1. Hommage à Léon Tolstoï : autour de Guerre et Paix


    from Andrea Cirla / Added

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    Michel Aucouturier, conférence du 11 octobre 2012. Lectures par par Anne Lefol. BIBLIOTHÈQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE.

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    • Lev Tolstoy's rare historical footage


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      This rare historical footage, captured during the last year of Lev Tolstoy's life, is from the Russian State Archives. It includes his deathbed scene (at the Astapovo station master's home), the return of his body to his estate (at Yasnaya Polyana) and his burial. The inter-titles, which describe many scenes, are in Russian. Hereafter are the English translations: Tolstoy's Last Visit to Moscow. September, 1909 00:03 - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy leaves for Moscow from Chertkov's estate. 00:17 - Countess Sofiya Andreevna Tolstoy 00:29 - L.N. Tolstoy, Chertkov and the great writer's family 1:34 - Arrival in Moscow 1:43 - At the Bryansk station 1:51 - Leo Tolstoy arrives at his house in Khamovnikakh; this home will ultimately be converted into the Tolstoy museum Tolstoy Returns to Yasnaya Polyana - 2:16 2:49 - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana 2:51 - Family of L.N. Tolstoy 3:02 - Leo Nikolaevich gives out alms to the poor peasants 4:05 - Tolstoy with Doctor Makovetsky - [He traveled with Tolstoy on the final trip and was with him at Astapovo Station] 4:57 - L.N. taking a walk at 5:00 a.m. 5:05 - Leo Nikolaevich and his wife, the Countess Sofiya Andreevna 5:56 - Grandsons of Leo Nikolaevich 6:34 - Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy at work 6:47 - Count Tolstoy on the balcony with the family 7:13 - L. N. Tolstoy on the balcony during the day of anniversary. August 28, 1908 [Old School Date]. Death in Astapovo and burial at Yasnaya Polyana - November 7-9, 1910 [Old School Date] 7:22 - L.N. Tolstoy on his deathbed Credits Historic footage of Leo (Lev) Tolstoy, during the last year of his life, online courtesy the Russian State Archives. Original Russian inter-titles: I. ПОСЛЕДНЕЕ ПОСЕЩЕНИЕ ЛЬВОМ ТОЛСТЫМ МОСКВЫ. Сентябрь 1909 г. (00:00) 1. Лев Николаевич Толстой уезжает в Москву из имения Черткова (00:03) 2. Графиня Софья Андреевна Толстая (00:17) 3. Л. Н. Толстой, Чертков и семья великого писателя (00:29) 4. Приезд в Москву (01:34) 5. На станции Брянск (01:43) 6. Лев Толстой прибывает в дом свой в Хамовниках; дом этот будет превращен в толстовский музей (01:51) 7. Отъезд Льва Николаевича в Ясную Поляну (02:16) II. ЛЕВ НИКОЛАЕВИЧ ТОЛСТОЙ В ЯСНОЙ ПОЛЯНЕ. 1908-1910 гг. (02:49) 8. Семья Л. Н. Толстого (02:51) 9. Лев Николаевич раздает милостыню бедным крестьянам (03:02) 10. Прогулка Толстого верхом в сопровождении доктора Маковецкого (04:05) 11. Л. Н. на прогулке в пять часов утра (04:57) 12. Лев Николаевич и его супруга графиня Софья Андреевна (05:05) 13. Внуки Льва Николаевича (05:56) 14. Лев Николаевич Толстой за работой (06:34) 15. Граф Толстой на балконе с семьей (06:47) 16. Больной гр. Л. Н. Толстой у себя на балконе в день юбилея. 28 августа 1908 г. (07:13) III. СМЕРТЬ В АСТАПОВЕ И ПОХОРОНЫ В ЯСНОЙ ПОЛЯНЕ. 7-9 ноября 1910 г. 17. Л. Н. Толстой на смертном одре (07:22)

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      • Walking Borodino's Battlefield


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        April 19, 2014 Writer Matthew Stevenson and his son Charles walk the contours of Borodino, the 1812 battle between Napoleon's French armies and the Russia army that was guarding the entrance to Moscow. Celebrated in Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.

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        • The Kreutzer Sonata - trailer


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          A collaboration between Working Group Theatre and MusicIC, The Kreutzer Sonata combines the classical music of Ludwig van Beethovan and Leos Janacek with Leo Tolstoy's infamous novella, The Kreutzer Sonata, adapted for the stage by Jennifer Fawcett and directed by Sean Christopher Lewis. This performance features Saffron Henke and Sean Christopher Lewis with Tricia Park (violin), Riko Higuma (piano), Robin Scott (violin), Maurycy Banaszek (viola) and Andrew Janss (cello).

