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Great ode to the mafia. 50 facts about the movie "The Godfather"

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On March 24, 1972, The Godfather premiered in the United States and Canada. This year, the famous tape was again released on the screens. In honor of the 50th anniversary, Bemorepanda has collected 50 facts about the legendary film history.

 

Facts about the Godfather movie

 

The epic gangster saga The Godfather is considered one of the best films. The film has been quoted, imitated, and admired. The bright plot, the brilliant direction of Coppola, the fantastic performance of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando, the magnificent music - all this made the film "The Godfather" unforgettable.

 

 

1. In the 1960s, Mario Puzo was not the most successful writer. The father of five children suffered from gambling and was ruined. Creditors threatened to seriously injure him if the writer did not return $11,000 to them.

 

2. to get even with his debts, Puzo wrote the script for the film "Mafia" and brought it to the Paramount film studio. The author was advised to write a book and immediately forgot about him.

 

3. “I am ashamed to say, but I wrote The Godfather solely based on my literary research. I have never met a real crystal-clear gangster, ”the writer later admitted.

 

4. According to rumors, Puzo was inspired by Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov.

 

5. While the book was being prepared for publication, the publisher leaked information, and Paramount decided to make a film based on Puzo's novel. For the film rights, the writer received $ 2 million.

 

6. The studio did not expect much success from the gangster drama until the book The Godfather, published in 1969, became wildly popular.

 

 

7. A novel by obscure author Puzo stayed on the NY Times bestseller chart for over 60 weeks.

 

8. Director Francis Ford Coppola was practically nobody at that time. He even founded American Zoetrope with friend George Lucas to prove his worth. But success came to Coppola from the other side...

 

9. The film studio wanted to entrust Sergio Leone to shoot The Godfather. But he refused and later regretted it immensely. After 11 years, the director took revenge by telling his story about gangsters - Once Upon a Time in America.

 

10. Directors Elia Kazan and Costa-Gavras also said no.

 

11. Coppola, like Puzo, did not know anything about gangsters. Moreover, he did not even finish reading the book "The Godfather," which many admired, tired of the overabundance of erotic scenes. “A third of the book is devoted to the anatomical problems of a minor heroine,” the director admitted years later.

 

12. The producers signed a contract with Coppola, counting on his Italian origin and the unknown as a director (you could save on the fee).

 

 

13. Through negotiations, Francis increased the film's budget from $2.5 million to $6 million.

 

14. During filming, the producers were unhappy with Coppola. But this continued only until he received an Oscar for the script for the film Patton.

 

15. The prototype of Vito Corleone is the famous gangster Joseph "Joe" Bonanno.

 

16. Corleone is the name of a small town in Sicily.

 

17. Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster, Anthony Quinn, Raf Vallone, and Ernest Borgnine were predicted for the role of Don Corleone. It was rumored that they asked for the part of "godfather" Orson Welles and even Frank Sinatra.

 

18. Puzo saw only Marlon Brando as Don Corleone. Coppola was of the same opinion.

 

19. The producers were categorically against the participation of the stellar Brando (he had a reputation, frankly, not very good) and set three, as it seemed to them, impossible conditions: the actor works for free, in case of disruption of filming he pays a penalty of $ 1 million, participates in auditions for general grounds.

 

20. Coppola took two operators and went to Brando's house to make samples. Seeing footage with a "real gangster," the producers found no objection.

 

 

21. Contrary to the producers' fears, Marlon did not disrupt a single day of shooting.

 

22. Brando often joked and arranged practical jokes. For example, in the scene where the guests were photographed at the wedding of Don Corleone's daughter, the actor suddenly took off his pants and showed everyone his butt. At that moment, there were 500 actors and extras on set.

 

23. Samples of unknown James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton, the director, did in his home. Coppola's wife even cut the men's hair to make them look like heroes.

 

24. The role of Michael Corleone could be played by Robert Redford, Warren Beatty, Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert de Niro.

 

25. "Unknown Ugly Shorty" Al Pacino did not suit anyone except Coppola. During filming, the producers could not understand for a long time when the actor would start acting.

 

26. Pacino agreed to a fee of $35,000.

 

27. Sinatra was considered the prototype of Johnny Fontaine. He thought that this image in the book was written off from him and even yelled at Puzo, meeting him by chance in a restaurant. So Fontaine practically does not appear in the film.

 

 

28. The scene where Sonny beats up Carlo takes four days to shoot. Seven hundred extras participated in it.

 

29. Real gangsters created the League for the Defense of the Rights of Italian Americans. One of the directions of their struggle was the eradication of the frequent use of the word "mafia." The producers of The Godfather were subjected to surveillance and intimidation. One of them even had to go to a meeting with gangsters. Fortunately, the word "mafia" appeared in the text only once...

