lunes, 25 de marzo de 2013



Una adicitiva serie de televisión que muestra la actividad de un bufete de abogados en torno a casos inspirados por escandalos corporativos de los últimos años: Enron, Madoff, la crisis energética en el estado de California, problemas medioambientales... 

From Wikipedia
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler
The series revolves around the brilliant, ruthless lawyer Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and her protégée Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne). For the first few seasons the series centers around the law firm Hewes & Associates . Each season features a major case that Hewes and her firm take on, while also examining a chapter of the complicated relationship between Ellen and Patty. Later seasons center more on Patty and Ellen's relationship as Ellen begins to distance herself from Patty and begins to concentrate on her independent career.
Known for its depiction of season-long cases from the point of view of both the law firm and the target, the series is noted for its plot twists, nonlinear narrative, technical merit, season-long storylines, and the acting ability of its cast. The series has attracted many stars to play characters on the side against Hewes, including; Ted Danson, William Hurt, Marcia Gay Harden, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, John Goodman, Dylan Baker, and Ryan Phillippe.


Creators devised the series as the relationship between a mentor and a protégée: two women in powerful positions. Although the initial story idea did not have the series set in the legal arena, the creators chose it because they felt the legal world included women who commanded power and influence. The concept was inspired by the creators' interaction with their superiors along with their experiences in the entertainment industry. The series steers away from usual legal dramas, where storyline is set inside the courtroom and instead describes the characters' lives and interactions outside the courtroom and the behind-the-scenes power maneuvering and manipulation. About the characters of the show Zelman notes, "We don't look at any of the characters as good or bad or anything like that. What really motivated us to write about this world, first and foremost, was our interest in power dynamics, the dynamics of power in society."

The series was designed with the main character, Patty Hewes, tackling one case per season.[6] The first season of the series focuses on a class-action lawsuit against the fraudulent multi-billionaire CEO of a defunct company. The plot was inspired by various corporate scandals and characters involved in them,[7] most notably from the 2001 scandal surrounding Enron.[8] The second season deals with the energy industry and related environmental issues. The story is influenced by recent and ongoing environmental cases in the United States in the mining industry and also by the events of the 2001 California energy crisis.[9] The writers were guided by environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., who shared his experience in the field with various corporations and CEOs.[10] The third season is largely based on the 2009 epic Bernie Madoff scandal, with veiled references and similarities to the case of the collapse of the Stanford Financial Group of companies and their use of Antigua's opaque banking laws.

domingo, 3 de marzo de 2013

Trailer Argo de Ben Affleck

Basada en hechos reales ocurridos  durante el mandato del presidente Carter y , desclasificados por Bill Clinton hace unos años.. Es la tercera película que dirige Ben Affleck que también la protagoniza y está inspirada por el libro que escribió Tony Méndez, el agente que ideó el extravagante plan para sacar de la embajada canadiense a seis norteamericanos que fueron acogidos allí en secreto trás la crisis diplomática EEUU_Irán trás la huida del Sha. . La" tapadera" era la realización de una película y la localización de exteriores en distintos países entre ellos Irán.
Ha recibido un Oscar como mejor guión adaptado en 2013..