. Bruce is a great friend of Clinton right hand man (and multiple-time passenger on Epstein’s flight log), Ira Magaziner. Magaziner also appeared in Epstein’s black book (check out the ‘M’ thread for more info).
Sunley, Mr James & Amanda: James is CEO of Sunley Holdings, an investment company.
Sutherland, Harry: Likely refers to the investment banker who is Chairman of CrossInvest, an offshore corporate service company.
Svenlinson, Peter: Venture capitalist and founder of The Column Group. Served as Chairman for several pharmaceutical companies (Aragon, which was sold to Johnson & Johnson and Seragon, until it was solid to Genentech/Roche).
Swire, Sophie: English fashion entrepreneur who established a school for jewelers and gem-cutters in Afghanistan at Prince Charles’s request ( Co-founder of Learning for Life, an educational charity. She was a Trustee and Chairperson from 1995-2000. Learning for Life has established over 250 schools for girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Swire, Hugo: Swire is a British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2001-2019. Son of Roger, director of Sotheby’s.
Swire, Jenny: Former Miss South Africa. Fashion director for Wedding Magazine and TV personality. Contributing editor for Tatler, a publication which has appeared more than ten times amongst Epstein’s contacts.
Swire, Mark: Involved in real estate.
Sykes, Lucy Ewen: Entrepreneur, fashion executive, and socialite. Fashion director of Marie Claire magazine. Former consultant for Ralph Lauren, T. J. Maxx, and Tommy Hilfiger. Good friend of nightclub guru Amy Sacco, who is one of the contacts listed earlier in this thread. Lucy and her husband attended a dinner for Prince Andrew at Epstein’s house in the early 2000s ( Lucy’s husband, Euan Rellie, has been a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s for years.
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2020.06.21 21:20 anoceandrop The Mani Ratnam Rabbit hole Part 3 - The Jigsaw Puzzle/Generational Romance Trilogy - Alaipayuthey (Saathiya)/Ok Kanmani(Ok Jaanu)/Mouna Ragam

