Light&Fun

Flying among arts, science and traditions.

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS FOR FLIGHT

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The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest, the strongest, the most resistant: today we’re talking about records. Flying records, of course. Some aeroplane records are considered milestones in terms of aviation, changing the world and revolutionising transport and communication. Such as the first commercial flights from...

CASABLANCA

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Here’s a myth buster for you: the line "Play it again, Sam" NEVER features in the film "Casablanca". Never. How is it that one of the most famous lines in Hollywood history, wrongly attributed to Humphrey Bogart, was never actually said? The real line, "Play...

NOVELS TO TAKE ON HOLIDAY

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Last day at the office. TO DO: Set-up an auto reply for your work e-mails. ✓ Check your garden sprinkler system. ✓ Empty the fridge: chicks won’t hatch out of eggs in a month, but the eggs will become nuclear weapons! ✓ Pack your bag. ✓ Turn off the gas....

SINGING IN THE AIR

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Writers and poets have always considered flying to be a mysterious and fascinating concept, but music may well be its most successful field. Let’s set aside for a moment Sinatra’s "Fly me to the Moon", all of those songs about "your mind flying away",...

AEROPAINTING AND FUTURISM

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It was 1912 and the whole world, shocked by the tragedy of the Titanic, was focused on the new huge machines that allowed you to reach the other side of the planet in reasonable times. The ’new’ continents were no longer the domain of...

HOME ALONE

“Keviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin Keeeeeeviiiiiiiiiiin!!!” How could you forget little Kevin McCallister rigging his house with traps against a clumsy thief played by Joe Pesci? Home Alone by Chris Columbus, along with the Die Hard saga and masterpieces such as Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump, are among the greatest...

LESSONS FROM HOLLYWOOD: ‘THE TERMINAL’

Tickets in hand, but no passport. This is the space dedicated to cinema. Now showing: 'The Terminal'. For those who missed Steven Spielberg's film, here it is in a nutshell. The story is about Viktor, from the small former Soviet state of Krakozhia, who lands at...

LESSONS FROM HOLLYWOOD: ‘UP IN THE AIR’

Cinema doesn't give air travel a good rep, let's face it: disasters, accidents, emergency landings.... but there are some exceptions. For the parents among you, 'Planes' may spring to mind (you're so busted!), but if you want to stick to realistic movies, let's start with...