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an intriguing novel about a musical genius with the supernatural sense of hearing. but 1st nominations for the golden globes have been revealed and this basically signals the beginning of the awards season in hollywood as always they are seen as hot tips for the oscars although we must forget the globes the t.v. is while before i talk to my colleague scott let's have a look at the top runners in film and t.v. starting with martin scorsese's the latest star studded movie the hours from. what you remember the gangster drama starring robert de niro as a mafia hit man like picked up 5 golden globe nominations including best film and best director. both joe pesci as a deadly mafia boss and chino as union leader jimmy hoffa we see supporting acting norm's 3 and a half hour epic a story of decades of american history is
a clear golden globe favorite but ahead of it with 6 nominations is no bomb box divorce drama marriage story starring nominees adam driver and scarlett johansson. on the t.v. side pomp and pageantry is on display in the crown which picked up 4 globe nominations including best t.v. drama and acting on the nation's flora libya coleman as queen elizabeth the 2nd previous menzi as prince philip and helena bonham carter as princess margaret oh this is the younger sister. i'm a big fan of that well scott. is joining me now from the culture desk the obvious question about all those 3 all those a whole favorites and then produced by netflix yeah you know it's a really amazing this year completely dominates the globes they got 70 nominations in film 70 nominations for team that's ahead of everybody else and. both categories
and i think it's really for to me main reasons one is money netflix is speed spending a lot of money just the irishman alone cost at least on a $50000000.00 they've been spending a lot of i just to get awards credibility so that's one reason but i think another reason is that netflix are making movies in particular that the big hollywood studios are making i mean marriage story is a great example of this is a very sort of delicate drama it's a divorce drama it reminds me a lot of crime of 1st kramer if you member that movie. and this is the kind of movies that maybe 2030 years ago would have been a big studio film but but the studios are making you know superhero movies are making big blockbusters they're going away from these sort of adult dramas and leaving that space open for not like them exactly those type of films the films that tend to do well at awards so we'll netflix is. the success it's successful ready with unorganized doesn't want to force the big hollywood studios to change do you think i think about all of the actually happening i mean one of
the big nominations successes from the studio side at the globes this year was joker which received 4 nominations and i think it's got a shoo in for the best actor category for a walk in phoenix who plays this superhero a villain as a sort of mentally disturbed ansel and this is a film that was made by a studio but has the feel actually of a martin scorsese film so maybe this does are starting to realize that it can't leave all the grown up movies to to netflix maybe have to fill that gap and it's interesting to see as well that the studios are starting their own streaming services now so they're looking to compete online with netflix and amazon as well as of course awards he's already mentioned the globes are often seen as a sort of good indicator of what's going to happen to the old oscars do you think that's the case this year as well it could be i mean the globes last the last time predicted every single the big categories the oscars the big question this time will be netflix really because the sort of film industry in hollywood doesn't really like. it's
a strategy of not releasing their films in theaters because they only show them for a couple days and then they put them online they've always opposed that last oscars we saw which was the big netflix film not win in the in the top category a movie interesting to see this year if the film industry continues to stop or if they say no the irishman marriage story these are the best of the year we have to give it for the moment scott thank you but stay with this is i want to talk to you about the nobel prize for literature. the ceremonies on choose day juju a scam there was no prize awarded in 2018 said this shit to win one. and one for this find out more about both writers starting with dishes with. born in $1042.00 austrian writer pay to hunt has been a perennial favorite for the nobel prize the swedish academy with typical literary flora credit him with creating an influential work that with linguistic ingenuity
has explored the periphery and the specificity of human experience among his best known novels is the goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick from 1970 which was turned to a film by german director them vendors. with that enters also co-wrote the script to german film classic wings of desire. is a controversial choice he supported serbia during the yugoslav war and even spoke at the funeral of former serb leader slobodan milosevic a man accused of genocide. the winner of the 2018 nobel prize for literature is polish author. her best known work is primeval and other times from 1906 the story 80 years in the. fictional town of primeval exemplifies the qualities the
jury praised in the 57 year old often her powerful imagination a literary style full of wit and cunning and her focus on themes of migration and cultural transitions. before becoming a writer for car truck worked as a therapist for challenge. these wrong to have 2 very different literary style you could say but there is something. that connects them yeah i mean there are quite different people as well i mean. is a feminist vegetarian 57 year old terry and 177 year old sort of sharp tongue. and they definitely have different approaches to literature but what i find interesting is that they both are quite interested in language and how it shapes society and how it shapes our view of history in particular and is
quite open about saying that she sees a lot of her writing as really writing the history in finding people have been written out of history and putting them back in a lot of historical novels look at. depict the europe that's the sort of open employ list stick a multicultural as a sort of contrast to this view that nationalism is sort of natural in europe and that type of approach has gotten in trouble with the right wing in poland who are selling a very different view of history of europe in her talk before receiving the nobel for truck made of pick a point saying that she thinks that fiction faces particular challenges in the current world where the phenomenon of fake news has turned a law is in her opinion into weapons of mass destruction. you have her on one side and on the other side. who. is sort of depicted a bit as in the media is almost a cliche version of some sort of a right wing nationalist but that's definitely not what is. writing is about in his
writing he's much more interested in how he thinks sort of clichéd language is is sort of killing society from from the inside it's sort of alienating ourselves from the real world i mean his approach in his novels is to use a really hyper realistic style to show how the individuals in modern society are being distanced from from the natural world around them and he thinks that using literature and using a more lyrical approach to the world will allow us to better connect and create a world that's worth living i mean do you think the controversy over how has been a bit overblown well it's interesting because after he was at the announcement was made that he was going to win the nobel i went back and re read the article he wrote 1900 that started the controversy where he defended the serbs and and so forth and. the piece itself i think was more of a attempt to correct what he saw as the media depiction of serbs because if you remember back to the time during the yugoslav war the serbs were depicted as the as the bad evil force and the croats and the boston muslims were depicted as innocent
almost saintly victims that i think. was trying to say it's not that easy it's not that simple but. i think you haven't done self any favors by his by his attitude because he never apologizes you never explains i mean at his press conference before the before the nobel he made a point of almost insulting the journalists saying things like these are empty and ignore questions and i'm not going to answer them and i don't think he doesn't offer any favors scott thanks very much as always. staying with the literary theme our continuing series 100 must reads of the best german novels chosen diligently by our team of resident date of the book today a strange novel called brother sleep by reward schneider it's about a musical genius born in a village in the austrian mountains in the early 19th century who struggles with love life and extraordinary hearing. can you
hear the blood flowing through my veins what about my bones rubbing together and the stretching the gurgling of my guts. what about the whistling of my nose can you hear that do you really want to. brother of sleep by a whole body is about a young man named sue grows up in the austrian alps in the 19th century with a supernatural sense of hearing he doesn't just hear people's hearts beating he can hear stones and water speaking actually he can hear the whole you know. his parents don't realize their son is a musical genius ok they might have an inkling but if anything they're creeped out by it really as himself doesn't understand his talent either but what he does know
is that he has a deep affinity for the organ at the village church. as a child when he had been condemned to sit in the back most pew he had already studied the 5 stops he had noticed that when sundays were hot and close the registers sounded fuller or at least deeper than they did on winter days for example when they sounded thin and brittle that made him suspect that the organ must possess something like a soul brother of sleep is the story of how elite secretly learns the organ how he wins the acceptance of his bigoted village church and how he meets the love of his life who is not destined to be his. all that told in strange old fashioned language full of powerful imagery and rustic characters. the book was translated into almost 40 languages and turned into a movie it will have you wondering what if the world's greatest musical. talent was
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