At first glace one may be dismissive & think - "Just another love story". It takes deeper examination & analytical skills to unravel the threads of these stories that seem to be isolated but are infact interwoven.
And that brings us to the Generational Romance Trilogy that seem to be 3 strands of the same head braided into each other, separated by a span of 15 years, each of these stories have more than one thing in common other than the fact that they all explore modern day relationship dynamics set in their respective times i.e Baby Boomers, Generation X & Generation Y(Millennials).
And figuring out the intricate details, how the jigsaws fit into the puzzle is part of the fun & a token of appreciation to Mani Ratnam who compels us to pay attention to the charms of a simple life. He's Daedalus who creates these elaborate labyrinths & we the people are Icarus given wings to fly. One has to pay close attention to what's being said & arrive at our own interpretation or we fly too high & meet the sun.
With Mani Ratnam what you see is not what you get, a cursory glance is not what his films require it's rather a long concentrated gaze that they demand. You see, you puzzle over, you revisit & you marvel at the pioneering body of work.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮:
𝟭. 𝗔𝗹𝗮𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘆𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆(𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟬)/𝗦𝗮𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘆𝗮(𝟮𝟬𝟬𝟮)
This marked the entry of R Madhavan in Tamil Cinema. The film explores the tensions of married life between 2 young people [ Karthik(Madhavan) & Shakti(Shalini) in Tamil, Aditya(Vivek) & Suhani(Rani) in Hindi ] who elope and the maturing of love among urban Indians who are conflicted between tradition and modernity set against the backdrop of Chennai(Tamil)Mumbai(Hindi) and its suburban trains.
'Alaipayuthey' has become the textbook definition of millennial romance for various reasons. It was and still is a beautiful movie, exploring the dynamics of a young couple post-marriage who later realise that marriage is not a bed of roses. There are multiple angles — its narrative style, class politics and how each song was tonally different
‘Alaipayuthey’ received a lot of national and international attention and was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. Apart from a heart-warming story, the songs composed by AR Rahman became a smashing hit. Especially, the numbers ‘Endrendrum Punnagai’(O Hum Dum Soniyo Re), ‘Snegithane’ (Chup Ke Se), Pachchai Nirame(Saathiya) & Mangalyam Thanthuna, words fall short to sing praise of this exhilarating album. Madhavan became an overnight star and was given the tagline ‘chocolate boy’ after ‘Alaipayuthey’ and ‘Minnale’(RHTDM). The climax was reported to be inspired by the 1998 movie Sliding Doors.
Alaipayuthey became Shalini's penultimate release due to her pending marriage with Ajith Kumar while Clinton Cerejo made his debut as playback singer in this film. Cinematographer P. C. Sreeram renewed his collaboration with Mani Ratnam after seven years & the lyrics were penned by Vairamuthu, except for the title song "Alai Payuthey".
The Hindi version was directed by Shaad Ali produced by Mani Ratnam & Yash Raj Films. Shaad Ali’s directorial debut Saathiya is remembered for more reasons than one. From the appealing storyline, perfect pairing of Rani Mukerji and Vivek Oberoi, to the music, the film earned appreciation from both critics and the audience alike. Mention the film and the first image that comes to mind is the sight of a handsome Vivek Oberoi clad in a crisp white shirt & blue jeans, grooving to the music on his headphones, grinning & driving his motorcycle along Marine Drive.
Shaad had actually wanted Abhishek Bachchan to essay the role of Aditya, but he turned down the offer. Shaad was very nervous making the film. He had shared how he would be as tensed as if giving an exam. He was quoted as saying, “Making Saathiya is like an exam for me. Exam fever, you know? It seems like I have been writing an examination every day, from the day I started shooting for Saathiya. It is a challenge to make a film made by Mani Sir, again. I learnt filmmaking from him. Once I finished shooting, I started thinking about how Mani Sir would have done each shot, how he would react, etc.”
At the beginning of the title song, Aditya Sehgal (Vivek Oberoi) rides his bike through some waves. This is homage to Alaipayuthey which roughly translates to Alai = waves Payude = (are)rushing/jumping(at)
Talking about making Saathiya, Shaad, who was an assistant director to Mani Ratnam, also added that while making the film he could not forget his mentor had made Alaipayuthey. “The initial script was at the back of my mind. I wanted to get the images of the film out of my mind. That is why I asked Gulzarsaab to write a new script. I knew he would have a different approach to the film. At the same time, we didn’t want to lose the essence. I admit the original is like the Bible; I have followed it. But you will not see a remake in Saathiya. Saathiya is more extroverted, more robust and more energetic,” he had said adding how Mani had complimented him. “He said, ‘It doesn’t look like your first film.’ That comment was a big compliment for me. Mani Sir is a man of few words,” added Shaad.
This is the only film that actors Vivek Oberoi and Shah Rukh Khan had collaborated for, till date. It's a remake Mani Ratnam seems to approve of, loves even. Chalka Chalka re, one of the songs from the film was used in the Uma Thurman, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Colin Firth starrer Hollywood movie The Accidental Husband (2008). Saathiya album composed by ARR and lyrics by Gulzar won most of the music awards, though having tough competition, especially with Devdas.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒂𝒑𝒔 𝒐𝒏, 𝒍𝒆𝒕'𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒈 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 & 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒕 -
In Tamil 'Alaipayuthey' means 'waves are rushing'. The wavy movements are not restricted to the title card alone. The film goes backward and forward in time and the movement holds a thin thread of suspense too. The oscillation from joy and levity to seriousness and sorrow creates impressive waves.
‘Alaipayuthey'/'Saathiya' unravels almost like a suspense story. The opening scene depicts a grinning protagonist cruising along on his bike, being used to an Indian narrative structure this is not to be mistaken for a "Hero's entry shot", lots of questions come to mind , Why is he so happy? Where is he going? There's a sense of dread as he's halted by Cops at an accident spot & asked to reverse his route. This is a pivotal shift right at the beginning with the jovial tone taking an abrupt turn literally & figuratively. The story is now narrated in reverse order, changing it's trajectory. In the next scene we see the protagonist frantically looking for "Shakti/Suhani" at the railway station, he peers through each window of the train & as the train leaves the station we leave this scene & are transported to a different point in time. This non linear structure is what this film is noted for.
There's also the theme of "A Constant frantic Search". If Mani's film Roja was about a wife's search & rescue effort for her husband then this film is a husband's search & rescue effort for his wife. It's an exciting search for the object of one's affection at the outset in a crowded city, an anxious search for love after a brief separation as depicted in the song Mera Yaar Mila De/Evano Oruvan, a hopeless search for approval from one's parents, a tense search for understanding from your partner in the midst of constant bickering, an uncertain search for your former self that you may lose in a marriage, an incessant search for the partner you first fell for when you married but can't find anymore as the relationship matures. It's the juxtaposition of 'A frantic search' in the literal & figurative sense. Mani Ratnam made this film with the possibility of exploring the "After I do" or "After the Ever After" part, is it really sunshine & rainbows? It's an exploration post the honeymoon phase, the turbulent phase & the inevitable journey towards mutual compromise & the path to "marital bliss".
There are 2 other couples woven into the narrative both older than the central couple. Cleverly placed as points of maturity. The 2nd couple Dina & Raghu come into picture at mid point & the 3rd couple Yeshwant(an IAS officer) & his wife Savitri [played by Shahrukh & Tabu in Hindi & by Arvind Swami & Nakhat Khan in Tamil. Interesting dynamics to note - Tabu is a South indian who starred in Saathiya while Nakhat Khan/Kushboo is a North Indian who starred in Alaipayuthey] enter the frame towards the climax. This depicts different stages of a relationship & also provides a point of comparison to the young budding love in contrast to a more matured love.
𝟮. 𝗢 𝗞𝗮𝗱𝗵𝗮𝗹 𝗞𝗮𝗻𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶(𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟱)/𝗢𝗸 𝗝𝗮𝗮𝗻𝘂(𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳)
Mani Ratnam revealed that he had the fascination for making a film on the gaming culture before Kadal, and set the story in Mumbai as it was India's gaming hub and a place where a live-in relationship can happen more naturally than in South India. He revealed it was an urban love story, and added that the Mumbai setting was also justified as it dealt with people away from home who become independent of the rules and regulations of a family.
Ratnam said that the film is a contemporary take on the new generation, their attitudes and their values. It's a "reflection of the modern mindset of urban India", dealing with issues such as marriage and traditional values. Through the film, Ratnam wanted to portray the change that takes place every 5 or 6 years when a new generation comes in with a different set of values.
Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen play the younger couple Aadi & Tara in a live-in relationship in Mumbai. Prakash Raj and Leela Samson play an older couple (Ganapathy & Bhavani) in the film, portraying the younger couple's landlords.
The female lead role was initially offered to Alia Bhatt, who opted not to work in a regional film, while Pooja Hegde also refused the offer, citing her commitment to Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjodaro (2016), which prevented her from working on other films. Parvathy Thiruvothu was also considered, before Nithya Menen was selected. Dulquer and Nithya worked together on O Kadhal Kanmani alongside their commitments in Jenuse Mohamed's Malayalam film 100 Days of Love, which eventually released a month before Mani Ratnam's film.The director revealed he first met Dulquer at the audio release function of Vaayai Moodi Pesavum (2014) and felt that he was the right choice to play the character Aadi, although he hadn't seen any of the actor's films. Ratnam had only previously seen Nithya Menen's 180 (2011) and Urumi (2011), where she had played small roles but was impressed. Ratnam was quoted saying, "I found something alive about her, something real and perfectly beautiful about her. Nithya carries an individuality and is not just a glamorous girl. Like her character in the film, Tara, she has a mind of her own."
Prakash Raj accepted to play a role(which was essayed by Naseeruddin Shah in the Hindi version) in the film in September 2014 and expressed his excitement at being offered a unique character. Leela Samson, a Bharathanatyam dancer and author, was selected to make her acting debut and portray a retired Carnatic singer in the film, appearing as Prakash Raj's wife , she retained the role in the Hindi remake Ok Jaanu(2017). Renowned Indian architect B. V. Doshi made a guest appearance as Nithya's mentor.
The game animations for the film were handled by Studio Dreamcatcher, who worked on two versions of a fictional game called Mumbai 2.0, which Dulquer's character develops in the film. A 2D prototype and a 3D 2.0 version were created for the film, while the team also took care of the animation sequences for the end credit segments. The company also took care of character designs, story board and animatics of the lead characters Dulquer, Nithya and John for the 3D sequences. The 2D animated opening title sequence for the film was handled by Mumbai-based animation studio Plexus. Social media promotions were handled by Chennai-based group, Uptown Ideas.
The soundtrack album was noted to be "youthful" with Carnatic themes. Since Leela Samson plays the role of an old Carnatic singer in the film, there is a tinge of Carnatic music in the film. Ratnam wanted an original soundtrack from Rahman that is contemporary as well as trendy. The ragas of 'Malargal Kaettaen' which roughly translates to "I asked for flowers, you got me the whole forest...I asked for water, you got me elixir (Amrut)...What should I ask for you to give yourself to me?..." will take you back to 'Manmohini Morey' in the Yuvvraj Album. The songs in Ok Kanmani are a fusion of contemporary music with carnatic music as well as pure classical Indian music based songs in the genres—Carnatic and Hindustani & a must have on your playlist. Rahman's son, A. R. Ameen sang the track "Maula Wa Sallim" in Arabic.
Vairamuthu renewed his collaboration with Mani Ratnam and A. R. Rahman to write song lyrics. P. C. Sreeram joined the team later in the month as cinematographer, collaborating with the director after Alaipayuthey. The film was a critical & commercial success & went on to become one of the most successful Tamil films of all time in the US.
The Hindi remake was directed by Shaad Ali who had earlier successfully remade Alaipayuthey. The film titled Ok Jaanu with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor was produced by Karan Johar & Mani Ratnam. Unlike Saathiya this did not score well critically or commerically.
𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒄𝒂𝒑𝒔 𝒐𝒏, 𝒍𝒆𝒕'𝒔 𝒅𝒊𝒈 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 & 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒕 -
'Kanmani' is a term of endearment used to address children or a beloved. 'Kanmani' literally means the pupil of the eye and conveys the idea of preciousness as the pupil is well protected by the eyelid.
In the film Aadi is portrayed as an ever approachable good natured young ambitious guy preoccupied by his zeal for game development. In contrast we have Tara an ambitious Architect in the making who has her walls high up at times warding people off & at other times appears affable.
Kanmani here makes sense in the way Aadi treats Tara. Aadi is malleable metal, his is the ability of a solid to bend into other shapes without breaking, he becomes what someone needs. Tara is glass, a glass can have completely different properties depending on the rate at which you cool it. If you cool it fast, it is very ductile, and if you cool it slow it's very brittle & will shatter easily. We see the same relationship dynamics between the older couple where Ganapathy is the solid rock & Bhavani is fragile & needs the extra care. This is not to imply that every relationship dynamic adheres to this theory or that women are weak, it's more ambiguous & exclusive to this story.
By now it should be obvious that drawing multiple storylines across various age ranges is a ploy that Ratnam often utilizes to provide contrast, raise questions & provide answers. To draw a full circle of life within the confines of a certain aspect ratio of a Projector Screen.
The running theme of the film seems to be "Commitment". On one hand you have the older couple where Ganapathy has completely surrendered to Commitment i.e caring for his ailing wife & is in submission. On the other hand you have the younger couple where Aadi is entirely averse to the idea of commitment & has been granted absolution. A sense of apprehension previals between the women. Tara fears her past, her present & future. Her past abandonment issues, her present relationship & her tentative future loom over her. Bhavani is apprehensive about the state of her mind that her past, present, future everything could be wiped away in a moment.
If I had to capture the essence of this movie in one scene it would be the one where Tara sings out the beautiful 'Malargal Kaettaen' & Ganapathy joins in (rendered by KS Chitra & Rahman). This scene captures every emotion in the room. It's Tara's plea to take them in, Aadi's apprehension about the outcome, Bhavani's sporadic presence of mind but the most effective one is the range of emotion in Ganapathy's(Prakash Raj) eyes as he moves towards the camera (gesture of a seasoned actor). He slowly gives in as he moves closer. Perhaps in the hopes that having to witness a young budding love will remind him of the heyday of his own relationship & hence easing the pain of slowing losing his wife to Alzheimer's, perhaps the resolute nature of Tara will help bring his wife's former self back, one can only guess at what's playing in his mind in that moment.
𝟯.𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗮 𝗥𝗮𝗴𝗮𝗺(𝟭𝟵𝟴𝟲)
The film that was Mani Ratnam’s first hit — the first film that we now identify as “a Mani Ratnam film,” with all the auteurist implications of the term is 'Mouna Ragam'.
If you've watched Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam(1999) consider that you've almost watched this film which released 13 years prior to HDDCS. Narrated using flashback technique, it's a story of a woman with a cheeky yet brash lover in her past, an abrupt untimely parting of the lovers, a virtuous husband in her present, her coming to terms with a marriage agreed upon without her consent & her husband's acceptance of his wife's inner turmoil.
"The basis for the entire film was just that one thought, a short story titled Divya. In our society, we bring up girls with all possible restrictions – with regard to clothes, with regard to talking with boys – and then suddenly, one day, we push them into a room with a strange man and ask them to start living with him. We educate these girls, expose them to the world, and yet, we expect them to toe the line in this matter. And however understanding the man is, the fact remains that he just wants to get his hands on her. So it is a huge process for a woman who’s able to think for herself. The film came out of this first night scene, and the short story is only about this first night. All the things she says later – kambilipoochi maadhiri (that his touch feels creepy), and all that – are actually about this night."
-- Mani Ratnam
Mouna Raagam is commonly regarded as a classic and milestone in Tamil cinema. Indeed, the first hour and a half certainly has some of the most memorable scenes in Tamil film history – the dialogues are natural, the acting is believable, and the story has been told with a delicate grace. It is without a doubt, a heroine’s film, which is somewhat rare in a male-dominated industry.
Mouna means silence. Ragam has no direct translation. The rāga is considered a means in Indian musical tradition to evoke certain feelings in an audience.
Expectedly, there are elements of the story that don’t sit well if we read them according to today’s standards.Take that easy crutch of the past lover out of the film, however, and there are quite a few engaging touches to the film that make you see why this film established Mani Ratnam’s reputation as a writer and director.
Against the enduring mythologising of the good Tamil woman as quiet, self-sacrificing, and self-effacing, Divya is a breath of fresh air. She has a spark of irreverence, an insistent recognition of her own desires, and a fairly clear-headed understanding of her own strengths and short-comings. And Revathi plays her with an exuberance and energy that is quite a treat to watch. Her no-nonsense declaration of why she would not make a good wife to CK when they first meet, for instance, is one of the highlights of the film.
But what’s most interesting about the film is its willingness to engage with the D-word (a taboo in its time) – divorce.
The first time CK and Divya go out in the city together after they are married, he tells her he wants to buy her gift, and she says that the only thing she wants is a divorce. A day later, gift-wrapped on the coffee table, is a package containing anklets and divorce papers. “Choose what you want,” declares CK. And Divya holds the anklets for a few seconds before resolutely signing the papers. Seven days after they’re married, the couple is filing for a mutual consent divorce.
This may not seem like a big deal now, but before the film's release, a Central Board of Film Certification member wanted it to receive an "A" (adults-only) certificate because the female lead asks for a divorce; after much deliberation, it received a "U" certificate.
It isn’t possible to talk about “Mouna Ragam” without mentioning two other high-water marks in the film. The first, of course, is the incomparable Ilaiyaraaja whose wonderful songs stay with you long after the film fades from memory, whether it’s the exuberant “Oh Oh Megam Vanthatho” or the more haunting “Mandram Vandha”, which many years later got repackaged as the signature tune for “Cheeni Kum”.
The second is cinematographer PC Sreeram, who manages to give the house that CK and Divya live in the sense of a space inhabited by both, but never shared, as each misses the moment when the other opens up to the possibility of commonality.
Yes, “Mouna Ragam” is a mainstream film, and in that sense holds on to many of the prejudices of its time. But it holds to them loosely enough that, even three decades later, it offers up possibilities that you can think, imagine and ultimately enjoy.
The film received critical & commercial acclaim; it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Tamil. It also became a breakthrough in Karthik's career despite his role being a cameo. The film introduced techniques such as soft-focus shots, flare filters and backlighting, which became popular in Tamil cinema. It was remade in Hindi in 1992 as Kasak, and in Kannada in 1999 as Chandrodaya.
Ratnam initially had "someone like Anant Nag and Supriya Pathak" in mind when he finished writing Divya. Between finishing the story and making the film, he decided to include Revathi, whose performance in Mann Vasanai (1983) impressed him.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙅𝙞𝙜𝙨𝙖𝙬 𝙋𝙪𝙯𝙯𝙡𝙚:
This is where the trilogy gets interesting, set 15 years apart fans have come to the conclusion that these 3 films form a trilogy & seem to play off of each other & the characters could even be continuities of each other. There's said to be 3 generations of Mani Ratnam fans - First is the Mouna Rangam generation, then came the Alaipayuthey (Saathiya) generation & finally the Ok Kanmani(Ok Jaanu) generation. It's therefore imperative to highlight the similarities & differences within these films as the years progressed.
What's common to all 3 stories other than cinematographer P.C Sreeram is the constant battle of will & wits, clashing of egos, bickering, conflict & resolution.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐮𝐭𝐞 : In Mouna Ragam, Divya & Chandra Kumar first encounter each other at a family gathering organised to fix an 'arranged marriage'. It's a dreaded event for one where no consent is involved alluding to the humdrum nature of the arrangement.
In Alaipayuthey/Saathiya, Kartik & Shakti/Aditya & Suhani run into each other at a wedding. It's a happy event & involves the chase of the girl by the boy (it's a recurring theme). Alluding to a slow paced pursuit. There is mutual consent but no parental consent.
In Ok Kanmani/Ok Jaanu Aadi & Tara single each other out at a wedding event & exchange numbers before exchanging words. Alluding to a fast paced lifestyle. There is mutual consent & parental consent.
One can see the full circle where in Mouna Ragam very few words are exchanged before they're pushed into marriage & in case of Ok Kanmani words are abandoned for visual communication via expression & technology.
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧: Almost every character is an accomplished professional. In Mouna Ragam both the characters are well educated, highly qualified. In Alaipayuthey/Saathiya, Kartik/Aditya is a Computer Engineer, Shakti/Suhani is a Doctor. In Ok Kanmani/Ok Jaanu, Aadi is a Game Developer & Tara is an Architect
𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝: There is constant sound in each of these movies playing in the background. In Mouna Ragam, it's Illayaraja's alluring background score that's played at key points throughout the film.
In Alaipayuthey/Saathiya along with the Saathiya BGM it's the constant sound of train horns & trains slowing leaving, the train becomes a character used for flashbacks.The sound is used every time we switch from present to past & switch over again. It's the Director shifting our focus, taking us from Point A to Point B.
In Ok Kanmani(Ok Jaanu) along with the Theera Ulla background score there's the constant sound of a buzzing city, of traffic, of crowds, of monsoons. This alludes to the fast paced nature of the relationship & chaos so that the quiet movements seem much deeper. It could also mean not being to able to hear your self or your partner as depicted in the opening scene which indicates not being able to listen to what you want but succumbing to people around(peer pressure).
𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: Refers to home & cities. In Mouna Ragam, the couple lives in a stable fully furnished upper middle class home indicating the nature of a financially stable, equal status arranged marriage. The story is set in the backdrop of Delhi which becomes a character in the film.
In Alaipayuthey/Saathiya, the couple live as tenants in a rented space, a brick house which is not fully built , this signifies the nature of their relationship which is in foundation stage, not yet matured, needs care to maintain. Suburban Chennai(Tamil) & Mumbai(Hindi) become central characters.
In Ok Kanmani/Ok Jaanu, the couple live as tenants in a rented section of the an older couple's home. It's not even an entire house but a section of someone else's home they're living in. This signifies the nature of live in relationship which is almost like a marriage but not really. It's a temporary arrangement until you're sure of going steady or something stable comes along. Suburban Mumbai is a central character.
𝐍𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐲𝐥𝐞: Mouna Ragam is non linear & uses flashback technique to slowly reveal plot points. Alaipayuthey/Saathiya is non linear, uses flashbacks, one track is moving forward the other track is moving backward just like railway tracks. Ok Kanmani is linear for the most part & unfolds suddenly & in quiet moments.
𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩: Mouna Ragam is an arranged relationship where the couple at first decide to go their separate ways. Divya & CK go full circle. Divya from goes from disagreeing, being resentful, demanding a divorce, thawing, accepting & loving. While CK goes from agreeing, accepting , granting a divorce, growing resentful, thawing & loving.There's conflict & eventual reconciliation.
Alaipayuthey/Saathiya is the conventional runaway love story. There's magnetic attraction, pursuit & chase, then defiance. They make impulsive decisions, suffer the consequences. There's a crisis & reconciliation.
Ok Kanmani/Jaanu is a present day relationship with flirting, mutual agreement to move in & go their separate aways when time dictates. They're ahead of themselves, they test the waters, grow together, there's chaos & learning & final reconciliation.
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩: In Mouna Ragam, the parallel couple storyline is that of Divya & Manohar. In Alaipayuthey/Saathiya there's 2 parallel storylines Dina/Raghu & Yeshwant/Savitri. In Ok Kanmani/Ok Jaanu it's Ganapathy & Bhavani. These parallel narratives serve as comparison points.
Mani Ratnam is against virtue signalling & therefore uses these techniques to provide alternate perspectives within the central storyline to provide a stage to different voices (to each his/her own).
𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐲: Mouna Ragam, signifies traditional values with a conventional wedding ceremony with the whole family & relatives present at the nuptials.
Alaipayuthey/Saathiya is a step forward & is true to its time when elopement marriage stories were a frequent occurrence. It's half traditional & half unorthodox where the couple marries at a place of worship in the presence of close friends only.
Ok Kanmani/Ok Jaanu is another step forward where is traditional yet unorthodox in the sense it's a ceremony among close friends & family without any rituals & the celebrations involve drinking wine etc which signifies a leap in terms of how much we've furthered as a society where personal choice is concerned.
𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲: Things common to Mani Ratnam films but especially to this trilogy is the use of Mirrors as tools for character monologues, conversation & confessions. Using trains & motor vehicles to move the plot along. Use of cities as landscape looming over an intimate narrative. Use of latest technology as communication tools from telephones at the time to video calls on tabs in the recent past.
𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙞 𝙍𝙖𝙩𝙣𝙖𝙢 𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙢𝙨: On one hand Mani Ratnam makes films on larger than life Men wherein the male leads grace the screen with much pomp & show. On the other hand he's one of the few men in cinema history who repeatedly tells stories about married women. Be it Divya in Mouna Ragam, Roja in Roja, Shaila Bano in Bombay, Shakti/Suhani in Alaipayuthey/Saathiya, Sujata in Guru, Ragini in Raavanan or Bhavani/Charu in Ok Kanmani/Ok Jaanu. He's constantly depicting them as fierce, resolute, brave characters with as big a cult following as their male counterparts.
Do watch these AskBr sessions of Baradwaj Rangan on Film Companion & other links for a more immersive experience once you watch the films. It's like having a full meal & being offered dessert soon after.
  1. Decoding Mani Ratnam Cinematography - Decoding MR Scene Breakdown
  2. Decoding Mani Ratnam-
  3. Alaipayuthey AskBr Film Companion-
  4. Ok Kanmani AskBr Film Companion -
𝙁𝙖𝙣 𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨:
Ref: Online Articles.
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2020.06.14 01:47 TequilaMockingbird30 Maybe finally feeling like I belong?

