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COMMENT 2m ago

That's because the media companies (including publishers) are so overwhelming liberal it's ridiculous

Imagine a company like Twitter if it were based in Russia or China or Turkey trying to censor the President, what would happen to that company's CEO? Businesses have too much power in the US

I'm glad this new company is being created

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COMMENT 19h ago

Not one person mentioned American Beauty?

I am disappointed r/movies

r/europe 20h ago

Historical Heinrich Himmler with his daughter at a sports event, 1938

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r/OldSchoolCool 20h ago

Heinrich Himmler with his daughter at a sports event, 1938

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r/HistoryPorn 20h ago

Heinrich Himmler with his daughter at a sports event, 1938 [2867 x 2143]

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r/toronto 22h ago

History Toronto Star Front Page, July 28, 1914

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r/OldSchoolCool 22h ago

Toronto Star Front Page, July 28, 1914

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COMMENT 22h ago

Pan's Labyrinth was extremely overrated for me

It was one of the most forgettable "fantasy" movies I've ever watched. Even those B-rated fantasy flicks like Clash of the Titans were better.

r/todayilearned 23h ago

TIL of Pennhurst State School & Hospital where disabled patients were subject to beatings & torture. Terri Lee Halderman filed a class action lawsuit against the prison. The lawsuit was dismissed based on the 11th Amendment that federal courts cannot order state officials to comply with state laws.

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r/flicks 1d ago

Leonardo DiCaprio at the end of ‘Shutter Island’:

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r/movies 1d ago

Discussion Leonardo DiCaprio at the end of ‘Shutter Island’:

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COMMENT 2d ago

For a country with only 6 million people, is it just me or has Ireland produced many heavyweight authors? This guy, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, etc.

I can't think of any other "small" country that comes close

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COMMENT 2d ago

When I was in elementary school, the girls from high school used to come visit me and flirt with me after school and sometimes force me to be intimate with them

I never considered it abuse, I kinda liked it to be honest

r/todayilearned 3d ago

TIL the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow is home to the world's biggest ballet company with over 200 dancers. Tchaikovsky's ballet 'Swan Lake' premiered at the theatre in 1877.

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r/ArchitecturePorn 3d ago

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

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r/CityPorn 3d ago

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

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r/europe 3d ago

Picture Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia

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COMMENT 3d ago

"The strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."

  • Thucydides

400 BC

r/todayilearned 3d ago

TIL the role of Hannibal Lecter was turned down by Sean Connery, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro & others. Silence of the Lambs would go on to be the 3rd film in history to win all "Big 5" Academy Awards & upon release in 1991 on VHS, became the most rented film in the United States.

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COMMENT 4d ago

Is her diary actually worth reading? I've never read it

And I heard it has the famous cliffhanger ending: "the Germans are coming"

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COMMENT 4d ago

Geralt will once again be only supporting character in his own show

Yennefer > Geralt

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COMMENT 4d ago

Authors need to step in

JK Rowling made it mandatory in the casting that she got to approve all the actors. Other authors need to do the same for their movie & TV adaptions.

I'm tired of Hollywood changing every character to appease like 1% of the world's population.

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COMMENT 4d ago

When Paula Hawkins wrote her international bestseller The Girl on the Train, she was an unhappy 40-something. Her latest attempt at a romantic novel had failed and the former business reporter at The Times in London had been forced to borrow money from her father.

"It was a very difficult, miserable time," she remembers. This week, she is in Sydney as a hugely successful author appearing at the Sydney Writers' Festival.

But as an unknown writer back in 2013, Hawkins struggled. A dream seven-figure advance could not be hers just by pitching a story the way a celebrity novelist might do. Instead, Hawkins wrote half her book in six months, and then decided to sell it before it was finished to replenish her bank account.

"I told my agent, 'I don't care, you've got to sell it.' I was broke," Hawkins said.

But she said having financial troubles drove her to finish the book in just a year. "I was obsessed with getting this book done," she said. "I was focused and feverish about it."

Since the novel was published in January 2015, it has become an international bestseller and is now being made into a film starring Emily Blunt. According to Nielsen BookScan figures, the book has sold more than 190,000 copies in the trade paperback in Australia, and more than 11 million worldwide in paperback and e-book. The "girl" in question is Rachel, who commutes on the same train every morning and night and gets involved in a police investigation after she sees something odd out of the train window.

r/books 4d ago

'I was broke': How Paula Hawkins sold The Girl on the Train

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