 

30. The film "The Godfather" was filmed in 4 months.

 

31. A special secret show was arranged for the Mafiosi. The producers did not know about this "misconduct" at the film studio. However, the guests were delighted. The film became a cult classic for American gangsters.

 

32. The Godfather started on 400 screens at once. But people still paid resellers for tickets 3-4 times more to get to the session quickly.

 

33. On the day of the premiere, 32-year-old Coppola was nervous: “I think failure is inevitable. What I've done? Took a popular, full of piquancy and "strawberry" novel, and turned it into the endless chatter of a gang of bandits in dimly lit interiors.

 

 

34. Shortly before the premiere, Coppola joked in a conversation with the producers. If the film collects $ 50 million, they will buy him a Mercedes 600 limousine. When fees exceeded $ 100 million, Coppola went to order a car driven by the Pope and Francisco Franco.

 

35. A few months later, The Godfather became the highest-grossing film in US history, breaking the record for Gone with the Wind.

 

36. During the election campaign of Richard Nixon, he was compared to Vito Corleone. And it sounded like… a compliment. The term "godfather" also took root after the film's release.

 

37. At the Oscars in 1973, Coppola received the highest film award for the screenplay. And The Godfather became the best film.

 

38. Brando was named the best actor in 1972. But he refused the Oscar awarded to him, thus expressing a protest against discrimination against the indigenous population of America.

 

39. Composer Nino Rota was nominated for an Oscar for the best film score. Still, the nomination was canceled when it turned out that he did not write new music entirely but used and reworked his melodies from the film Fortunella.

 

 

40. According to the American Film Institute, "The Godfather" is ranked #1 in the list of the ten best gangster films.

 

41. Two years after the premiere, Coppola decided to build on the success and shot the film The Godfather 2.

 

42. The Godfather 2 won 6 Oscars.

 

43. In the Soviet Union, Roman Puzo first went to samizdat, until in 1987, it was published by the Znamya magazine.

 

44. The film "The Godfather" was one of the major hits in the underground video market of the USSR. But even those who did not have a "Vidik" knew him.

 

45. In 1985-1989. The USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs blocked Coppola's tape as "propagating a cult of violence."

 

 

46. ​​The Soviet Union bought all parts of The Godfather only in 1990 when the third part of the legendary film saga came out. According to unofficial information, for $200,000.

 

The presentation of the film in the USSR took place at the Rossiya cinema. The sponsor spent 100 thousand rubles. The host was Nikita Mikhalkov, who is called Coppola's friend. Tickets cost 17-25 rubles.

 

48. The song "Speak Softly Love" to the melody of Nino Rota from the movie "The Godfather" was sung by Muslim Magomayev - in Italian, Sofia Rotaru - in Ukrainian, Renat Ibragimov, Emil Gorovets, and Nina Brodskaya - in Russian.

 

49. The restoration of the three parts of the film for the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Godfather took three years. Experts studied 300 boxes of film. For more than 4,000 hours, they eliminated stains on negatives and restored color—more than 1000 hours of color grading.

 

50. The film was re-released in 4K Ultra HD.

 

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40-funny-happy-birthday-memes-for-him-that-will-make-his-day-download-for-free

The attitude of men towards celebrating their birthday, in most cases, does not differ in the range of emotions experienced. Bemorepanda collected several memes to congratulate the men on their birthday.

 

For the most part, men react reasonably evenly to the start of a meaningful encounter and its events. Cheerful meetings with friends or a cozy family dinner - this is the most common holiday fun for them. However, for a woman, the birthday of her future life partner can be an excellent opportunity to show her love and care for him. In a problematic desire to please a person so that your efforts leave pleasant and memorable emotions, it is essential not to exaggerate.

 

Happy Birthday for Him

 

 If not the wife, who is sure to know about her husband's individual preferences? There is no need to force an introvert to go out in public, fill the portfolio of a brutal manager with pink notes, organize a boat trip for a person prone to seasickness, and so on. It would help if you considered all the subtleties of your husband's character. The success of the desired greeting cards depends on this.

 

1. Getting older

2. Excitement

 

3. I know your actual age

 

Vivid events and impressions are the baggage of life acquisitions that remain with one person forever. And it serves as a very valuable filler of life. If you give your husband admiring emotions from unusual fun, he will surely remember and be grateful for a long time. You can arrange the event independently or find agencies that offer similar services and equipment. Many of them contribute to buying a ready-made certificate, according to which the recipient will be able to choose the method of receiving the adrenal independently. Suppose such risky activities are not in the spirit of the husband. In that case, you can limit yourself to a certificate of bowling, billiards, and other leisure facilities.

 

The birthday is a holiday eagerly awaited by children, adult women, and men. One of the relatives should take the initiative to prepare for the holiday. For this, we should think about the unusual wishes for a man's birthday, funny contests, and a script.