I’ve always denied my sexuality because it scared me. I’ve always said “oh I just find girls pretty because of course they are!” But the signs have always been there. There is no way I watched the old Batman and Robin movie as a kid because I genuinely thought it was a good movie. Years later I realized it’s because Uma Thurman as poison ivy made me feel tingly. I’ve always only dated men, but still felt super attracted to women too. Once, one of my friends introduced me to a girl he went to school with and apparently she told him “I hope she’s into girls because I really like her.” And I laughed about it and just pretended to be flattered when in fact my insides were on fucking FIRE. anyway, I got married and had kids and started to realize more and more that I don’t just think girls are pretty. I talked to my husband and told him I think I might be bisexual. He was confused and asked me how do I know if I’ve never been with a woman. And I told him it’s how I feel and I know what I’m attracted to, just like how he knows he’s only attracted to women while having never been with a man. He just knows. And I guess that resonated with him.
Hard cut to today. I’ve never felt like part of the LGBTQ community and that I was just a parody because I’ve been extremely closeted my whole life and have only had hetero relationships. But I’m so supportive of my gay friends and mentioned to my husband today that I want to buy a pride flag. He said it was a good idea and also “you should buy a bi pride flag too.” And it hit me in the face and I nearly cried. We love supportive spouses and maybe finally feeling like I belong. ♥️
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2020.05.26 05:12 megles7187 Had a dream that could be a new black mirror episode

I normally dont have such scifi heavy dreams. But this one seemed to take place future where the entire financial structure was similar to the american healthcare system. And I mean everything, even snack vending machines.
It played out like this. At the start(ish) I was hungry so went to a vending machine with my debit card. All the prices looked reasonable, but I felt concerned and knew I had a limit so only got gum. When I used my card a new total displayed which didn't surprise me. The 30cent gum was actually 300dollars. (Out of pocket).
With my gum I went on my way. I seemed to know where I was going. On the way there I nearly get hit by a car but the man hit a lamp post instead. I tried to go after him but he was in a panic, he was saying he can't find his new provider district. That his cards werent working anymore. That no one was helping him find it. I felt bad for him and suspected he got dropped. He got violent with me trying to take my card but then threw it back when he noticed it was out of pocket. Then he ran off.
Unsurprised I cleaned up and kept going. I went into the district he just left. It was pretty much a rich neighborhood and I went up to my friends house. To be honest she kinda reminded me of Uma Thurman in pulp fiction, with a lavish artsy apartment the high life. I was visiting her for something to wear on my date. She seemed oblivious to my struggles and annoyed as she went through her closet not understanding since she has always had the best providers from her parents and we had the same job and same pay. We argued and I tried to explain the inflation of out of pocket that Im only getting the equivalent of 50cents a paycheck. She rolled her eyes and just said I should get a good provider than. Unaware of how hard that is. And kicked me out.
Frustrated I rushed on, now running late. So I went to a party where first I saw the man I liked. He told me about this great new job he was getting in a new district thanks to my boyfriends dad and he was starting tomorrow. I was happy for him because like me he had been out of pocket as well, but sad we couldn't be together as he'd lose the job by upsetting the bosses son.
My boyfriend saw me and roughly pulled me away, upset I was late and talking to another guy. He called me his pocket girl(slang for out of pocket) which upset the guy I liked and he nearly started a fight but I knew he'd ruin everything and pushed my boyfriend off to make out with him to distract him. The guy I liked looked disgusted but turned around and left the party to go off to his new district.
My boyfriend was a spoiled brat but I knew if I married him Id get covered under his provider as well as my family. Who were living in terrible conditions. I was the best bet to get them a provider if I married the manchild of a boyfriend. I hated him but fawned over him with compliments soothing his ego. We met with his mother who instead of wedding planning had monitered everything I posted or emailed people(I knew about it and wasn't worried) she wanted to be sure I was really in love with her son and not just after his provider. So we went over prenuptials agreement that I had to be married to him to keep the coverage and couldnt keep it if I remarried after he died, the basic stuff.
The dream pretty much ended there. But I can imagine a plot with the guy I liked coming back after we married. Plotting out a murder to look like an accident. Then having to have an affair even after getting away with it so that we both keep our providers.
Edit: jsyk Im asexual, I dont have a boyfriend or even a guy I like. Though the boyfriend kinda looked like Toby McGuire in the 3rd spiderman lol. Just bratty and childish. And I did clean it up alittle. Like the car hit me but im pretty indestructible in dreams so hitting me was like hitting a lamppost.
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2020.05.14 23:23 Phenenas Phenenas #24: Movie 43 (2013)

Date started: 1/11/2020
So, it’s come to this. I came into Movie 43 knowing barely anything about it, except that it’s considered among the worst movies of all time. I’ve read up on the manipulative means director Peter Farrelly used to get the likes of Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Chris Pratt, Emma Stone, Richard Gere, Uma Thurman, and more into his film without really informing them what it was about. This movie probably gets most of its reputation from the production horror stories alone. Because the final product? Well’s bad. But worst of the worst? No, it doesn’t even deserve that title.
Basically, it’s an anthology of short films that all revolve around some kind of irreverent gross-out humor. Usually with anthology films, there’s at least one little short or segment that I enjoy, but there isn’t a single decent one in Movie 43. They all range from unfunny to painfully unfunny. I guess there’s no other way to go through it than to give a quick rapidfire review of each one.
The first one is about Hugh Jackman having a date with Kate Winslet, the catch being that he has a ballsack on his neck. And nobody noticed but her. That’s the joke. And here’s the crazy part, it’s probably the best short in the movie. It’s not really funny or clever, but it at least has a grasp on the basics of comedic timing and got one or two chuckles out of me. The next is about a kid who gets homeschooled by his parents, and they want to give him an “authentic high school experience”, so they bully him, make fun of him, and in one scene, his mother roleplays as his girlfriend about to take his virginity. Just going for shock value with no laughs. There’s one about a girl who’s in a happy relationship with Chris Pratt, and she desperately wants him to poop on her. Again, shock value, pretty boring. The next has what appears to be a young Grima Wormtongue working as a grocery store clerk, who runs into his ex, Emma Stone, and they have an argument laced with fierce sexual tension. It drags on way too long, and has no punchline of any kind. The next is a “comedic” take on the classic DC superheroes, which probably made me cringe more than anything in the movie. It reminds me of a really bad SNL sketch, just desperately throwing every Batman or Superman joke ever made at you, and random gross-outs and sex jokes just to get a laugh. It was probably the worst part of the movie.
There’s a sketch about something called the iBabe, which is a robotic music playing device that looks like a hot girl, and happens to have razor sawblades in its vaginal canal. And...the company executives talk about it. And Richard Gere is there. That one just went nowhere. Then there’s one where a girl has her period for the first time while at a boy’s house, and the boy freaks out because he thinks she was mortally wounded or something. It’s very tasteful. Then there’s one about killer leprechauns, and it acts as if nobody has ever done the “cute creature turns out to be bloodthirsty murderer” bit before. Yeah, really breaking new ground there. Jesus guys, they already made 6 movies about killer leprechauns before this came out! Then there’s one where a man and a woman on a blind date and they play a very intense game of truth or dare. Honestly, it’s not half bad, by this movie’s standards. Though it was odd to see Wheatley from Portal 2 on a date with Halle Berry. Then there’s one about a segregation-era basketball game, where a black coach gives an inspirational speech to his black team about how they’re going to win because they’re black and the other team is white. And the last short is about an animated cat named Beezel who tries to kill his owner’s girlfriend but nobody believes her. I hate that type of story, so it left me with an even more bitter taste in my mouth than the other shorts.
I discovered after I finished the movie that apparently the version I had seen was the European cut, and there’s a big difference. The overarching story that links the shorts together is entirely different in the American version. For me, it was about a group of kids looking for the legendary “Movie 43” on the deep web, and coming across all these god-forsaken shorts along the way. In the one most people have seen, apparently it’s about a filmmaker proposing his ideas to an executive, or something. Well, I don’t think this is a “Blade Runner” situation where people argue over which cut is superior. No matter how you tie them together, the shorts are all garbage.
I mean, I dunno what else I can say. It’s garbage. I was surprised to hear the shorts all had different directors, because they all have the same tone of desperation. They’re desperate to make you laugh, to flaunt the celebrities they somehow got hold of, to gross you out or get a rise out of you. And you know what? I’m not gonna give Mr. Farrelly the satisfaction. It’s not worth getting angry about, like The Last Airbender or Phantom Menace. Movie 43 is nothing more than useless, worthless garbage.
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2020.04.29 22:49 displacedindavis My favorite episode titles (includes The Casagrandes)

This is just my personal list of favorite titles the show has used for its episodes. I've also decided to include The Casagrandes because of how related it is.
Season 1:
Season 2:
Season 3:
Season 4:
The Casagrandes:
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2020.01.11 07:06 BreksenPryer The War With Grandpa

In 2017, a film starting Robert De Niro, Oakes Fegley, Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman and Laura Marano was reportedly filmed. Titled The War With Grandpa, The Weinstein Company scheduled 3 release dates before it was pulled from schedule and given to the producers. Since March 2018, no word on the release of this film has surfaced. Yes this is fairly recent, but I find it odd that the film is known to be filmed and I assume completed, but nothing has been done with it despite it's great cast list. I couldn't find anything on this film other than the Wikipedia page, does anyone else have any info?
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2019.11.23 14:21 JustOneMoreTake [DISCUSSION] What Happens On Page 30 of a Feature Screenplay

I was originally going to post this as a comment in this thread, but felt that it might be more useful as its own topic.
If anyone is stuck around page 30, or if the screenplay starts to loose steam soon after that, then I would venture to guess that the script is having issues with its overall structure and premise. Specifically, the Main Complication of the movie.
The main complication is the single event that leads to the inevitable main conflict of the entire premise (but it is not in itself the main conflict yet). It usually occurs between minutes 28 and 32 of most feature films that follow traditional structure. I would argue that this area of the screenplay is the absolutely most important place that can make or break an audience's engagement with the movie. It can be a very memorable scene, or it can be understated. But it always launches the entire premise and dramatic arc of the film. So no pressure.
Below are examples of how this moment plays out in some movies. I call them page 30 moments. It is scary how consistent this is in almost all plot-driven films I have seen. And by that I mean movies all the way from Fellini to Pixar; from ultra-indie films to major studio tentpoles; from prestige Oscar cinema to z-movie exploitation flics; from foreign, to domestic to Canadian. It's always eye-opening to see what happens around minute 30.
By the way, if anyone would like a quick refresher on structure, I highly recommend this thread.


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2019.08.25 04:03 SamAdamsThrowAway I (21M) Am Confused On How To Proceed After Revealing My Feelings (19F) And Confused On Their Reaction + All Of That Revolving Around A Potential Family Illness

Backstory I was playing online alone video games when I found a girl I liked. We played for around 2 months pretty much only text chat only just playing together and eventually she wanted to voice after 2 months. Then about a month and a half ago she wanted to Discord chat then latter on reveal our faces to each other and she pretty much blew me away how beautiful she was tbh. All and all we got to know each other somewhat personally. Eventually at least to me she would to me seemed like she was into with like what I felt like signs like saying she was "lonely", staying up late to talk and play games as well messaging me a lot and always wanting to talk throughout the day a lot more then what I feel a normal friend would do.
Eventually realizing I liked her and a little anxious on an online relationship I told my feelings for her. She didn't reject me or said she felt the same. She pretty much said she didn't know how she felt and how she wasn't very good with these things. I said that I didn't really know how to proceed and I told her to think about it and she agreed. A week goes by and we pretty much did what we normally do with no update from her or convos about what I said with her, She did seem more happy and more open while talking with it not really seeming awkward at all.
Next week like I said she didn't confront it at all and TBH I was really worrying about how she felt and I wanted to confront her with questions on how she felt and how or how we wanted to proceed with it or if at all. She ignored me the night before and the morning and at night I messaged again wanting to play then eventually during the end I would talk about us. She said she didn't want to play at all and she explained that she was up all night with her family in the hospital with her grandfather being ill and explained how she was stressed out about it. I was taken aback, pushed my feelings back and I offered that if she needed to talk to someone or needed a distraction that I was here and hoped everything would get better. During this I forgot about all my feelings and felt bad about worrying about those feelings while she was dealing with this.
While we haven't played since then she has messaged me every other day to back to back since and I always tried to take her mind of things and make sure she was generally alright as a friend.
We're pretty much up to date on everything and to put some context on what I think or what I think she thinks, I think she is very shy and even with the shyness it seemed to take a few months to get to where we are together and that she was always the one to take the steps in being closer. This was pretty much the only as well a big step that I really took in our relationship. And with messages she seems very short and dull to me and nothing I really do changes that, she is oddly easier to talk to then message in a way. With that said she seemed to always not respond when I reveal feelings or I guess anything personal. Even with everything I always thought I was being boring or saying something wrong but I don't think it would be me if she keep wanting to message and talk. I find it very hard to explain our relationship to people cause it wasn't normal really how we would talk cause she is very reserved and I'm always caught referencing it's like that dinner scene in pulp fiction where Uma Thurman's character talked about being comfortable with someone and can just be quiet with no need to keep talking, it was very much like that with her. I'm coming to Reddit cause even my friends all aren't very sure what to do or how to see this situation and all thought she was very weird, cause usually (while I'm no an expert in relationships) when you tell someone you like them it pretty much goes from there.
I'm pretty much asking Reddit how do I confront these feelings with her? Should I wait for her to bring them up again? How should I do all of that around her family situation? Does she feel the same way towards me or am I overthinking it this whole thing? If you have any more questions or need more details I will be happy to share.
TL;DR I revealed my feelings to a person and they never really gave an answer to those feelings and I'm confused, as well a family illness complicating things further. Wondering how to proceed.
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2019.08.12 23:18 LearningIsListening A brief rundown of the first ten pages of Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a quick rundown of the first ten pages of Epstein's contacts. There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I did not search for pedophilia and other illegal ties into most of these people because I didn't have the time. This took a ton of time as is. Anyway, I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this.

