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Autor teksta: Vade Mecum, 12.03.2015

P.S.
Ovo je prvi testni rad na ovu temu. Nije što mi se tekst nešto posebno svidio, nego je prvi na koji sam naišao. 🙂

The Journey Never Ends, part II

Several days ago the UNHCR published my column “The Journey Never Ends, part 1“. Here’s the second part.

THE JOURNEY NEVER ENDS, PART II
From time to time I get asked what I knew about Denmark before coming here. Since I was always very interested in geography I knew that Copenhagen was the nation’s capital and I knew that the peninsula of Jutland links Denmark to the rest of Europe. I knew that the country produced and exported a lot of meat and dairy products and that it did not have many natural resources.

So, what is my story in Denmark? In 1994 I started at Skive Gymnasium. I think it was here I first began to learn about the Danish language, society and culture. Later I started working and I learned even more about Danish values and society. In 2003 I graduated from Nordic Multimedia Academy as a multimedia designer, and since then I have worked as a graphic designer in various companies.

Unlike the natives I do not have a particularly good relationship with Danish food. I think it was in 1998 I got acquainted with Danish roasted potatoes. I was at the company’s Christmas party and I saw these delicious brown potatoes. I ignored almost all the other food and filled my plate with the potatoes. When I tasted it all my senses got a shock and I almost literally ended up on the floor, and it was not because of the beer or the schnapps! It was because I just could not dream potatoes could (or should) be sugary, sweet!

Another Danish food I could not eat for a really long time is rye bread. It was hard, dry and did not taste very good. It may well be that the bread is healthier than ciabatta style bread, but I always felt it tasted like wood. However, one thing I think Danes excel at is pastry, fruit tarts, and marzipan: Othello cake, apple cake (everything with apples) and berry tarts.

Although I now have lived in Denmark for 18 years I have still not got used to the Danish weather. We Danish Bosnians say that “even dogs do not bark in Denmark”, but if something is untamed in this country then it must be the weather. I still have a hard time getting used to rain, wind and sunshine all on the same day. The first two I could easily do without but in a way there is a certain charm (do I really mean this?) about the changing and unpredictable weather.

In Denmark I have lived in refugee centres, in a so-called satellite (a house attached to an asylum centre), a townhouse, a house and a number of flats. I think the process of establishing myself in a new country went rather well. It was not easy, I was a stranger and unfamiliar with the surroundings, but quietly my family and I found our place. It was not always easy to get in contact with the natives. This is especially true in the western Jutland where locals are often very reserved towards people they do not know. My experience is that they open up after they have known you some time. In the beginning I had a hard time understanding their reservation towards foreigners, but I got used to it and eventually I realized that’s a part of their way of life.

Today I have my own family; a wife and two beautiful daughters. I tell them stories about my home country and teach them about Bosnian cultural values, but I also raise them so that they tomorrow can be good and valuable members of the Danish society. I am very proud of my family and I know as long I have them with me everything is going to be fine – that is why I will always fight for democracy and individual freedom in Denmark so that my daughters do not experience what I was forced to in those dark, final years of the twentieth century.

Filmovi u decembru

I stigli smo na kraj ove filmske godine. U decembru sam imao priliku pogledati sljedeće filmove:
This Film Is Not Yet Rated ***
Nightmare Before Christmas ***
Love Song For Bobby Long ***
Down By Law ****
Halbe Treppe (Grill Point) ***
The Ice Harvest *
Be Cool **
Gomorra ***
Into The Wild *****
The Day Earth Stood Still ***

Većina filmova koje sam pogledao u ovom mjesecu su filmovi srednjeg kvaliteta, dobri ali i ništa više. Filmove koje bih izdvojio su This Film Is Not Yet Rated koji se bavi filmskom cenzurom u Sjedinjenim Američkim Državama, i Down By Law u kojem Jim Jarmusch odlično prikazuje raznolikost SAD-a, makar to bilo kroz tri sudbine nesvakidašnjih ljudi. Roberto Benigni je sjajan kao brbljivac koji ne razumije engleski, ali sam posebno oduševljen i iznenađen Tom Waitsovim glumačkim sposobnostima.

Film mjeseca je Into The Wild, odlićni film kojeg je režirao Sean Penn. Gluma i scenario su odlični, a tema (protivljenje materijalizmu i konvencionalnom življenju) potiče na razmišljanje. Vrlo preporučljivo, ali ne treba očekivati zabavu i smijeh.

Vitez Tame

Nakon punih šest mjeseci (od Goniča Zmajeva), jučer sam po prvi put bio u kinu i pogledao Viteza Tame (The Dark Knight), novo filmsko izdanje o američkom heroju Batmanu.

Mogu sa određenom dozom suzdržanosti reći da je ovaj film najbolji Batman film. Nekoliko sati prije odlaska u kino, razgovarao sam sa dobrim prijateljom kojem se ovaj film nije svidio jer je bio, za njegov ukus, bio isuviše ozbiljan, i čije uloge su bile nedovoljno u karikaturnom stilu stripa. E vidite, to se meni baš i svidjelo u Vitezu Tame, nije bilo karikatura i gotovo dječije neozbiljnosti koje su krasile prijašnje filmove o Batmanu, sa izuzetkom Batman Forever.

Filmom prevladavaju sumorne i mračne slike grada, ljudi i atmosfere. Toj slici posebno doprinosi uloga Jokera kojeg odlično glumi preminuli Heath Ledger. On je u isto vrijeme i simpatičan i negativac od kojeg se ledi krv u žilama. Definitivno najzanimljivija uloga u filmu. Za razliku od Jokera, Batman je još uvijek ukočen i ne baš pretjerano zanimljiv, iako je Christian Bale uradio prilično dobar posao. Maggie Gylenhaal nije ubjedljiva u ulozi Rachel Dawes, dok Aaron Eckhart je uverljiv i upečatljiv kao Harvey Dent, odnosno Two Face.

Film je pun akcije i eksplozija, a i manuskript je prilično bogat i dobro sklopljen, iako se doima pomalo pobrkan sa mnoštvom sporednih scena. Također nisam bio zadovoljan sa klipovanjem filma, jer su se neke scene doimale kao da su upola prekinute. Da li je to do distributera ili režisera, nisan siguran.

Sve u svemu, The Dark Knight je odličan film za ljubitelje dobre akcije sa dubokom pričom, pa i dobrih psihoanaliza i filozofskih referenci, dok će istinski fanovi Batman stripova (kao što je moj prijatelj), možda ostati malo razočarani zbog ozbiljnog prikaza njihovog junaka i cijelog filma, što je, po meni, upravo ono što ovaj film čini dobrim.

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