mardi 21 janvier 2014

Martin Luther King

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When Martin Luther King accepted his Nobel Prize, he delivered a speech that has been unfairly ignored because his delivery was so muted. Read 50 years later, it is electrifying.
—Martin Luther King’s gifts were manifest. He was an inspired leader, a galvanizing orator, and a brilliant polemicist and prose writer. But more than anything, he knew how to rise to an occasion.
Martin Luther King Jr. held his acceptance speech in the auditorium of the University of Oslo on 10 December 1964.
See a Video of the Acceptance Speech here.

Hear Martin Luther King’s inspiring 1958 speech in an Illinois synagogue some 6 years before his famous I Have A Dream Speech. Very moving. Here.

An Alfred Hitchcock documentary on the Nazi Holocaust

The British Army Film Unit cameramen who shot the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 used to joke about the reaction of Alfred Hitchcock to the horrific footage they filmed. When Hitchcock first saw the footage, the legendary British director was reportedly so traumatised that he stayed away from Pinewood Studios for a week. Hitchcock may have been the king of horror movies but he was utterly appalled by "the real thing". 
Lire la suite sur le site de The Independent