Abby: Not enough information
Joanna Abousleiman: Investment officer at the International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank. Former strategy consultant at Booz & Company based in Abu Dhabi, working with public and private sector clients across the Middle East and North Africa.
Nick Adam: Not enough information
Alejandro Agag: Former politician in Spain. Became Secretary General of the European People’s Party (EPP), a tremendous political faction in Europe. Agag played a huge role in getting former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi’s party into the EPP. Berlusconi has been charged for underage prostitution in the past. Agag quit politics to pursue financial and sporting interests. He is married to the daughter of Jose Maria Aznar, the former PM of Spain and Ana Botella Serrano, the first female mayor of Madrid. Guests at Agag’s wedding included kings and queens. Berlusconi and Tony Blair served as witnesses.
Marie Claire & John Agnew: John Agnew is a big-time banker out of London. He was former Joint Head of Morgan Stanley’s London office. Long history of working at various trusts. His father, Goeffrey Agnew, was the chairman of Thomas Agnew & Sons, a massive fine art dealer in London. Marie Claire Agnew is John Agnew’s wife. Her father, Bernard Dreesman is the Chairman of Morley’s department stores in London.
Azzedine Alaia: Deceased shoe designer. Tons of celebrities wore his shoes.
Rufus & Sally Albermarle: Rufus Keppel is the 10th Earl of Albemarle. The Keppel bloodline has served as Earl of Albemarle since the late 1600s and have ties to the British royal family. Rufus Keppel has the same great-great-grandfather as Camilla Parker Bowles (Prince Charles’s wife). Alice Keppel, who married the 7th Earl of Albemarle (Rufus’s great uncle), was a long-time mistress of King Edward VII. Alice Keppel was Camilla Parker Bowles’s great-grandmother. Camilla admired her. Rufus and Sally have since divorced. She was a sculptor.
Saffron Aldridge: A former Ralph Lauren model in the 1980s and 1990s.
Pam Alexander: According to New York Mag, she is “P.R. agent to the technology stars.” She has become the most powerful woman in the technology industry, and among the most powerful people in the P.R. industry.” Attended annual billionaires’ dinners with Epstein.
Giacomo Algranti: London art dealer.
Paul Allan: Co-founder of Microsoft. Paul Allen was the owner of the Portland Trailblazers (NBA) and the Seattle Seahawks (NFL).
Nicholas and Sarah Allan: Nicholas Allan is a former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a financial consulting firm worth billions. He is now the chairman of Link REIT, the largest real estate investment trust in Asia.
Charlie Althorp: Perhaps better known to us as Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer. He is the younger brother of Princess Diana and the maternal uncle of Prince William and Prince Harry. Queen Elizabeth II is his godmother.
Carella Alun-Jones: Wife of James McGrigor, founder of McGrigor group, an organization that does consulting work with health insurers. Could not find anything about her besides this.
Jeremy & Deborah Alun-Jones: Jeremy is a CEO at ADM Capital, a large investment firm. Deborah Alun-Jones is an author and Jeremy’s wife.
Senor Vincente Alvarez: Likely Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council. Alvarez is also a Class C director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This is a position that is appointed by the Board of Governors.
Phillipe Amon: Owner and manager of SICPA, a Swiss company and universal leader that specializes in the printing of bank notes, passports, lottery tickets, and identity documents. SICPA literally prints money and passports.
Maurice & Roberta Amon: Maurice is Philippe’s brother. Maurice left SICPA, but may have had an equal role to Philippe had he stayed. Roberta Amon is Maurice’s ex-wife. He left her as she battled breast cancer.
Lisa Anastos: General Counsel for Payfone, a digital identity authentication network. Anastos previously worked in the law department of Goldman Sachs and General Counsel’s office of American Express.
Lulu Anderson: Uncertain. Only lead found were a few pictures of a woman with the same name at a party as a guest of Roger Waters (Pink Floyd).
Robert & Alex Appleby: Robert is co-founder of ADM Capital, a large investment firm.
Maite Arango: Vice-President, Board of Directors for Grupo Vips. Grupo Vips manages Starbucks, TGIFridays, and other chain companies. Arango is also Chairman of the Board for Ashoka, a company that ironically focuses on the betterment of today’s youth. Ashoka even has its own schools.
Victor Arellano: Victor Arellano Jr. is Vice Chairman of the Board of Bacardi. He’s a 5th generation descendant of the founder of Bacardi.
Joaquin Fernandez de Arion: Spanish royalty. The 10th Duke of Arion. His mother is Princess Beatriz zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg. Married to Diana Langes-Swarovski, the great-great granddaughter of Daniel Swarovski, founder of the crystal manufacturer.
Fernando Arion: Joaquin’s brother. Also Spanish royalty but could not find any other information.
Arthur & Cathy Armstrong: Arthur is co-author of Net Gain (1997) which focused on Web-based business models. He is currently executive director at Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, a high-end international law firm.
Herve & Marina Aron: Herve Aaron is the president of Didier Aaron Inc., a premier art gallery.
Lorinda Ash: Fine art dealer. Also, ex-wife of Peter Ezersky, current director at Hargray Holdings LLC (provider of telecommunication services) and Grupo Corporativo (food and agriculture provider in Spain. Associated with Grupo Vips). Possible ties with Maite Arango.
Ashley & Allegra Hicks: Ashley is the Godson of Prince Philip, second cousin of Prince Charles, and an interior designer. He and Allegra are now divorced.
Nick & Ari Ashley: Nick is in home design. Ari is a photographer.
Vittorio & Charlotte Assaf: Vittorio is co-founder of Serafina Restaurant Group.
Mr. Simone Astaire: Hollywood and British Royal Family agent. Specializes in representation, celebrity endorsement, and public relations.
Viscount William Astor: Member of the House of Lords, which creates and shapes laws. There are approximately 800 current members. Chairman of television production company Silvergate Media. Member of the Astor family, which specialized in the fur trade, real estate, and drug smuggling in the early 19th century.
Helene Atkin: Niece of Robert Maxwell (media magnate, father of Ghislaine Maxwell, and suspected Mossad agent).
Mike & Ami Atkin: Almost no information found.
Jose Aznar: Prime Minister of Spain from 1996-2004. Father-in-law of Alejandro Agag, mentioned above. Used public funds for personal means. Granted a posthumous medal of Civil Merit to a high-profile member of the Francoist government who was infamous for torturing people.
Jean Baddeley: Former personal assistant to Robert Maxwell. Maxwell left her a £100,000 legacy when he died.
Peter Bahrke: Technology investor. Co-founder of Aecor Partners, an advisory firm that provides financial advice to corporations.
Danny Baker: Could be the recently fired BBC host, but the phone number, starting with area code 917, makes no sense since that is a NYC area code.
Shahriar Bhaktiar: Could be a real estate investor in Switzerland, but the area code does not make sense.
Andre Balazs: Real estate mogul and entrepreneur. Owns several hotels throughout NYC and London, as well as residential real estate. He was engaged to actress Uma Thurman for three years and dated Chelsea Handler for two years later on. Allegedly groped Amanda Anka (Jason Bateman’s wife) at a party he hosted for Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux.
Alec Baldwin: Popular American actor.
Oxford Balliol College: Ghislaine Maxwell’s alma mater.
George & Alice Bamford: Brother and sister. Offspring of Sir Anthony & Lady Carole Bamford (listed below). George is a successful luxury watch manufacturer.
Sir Anthony Bamford and Lady C: Anthony is a billionaire British businessman. Chairman of JCB, which provides equipment for construction, agriculture, etc. Has donated more than £4m personally and through JCB companies to the Conservative Party. Has close ties to David Cameron, Tony Blair, and Prince Charles. Bamford was mentioned in the Panama Papers as having offshore accounts. Lady Carole Bamford is his wife and a successful businesswoman.
Doug Bands: Doug Band was a longtime adviser to Bill Clinton. He had a substantial part in the creation and inner workings of The Clinton Foundation. Purchased David Rockefeller’s old house in New York City for $20 million. Has been called “the key architect in Clinton’s post-presidency” (
Clive Bannister: Former CEO and Managing Director at HSBC. Current CEO of Phoenix Group Holdings, one of the largest insurance providers in the UK.
Javier Banon: Bañón is a Founding Partner at Trilantic Capital Management LLC. Was a principal (higher up) at Lehman Brothers and previously worked at Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director. Trilantic was founded by five partners who had all worked together at Lehman Brothers.
Nicholas & Gretel Barham: Gretel Barham (Gretel Packer) is the daughter of Kerry Packer, a deceased Australian media mogul worth billions. Both Gretel and younger brother James are billionaires. Nick Barham is Gretel’s ex-husband and a British financier.
Peter Barnes: Entrepreneur and environmentalist.
Craig Barnett: Managing Director of PJ Solomon, a financial advisory firm and investment bank.
Hillary Bastone: No information found
Hillary Batstone: No information found.
Tim & Natasha Batstone: Both directors of H.B. Leisure Holdings Ltd., which focuses on skill games, arcades, amusement parks, etc.
Lorenzo Baumer: High end jeweler.
Lord & Lady Beaumont: Likely refers to the late Tim Beaumont of Whitley and his wife, Baroness Mary Rose. Tim was a UK politician in the Liberal Party and, later on, the Green Party. Six generations of his paternal side sat in the House of Commons (source: Irish Times) He was also an Anglican priest. Mary Rose is the cousin of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon and (now deceased) husband of Princess Margaret.
Tamara Beckwith: English socialite.
Lisa Belzberg: Ex-wife of Seagram heir Matthew Bronfman and former sister-in-law of Clare and Sara Bronfman, who were both involved in NXIVM, a cult that focused on sexual slavery. Belzberg reportedly had a sexual relationship with Bill Clinton in 2002 while still with Matthew Bronfman.
Steven Benson: No information found.
Baron Bentinck: Dutch and British nobility.
Nicolas Berggruen: Billionaire investor and founder and president of the Berggruen Institute, a think tank that hopes to “shape political, economic and social institutions for the 21st century.” Vague. Berggruen, according to, “puts more trust in elites than voters” and suggested that “the Senate should be appointed rather than elected.”
Bill Berkman: A businessman, entrepreneur, and investor in communications, media technology, and energy industries.
Tara Bernard: Possibly refers to the financial reporter from the New York Times, but the 07 country code at the beginning of the phone number does not make sense. Could also be Tara Bernerd, a high end interior designer in Britain.
Martyn Birchall: Investment banker and businessman who worked as former director at Citi and Merrill Lynch.
Robin Birley: Businessman and entrepreneur, mostly known for his private members’ clubs.
Debbie & Bola Von Bismarck: Leopold (“Bolle”) von Bismarck is the great-grandson of Otto von Bismarck, the first chancellor of Germany. Debbie is a former model and Leopold’s wife. Model Kate Moss is currently engaged to their son, Nikolai.
Vanessa von Bismarck: Cofounder of BPCM, a public relations firm that specialized in fashion, beauty, and wine & spirits. Great-great-granddaughter of Otto von Bismarck.
Jean Marc Bisson: Not much to be found. Possibly a low-level actor, but that doesn’t feel right.
Jean Paul Bjorlin: Likely refers to a music instructor at Columbia and Barnard College.
Conrad & Barbara Black: Conrad Black was a newspaper publisher. He controlled Hollinger International, which published the Chicago Sun-Times, The Daily Telegraph, most Australian newspapers, The Jerusalem Post (Israel), and The National Post (Canada). Conrad was recently pardoned by his friend, Donald Trump, after serving time for fraud. Black was once a Steering Committee member of The Bilderberg Group. Barbara Black is a journalist. She is Conrad’s 2nd wife.
Blogs & Jill Blacker: No information found.
David Blaine: World famous magician. Allegedly raped former model Natasha Prince in 2004. Did not face charges. Earlier this year, New York law enforcement said that they were investigating Blaine for (allegedly) sexually assaulting at least two women.
Tony Blair: Former UK PM.
Mike Bloomberg: Former Mayor of New York City. Billionaire businessman.
Samantha Boardman: Attending Psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. Founder of Has connections with the wealthy.
Serena Boardman: New York realtor. Named one of the 10 best real estate agents in NYC by Samantha Boardman’s sister. Also has tremendous connections.
Johnnie & Sophie Boden: Johnnie Boden is a clothing entrepreneur.
Daniele Bodini: Serves as Chairman Emeritus of American Continental Properties Group (ACP), which focuses on asset and wealth management. Bodini also serves as a Member of Board of Overseers at Columbia Business School and is the ambassador of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations.
Edouard de Boisgelin: Holding company CEO out of Paris.
Pierre de Boisguilbert: Very little information found. Possibly refers to a former press director located in Paris.
Annabelle Bond: British socialite. Her father, John Bond, was the Group Chairman of HSBC.
Andrea & Gioia Bonomi: Andrea Bonomi is the founder of Investindustrial Limited, an asset management private equity firm. He also served on the management board and as Chairman of Banca Popolare di Milano.
Nicholas Bookis: President of Topside Shipping Inc.
Mark & Lauren Booth: Mark Booth was CEO of BSkyB (owner of Sky TV). His wife, Lauren, is an artist.
Christina A. Boothe: No information found.
Paulo Borgese: The only thing that might make sense is Prince Paolo Borghese, who died in 1985.
Michael Borrico: Founder and CEO of Certified Construction.
Hon Bruce & Penelope Bossom: Bruce Bossom is a real estate tycoon who co-founded Orion Capital Managers. Penelope Bossom is involved with several businesses, but none of them are wildly successful.
Sylvianne Boucherie: No information found except for a researcher who write scientific articles about the human body.
Rick Bourke: Actually Frederic Bourke, co-founder of Dooney and Bourke, a famous handbag manufacturer. Bourke went to jail in 2013 for bribing the Azerbaijan government in order to rig the auction for ownership of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR).
Hamish Bowles: Editor-at-large for Vogue magazine.
Peretti Brachetti: Ferdinando Brachetti Peretti. Nobility. Son of Count Aldo Maria Brachetti-Peretti. Co-owner of Italian oil company, API.
Hugo Brachetti: Also co-owner of Italian oil company, API. Ferdinando’s brother.
Caroline Braine: Some relation of Katie Braine. Possibly her daughter.
Ms. Katie & Serge Braine: Serge Crasnianski is a nuclear physicist and inventor who made a ton of money as CEO of Photo-ME Intl PLC, which specializes in photo booths. It is unclear whether he lives with Kate or if she is his wife. Kate is a sculptress.
Ben Bram: 2x Grammy award-winning a cappella arrangeproduceentrepreneur (according to his Twitter account).
Tony Brand: Assistant General Manager of Gucci. Has also worked with Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Prada, and other companies.
d’Adda Brandolini: Nobility. Tons of money. See below.
Nuno & Muriel Brandolini: Muriel Brandolini is a famous interior designer who has worked with Matt Lauer, the Crown Prince and Princess of Greece, and others. Nuno is a banker and (shockingly) comes from money and nobility.
Peter Brandt: Brant is an American industrialist who focuses mainly on print media.
Richard Branson: Billionaire who founded Virgin group (Virgin Airlines, Virgin megastores). In 2017, a backup singer for Joss Stone claimed that Branson sexually assaulted her on his private island.
Flavio Briatore: Italian businessman who used to manage two Formula One racing teams.
Julia Broadhurst: Bra designer from South Africa.
Louis Albert de Broglie: French prince and entrepreneur.
Edgar Bronfman Jr.: Seagram’s heir. Half-brother of Clare and Sara Bronfman (NXIVM sex cult). In addition to being a billionaire business tycoon, his father, Edgar Bronfman Sr., was the leader of the World Jewish Congress, This group has links to the Rothschilds and the Vatican.
Christopher & Amanda Brooks: Amanda Brooks is the former creative director at Barneys. Her husband, Christopher, is an artist.
Miranda Brooks: Contributing editor to Vogue and successful landscaper.
Chris & Alison Brown: Alison Chace is an unsuccessful actress. Christopher Brown is the founder of Global Emerging Markets (GEM), an investment firm.
James & Lucinda Bruce: James is a businessman who comes from nobility. His father was a baron. His 2nd wife, Lucinda, is a producer.
Jean-Luc Brunel: Modeling scout. Co-founder of modeling agency MC2. Helped smuggle in underage girls for Epstein and others.
Tania Bryer: CNBC host.
Joan Juliet Buck: Former editor-in-chief of French Vogue turned actress.
Jimmy & Jane Buffett: Jimmy Buffett is a world famous singer, most notably for the song “Margaritaville.”
Bartle Bull: Best known as a journalist who writes about the Middle East. Has written articles for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other publications. Bull is also a partner at Northern Gulf Partners, an investment and financial advisory firm that holds lots of sway in Iraq.
Hamish & Emma Bullough: Hamish is an ex-managing director at Citigroup.
Ron Burkle: Billionaire founder of Yucaipa, an investment firm that specialized in buying and selling supermarket chains. Had close ties with Bill Clinton. According to Los Angeles Times, “Bill Clinton’s bromance with Burkle invited scandal.” The LA Times describes how “unverified reports of the two men jetting around in a Burkle 757 filled with attractive young women leached from the tabloids to the mainstream media.” This could be the reason for Burkle’s falling out with Hillary, as he had nothing to do with her campaign.
Jules Burney: Chairman of Stockcube ltd, a financial research company.
Martin Burtril: No information found.
Candace Bushnell: Author of Sex and the City.
Arki Busson: Real name is Arpad Busson. He is a French financier who founded EIM Group, which specializes in hedge funds. It should be noted that Busson used to host the ARK charity dinner every year, which has drawn the likes of Bill Clinton and Prince William. Busson is a founding chairman of ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) charity, which specializes in educating underprivileged children. ARK has dozens of its own schools in the UK.
**I made an entire thread dedicated to Busson's frightening connections and possible role in international pedophilia rings here:
Charlie Butler: No information found.
Terri Button: No information found.
Robert Byng: Descendant of admirals, viscounts, and earls. Current property owner of Wrotham Park, an English country house that hosts social events for the wealthy and has been used as a filming location for many movies.
Alain de Cadenet: Former Formula One racer. Current television personality for ESPN and Speed channel.
Jason Calacanis: Internet entrepreneur. Dot-com millionaire.
Nicky Caledon: The 7th Earl of Caledon. Received his knighthood in 2015 when he was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO).
Mario/Ariadne Calvo-Platero: Mario Calvo-Platero is an Italian journalist and served as editor of the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore for 30 years. Ariadne is the daughter of Lord and Lady Beaumont, listed above.
Roddy Cambell: Campbell is a jack-of-all-trades businessman. He has worked in marketing, networking, and consulting.
Alistar Cambell: Alistair worked closely with Tony Blair for years, first as a spokesman and campaign director, then as Downing Street Press Secretary, and finally as Downing Street Director of Communications and spokesman for the Labour Party. He resigned in 2003 during the inquiry into the death (murder) of David Kelly.
Giancarlo Camerana: Works in real estate and wealth management as an Associate Partner for Shohet & Cie SA
Cammy: Likely Cammy Kinney, a former model turned photographer.
Naomi Campbell: Internationally known supermodel.
Brooke & Emilio del Campo: Likely meant to be Emilio Ocampo, an economist and financial expert who has worked for Chase Manhattan Bank, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley.
Andrew de Candole: British entrepreneur and real estate mogul.
Nicholas Candy: British luxury property developer.
Caprice: Likely refers to Caprice Bourret, a former model and former love interest of Prince Andrew around 2000-2001.
Massimo & Sara Carello: Massimo is an Italian businessman who has served as CEO of Fiat UK, Diners Club UK, and Independent Director of Canadian Overseas Petroleum.
William & Carina Carey: No information found.
Camilla Carlbom: Chairwoman of Carlbom Shipping ltd. Carlbom Shipping looks after the interests of vessels and cargo owners.
Carmine: Not enough information.
Barbara Carrera: Former model and actress, most notably for the Bond flick, Never Say Never Again, where she played a villain. Carrera’s first marriage was to Otto Kurt Freiherr von Hoffman, a German nobleman. Her 2nd marriage was to Uva Harden (born 1941), a German fashion model and actor. Her 3rd and final marriage was to Nicholas Mark Mavroleon, a Greek shipping magnate. After her third marriage, Carrera was involved with Henry Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland. Lots of international nobility and magnates.
Sophie Caruth: Former literary agent at William Morris. Formerly held a senior manager position at Mason Rose, a sales and marketing company.
Michel & Charlene Carvalho: Michel is a British financier and vice-chairman of investment banking at Citigroup, primarily in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken is the Heineken heiress. She inherited $4.2 billion when her father died in 2002.
Guido Casagrande: Company director of IU Holdings ltd, a financial services holding company.
Simon Case: Private Secretary to Prince William as of 2018. Previously was in charge of figuring out the border issue in Northern Ireland and Ireland post-Brexit. British civil servant for over a decade, including as a policy adviser for the Ministry of Defence.
George & Pauline Case: Pauline Case (maiden name Pauline Astor) is a Viscountess and daughter of William Astor, 3rd Viscount Astor. No information could be found on George Case.
Debbie Castaneda: Former Ms. Colombia (1996). She had a relationship with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and has been accused of being a “bunga-bunga” girl, a sex party girl for Berlusconi. This information was gained through wiretaps.
Alby & Victoria Cator: Albemarle Cator is a British banker and financial adviser.
Mark & Mini Cecil: Not much information found. Mark Cecil may be the founder of United Wealth Advisors Group LLC.
Aurelia Cecil Stephenson: Founder of Aurelia Public Relations. Her client list included Salvatore Ferragamo, Krug Champagne, TAG Heuer watches, and Gianni Versace.
Dr. Mark Cecil: Founding Partner at Jabre Capital Partners, a hedge fund company. Close friend of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Fabrizio Cerina: Chairman of international investment banking group Crédit des Alpes.
Gian Carlo Cerutti: Italian banker.
Vikram Chatwal: Actomodel/movie producer and hotel owner in New York City and Miami. Bill Clinton, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Naomi Campbell, and P. Diddy attended his wedding.
John & Lucy Chenevix-Trench: Former COO of Morgan Stanley securities.
Gianluca Cicogna: CEO, CFO, and President of Beauty Brands Inc. Brother of Gianfranco Cicogna.
Gioconda Cicogna: Mother of Gianluca and Gianfranco. Interior designer.
Gianfranco Cicogna: Gianfranco Cicogna Mozzoni was a business leader, a Count by birth, the Ambassador for the Order of Malta at its embassy in Kenya. His grandfather, Giuseppe Volpi, was known as “Italy’s Rockefeller.” Gianfranco died flying a plane at an air show in 2012.
Marina Cicogna: Countess. Granddaughter of Kingdom of Italy Finance Minister Giuseppe Volpi, one of the richest and most influential men in Italy in the early 1900s.
Pietro & Alejandra Cicognani: Pietro is a high-end architect based out of NYC.
Lindka Cierach: British fashion designer. Her clients include the British Royal Family.
Giuseppa Cipriani: The main business manager of Cipriani S.A., whose holdings include 55 Wall Street (the whole building) and Cipriani restaurants worldwide (most notably in NYC).
Gustavo & Patty Cisneros: Gustavo is a billionaire Venezuelan businessman and Chairman of Grupo Cisneros, one of the largest privately held media entertainment organizations in the world.
Amadeo Clavarino: A real estate investor with properties in Milan, New York, London, Berlin, and St. Moritz.
Isabel Clavarino: Also known as Isabelle Harvie-Watt, Clavarino is the former managing partner at Spring Studios, a production and branding agency and was Giorgio Armani’s key point person for the press, media and celebrities. Last year, Clavarino was named Valentino’s Chief Marketing Officer.
John & Alice Fay Cleese: John Cleese is an actor best known for his role in Monty Python.
Graham & Emma Clempson: Vice Chairman, Executive Board at MidOcean Partners, a private equity and investment firm. Emma is an English radio and television presenter.
Lucy Clive: Girlfriend of Kevin Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother.
Larry Coben: Former Senior Principal of Sunrise Capital Partners. Currently Chairman of the Board at NRG Energy, a large energy company that serves 3 million people in the U.S. NRG also has its name on several sports stadiums in Texas.
Mandy Cochrane: No information found.
Dalit Cohen: Ex-girlfriend of Ian Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother.
Peter Cohen: No information found.
Jo Coleman: No information found.
Nicholas Coleridge: Chairman of Condé Nast Britain. Condé Nast is a media giant and the parent company of Allure, Architectural Digest, Ars Technica, Backchannel, Bon Appétit, Brides, Condé Nast Traveler, Epicurious, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Pitchfork, Self, Teen Vogue, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W and Wired.
Jeffrey Colle: Real estate developer, specifically in the Hamptons.
Phil & Orianne Collins: Phil Collins is music royalty.
Henrietta Conrad: Co-founder of Princess Productions LTD, a television programming company.
Susannah & Sten Ber Constantine: Susannah is a fashion journalist, author, and television presenter. Her husband, Sten Bertelsen was one of the creators of Death Cigarettes, a fairly popular British brand in the 1990s.
Clive Cooke: Securities executive who is now the head of sales in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for a leading technology company.
Rachel Cordle: Daughter of John Cordle, a British politician. Sister of Rupert Cordle and Marina Cowdray.
Rupert Cordle: Founder of Cordles, a residential building contractor in London. Brother of Rachel and Marina Cordle.
Fernando de Cordova Hohenlohe: Spanish nobility. Current Marquis of Alboloduy.
Harry Cotterall: Chairman of Fisher German, a property consulting firm in England.
Martine de Courcel: No information found.
Marina Cowdray: Wife of Michael Pearson, 4th Viscount of Cowdray. Daughter of John Cordle. Sister of Rachel and Rupert Cordle.
Colin Cowie: A lifestyle guru, television personality, author, interior designer, and party planner for the wealthy.
Sophie Crabbe: No information found.
Alaistar Cudro: No information found.
Boykin R. Curry: Boykin Curry is a partner at Eagle Capital, an investment firm based in New York. Mr. Curry is a co-founder of Public Prep, a group of charter schools in New York City. He is also a board member of Alliance for School Choice and a co-founder of Democrats for Education Reform
Amanda Cutter & Christopher Brooks: Listed earlier under Christopher & Amanda Brooks. At least Epstein kept up with his black book.
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2019.08.02 13:56 LearningIsListening Arpad Busson: Billionaire Businessman or Possible Child Trafficking and Pedophile Ringleader? (Sources Provided)