 

For a loved one for a long time to remember the day he was born, you have to come up with something unusual. For example, you can take such ideas. Agree in advance with all guests that they are dressed in themed costumes. For example, the subjects may be 80's style, gangster style, Hawaiian motifs. First of all, you should inform all guests that they have a detail on the topic indicated in their wardrobe.

 

Comic man birthday script can also help organize an incredible event where everyone perceives a great mood. The hero of the occasion inspires and rejoices because the native people so tried for it. Also, make the birthday of a remarkable man you can, decorating the room where the celebration will take place interestingly and messily. Relatives and close friends know how to surprise and enjoy the newborn baby boy. The main thing is to do everything from the heart, to invest a little in organizing the holiday.

 

Where to celebrate a man's birthday? The scenario of the man's birthday depends on where the event takes place. The choice of the location of the celebration depends on the date of the jubilee and the preferences of the initiator of the festival. Popular sites to organize a birthday are: In the family circle of the house, at the restaurant, in nature, at the disco.

 

4. Happy Birthday

 

5. Bastard

 

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6. From the gang

 

These are the most popular holiday options, which are most often bet. Where the event will take place, you need to start thinking about the scenario of the man's birthday. She usually hires a toastmaster, who thinks independently throughout the program when celebrating in a restaurant. But if the celebration takes place at home, someone in their family should take on the role of presenter and think of a happy birthday script for a man.

 

Gift ideas for men. Guests are usually puzzled by what to say to the author of the party. It is good if the person giving birth has expressed their wishes in the presentation. But if the initiator of the holiday does not know what to give him, then the guests will have to think about this issue. Of course, everyone wants to shine with originality and surprise the newborn. This will help the idea of ​​unusual gifts for the more vigorous sex: Everyman sometimes does chores around the house. Therefore, he will be satisfied with a suitcase with various tools and accessories for renewing the apartment with his own hands.

 

If the initiator of the holiday has some hobby, for example, fishing, hunting, or collecting something, you can take a gift related to his amusement. In the dynamic rhythm of life, there is not always enough time to take care of your figure. Therefore, giving your birthday girl a gym membership would be great. There will never be an unnecessary T-shirt or shirt. Enjoy board games, which you can try on this day. Watches or human jewelry will also be a wonderful gift. You can give the culprit the triumph of emotion. To do this, buy a certificate for some extreme fun or a massage session.

 

Also, office supplies will always come in handy, such as beautifully branded notebooks with a leather cover and expensive pens. Plus, you'll be getting a funny book for a man. Each of these ideas is entirely worthy of the delight and surprise of the initiator of the holiday.

 

7. Chicks

 

8. OLD

 

9. Elephant

 

10. Congratulations

 

11. Getting drunk

 

12. Happy and one more time, happy

 

13. Foam cake

 

14. Cute

 

15. Have the time of your life

 

16. Brother

 

17. Drink anyway

 

18. Wolfpack

 

19. Be proud

 

20. Being older

 

21. Hold him

 

22. Oh Lord Jesus

 

23. Without reminders

 

24. Happy new ye...

 

25. OMG

 

26. Singing

 

27. I know I won't see you

 

28. Special day

 

29. Long math

 

30. My precious

 

31. HB Jack

 

32. Birthday?

 

33. Smart

 

34. Cake lover

 

35. That could be great

 

36. Sexy beast

 

37. Happy birthday

 

38. Scam

 

39. Rum cake

 

40. Vodka

 

 

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The filmography of Brad Pitt on an excellent half consists of fantastic characters: demigods, heroes of alternative history, or someone inflamed and longing for absolute consciousness. And this, of course, is no accident. We talk about the 20 most memorable roles of Pitt, who tirelessly quenches the audience's longing for the ideal.

 

Brad Pitt movies

 

True Romance, 1993

Not all of Brad Pitt's best roles have been major ones. We open the list with an unexpected film by Tony Scott, in which Pitt has a cameo but underestimated role. The scriptwriter of True Love was Quentin Tarantino, who gave Pitt's hero Floyd the phrases that went to the people. Throughout the film, Floyd lies on the couch and smokes marijuana; in the picture's credits, he is listed as "Dick's neighbor."

Despite being constantly in the background, Pitt manages to vie for audience attention with Christopher Walken, Gary Oldman, and Dennis Hopper. Aside from this fun and story-setting performance, True Love is worth watching for the brilliant performances of Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette in the central roles.

 

Legends of the Fall, 1994

In Legends of the Fall, Brad Pitt plays Tristan, one of the three sons of a single father who lived in the Montana desert in the early 1900s. The epic drama based on the novel by Jim Harrison tells about great love and war, about the fate of the brothers, and all the losses and betrayals that have befallen them. The timing of this picture is appropriate for those that seem like a lifetime.