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          • Eifman St. Petersburg Ballet Presents Anna Karenina


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            Tolstoy’s sweeping tragic novel comes to life in this breathtaking adaptation by Boris Eifman. Following their spectacular sold-out performances in 2013, Eifman Ballet returns to Toronto with the Canadian premiere of ANNA KARENINA. Eifman’s astonishing choreography re-tells the fate of the famous literary love triangle. Driven by passion, the alluring beauty restlessly chafes against her gilded aristocratic life while her turbulent, angst-filled relationships with both husband and lover are powerfully depicted through searing routines and athletic, highly charged performances. A scorching Anna is brought to life in Eifman’s innovative contemporary interpretation.

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            • Wil Roberts Interview


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              New Welsh Review talks to Wiliam Owen Roberts about his epic European novel 'Petrograd', forthcoming in English translation from Parthian.

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              • the 56th Annual Emmy Awards: Professor Tolstoy


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                It was 1959 in Washington DC, and NATAS was doing their first Emmy Awards in DC. Jim Henson won for his origitnal puppetry, and Professor Tolstoy won for the 'Best Television Personality in 1959'

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                • Objections In the Discussion of Faith and Reason (Part 2) (TRtB #37)


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                  Released: June 5, 2014 By: Daniel Whyte III Our Reasons to Believe Scripture passage for today is 2 Corinthians 10:5. It reads, "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." Our Reasons to Believe quote for today is from J.P. Moreland. He said, "God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he's there and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free." Our Reason to Believe powerpoint today is titled "Objections In the Discussion of Faith and Reason" (Part 2) from "The Handbook of Christian Apologetics" by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli: Today, we will continue with our objections and replies in the discussion of faith and reason: Objection 4: What about all those intellectually brilliant unbelievers, the counter-examples to Justin Martyr? If Christianity is so reasonable, why did Celsus, Plotinus, Hobbes, Machiavelli, Voltaire, Rousseau, Goethe, Melville, Jefferson, Shaw, Russell, Franklin, Sartre, Camus, Nietzsche, Marx, Freud, and Skinner all reject it? Reply A: Christianity is reasonable but it is not obvious. It is more like E=MC squared than like 2 + 2 = 4. Reply B: If Christianity is so irrational, why have so many brilliant minds accepted it? The assortment of unbelievers mentioned above is easily overcome by Paul, John, Augustine, Aquinas, Anselm, Bonaventura, Scotus, Luther, Calvin, Descartes, Pascal, Leibniz, Berkeley, Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Newman, Lincoln, Pasteur, Kierkegaard, Shakespeare, Dante, Chesterton, Lewis, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Tolkien, da Vinci, Michelangelo, T.S. Eliot, Dickens, Milton, Spenser and Bach, not to mention a certain Jesus of Nazareth. Reply C: Brilliant minds often reject Christianity because they don't want it to be true, because it is no longer fashionable or because it commands obedience, repentance and humility.

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                  • Jean Starobinski — L'invention de la liberté


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                    Auteur des travaux fondamentaux d'analyse critique, médecin, linguiste, historien, musicien, philosophe, psychiatre, Jean Starobinski est un humaniste hors pair, ayant su mettre son extraordinaire érudition au service d'une réflexion originale qui se distance de toute convention académique. Jean Starobinski appartient au petit nombre de critiques de valeur mondiale. Ce grand érudit genevois, fourmillant de projets, est un homme qui ne s'est jamais senti obligé de choisir, préférant à la spécialisation le dialogue permanent entre tous les domaines du savoir. Dans cette interview, qui date de 1964, il parle de son dernier livre: «L'invention de la liberté» (Skira, 1964) qui propose une lecture tout à fait originale de l'art européen du XVIIIe siècle. A livre ouvert - 19.11.1964. Journaliste: Jo Excoffier. - RTSR -

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                    • Pied Beauty


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                      Our final submission for Video Art class. We shot a short film which aimed to showcase different perspectives of beauty as it holds no universal definition. What is beautiful for me will not be so for another. As Tolstoy puts it, 'What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.' Concept, Directing, and Shooting by Manal Sadiq and Mahnoor Suhail Khan. Soundtrack 'Meow' by Motohiro Nakashima, A huge thank you to Sana Shakeel for helping us with the video editing.

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