Arpad Busson is a billionaire businessman, Founder of ARK (Absolute Returns for Kids), a children’s charity that has opened dozens of schools, benefactor of other children’s charities, and has strong connections to Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton, Prince Andrew, Tony Blair, and countless celebrities
Arpad Busson’s name was in Jeffrey Epstein’s personal contacts list. Some investigating revealed that the Frenchman is not simply a hedge fund billionaire, but perhaps one of the ringleaders involved in international child trafficking and pedophilia.

Financial Background
Arpad Busson started working at a hedge fund in 1986. Founded EIM Group in 1991 to provide fund-of-fund management services to the growing institutional market for hedge funds and made a killing.

Marital History
Arpad Busson and supermodel Elle Macpherson were together for 9 years and had 2 kids together before separating in 2005. Macpherson was one of the most well-known supermodels in the 1980s and 1990s.
Arpad Busson then had an on-again, off-again relationship with actress Uma Thurman for 7 years from 2007-2014. They have a daughter together whom Uma Thurman won primary custody over in 2014 after the pair split up. Thurman has often been linked to MK Ultra, the CIA’s mind control apparatus that focused on the influence of LSD on the human mind, through her stepfather, Timothy Leary. Coincidentally (or not), Leary, who had been married to Thurman’s mother (before Uma was born), also had a common-law marriage of 5 years with Joanna Harcourt-Smith, Arpad Busson’s aunt.

Busson’s Children’s Charities
ARK (Absolute Returns for Kids) was co-founded by Arpad Busson and other hedge fund managers from his company, EIM Group. According to its website, ARK is an “education charity that exists to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life” (source: ARK runs 38 schools in the UK (source: ), all located in London, Birmingham, Portsmouth, and Hastings. All 38 schools are for nursery, primary (AKA elementary), and/or secondary (AKA middle school and high school) grade levels.
However, ARK is not limited to the UK. According to their website, they are “working to bring governments and education organisations closer together to create better schools. In India and Uganda, this involves implementing new ways of tracking and improving school quality and student performance. In Kenya and South Africa, we're developing low-cost school information systems to drive student progress through better use of data” (source: ).
ARK also funds a charity called Teens and Toddlers, which is part of Children: Our Ultimate Investment (COUI) (source:,,_16_Dec_2008 ). COUI was originally founded by Laura Huxley, wife of Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World and rumored CIA asset).
Lady Diana Whitmore, friend and mentee of Laura Huxley, “brought the programme to the UK and has been the driving force behind its growth ever since.
Diana founded the Psychosynthesis Trust over 25 years ago and has served as President ever since. Diana also:
What is psychosynthesis and why does it matter? According to Wikileaks, ‘The Psychosynthesis and Education Trust’ as described on the Charity Commission website: (LINK NO LONGER ACTIVE).
TO FOSTER PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH INTO THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE HUMAN PSYCHE INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION BODY, MIND, EMOTIONS AND SPIRIT AND THE SYNTHESIS THEREOF (KNOWN AS BIO-PSYCHOSYNTHESIS) AND ITS DISSEMINATION TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES” (source:,,_16_Dec_2008 ). In other words, psychosynthesis is the remodeling and re-engineering of the human mind. Roberto Assagioli, the developer of psychosynthesis, lists the following steps of successful psychosynthesis:
  1. Thorough knowledge of one's personality.
  2. Control of its various elements.
  3. Realization of one's true Self—the discovery or creation of a unifying center.
  4. Psychosynthesis: the formation or reconstruction of the personality around a new center (source: Psychosynthesis: A Manual of Principles and Techniques)
The reason why psychosynthesis is so dangerous is because “the formation or reconstruction of the personality around a new center” is completely molded by the person/people who are supposedly helping you. Who were/are the people so adamant on helping the youth in the Teens and Toddlers charity? Arpad Busson and the other hedge fund managers who co-founded ARK, as well as their wealthy associates. But before we get to the powerful friends of ARK, a quick look at the staff of Teens and Toddlers.
The senior staff of Teens and Toddlers, funded by ARK, at the time of the Wikileaks report, were as follows: Diana Whitmore (writes books on psychosynthesis and Laura Huxley’s protege), Stacy Millichamp, training therapist and supervisor for the Psychosynthesis and Education Trust, (has worked at the Findhorn Foundation, a United Nations training centre), Peter Hein, Director of COUI UK (founded by Laura Huxley) since 2002. He was a lecturer in Psychosynthesis at Waltham Forest College for 6 years.”
The Washington Post published an article about Huxley after her death. The article mentions ‘Children Our Ultimate Investment’ (COUI), the organization founded by Laura Huxley. According to the article, Huxley explained, "Children are our ultimate investment and also very much the ultimate investment of the tobacco companies, the ultimate investment of the liquor companies and, for sure, of the gun companies," she told an interviewer. …….In practice, the organization featured programs uniting the elderly with babies, based on the belief that both were emotionally needy and could benefit from a healing touch. Liability issues later ended this effort. "People are afraid to touch a child now," she said” (source: )
The “liability issues” that the Washington Post vaguely refers to are actually the result of a project of Huxley’s creation called, “Project Caressing.” When asked of her future plans for COUI, Huxley once said, “I want to keep on with two basic projects. One is Project Caressing, which is the intergenerational project where senior citizens hold and caress babies. Very often people at the two ends of life are solitary and alone. The baby is sometimes left a long time in a crib with maybe only the television, certainly the most cruel of all babysitters. Old people feel alone, too. So if the two can be matched, the loneliness can melt into tenderness. That is one project. I would like to have a caressing room every few blocks in every metropolis” (source: ).
To quickly summarize all of these connections*:* The children’s charity, ARK, funds another children’s charity (Teens and Toddlers) that aims to reconfigure the minds of the youth. The people who serve on the board of Teens and Toddlers are closely tied with Laura Huxley, wife of Aldous Huxley and the creator of this organization, who wanted to normalize physical relationships between the elderly and babies/young children.
To further help, here is a pretty good Youtube video explaining this entire web: )