Pitt is young and boasts golden curls, a mathematically symmetrical face, bright blue eyes, and excellent physical shape. But initially, the equally young Johnny Depp claimed the role of Tristan. It's good that the choice fell on Pitt. The film can charm any unprepared viewer, so beautifully he plays the one suffering from pain - these sufferings suit Pitt.

 

Twelve Monkeys, 1995

Science fiction mystery by Terry Gilliam. Convicted James Cole (Bruce Willis) travels back in time to find out who released the virus that wiped out most of the people. Brad Pitt plays Jeffrey Goines, an animal rights activist and the son of a virologist, whom Cole met in a psychiatric hospital in 1990. He becomes the prime suspect, but it will take Cole much more than one time jump to prevent future tragedy.

To get into the role, Pitt consulted with a psychiatrist, trying to grasp the difference in behavior between mentally ill people and those who suffer from conduct disorders but whose mental health is relatively safe. Pitt's efforts were rewarded: he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe for this role.

 

Se7en, 1995

It seems like a classic: a young detective works with a veteran investigator who only dreams of an upcoming quiet retirement, but in the performance of David Fincher, such a trite story turns into a dark thriller about the temptation of evil.

Brad Pitt plays Mills, a headstrong rookie who, along with the seasoned Morgan Freeman's Somerset, tracks down a zealot serial killer who puts on a macabre performance about the seven deadly sins. One of Fincher's best and darkest films, and a brilliant performance by Pitt. The final scene with his participation is, without a doubt, one of the most memorable in his entire career, and indeed in the history of cinema at the end of the 20th century.

 

Troy, 2004

Bringing the story of the Trojan War to the screen was not easy, but it certainly proved to be within the power of the talented director Wolfgang Petersen. And the best thing about this timeless epic about love, war, gods, and people is Brad Pitt as the great demigod warrior Achilles.

To appear before the public as a deity, Pitt followed a strict diet for more than six months and attended grueling daily workouts. And after some time, he lived as a hermit in a centuries-old hut in Mexico to understand the character's loneliness. Since he was perfect for this role, it is only natural to see him as a Greek warrior to this day. Another impressive fact from the set: Pitt and his primary opponent in the story Eric Bana (he played the role of Hector) refused stunt doubles for their epic fight but instead agreed to pay each other money for each accidental injury.

 

Fight Club, 1999

The role of Tyler Durden in "Fight Club" became a turning point for Pitt and finally approved him as the hottest guy on the big screen. Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the novel, later recounted how, during filming, Pitt thanked the writer for "the best role of his life." And although critics coldly received the film immediately after the premiere, it has gained a considerable number of fans and cult status over time.

 

 

This story about desperate young people starts with street fights and ends with a world revolution. The conspirators are brought to the boiling point by different but equally hot questions: from social inequality to an existential crisis and a thirst for higher justice. As the movement leader, Pitt delivers one immortal speech after another, attracting an entire army of angry young men under his banner. Brad's performance is charming, nasty, sexy, and intimidating. But most importantly, here, he is disarmingly charismatic; that is, he has everything that is necessary for the role of the ideal alter ego of the downtrodden office clerk played by Edward Norton.

 

Burn After Reading, 2008

With Joel and Ethan Coen, Brad Pitt starred in a small but rare comedic role for him as fitness instructor Chad. He was accompanied by George Clooney, Frances McDormand, and John Malkovich. The film is about two gym employees who try to sell the memoirs of a CIA agent to the Russian embassy under the guise of valuable information.

Ethan and Joel originally wrote the character with an eye on Brad Pitt and did not fail: no one looks as comical in a business suit on a bicycle, does not chew gum, and does not get involved in spy games with the disarming simplicity of an average man who has seen enough Hollywood trash. And even costume designer Mary Zophres, while working on the film, noticed that even cheap suits sit well on Brad. When his character Chad first meets Osborne Cox, he introduces himself as Mr. Black, the same name given to Pitt's character in Meet Joe Black.

 

Inglourious Basterds, 2009

In Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino creates a brilliant alternate history of World War II. A group of Jewish American soldiers infiltrates Nazi-occupied France to destroy fascist leaders. The head of this squad is the brave and arrogant Lieutenant Aldo Rein (Brad Pitt) or Apache Aldo, who teaches his people to be "cruel to the Germans" in Apache, collecting scalps.

Tarantino tries to make the story as ironic as possible, and Pitt helps him greatly in this. Here, with a fake scar on his neck, he jokes in complete rude and harsh jokes with the accent of a former moonshiner from Tennessee. What is the scene in which he pretends to be an Italian film director in front of the SS commander, desperately using all his poor vocabulary! And even if you're not a fan of Tarantino films, Pitt's impressive, darkly hilarious performance as Aldo is hard to underestimate.

