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Santiago Forero Aparicio

English Class 2017-2018

Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo is the author of the bestseller "The Godfather". He was born in New York in 1920, but was Italian descendent. Is known as the mafia novelist.

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Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen is a very strange name for a neighborhood and it definitely calls our attention, isn't it true? We can think about a famous restaurant street or a drug production center. But according to different sources, it is was a neighborhood that received many immigrants from different countries on the XIX and XX century. It was also characterized by its violence and gangs.

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Santiago Forero Photography

Santiago Forero Photography

I am very interested in photography. This is my Flickr page where I share pictures of my own that I have captured on different moments. I edit some of them and think of a caption that describes or relates to the picture perfectly. Also I have an instagram page named @forerophoto where I post other pictures.

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Intermediary of favous

Intermediary of favous

I see Don Corleone as an intermediary of favors. People ask favors to the Godfather and then he asks them back in order to grant another favor. Maybe if he didn't accept to do dirty treats and favors (like murdering), what he does could be sort of legal.

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The Godfather's book cover

The Godfather's book cover

The Godfather's book cover design is brilliant. The hand holding the strings of a puppet represents perfectly how Don Vito Corleone can manage to use everybody as a puppet and manipulate them as non-living figures. The illustration is a magnificent art piece,with a deep conceptual elaboration, that holds a big meaning behind it.

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Banda de Guerra Gimnasio Campestre 2011

Banda de Guerra Gimnasio Campestre 2011

Since minute 13:04, it can be appreciated the interpretation from the "Banda de Guerra del Gimnasio Campestre" of the Godfather's theme song. Despite the fact that this song is not played by the band nowadays, I really loved the moments where I could listen to it and the few opportunities that I had to play it personally.

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Sicilian Mafia: Origins, Evolution, and Operations

Sicilian Mafia: Origins, Evolution, and Operations

Nowadays, it is very common to listen stories about Mexican and Colombian mobsters on news, tv and movies. But rarely, we hear about the Italian mobsters and the Sicilian mafia. They have complex structures that have determined their success and despite the government attempts to end with them, they have survived. They even achieved to get to United States and establish a heavy mafia network in Manhattan.

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The Animals - It's My Life

The Animals - It's My Life

My favorite song since long ago. I love the 1960's style of this rock band and especially on this song. The melodies of this song take me immediately to the United States on 1965 and makes me feel as if I was on their concert singing:

"It's my life and I'll do what I want
It's my mind and I'll think what I want
Show me I'm wrong, hurt me sometime
But some day I'll treat you real fine"

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Sebastião Salgado | The Art of Photography

Sebastião Salgado | The Art of Photography

"Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian photographer who is dedicated to awareness of conditions of both wildlife and humans." (The Art of Photography) He is the best contemporary photographer for me. The way he exposes worldwide realities in black and white tonalities is a pleasure for they eye and the soul. He has been in the right place at the right moment in several opportunities, and he has taken advantage of these moments with his lens.

theartofphotography.tv
A Story of Robin Hood by James Baldwin

A Story of Robin Hood by James Baldwin

The story of Robin Hood is quite similar to Don Corleone's one. Robin Hood stole the rich people to benefit himself and the poor ones. The poor families looked upon him as a friend. And he even made dirty favors to people, to get favors in exchange.

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