Powerful Connections of Arpad Busson and ARK
Having been in long-term relationships with Elle Macpherson and Uma Thurman, Busson obviously has strong links to modeling and celebrity circles. However, his connections go way deeper and darker, specifically through the ARK “charity” he co-founded with several other hedge fund managers in 2002.
Bill and Hillary Clinton: From an ARK press release in 2007…
LONDON (15 May 2007)
ARK (Absolute Return for Kids), the international children’s charity, has announced that it is launching the Clinton-ARK Initiative for Mozambique,
through a strategic partnership with the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative
(CHAI). The partnership will support the delivery of rapid and high quality care and treatment for HIV/AIDS in Mozambique.
The Clinton-ARK Initiative for Mozambique will provide training and mentoring for health care workers, reaching over 300 clinicians in its first year. The five year partnership will be funded by ARK to a total of USD $8 million. Programmes will be jointly designed and managed by ARK (led by ARK HIV/AIDS Director, Dr Ashraf Grimwood) and CHAI,working with the government of Mozambique.
The strategic partnership was announced at ARK’s 6th Annual Gala Dinner in London in a speech by former President Bill Clinton. Attended by 1,200 guests, predominantly from the financial services industry, the event raised an astonishing £26.6 million ($53 million) for the charity, exceeding the £18.5 million raised in 2006. Thanks to sponsorship by Bloomberg, Merrill Lynch, UBS, BlueCrest and two anonymous donors, all the money raised goes directly to support ARK’s programmes.
The Dinner also raised funds to support expansion of ARK’s other programmes such as City Academies and the Future Leaders programme for future head teachers in the UK, enabling children to leave institutional care in Eastern Europe, and other HIV/AIDS projects in South Africa.
The Gala Dinner was held at the historic Marlborough House on Pall Mall, home of the Commonwealth Secretariat. The auction conducted by Lord Dalmeny, Deputy
Chairman of Sotheby’s UK, included, amongst other items, dinner with ex-Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, a day on the set of the new Bond film with Daniel Craig, following the action in the America’s Cup with Team Alinghi, and a photograph by Andreas Gursky. The legendary musician, Prince, entertained guests with an amazing performance. The pledge appeal was delivered by Madonna. The style and organisation of the Gala were finessed by the work of event producers, Starlight, Rhubarb Food Design and Rob van Helden Floral Design.
Arpad Busson, ARK’s Chairman, said:
“The Clinton-ARK Initiative for Mozambique is a remarkable landmark in ARK’s development. In the past three years, ARK’s work in South Africa has prevented nearly 30,000 children from being orphaned, and we are now poised to replicate our model in Mozambique. We are honoured to be working with the Clinton Foundation to save the lives of those infected with HIV/AIDS in Africa, helping the Mozambican government increase their medical training programmes to address the significant shortage of qualified personnel, training more than 300 this year alone. We are also rolling out ARV treatment and adherence programmes to both caregivers and children.”
Mr Busson further commented:
“ARK’s Gala Dinner was a fantastic success in achieving what matters to us most – transforming children’s lives. After putting all the money raised at last year’s ARK Dinner to work, we now have ambitious plans to expand ARK’s work in education, both in the UK and internationally, in providing care for institutionalised children in Bulgaria and elsewhere in Eastern Europe, and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa.”
President Clinton, said:
The ARK model’s tremendous success in treating HIV/AIDS in South Africa makes it a natural partner for the Clinton Foundation in Mozambique. Working with ARK, we can provide life saving medicine to children with AIDS, while also training people to diagnose, treat and care for them and follow-up with their treatment.”
This partnership tackles the massive needs in Mozambique, where 78% of the
population live on less than $2 per day and 1.8 million adults and children are infected with HIV/AIDS – the fourth largest number worldwide. The lack of skilled resources is apparent through the existence of only a little over 500 Mozambican doctors, serving a population of nearly 20 million. This Initiative will train and mentor existing health care workers, as well as increase the numbers able to enter the profession through medical schools, with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS.
For further information:
Paul Bernstein, Managing Director, ARK
15 Adam Street, London
Tel: +44 (0)20 7395 2050
In addition to the ARK-Clinton foundation partnership, Arpad Busson was a big-time donor to the Clinton Foundation, donating at least $1 million. “Other HSBC Geneva clients who donated $1m or more to the Clinton foundation include ex-Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher, billionaire businessman Eli Broad, and the French hedge-fund manager Arpad Busson” (source: ). It should be noted that Bill Clinton has appeared at fundraisers for ARK.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton) and Prince Harry: ARK also partnered with the Royal Foundation, which was started by Prince William and Prince Harry and later joined by Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. According to Wikipedia, “The Foundation was set up as the vehicle for William and Harry's charitable giving. Along with the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex, they intended to use the Foundation as the main vehicle for their future charitable activities and through raising sustainable sources of funds, the Foundation is able to make charitable grants and support projects of particular interest. The Foundation has collaborated with two organisations to date (Fields in Trust and ARK)” (alternate source: ).
According to its official website, the Royal Foundation is “driven by a desire to make a difference together, The Royal Foundation is the primary philanthropic and charitable vehicle for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Our programmes currently revolve around six main themes of work; mental health, wildlife conservation, young people and the armed forces community” (source: Horrible math aside (the website only listed 4 themes), two of the main goals of the Royal Foundation are exactly the same as those of ARK, COUI, and Teens and Toddlers - mental health and young people. Once again, it should be noted that Prince William and Kate Middleton have attended ARK fundraisers in the past.
Tony Blair: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair served as the keynote speaker of the ARK gala in 2008 (source: ).
Through the years, there have been many allegations regarding Blair’s history of sexual misconduct. Rumors of Tony Blair being caught and fined for “cottaging” (a British term meaning anonymous sex between men at a public toilet) in 1974 and 1983, using the name ‘Charles Lynton’ (Blair’s two middle names) to prevent himself from being exposed can be found all over the Internet after a simple Google search (sources: , ).
Blair also has ties to Jimmy Savile, perhaps the UK’s most well-known and notorious rapist (source: ). You can find a picture of Blair and Savile together with a simple search.
Blair has also been accused of protecting pedophiles in the past (sources: , ), as well as crossdressing, earning the nickname “Miranda” (source: ).
The Clintons, Tony Blair, and the Royal Family have all been heavily linked to Jeffrey Epstein and/or Little St. James Island. Their ties to Arpad Busson and his various children’s charities are undeniable and just as strong as their ties to Epstein.
Other celebrities (many of whom are often mentioned when discussing pedophilia and/or satanism) who have performed and/or attended ARK’s charity gala include: Elizabeth Hurley (also appears in Epstein’s black book), Kevin Spacey (pedophile, major Epstein and Clinton connections), Elton John, Madonna, Prince, Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Maria-Chantal of Greece, Queen Rania of Jordan, London Mayor Boris Johnson, Colin Firth, Jemima Khan (sources: , )
A quick summary: Arpad Busson’s friends, colleagues, and business partners are largely the same group of people associated with Jeffrey Epstein and his pedophile paradise.
Arpad Busson (and his charities/schools/associates) is someone who must be investigated further.
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2019.08.01 14:50 brightlocks Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - a Broken Mom movie review

We went out on a rare weekday date to see the new Quentin Tarantino movie. No sexy time because it is shark week, and before we had even left the kids were filling up a bowl with whipped cream and eating it.... okay on to the movie.
Quentin Tarantino is possibly one of the most manipulative directors in Hollywood. How manipulative? I think he got Leonardo DiCaprio to get hot again. He got Leo hot again and then proceeded to shoot him in oversized costumes. Then shot him, thin and buff, lit by car headlights, pantless, in a kimono while drinking a margarita straight from the pitcher.
Oh wait who are we kidding here? Leo’s best acting performance is to perhaps convince us he could be hot even though he’s not. Leo is the disabled kid from Gilbert Grape, crazy Howard Hughes, a drug crazed teenager / wall street guy, and whatever was wrong with him in the Revenant. Leo makes you ask, “What was I even on when I asked this creepy dude to draw me like a French Girl? TIFU.” I heard Leo only likes to watch anyway. He watches and then excuses himself to post sea otters and irrigation info to his Instagram. I..... can work with that? I like crazy ones. I’d totally make room for him on the floating door.
It’s a little hard to watch Leo play a “washed up” actor in a movie, considering that he is the same age as me. Perhaps even harder to see that Missus Mia Wallace’s (uma Thurman) ADULT daughter (Maya Hawks) has a bit part. Hard to watch.
Know what’s not hard to watch though? Brad Pitt. Oh dear Gods he is hot again. Hotter than ever. He’s playing a similar character to the one I fell in love with in high school - JD in Thelma and Louise. Only, he’s hotter. And badder. And funnier. I’d like to say he deserves an Oscar but I think he really deserves an extra special AVN award (those are the porno oscars) for just how sexually appealing he was in that movie with only one glorious shirtless scene. I kept wanting to press rewind in the theater. I was squirming in my seat.
So go see this movie. Brad Pitt. Hotter than he has ever been. And he’s older than me and Leo. There’s hope for us yet.
Thanks for reading my movie review!
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2019.05.31 20:51 aaronmathews0506 ALL of the vibes as of May 31, 2019

I've been taking notes on Corporate Lunch since I started listening last year. Picking up new brands and style moves and of course, the vibes. Here are all of the ones I have as far as EPISODE 60:
  1. Our Legacy Fall ‘17
  2. Barbasol Shaving Cream
  3. Aperol Spritz
  4. eBay App
  5. Etsy (vintage clothes and rugs,
  6. What’s Up with Stretch and Bobbito Podcast
  7. Mephisto Rainbow Comfort Shoes
  8. Massimo Alba Shirts
  9. The Grateful Dead (Cornell ‘77 Live)
  10. Olivier Rousting (“We do not allow ‘natural’ at Balmain” - Fashion as imagination and escape and fantasy)
  11. The Cactus Shop (rare cactus and dope merch, on Essex St.)
  12. Alyx Vans (Will’s first pair)
  13. Cooperate Lunch
  1. Seashell Motifs (repeating pattern or jewelry)
  2. The Beach
  3. High Tea (3/4pm)
  4. Corduroy (The Cords)
  5. Spiritualized (band)
  6. Brand New’s New Album “Science Fiction”
  7. Zipcodes
  8. Off-White Nike Vaporfly (check out Hoka 1, Japanese running shoe)
  9. Banquet Seating
  10. Eating at the Bar (service is more chill)
  11. Dark Green/Emerald Velvet Anything (walls, carpet, ceiling)
  12. Alyx Men’s (graphic tees)
  13. Referring to Your Apartment as a Condominium

  1. DIY (not having any money and making stuff)
  2. Ribbed or textured white sock (worn with a loafer)
  3. Rugs
  4. Pocket Tee (Paa - brand)
  5. The Giant Navy Blue Marina Outside the Goldman Sachs Building
  6. Polar Seltzer
  7. Stick and Poke Tattoos
  8. The Red Cross/Donating Money
  9. Millennial Slang
  10. Popular Jewelry (canal street, not for the weak of negotiation)
  11. Big Buttons
  12. Keanu Reeves/Winona Rider
  13. Women’s Humor Instagram

  1. Berets
  2. The Summer to Fall Emotions
  3. Pleated Pants
  4. Mobolaji Dawadu
  5. Florence Knoll (“the single most powerful figure in modern design” -NYT)
  6. Here and Now Podcast
  7. Doing Yoga Every Day
  8. Riding in Ubers in Silence
  9. Terry Riley (You’re Nogood)
  10. Prada Store
  11. NY Giants (football)
  12. Rihanna Fenty
  13. Ralph Lauren about his former CEO “He’s a good guy, but he didn’t understand the vision.”