 

Ad Astra, 2019

In James Gray's Ad Astronaut, Pitt plays astronaut Roy McBride on an unexpected mission to find his father, Cliff, who disappeared from radar ten years ago in outer space. Cliff searched for extraterrestrial intelligence when Roy was 16 and ultimately lost contact with Earth when Roy was 29. After an agonizing contemplation, McBride Jr. also leaves his family and goes on a commercial flight to the moon, which is the first leg of his journey.

 

Pitt endures almost the entire film on his shoulders. Most of the other characters are just fleeting shadows on the screen. In space, a person is primarily alone, especially if he prefers to be left there. Brad has come to a point where he can't rely on his comedy skills. Ad Astra is a beautiful but severe deadly film that casts Pitt as a man whose blatant depression virtually robs him of his emotions for years to come. So in this long journey, the viewer will have to be content with the tension with which his jaw muscles are tightly compressed and how inevitably and more and more clearly the wrinkles around the eyes appear.

 

Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, 2019

In Quentin Tarantino's best film, Brad Pitt teams up with fellow lead star Leonardo DiCaprio to form the perfect comedy duo. In a world where history meets fiction, two fictional characters, Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt) travel to 1969 to accidentally prevent the worst murder in the Hollywood Hills - the death of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate at the hands of Charles Manson.

Cliff is Rick's double and stuntman in the films and his driver, housekeeper, and handyman when they're not filming together. He wears a denim jacket, does not have sex with minors, and seems to be hiding a dark past. A real brave cowboy in a fictional universe, he rebuffs Bruce Lee himself (which is why the film was never released in China). Playing Cliff, Brad Pitt received an Oscar for his supporting role and a Golden Globe.

 

Thelma and Louise, 1991

It can be considered that this particular role was a turning point in Pitt's career - although his name is not even on the promotional poster and in the opening credits, and the actor himself plays a sexy con man named JD who charms Geena Davis and steals her savings for seven minutes on screen. after a night together. Classic Pitt. This performance in the short program cemented Pitt's status as a Hollywood sex symbol and helped them land much more significant and more serious roles. Many mistakenly believe that Interview with the Vampire and Where the River Runs launched a rocket called Brad Pitt, but make no mistake, Thelma and Louise was Baikonur.

 

The big short, 2015

Pitt plays Ben Rickert, a former Wall Street trader who predicts the 2008 financial crisis. As director Adam McKay described his character, Pitt appears 10kg heavier, with a "Ken Burns haircut" and even a tie tag to make it look like he was just bought at the airport. The film received an Oscar for the best-adapted screenplay; Pitt acted not only as an actor but also as a producer.

 

Snatch, 2000

This was the era when Brad took off his shirt - and either kicked someone's ass or got his ass kicked. A turning point came somewhere between the "Big Jackpot" and "Fight Club" for Pitt. And it is "Snatch" that remains for many of the most beloved roles of Pitt, a boxer, always ready to start a fight or fight back, in Guy Ritchie's stylish and crazy film. If you watch it in the original dub, turn on the subtitles. Otherwise, you will not understand what he is saying. Either he has the best or worst accent in the movie. Either way, it's unforgettable.

 

Interview with the Vampire, 1994

Interview with the Vampire is far from Brad Pitt's best film: his recently bitten vampire, Louis de Pointe du Lac, is either embarrassed or constipated in every scene. He deserved a place on the list for one reason only, but it is the size of a Gothic castle: somehow, Pitt managed to keep a good face, having Tom Cruise as his partner. I'm sure the one who thought he was a rabid vampire Lestat de Lioncourt. During the filming, he fed exclusively on the blood of marsh creatures and rushed around Spanish Louisiana like a super-fast raccoon. I mean, how did Pitt manage to keep his cool when Tom, damn it, Cruz was squeezing rat intestines into a wine bowl with both hands?

 

Killing them softly 2012

Another fascinating story of American criminal enterprise. Few actors have landed a role as stylish as hitman Jackie Coogan. While this character, performed by Pitt, is going to the city, where a new order is waiting for him, Johnny Cash's The Man Comes Around is playing. And although Coogan may not decide, by the text of the composition, who to release and who to blame, he nonetheless appears as a specific biblical force tasked with equalizing the stakes of the underworld. He removes two stupid and low-grade thugs, thereby changing the balance of power in the mafia. With slicked-back hair and a neatly trimmed goatee, Pitt's character is breathtakingly reserved, and only subtle gestures and fleeting facial expressions betray the burden of regret that weighs on his shoulders like mileage weighs on his car's speedometer.

