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Where is this scene? Léon: The Professional (1994)

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When I saw this film for the first time, I wondered exactly where this iconic scene was filmed. The scene makes me feel very “New York,” and at first I thought it might be Park Avenue South or Madison Avenue, or 23rd Street close to the Chelsea Hotel where they filmed interior scenes of Mathilda’s apartment. Unfortunately none of the ... Read More »

Museyon’s Guide to the Weekend

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  Celebrate: Headed to Berlin this weekend or, heck, have a layover at the airport there? Then hit-up the annual Bread and Butter event at Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport. This biannual shopping spree is full of the forthcoming season’s staple trends. Hundreds of designers, from well-known labels to emerging talent, showcase their creations there.   Watch: No Strings Attached – Emma ... Read More »

“Goya’s Ghosts”: Tracing War, Torture, and Intolerance Through The Painter’s Spain

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  There’s not a whole lot of Goya in “Goya’s Ghosts”, the 2006 movie by detail-oriented, lush filmmaker Milos Foreman. Religious persecution, Dickensian plot twists, and Natalie Portman’s tears, sure. But in this wholly fictitious tale played out in a true-to-life historical setting, Stellan Sarsgård as the great painter of violence and intolerance is more of concerned observer as the ... Read More »

Goya’s Great Mystery

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Painter Francisco Goya is Spain’s national treasure — in fact, even the nation’s version of the Oscars are named after him. For most of his life, the artist was a painter to the royal court, but in his old age, he left Spain, disillusioned with the political situation, and settled in France. It was there that he painted what some ... Read More »

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