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We wish to express our grateful acknowledgment to all the owners of the visual images enhancing our website. They have been ‘borrowed’ without giving their authors the credit they deserve.


The best way to do so is to use the “CATEGORIAS” on […]

Time will tell

⊕ Telling the Time ⇐ / ⊗ Asking for the time ⇐

⇒words-about-time⇐ [] ⇒time-expressions-in-english⇐

¤ Expressions of Time … ⇒TASK⇐ (advanced)

•→Time markers associated to tenses⇐

Φ Time collocations ⇔ [quiz] ⇔ Time expressions⇐ Φ IT’S (HIGH) TIME + PAST SUBJUNCTIVE

Imperialism & War

The actions by which one nation is able to control other usually smaller or weaker nations. The two primary methods of imperialism are military conquest and political diplomacy.

♦ David Crystal ↑ Will English Always Be the Global Language?

The Grand Budapest Hotel

•→A Beginner’s Guide to Wes Anderson Movies⇐


It takes more than a trailer to explain Wes Anderson’s «The Grand Budapest Hotel.» →Fox Searchlight← releases a full, indepth featurette to help out.

A young woman walks into a cemetery in […]

Good for a laugh

∞ Cheech & Chong, aka. ‘Los Cochinos’, come across some poop and check it out ⇒


. . . DOGSHIT? ⇒

♣ An Irish joke ↓ ‘ cocksucker!’

Dylan Moran’s Irish […]

David Shrigley


◊ Who I Am and What I Want ↓

•→ A bedtime story ⇐ ♦ Blur ↓ ‘Good Song’

Waiting, I got […]

The Art of Illustration

Illustrators articulate what a photograph cannot. Using an array of techniques and styles, illustrators evoke stories and meaning in a variety of mediums, from editorial illustration in magazines and newspapers, to comics books, to activist media. And as their tasks over the years have become less informational […]

Gerhard Richter

◊ San Francisco Museum of Modern Art ↓ G R – PHOTOGRAPHY & ABSTRACTION 2002

◊ GR Painting ↓ Film Captures the German Impasto Master at Work with His Squeegee

The notoriously secretive creative process of reclusive German artist Gerhard Richter is exposed in filmmaker Corinna Belz’s new fly-on-the-wall documentary, […]

David Attenborough

¤ The Tree of Life ↓

Sir David Attenborough gives credit to Darwin & Mendel, and comments on evolution and DNA from a modern perspective…

Some people in the States, so-called ‘creationists’, wouldn’t share David’s views on evolution.

◊ Naturalist Sir David Attenborough explains why he believes wildlife documentaries […]

Ron Fricke

Pioneering filmmakers that have expanded the image vocabulary of documentaries, Mark Magidson and Ron Fricke join BYOD to discuss Chronos, Baraka, and their new creation, Samsara. Discussing the difficulties of capturing stunning images in remote locations, and the signature filming techniques that have blown millions of minds, Ron and Mark key us into […]

Coen Bros

Welcome four-time Oscar-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen for a rare, career-spanning discussion of their work, moderated by Noah Baumbach.

¤ ⇒F I L M O G R A P H Y ⇔⇐

∞ Joel & Ethan Coen are an American treasure. They have the uncanny […]

Kevin Smith

‾ Born and raised in New Jersey and very proud of it; this fact can be seen in all of his movies. His first movie, Clerks. (1994), was filmed in the convenience store in which Smith worked. He was only allowed to shoot at night after the store closed. This movie won the highest award […]

Byambasuren Davaa

A Mongolian film maker currently residing in Germany. Between 1995 and 1998 she studied at the Movie Academy in Ulaanbaatar. In 1998 she began to work as a moderator and director’s assistant with Mongolian National Television. In 2000 she moved to Munich, Germany, to study documentary […]

‘Smoke’ + ‘Blue in the Face’

◊ «Smoke» ↓ Wayne Wang + Paul Auster 1995

Read SCRIPT…→←


♦ ◊ ‘Blue in the Face‘, a sequel to ‘Smoke‘ ↓ highlights

Auggie (Harvey Keitel) runs a tobacconist’s in Brooklyn, while Jim Jarmusch comes […]

The Visitor [T. McCarthy, 2008]

The Visitor is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy and produced by Michael London and Mary Jane Skalski. Executive producers were Jeff Skoll and Omar Amanat. The screenplay focuses on a lonely man in late middle age whose life changes when he is caught up in the plight […]

David Lynch


1. Eraserhead (song: In heaven) 2. The elephant man (song: Recapitulation) 3. Dune (song: Toto – Main title) 4. Blue velvet (song: Bobby Vinton – Blue velvet) 5. Twin peaks (song: Julee Cruise – Falling) 6. Wild at heart (song: Nicholas Cage – Love me tender) 7. Fire walk with me (song: […]

Julien Temple’s London

¤ London – The Modern Babylon

Directed by Julien Temple | UK 2012 | Colour, black and white | 128min |

British director Julien Temple (Absolute Beginners, The Great Rock and Roll Swindle) has released a new documentary called London – The Modern Babylon, exploring the history of his hometown […]

J G Ballard

1930 – 2009 ¤ JG Ballard‘s fertile imagination fancifully envisaged yet another World War where the British and the Americans fought on different sides. This story, «Theatre of War» was published in his book ‘Myths of the Near Future’, and it’s written in a style which looks much the same as a TV script. […]

The Wasp Factory [I. Banks]

If you’ve read Iain Banks‘s novel, you’ll enjoy the BBC-Radio 4 interview.


Includes an excerpt from Chapter 8 read by Iain Banks himself. Transcript below . . .

Iain Banks meets James Naughtie and readers at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh to talk about his […]

Through The Tunnel [D. Lessing]

¤ Doris Lessing [1919-2013]

In her long and complex career, Doris Lessing, the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in literature, has traversed the savannas of Africa, the crooked streets of London and the chilly reaches of outer space. Irving Howe once described her as “the archaeologist of human relations,” […]