 

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008

Few sex symbols will agree to become great-grandfathers on the screen, albeit aged with the help of special effects. But Brad Pitt is no ordinary sex symbol. The plot of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is taken from a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald and is extremely simple: Benjamin Button ages in reverse, which means he was born old and died young. It's a slow, thoughtful film, a profoundly human but not overly sentimental tale of the torturous relationship between love and time. Pitt, as an actor, is not lost either in special effects or in make-up - he is soft and serious, optimistic and romantic; he literally takes out this picture on his hunched shoulders. He knows it, and he never stumbles.

 

The tree of life, 2010

"The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick is one of the most controversial, but also one of my favorite films. The complex theme the director addresses is time in its cosmic sense, shown through a microcosm of a suburban Texas family in the circa 1950s. Pitt plays Mr. O'Brien, a strict disciplinarian with infinitely high expectations who teaches his three sons to identify love with fear. The crew cut, pin-tucked trousers, and measured austerity sum up to illustrate the collective image of not only paternal but also mid-century American masculinity. The Tree of Life is a sensual masterpiece with an ambitious vision, at the core of which is Pitt's electrified hero embodies the sublime, tormenting, demanding love that will define both the traumas and victories of his three sons for decades to come.

 

Ocean's Eleven, 2001

Ocean's Eleven has been one of the biggest box office hits since 2001, and it's easy to see why: it stars four of the era's iconic movie stars, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Brad Pitt. With Clooney as a slick, seasoned swindler and Damon as a rookie with his first significant commission, Pitt's notoriously minor character, Rusty Ryan, had much more acting freedom. Pitt endows Rusty with the "beguiling but dangerous menace" traits he'll unleash in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Like in some other films, Pitt quite rightly relies on his ability to be charming and handsome, but hey, even if everyone could do it, he would still be that guy from the Pringles commercial.

 

 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007

Perhaps no film more beautiful than this has ever been made in the 21st century (thanks to the incomparable cinematographer Roger Deakins). Maybe none of Pitt's roles is more fascinating than this one. Ford Casey Affleck is obsessed with Pitt's character James; Ford idealizes him, bringing the image to the point of absurdity, a ghost that materializes and disappears without warning. James robs trains and casts plaintive glances across the vast plains; in both cases, he is a mythical celebrity of the American West. Pitt embodies this complex image, balancing on the verge between a hero whose fate could well become a children's fairy tale and an ordinary person who tends to fluctuate between boundless happiness and uncontrollable ruthlessness. On the one hand, Jesse James is the prism through which the film examines all the legendary criminals and, given the media fascination with James, our complex relationship with the "stars" of different spheres. On the other hand, Pitt - equally dreamy and frightening - convincingly tells us the far less glamorous and much more easily categorized truth behind this bedtime story.

 

Moneyball, 2011

A movie about a bunch of old white guys sitting around their pants in conference rooms discussing baseball statistics doesn't sound like a good movie choice for the evening. Moreover, this does not pull on a role of the caliber of an award or even just a nomination for an Oscar. However, thanks to a screenplay from Aaron Sorkin and a genuinely emotional performance by Brad Pitt, The Man Who Changed Everything became a phenomenon much more than the usual “movie about sports”. It retells the true story of Billy Bean, the general manager of the Oakland As baseball team, who used sabermetrics in the 2002 season to build an unbeatable team. This brought Pitt another Oscar nomination. And if you reconsider the final heartbreaking scene in which Billy listens to his daughter's song in tears, it becomes unclear why he lost to Jean Dujardin in that very nomination (the film "The Artist"). In the case of actor Brad Pitt, it often feels like he's playing the part of Brad Pitt, but in this film, he melts into the role of a father trying to deal with all his inner shit. Having listed all his iconic parts - crazy, sexy, funny, active, it's nice to leave the central role of a dad who is trying to save his relationship with his daughter.

 

 

 

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Rodents are characterized by the lack of canines and by a high development of incisors, with the help of which they can gnaw.

 

Most rodents are mammals, almost a third. This group includes squirrels, mice, rats, beavers, marmots (mammals related to the abalone), prairie dogs, and guinea pigs. They are herbivorous animals. Because incisors have no roots, they always grow. Only by gnawing, do the teeth become dull.

 

The digestive system is large, with a very long intestine and a developed cecal appendix. They have several habitats: arboreal (squirrels), semi-aquatic (beavers, nutria), and semi-subterranean (field mice, shrews).

 

Interesting facts about rodents

 

1. There are more than a thousand species of various rodents in the world.

 

They differ from each other in body structure, diet, habits and lifestyle.

 

2. Among all mammals, it is the family of rodents that occupies a leading position in terms of numbers.

 

3. Rodents are common on all continents, except for Antarctica (stations with scientists do not count, because rodents will not survive outside them) and some remote uninhabited islands.

 

CAPIBARA 

 

4. Paleontologists have established that the first representatives of rodents arose on Earth about 60 million years ago.

 

5. One of the criteria that all rodents have is the presence of at least one pair of teeth growing throughout their lives, both on the lower and upper jaws.