  1. First time wearing boots for the season
  2. Clark’s Desert Boots
  3. Dime Skateboards
  4. Danny Fox (LA Artist)
  5. PG Tips (English Black Tea)
  6. Tekno, WizKid, Mr. Easy (Legover), Devito
  7. Epically Later’d (skate docs on Viceland)
  8. Amazing Spaces (GQ Style Architecture)
  9. Converse One Stars (Tyler’s especially)
  10. Frank’s Verse on RAF by A$AP MOB
  11. Maine
  12. Headspace App (mindfulness)
  13. Regular-ass Restaurants

  1. Coach Mike Tomlin (Didn’t leave the locker room for the Nat. Anthem)
  2. Nirvana Live at Reading 1991
  3. The Epsom Bath
  4. Mephisto Rainbow Comfort Shoes
  5. Jason Isabel Live
  6. Leopard Print Clothing
  7. Caruso (beautiful Italian clothing)
  8. Overalls
  9. Palladium Boots (Pampa Hi)
  10. Apples (farmers market, wash it, knife, slice wedges)
  11. The Texas Gentleman

  1. Jeremy Lynn’s Dreads
  2. Heated Sneaker Debates/Fashion Controversy
  3. College Football
  4. Curb Your Enthusiasm
  5. Vitsoe 606 Shelving System
  6. Ad Reinhardt (Black, Blue Paintings, Go to David Zwirner)
  7. Wide Ties (Drakes)
  8. Furry Clothes (Marni hooded pullover)
  9. Evan Kinori Corduroy
  10. Wearing the Same Thing Everyday (don’t re-wear socks/underwear)
  11. Kara Walker’s Art @ Sikkema Jenkins
  12. Unscented Laundry Detergent
  13. Willie Nelson

  1. Bathrobe (having multiple from cool hotels and resorts)
  2. The Suburbs (like beautiful small town part of city limits)
  3. Sunglasses Without the Sun (winter, subway, cloudy)
  4. Twitter over Instagram
  5. Catered Meetings
  6. The Florida Project (Sean Baker, William Dafoe (Daflow))
  7. Faded Orange
  8. Keith Mayerson @ Marlborough Contemporary Gallery (My American Dream)
  9. Adidas Shoe Collection of Dennis Busenitz
  10. Ryan McGinley’s Book “Ryan Mark”
  11. Foam Roller
  12. Have a Relationship with your Framer
  13. Taking A Long Walk (early evening, with or without someone)

  1. Levi’s Vintage Collection
  2. The Q and A Interview Format (interview compendiums)
  3. Gordes
  4. The Long Form Podcast
  5. 917 (Skate brand)
  6. Bandannas as Headbands
  7. David Byrne + Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
  8. Cactus Plant Flea Market
  9. Remove an Essential Ritual
  10. Handle Shit You’re Dreading
  11. Oofos

  1. iPhone X
  2. Vintage Flannels (Towncraft 50s and 60s)
  3. Jason Nocito zines and books
  4. Juergen Teller (Baby Ed photos, style icon)
  5. Velvet Pants (Massimo Alba specifically)
  6. Tide ToGo Stick
  7. Matching Hangers
  8. Tactical/Military Surplus/Military
  9. The Duce (HBO)
  10. Leaving the House Without Your Phone
  11. Porches - Country

  1. Strong Scents (RTH 3 Ointment, 1 Drop into jojoba oil)
  2. Self-Belt Pants
  3. Complex Con/NERD Background Dancers
  4. Snowboarding/Shredding for Real This Year
  5. Friedrich Kunath (print some shit and tape it to the wall)
  6. Engendered Garments Reversible Vest
  7. Changing Up Little Things in your Style (Rocky - Shoe Laces, Will - Watch Band)
  8. Panasonic Skate Video
  9. A Savage - Thawing Dawn

  1. Fitted New Era Caps
  2. Spa Days
  3. Dressing like Eminem on accident
  4. Rhodia Notepads and Muji Pens
  5. Pets - Porno For Pyros (on a playlist and hearing it for the first time again and adding more songs that you wish to have that experience again)
  6. Margaret Howell Knit Wear
  7. Travel Meetings (meet up with artists, designers, store owners, etc.)
  8. Regular-ass Coffee
  9. Weird Stores (something with a really specific point of view, EX: Timbuktu on 2nd street)
  10. Support Your Local Retail (C’H’C’M’)
  11. Spiritual Jazz (Salah Ragab, John Coltrane, Pharaoh Sanders --> The Creator Has a Master Plan)

  1. Miami (Art Basel, Energy, The Standard Hotel)
  2. San Fransisco
  3. Double Knee Pants (Carhartt, Engineered Garments)
  4. WKZSC 88.1 (College Radio at US Santa Cruz - Setlist: Dinosaur Jr. “Don’t,” Sonic Youth “Burning Spear,” Parquet Courts “Stoned and Starving,” The Sugar Cubes “Birthday,” The Talking Heads “Nothing But Flowers”
  5. Healthknit Deadstock Vintage Tees (look on eBay, still alive in Japan)
  6. LDS WORLD PEACE - Joe Roberts
  7. Kabocha Squash
  8. Paddy Melt
  9. Burgundy Socks
  10. In Fiore (maker of beauty products, body balms, solid perfumes)
  11. Buying All of Your Socks and Underwear in Europe (family run shop)
  12. PBS American Masters Podcast

  1. Radical Honesty (being super clear with others)
  2. Reckless Social Media Habits
  3. The Color Blue
  4. “Good Time” (wild Robert Paterson film)
  5. Atlanta College Football/Stadium Hot Dogs and Nachos
  6. Yoga Toes (Feels good on your feet!)
  7. Double RL Thermal (Waffle Knit)
  8. Fabric Brush (Redecker Cashmere and Wool Fabric Brush)
  9. Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (Netflix Documentary)
  10. Kijima Takayuki (Japanese quality hat maker)
  11. Buying gifts for friends, sig. others, and colleagues (maybe get a bunch of the same things and hand them out)
  12. Lean into the Holidays (do all the cheesy stuff)

  1. Uniqlo Long Johns (HEAT TECH)
  2. Short Stories (Barry Hannah [Airships], Alice Munro, Wells Tower [Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned])
  3. Buying CDs in a destination for a car trip and keeping them in rotation for the duration of the trip
  4. Shazam!!!!
  5. Trust Your Gut (don’t let people convince you otherwise)
  6. Just Start Doing Things (begin something and figure out how to keep it going, COMMIT THROUGH ACTION)
  7. Shazam Anytime Anywhere
  8. Latkes
  9. Scarves
  10. Get Some Tailormade (Go somewhere where your dollar goes far)
  11. Weird Collabs Between Brands
  12. Pierre Bourne - “Blessings”
  13. Noah Johnson is a DAD!

  1. Sneakers of 2017 (Converse One Star of all kinds and JW glitter, New Balance x Stussy, Nike, Adidas, Vuitton, RAF, Balenciaga)
  2. Chevrolet (vintage especially)
  3. Marni
  4. An Arsenal of Coats
  5. Rick Owens
  6. Date Night, Go See To the Cinema
  7. Dudes Wearing Little Bags (get a bag that’s a little uncomfy)
  8. Holiday Cards (the old fashioned way)
  9. Collecting Hotel stationery (write a note and put it in a blank envelope)
  10. Embrace Change. Accept Change.

  1. Everybody Wearing Winter Coats
  2. Packing for the Weather
  3. Dress Scarves
  4. OVO Piolet Jacket
  5. Bode (Emily Adams Bode’s new brand, 1 of a kind using vintage fabrics)
  6. Snow Shoeing
  7. Ghetto Brothers - “Power Fuerza”

  1. Going to Concerts Alone
  2. Flat, NY Style Coffee Lids
  3. The Experience of a Restaurant
  4. Awards Season
  5. Mixing Navy and Black

  1. Versace x 2 Chains - The Link Sneaker
  2. Anitomica (vintage style, tough environment, euro-militaristic)
  3. Missoni Men’s Wear (the thing about fashion is it is important to find someone that can make something that is induplicatable???)
  4. Drake - “God’s Plan”
  5. Prada Badge Holders
  6. Don’t Let the Bellmen Take Your Bags, Take the Bags Up Yourself, FIRST THING YOU DO: Unpack the Entire Bag
  7. NYC Clout Corridor

Episode 20:
  1. Arc’teryx Leaf
  2. O-Ring Leather Belt
  3. Mr. Mort (Mordechai Rubinstein)
  4. Peaky Blinders
  5. Upper-Body Strength (rock climbing)
  6. Shearling Vests
  7. Never Talk To Me About My Clothes
  8. The Daily Bag - Which Bag? (Noah: No Bag! OR unstructured tote)
  9. The Nine Club (2 Hour Skate Interviews)
  10. “Do you listen or do you wait to talk?” -Uma Thurman in PULP FICTION

  1. Going to the Dentist
  2. The Westminster Dog Show
  3. Boiling Point 1990 Japanese Film (incredible style)
  4. Ombre Pattern
  5. GQ’s March Cover (feat. Timotheé Chalamet)
  6. Outer Space
  7. USA Olympic Snowboard Team Uniform (NASA logo)
  8. Louis Vuitton Archlights
  9. Men Wearing Women’s Sneakers
  10. Feme Bots (synthetic influencers)

  1. Prince - “Sometimes It Snows In April” (Frank should cover thisssss)
  2. Turnstile’s New Album (hardcore band)
  3. Elliott Smith - “XO”
  4. Give Matthew Williams (Alyx) a Major House (speaks to this generation without pandering)
  5. The Sultans of Twang (country music artists in GQ STYLE)
  6. Jennifer Lawrence Vanity Fair Cover (well-under produced)
  7. 7 Seconds (Netflix high-intensity drama)
  8. Pierced Ears
  10. Nike SB’s Skate Shoes for Women

  1. The Color Purple
  2. Sleep (a state of consciousness)
  3. Palace (Freeskate Mag interviewed the founder)
  4. Lucas (friend of the pod/fashion student in Milan)
  5. Fishing Vests
  6. Gathering Around the Record Player
  7. Walk Away When You Know You’re Going to Get a Bad Haircut
  8. GUTS (having a constant dialogue with your gut)

  1. Blundstones
  2. Fuck Winter Era (late winter)
  3. Supreme Zip Sweaters
  4. Can’t Deal With Sneakers and Suits
  5. Buy Book Recs Instantly on Amazon Prime (then there’s a stack of good books — “Pachinco” by Minjin Lee, “Asymmetry,” “A Kind of Miraculous Paradise” by Sandra Allen (schizophrenic uncle’s memoir with add-in’s from Sandra Allen))
  6. Framed Posters from eBay (AI Friedman’s framing section)

  1. Sam Hine’s Promotion
  2. Josh Archer (got Noah the fishing vest)
  3. David Hicks (British interior designer)
  4. Get Cherry Tree Branches at NYC Plant Stores (late March, put some in water, they blossom, it’s fucking dope)
  6. Acronym Nike Vapor Max
  7. New Pair of Re-Worked Carhartt Painter’s Pants (from RTH in LA)
  8. Spike Jones’ “Goldfish” by Girl Skateboards
  9. The Grateful Dead - “The Other One”

  1. Color
  2. Ice Cream (Van Leeuwen's)
  3. Up Size (stop tailoring denim and vintage tees)
  4. Incense Store on Manhattan Ave ($2 for a box, check out Kumba)
  5. Go Hard in the Paint. Go All the Way. (no beaters, only Jawns)
  6. Gosha Rubchinsky
  7. Seasonally Appropriate (Mordechai’s wool beret in the winter)

  1. Corduroy Lined Pockets
  2. The Return of Scott Sternberg (former Band of Outsiders head, now starting Entireworld)
  3. Shorts (Patagonia Baggies, YG - Cut-off jean shorts, white socks, and hard bottoms)
  4. Gosha’s Cryptic Instagram Message
  5. Diet Prada
  6. Return of Kanye West
  7. Sies Marjean’s New Collection

  1. @earlboykins (corporate lunch t-shirt)
  2. Garment Sprays (cologne for a fabric)
  3. Pedicure (foot rub, self-care, etc.)
  4. Callie Thornehill Nyewgn @caramelbobby
  5. Trilogy Tapes (British record label)
  6. Recent Vintage Rap (Dipset, Fabo, Pastor Troy, etc.)
  7. Big Boi’s Social Media Feed (music recs)
  8. Mount Washington in New Hampshire (climb it)
  9. Our Legacy Zipping Shirt

  1. 7” Inseam for shorts
  2. Leon Bridges’ Sophomore Album
  3. Sam Hine’s Affordable Footwear Article
  4. “Billions”
  5. Sleep - “The Sciences” (good for concentration)
  6. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!!
  7. The Buick Grand National

  1. All-Plant-Based Diet (vegan, but not)
  2. Chrysler Sebring Convertible (forest green)
  4. Parasol
  5. Converse Skate Video “Purple”
  6. World Cup

  1. Harmless Harvest (coconut water)
  2. David Lynch’s Disrupt Festival
  3. KTUH U of Hawaii Radio Station
  4. Kerry James Marshall Sold a Painting to Diddy
  5. The Return of Andre 3000
  6. “Ornery” A New Yorker Profile of Merle Haggard (a story about his surfing partner)
  7. Hockey’s New Video With Andrew Allen
  8. Arctic Monkey’s New Album
  9. MGMT’s New Album

  1. The Group Text (the skate group text)
  2. Loafers
  3. The Bass Wejuns Two-Tone Loafer
  4. Go Maximum at the Beach
  5. Cartier Crash
  6. The Donk (@donkplanet, 1971-1976 Chevy Caprese or Impala)
  7. “New Light” - John Mayer
  8. Dapper Dan

  1. Aquarium Drunkard (music blog, good shit, real heads)
  2. @heavyhymns Michael Hens’ Collages
  3. Every Day Oil (internet oil company)
  4. Drag City Records Now Streaming (Will Oldham)
  5. Tierra Whack - “Whack World”
  6. “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide whether it’s good or bad. While they are deciding to make even more art.” -Kerry James Marshall
  7. Tony Hawk

  1. The Rowing Machine
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Kanye West Going to an Idaho Thrift Store and Bought 13 Trash Bags of Clothes
  4. Marni
  5. “I’m talking about control and chaos and everything, yes, but in my personal life, I’m looking for a balance between responsibility, well-being, and extreme hedonism. And I think there is a way of balancing that out. Responsibility doesn’t mean you’re uptight and hedonism doesn’t mean that you’re evil. The Birkenstock adds this nice placid serene feeling of well-being and liberalism. It’s like taking muesli with your ecstasy.” - Rick Owens
  6. The Return of Kid Cudi
  7. The Casti Burger at La Castiglione (Paris)
  8. Shorts (at fashion shorts in the city

  1. Fueguia (smells like geraniums, have a store in SoHo)
  2. Street Style Photographers Tommy Ton, Phill O., Dan Roberts
  3. Summertime White Pants and White Jeans
  4. Inouk - “No Danger” (Amen Dunes New Album)
  5. Abasi Rosborough
  6. Don’t Use Blackout Curtains
  7. Deadstock/Deadstock Fabric (look for it, check out Bode)

