Another great movie from Emir Kusturica

February 2, 2008

Five cent tour:

Youtube clip (link) of a German trailer for Emir Kusturica’s award-winning movie, Life is a Miracle. And my take on how the ass saves the day.

Steve Ballmer: Will his stubborn vision revitalize Microsoft by taking over Yahoo. Or is he just an ass?

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Emir Kusturica

Today, I saw yet another fantastic movie by Emir Kusturica, Life is a Miracle (2004). Here’s a German trailer for the movie:

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The orignial title is Zivot je cudo. This is the third movie by Kusturica I’ve seen. The other two were Underground and Black Cat, White Cat. Having enjoyed three of Kusturica’s movies, I’m grateful to my friend, Mihai Coman, for introducing me to Kusturica’s work.

A great and dramatic story that finishes with a happy ending- it can feed that faint spark of hope inside of me. That is important to me. Because I too need fuel, sometimes.

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My letter to Steve Ballmer- to which I received a response

September 12, 2006

Bablionic Note:

In response to my letter (below) or its publication in a Romanian newspaper, I was contacted by a board member of Microsoft, HR VP of Microsoft, and Director of Microsoft Romania. The issue was resolved to my satisfaction.

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September 12, 2006

Mr. Steve Ballmer
Chief Executive Officer
Microsoft Corporation

Dear Mr. Ballmer:

I write to you from Bucharest, Romania because I was taken aback today when a junior programmer, Emilian Baragan, came to tell me that he is leaving our company for Microsoft. The surprise is not that this untrustworthy junior developer is leaving our small development company for the opportunities and benefits offered by Microsoft, but that Microsoft’s business plan in Romania is a contradiction. At the end of this letter, I provide a proposal that may solve this conundrum.

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