 

6. The ubiquitous rodents are sometimes, of course, a problem for people, especially when it comes to mice or rats.

 

7. Rodents cause the most damage in Asia, regularly devastating rice storages and rice fields.

 

MICE

 

8. The word "mouse" comes from the word "musha".

 

9. African mice can shed their skin when threatened.

 

10. Needle mice are capable of tissue regeneration.

 

DJUNGARIAN HAMSTER

 

11. Shaggy hamsters live in the forests of East Africa. They look like porcupines.

 

12. Hamsters are not afraid of heights at all.

 

13. The average life expectancy of a hamster is no more than four years.

 

HAMSTERS ORDINARY

 

14. Hamsters are not only cute and funny pets. Mexican hamsters, for example, are aggressive small predators. They hunt their prey at night.

 

15. Some types of American hamsters can prey on poisonous scorpions. The cell structure of hamsters is able to actively block the poison.

 

16. A hamster bite can be scarier compared to a large animal.

 

AMERICAN GUINEA PIG

 

17. Dwarf African mice living in Africa are the smallest rodents in the world. The average body length of an adult usually does not exceed three centimeters.

 

18. Gerbils can perceive human speech.

 

19. Human laughter resembles the sounds that mice make during games.

 

CHINCHILLA

 

20. The most expensive rodent in the world is the chinchilla.

 

21. Half a kilogram weighs an adult male chinchilla.

 

BEAVERS

 

22. Beavers are also rodents.

 

23. Beavers are found in heraldry more often than most other animals.

 

24. The largest rodent lived in South America about 4 million years ago.

 

25. Capybara is the largest rodent in the world today. These rodents now live in South America. An adult capybara can grow up to 1.3 meters in length.

 

RABBIT

 

26. The hare is the fastest rodent on the planet. When running, this animal is able to reach speeds of up to 72 kilometers per hour.

 

27. The number of teeth in rodents, depending on the species, varies from 12 to 22, even in hares they are not 4, as some believe, but much more.

 

MICE

 

28. Many of them have surprisingly strong teeth. They are able to withstand pressure up to 0.5 tons per 1 square centimeter of surface.

 

29. Some rodents can easily prey on others. Rats, for example, readily eat mice.

 

30. Fried rat is considered one of the most delicious dishes in Asia and Africa.

 

RAT

 

31. In an aggressive state, a rat can attack a person.

 

32. The world's largest rats live in the Philippines.

 

33. Rats can swim more than 30 kilometers.

 

34. Fine rat hairs are used in ophthalmology.

 

35. Up to 12 kilograms of food per year can be eaten by one rat.

 

DESERT SQUIRREL

 

36. Stony squirrels that are found in North America are able to do without water for up to 3 months, since they get almost all the moisture they need from the food they eat.

 

37. Several thousand hiding places in one season can prepare ordinary squirrels.

 

CHILEAN DEGU SQUIRREL

 

38. Gray squirrels have developed their food storage skills very well.

 

39. A rat will not receive any damage when falling from a five-story building.

 

40. Rodents are subject to alcohol addiction, just like people. Simply put, they can become real alcoholics if they are given the opportunity.

 

PORCUPINE

 

41. Porcupines are also rodents. And one of their species, living mainly in Malaysia, holds the record for longevity - the officially registered record is as much as 27 years.

 

42. On an Indonesian island, a species of rodent has been discovered that cannot gnaw. They only feed on earthworms.

 

43. In a year, up to 15,000 cubs can give birth to rats.

 

44. Since the teeth of rodents grow continuously, they need to constantly gnaw something to grind them down. Otherwise, the teeth will reach such a size that the animal will not be able to eat, and as a result will die of starvation.

 

45. Rodents can feel x-rays.

 

SHREW

 

46. ​​Up to 1300 beats per minute can reach the pulse rate of a shrew during excitement.

 

47. Gambian rats are used to detect mines.

 

48. Different rodents are sometimes depicted on the money of different countries. For example, in Canada, the image of a beaver was used, and in Belarus, a hare.

 

49. It is rodents that are considered smart and intelligent animals. Any rodents easily adapt to new circumstances.

 

50. And, of course, the contribution of rodents to medicine cannot be underestimated - it was on them that numerous experiments were carried out in the course of work on new drugs and other medicines.

 

 

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It is always interesting to learn something new, and if it is also new and useful, then the value of the knowledge gained increases significantly. That is why a variety of tips and life hacks are one of the most beloved things on the Internet, and we are happy to share just such a collection with you!

 

“This is how I let the toasts cool so that the bread does not get damp on one side.”

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You ask, who needs cold toast? For example, those who want to cook sandwiches for the future. If you just put toasted toast on a plate, then the steam from the bread will drip onto the plate, which will inevitably lead to the fact that on one side the slice becomes wet 🥪 The main riddle of mankind has been solved!