  1. Mid90s
  2. Retro-Vans (circle with v)
  3. LQQK Studios
  4. The Hoka Recovery Slides
  5. “Death of a Once-Great American City” (Harpers Magazine article)
  6. Oppressive Summer Heat
  7. California Closets
  8. Summer Blueberries
  9. Pies and Thighs (NYC pie shop)

  1. All White Off-White x Nike Presto
  2. Toby Nwigwe - “I’M DOPE”
  3. Winnie the Pooh (the tao of pooh)
  4. The Great Frog London (jewelry shop)
  5. Missoni x Larose Bucket Hat
  6. Ken Burns: Vietnam
  7. Summer Vacation Boredom (let yourself get bored)
  8. Sam’s New Haircut

  1. Haider Ackerman Story
  2. Heirloom Tomato Sandwich
  3. The Vitamix
  4. Secession
  5. Affix (new brand, Steven Mann)
  6. RTH Poplin Shirt
  7. Full Track Suits

  1. San Francisco
  2. Doing Things Your Own Way
  3. Smashing Through
  4. Ankles (show them)
  5. Own Black Oxford and them

  1. Gillian Welch (Americana singe/ April the 14th pt. 1, I wanna sing that rock and roll, I dream a highway, everything is free, look at miss Ohio, wrecking ball)
  2. Robyn - Honey
  3. Will’s Watches
  4. Pharrell’s Pants (dickies industrial relaxed fit/human-made hacked off about 8” chino)
  5. The coming issue of GQ STYLE
  6. Justin Bieber eating a burrito sideways (trying something outside of the norm)
  7. blankets
  8. T Magazine’s Alessandro Michele Profile
  9. Pro-biotics (yogurt, kombucha)
  10. Spicy Village (steamed dumplings)

  1. Cats of Tel-a-Viv
  2. Sexy Central Park Duck
  3. “In A Lonely Place” by Dorothy B. Eues (noir: check out as well Jim Thompson)
  4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy (brand)
  5. Ohad Bennit’s Lamps (moonflower lamps -
  6. Stevie Nicks - “Wild Heart” (youtube clip)

  1. Kimono
  2. Over-sized
  3. Corduroy (wide well)
  4. Music when you walk into a bathroom
  5. Flush sound button
  6. The peace sign
  7. Bowing (3 times)
  8. LL Bean Shammies

  1. 13 Vibes
  2. Bad Santa
  3. Billy Bob Thornton
  4. Mandy (Nick Cage film)
  5. Merry Christmas Lil Mama (Chance and Jeremiah)
  6. We are living in a GOLDEN AGE of Socks and Hosiery (fine cotton, knee-high socks from Drakes, inappropriate socks for the formality, make people confused)
  7. The Nike Dry Fit (the greatest sock ever)
  8. Joshua Vogel (wood crafter and artist)
  9. Vogel's black wooden stools
  10. Time Crisis (Ezra Koenig’s podcast)
  11. Contra by Vampire Weekend

  1. Tom Sachs Nike’s
  2. George Cox Creepers (Comme des Garcons x George Cox)
  3. “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Cohen Brothers film)
  4. 2018 Skate Videos (“We Blew It At Some Point” Polar, “Purple” Converse, “Roll Up” GX1000, “Blessed” Supreme)
  5. Album of the year: Amen Dunes “Freedom”
  6. Movie of the Year: “Mandy” (feat. Nick Cage)
  7. TV Program of the year: Ken Burns’s Vietnam
  8. The Great Holiday Escape (Dec. 26 LEAVE NYC, go somewhere weird)
  9. More Change

  1. Steven Yin’s 2019 NYC Fashion Week Issey Miyake fit
  2. Layering from light to dark
  3. Latte Art
  4. Dressing for the month
  5. Baker Pants (military pants)
  6. Moire Silk
  7. Men in pearls
  8. Seashells
  9. Chef’s Hats/Shirts

  1. Sweater Bow (sleeves of hoodie tied around the neck and under armpit across chest)
  2. Lorod (New Brand)
  3. Marc Jacobs Feb 2019 fits (pants!)
  4. Sies Marjan
  5. Hobbies
  6. Sending emails that exist solely in the subject line
  7. Iridescence
  8. Men’s Hair Accessories (barrette)
  9. Butterflies (butterfly gold chain)
  10. Personal Shoppers
  11. Terry Cloth Shorts (faded color, oversized)

  1. Exotic Fruit (pomegranates and figs)
  2. GQ Style Spring Issue
  3. The Redding ‘92 (Kurt Cobain's hair cut at Reading show)
  4. Vanilla
  5. LVMH Prize
  6. Good Wear (great blank tees)
  7. White Turtle necks
  8. Cafe Forgot (traveling pop-up shop)
  9. Socks with Sandals
  10. Vince Staples (specifically his take on Obama’s jacket)
  11. gunna’s drip or down 2 cover art

  1. Adidas Samba (black, white stripe, regular tongue, gold stamp)
  2. British Novels
  3. Cowboys

  1. Press Conferences (need a comeback)
  2. Goldman Sachs New Dress Code
  3. Marylin Manson (went to an Oscars after party with Adrian Brody)
  4. Hugh Grant being confused
  5. Fireplaces
  6. Bells (service bells, under desk bells, dinner bells)

  1. Jake Phelps (editor of thrasher mag)
  2. Quilted Fabrics
  3. Claritin
  4. Marin

  1. La Sportiva (Solomon type shoes)
  2. Poncho, no sleeves
  3. Bottomless Brunch
  4. Jason Dill
  5. Bonnie Raitt
  6. Public Practice (Punk Project)
  7. Tropical Wool (Noah wants a TW Suit)

  1. Kastle Editions (makes one kind of coat very well)
  2. Issey Miyake - Pleats Please
  3. Amiacalva bags
  4. Alexandra Sojfer Umbrellas
  5. A$AP Nast X Converse
  6. Jacques Marie Mage Sunglasses
  7. Caspari Napkins (dope napkins)
  8. The Return of Lil Uzi Vert
  9. Ball and Cone
  10. Peter Reed Linens
  11. Rachel’s “Everything in Fashion is Either Giant or Tiny”
  12. Vintage Mountain Bikes (90s)
  13. Line Sander (deadstock fabric fashions)

  1. Silk Shirts (Supreme’s are great Our Legacy’s are best)
  2. Princess Diana (tuck jeans or sweatpants into cowboy boots)
  3. Bianca Saunders (leather jacket)
  4. Open As Usual (London store, tees and sweats)
  5. Holland and Holland (British country clothes)
  6. Kerwin Frost

  1. Chacos
  2. Iced Cortado
  3. Ashley Williams (female streetwear)
  4. The Broken Record Podcast
  5. Ruth Bater Ginsberg
  6. Eden Power Corp (brand for environmental protection)
  7. La Lane (French furniture designers)
  8. Lumbar support pillows
  9. Classic Hits (new LA store, owned by Come Tees owner)
  10. New Balance 990 V5 (same as V4)

  1. Frozen Drinks (margarita, piña colada)
  2. Diane Ketan’s Instagram
  3. Pratt’s Fashion Program

  1. Toddler Core
  2. Jordan 11 (Golf Shoes)
  3. Manicures
  4. Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
  5. Budweiser

  1. Bike Commuting
  2. Harry Styles’ Met Gala Earing
  3. Jeremy O’Harris’ Met Gala Cigarette Holder
  4. Noguchi (lamps and museum)
  5. Men With Long Beautiful Hair

  1. Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour (Sirius XM radio show)
  2. Keanu Reeves on a T-Shirt that Sam is wearing
  3. Sale Season
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2019.05.28 19:50 autobuzzfeedbot 11 movie stars you can watch on Netflix shows right now

  1. Icon Julie Andrews had her own pre-school show on Netflix called "Julie's Greenroom."
  2. Two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas stars as an acting coach on "The Kominsky Method."
  3. "Superbad" costars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill teamed up for "Maniac."
  4. Drew Barrymore played a real estate agent who turned into a human-looking zombie on "Santa Clarita Diet."
  5. Jane Fonda plays Grace on "Grace and Frankie," which is her longest TV role to date.
  6. Uma Thurman plays the mother of a dead girl whose heart is implanted in another teen on Netflix's horror series "Chambers."
  7. Ellen Page stars on "The Umbrella Academy" as Vanya, aka Number Seven, a member of a superhero family.
  8. Jeff Daniels played an outlaw on "Godless."
  9. Naomi Watts played psychologist Jean Holloway on "Gypsy."
  10. Winona Ryder plays Joyce Byers on "Stranger Things."
  11. Robin Wright played Claire Underwood, wife of Frank Underwood and the eventual president of the United States, on "House of Cards."
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Hello guys, I'm new here but I really wanted to share my idea of how can Killing Eve continue after that crazy finale. I like to rewrite scripts and I often do it for fun or for a job. So I'm going to tell you how can Villaneve relationship continue, I know a lot of you are heartbroken and think there's no coming back from this, but actually, I think that the writers can make this work perfectly if they take advantage of what Villanelle did to Eve. So here it is. I'm going to create the idea for you, I'm not going to post the full script, just the overall idea of what would I do to continue this twisted and addictive relationship. Note: English is not my first language so forgive me if I have a grammatical mistake.
Here we go:
Killing Eve, S3 Ep1
THE episode begins 30 sec after the S2 finale, Villanelle is walking away full of anger, and then she stops, she's shaking and starts screaming with frustration, realizing that she can't leave Eve to die because she will feel empty without her. She helps her and puts her in a cab, they go to a hospital, Eve is upset with Villanelle but she's under so much pain that she accepts her help, when they arrive to the hospital and the doctor asks her who did that to her because they must call the police due the gunshot. Eve says that she shot herself by accident, to protect Villanelle. The doctor says, that he's going to call the police either way, Eve falls unconscious.
She opens her eyes two days later, after having a nightmare with Raymond and her first kill. She's shaking and confused, she tries to touch her wound when she feels the pain, then she realize that she's handcuffed to the bed in a dark apartment, then we hear Villanelle say. "I told you, you were mine"
Eve is confused and asks her: did you kidnapped me? Villanelle: of course not, do you think I'm insane? Eve: of course I think you're insane you just shot me! Villanelle: you stabbed me, does that mean you're insane, Eve? If you ask me, you have to be more cold blooded to stab than to shoot. Relax I just brought you here to recover, I wanted to hurt you like you hurt me, but I didn't want you to die.
Eve tells Villanelle she's not feeling well and she feels a lot o pain, asks her to take her to see a doctor. Villanelle says: don't worry, I thought about everything. C'mon! My girlfriend is in pain hurry up! Eve: My girlfriend? Who are you talking to? Villanelle kidnapped the doctor to take care of Eve* Eve hears the doctor approaching from another room and asks Villanelle. Did you really kidnapped a doctor? Are you crazy? Villanelle: don't worry, my love, everything is going to be alright, he's the best doctor in Rome. Eve: My love? What... what is happening? (Falls unconscious again)
Eve wakes up again, Villanelle is making her soup and gives her the food herself. She asks her how she feels, Eve is still upset but she's so tired that she's just observing Villanelle, Villanelle is in the same bed as Eve and then after a moment of silence she asks her... do you want to watch a movie? Eve completely tired of fighting says: Sure... Villanelle: what movie do you want to see? Eve: I don't know, what's your favorite movie? Villanelle with a smile on her face says: Kill Bill. Eve: of course it is... you kind of are like Uma Thurman's character. Villanelle smiles: do you think I'm?
After a while Eve falls asleep again and Villanelle turns off the tv and she looks at Eve, she looks at her with love and hugs her trying to cuddle with her in bed.
The idea behind this script is for them to be together in that apartment until Eve is recovered (Villanelle is going to kill the doctor she kidnapped eventually, of course)
Episode 2 is center in Eve asking Villanelle to tell her about oksana. In that episode Villanelle is going to tell us about her childhood, and the reasons she became who she is. Eve feels more and more close to Villanelle after this moment.
Episode 3 will be their first date. Villanelle asks her on a date, Eve agrees because she wants to escape, They go out to see a movie, Eve is thinking about escaping but when she finds the opportunity to do it, she finds herself enjoying the date more than she thought she will. They go to a bar, a guy flirts with Eve, Villanelle reacts violently, Eve asks Villanelle to go home and drink there. (she's afraid she might kill the guy) Her plan is to get her drunk and escape but she ends up kissing her and having sex with her. She later escapes in a panic attack after she finally surrendered to her desires and feels guilty about it.
After those episodes we get to see Eve trying to go back to her normal life, trying to deny her feelings, having nightmares about Raymond, and seeing Villanelle in every corner. She's completely afraid and lost. After a lot of denial she will embrace who she's and her love for Villanelle in episode 7.
I'm giving you an overall idea of how would I restore their relationship after the S2 finale, by making them be together in Eve's recovery. I think s3 can be center in Eve finally accepting who she is and Villanelle's getting to know her father and the discovery of him being related to the twelve.
Anyway, maybe I will get back here to write the scripts for every episode, I have almost the full script for episode 3 and I have a lot of ideas of how can this season be emotional, fun and twisted. I really hope they can make this thing work for S3. This is one of those scripts I would love to write because I think that this story still has a lot to give us and it can be even more addictive and twisted after the S2 finale.
Please BBC call me! I can do it for free! XD
Like l said at first this not the script, I haven't developed a complete script, this is the general idea of how would I restore their relationship after the S2 finale by taking advantage of what Villanelle did to Eve to make them be closer during Eve's recovery
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2019.05.23 23:20 autobuzzfeedbot 11 movie stars you can watch on Netflix shows right now

  1. Icon Julie Andrews had her own pre-school show on Netflix called "Julie's Greenroom."
  2. Two-time Oscar winner Michael Douglas stars as an acting coach on "The Kominsky Method."
  3. "Superbad" costars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill teamed up for "Maniac."
  4. Drew Barrymore played a real estate agent who turned into a human-looking zombie on "Santa Clarita Diet."
  5. Jane Fonda plays Grace on "Grace and Frankie," which is her longest TV role to date.
  6. Uma Thurman plays the mother of a dead girl whose heart is implanted in another teen on Netflix's horror series "Chambers."
  7. Ellen Page stars on "The Umbrella Academy" as Vanya, aka Number Seven, a member of a superhero family.
  8. Jeff Daniels played an outlaw on "Godless."
  9. Naomi Watts played psychologist Jean Holloway on "Gypsy."
  10. Winona Ryder plays Joyce Byers on "Stranger Things."
  11. Robin Wright played Claire Underwood, wife of Frank Underwood and the eventual president of the United States, on "House of Cards."
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