 

“I put the gum in a pill bottle so people think I’m on medication and don’t ask to share it.”

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On the other hand, it can make people worry about your health if you take pills a lot 💊

Don't be greedy , but economical.

 

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Buttons for 5 cents 🤔 ... It's funny and meaningful.

 

And here is a life hack for those who have a large number of baseball caps in their wardrobe

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Photo author: “I found the coolest organizational life hack that allows me to save a lot of space” 🧢

 

A radical life hack for those who constantly lose remotes

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With such a life hack, if you lose one remote control , then you will lose three at once.

The author of the photo said that the chain length is enough for him to use, and if you consider that one of his remotes is equipped with a bluethoot, then it does not need to be lifted from the table at all 📺

 

“It so happened that they brought me a bunch of greens from the dacha and it was clear that I would not be able to eat right away, and the greens wither and disappear. Therefore, I decided to make a portioned salad dressing for the winter "

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Author of the photo: " I washed all the greens well, cut them coarsely and put them in a bowl. I added salt, a little pepper and olive oil. You can have some garlic, but I was too lazy to peel it. Then she turned it all into mashed potatoes with a hand blender. The resulting mixture was put in silicone muffin tins (one tablespoon per serving) and in the freezer. The result is a ready-made salad dressing".

 

If the funnel cannot stand upright in the neck of the bottle, use two pieces of tissue to make the hole smaller and the funnel more

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stable.This tip is useful for those who need to use two hands when pouring liquid 💧

 

A simple tip to help you end the smell of onions in the refrigerator: place a paper towel under the cut edge of the onion, then wrap it in plastic or put it in a bag

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The paper towels are designed to absorb the juice and smell of the onion. A great life-story that helps you not to wrinkle your nose by opening the refrigerator door, which contains the onion 🧅

 

 

Prefer bar shaving soap? Melt it and pour it into a soap dish!

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This may be useful for those who prefer soap to other shaving products. How is this possible? It's just that some high-quality soap may not be inferior in its properties to the usual means 🪒

Photo author: "In the soap dish shown in the photo there are two types of goat milk soap mixed together: one with the addition of charcoal, and the other with eucalyptus."

The soap is fairly easy to melt. It is necessary to grate it on a grater (preferably fine), put it in a heat-resistant container and add a little water. Then you will need to heat the container with soap in any convenient way (you can even in the microwave), stirring occasionally until the mass becomes homogeneous. If the water boils off ahead of time, just add more. Then pour the resulting mass into a container convenient for you 🧼

 

If you live in a private house or in a country house and your little dog tries to escape through the gap in the fence, attach to its back something that does not pass through the opening, for example, a boomerang

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You can attach any object that will not allow the dog to pass between the fence bars ... It could be either a regular stick or a boomerang 🦮

Not stupid if it works!

 

How to make sure that the hose does not fall out of the barrel

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Author of the photo: “If you are tormented by the problem of constantly falling out of the barrel hose, then catch the wise advice of everyday life! Take a piece of rigid wire or cable and insert it into the hose. Leave a small section outside and bend it. The last step is optional. Now you can give your hose any shape and hang it safely on the edge of the barrel! "...

 

In case the glasses fog up and the mask rises to the top

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Advice from a doctor who knows what he is talking about. The adhesive plaster prevents the mask from rising, and also sufficiently blocks the rising warm air from breathing to keep the goggles from fogging up 👓🩹

 

Use an inverted self-adhesive plastic hook to keep the garbage bag in place

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If this life hack becomes popular enough, then in the future, perhaps, they will immediately release trash cans with hooks 🧺

 

A simple but effective tool for touching up ceiling needed to touch up 

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“Ifew shabby sections of the ceiling in a country house. The roller did not fit the profile of the ceiling; it was necessary to paint with a brush. Usually, before painting, the furniture and the floor are covered with something - newspapers, plastic wrap, etc., but the paint from the brush drips and flows down the handle. Therefore, I made a simple adaptation from the material at hand. It consists of a funnel (cut off the top from a two-liter plastic bottle), a foam tape (black in the photo) and the brush itself. Foam tape fixes the brush in the funnel and insulates the brush handle from paint that will collect in the funnel when painting. Instead of foam rubber, you can use something else, for example, electrical tape, "- wrote the author of the device.

 

"Homemade horizontal bar for pull-ups of my 63-year-old dad"

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Who wants, he looks for opportunities, who does not want - finds excuses. Although, on the other hand, the crossbar is cheaper than hospital treatment 🦽

 

“I only had two batteries, but I needed three for this thing.”

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The daisy chain principle in action. True, the charge of two batteries instead of three will run out 33.33% faster 🔋

 


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