The example of the American film director Orson Welles (1915-1985) provides a different example from the one we mentioned in the article “Inspired by the Cézanne Exhibition” published a few days before the American psychologist Carroll was shocked. . S. Tweck was taken by visual artist Paul Cézanne’s work when he visited an exhibition of his early works, and saw much, if not all, of what he would become as a great artist.
As for Orson Welles, he was not yet twenty-five years old when he signed with RKO to produce his first film, “Citizen Kane,” and he had never directed or acted in a film before, so the film became an experimental project. He rebelled against the established norm.From the traditional methods of directing the film, especially the production company that gave it creative freedom and did not restrict it to any templates, became one of the few films that remained in the vanguard for a long time. After it was first shown in 1941, more than eighty years have passed since its production, and still does. In fact, there are those who consider it one of the greatest things “Hollywood” has ever produced, if not because of the artistic means its director has developed over decades of influence from famous directors. From the beginning, the climax, followed by the ending, it is in direct chronological order. While Welles’s film opens with the hero’s death scene, a newsreel that explains his entire life, he too breaks the rules that followed before him. Using popular heroines to ensure the film’s success, most of the film’s heroes, female and male, are unknown.
In a televised interview to clarify his opinion on the reasons behind the success of “Citizen Kane,” Welles’ response to a question about the source of his faith in the film shocked us. He attributed its success to his ignorance. Yes, his ignorance, “There is no faith equal to ignorance… because when you master a certain field, you become cautious and hesitant.” When asked how ignorance creates excellence in the way it appears in his film, he replied: “I believed that the camera can create everything that the eye can see or the imagination can create, if you start in the world of film. From the bottom of the professional ladder, you learn all the things and endeavors that photographers reject. ”I did it out of fear that they would be criticized, and in my case there was a photographer who was not afraid of failure. In my ignorance that there are things that cannot be achieved or avoided, I tried to photograph everything I dreamed of (…), only because I did not know that they were theoretically impossible. ».
Iman Al-Youssef is a novelist and storyteller with an adventurous spirit, which makes her think about future literature. Her writings are full of questions and experiments, and she has managed to create a special approach for herself. Thinking about the taste and preferences of the readers towards a particular piece of literature and adapting it without fear or concern, this quickens his creative steps in the shadows of the arena. His literary work consists of about 6 works in novels and short stories. : “A Bird in a Fish Tank,” “Human Faces,” “Eggs of Eyes,” “Window,” “Guardian of the Sun,” and “Resurrection of Others.” He has also won awards. Some of his short stories, along with translations of some of his works, have also received theatrical treatment.Beginning with living languages, especially realistic literature, he moved to fantasy in search of new land and others. Faces appear in the stories of characters in a calculated manner, following a different flow of idea in its spirit by explaining it in the context of its expressive figures under the guise of mythology, superstition, superstition. and absurdity and contradictions that fantasy literature tolerates.
In his yet-to-be-published latest novel, “One Year of Solitude,” Al-Youssef captures unrepeatable scenes of the fate of one of the heroes of a popular novel that won the Nobel Prize and achieved untold sales. A calculated risk, she unleashes this hero and puts him in the heart of life, so that his heart beats with love. He lives in the most strange details in an unusual fantasy style, she chooses a difficult model in recreating the hero’s soul. Changing the course of her life, with a burst of creativity, she draws different rhythms in her fantasy world that reflects her desire to grow and experiment, her aesthetic style reveals contradictions that align with the story. Out-of-the-box ideas to refresh the reader’s memory with the heat of events, while at the same time they shade a core plastic sketch.
Having started his literary career in a short story tent, he could save many stories he wrote in different periods and find suitable time to include images, scenes and events with intimate content and publish them. Although he was more involved in writing novels in the past, he continues in his short story in a rhythm that mixes reality with myth to reflect his literary vision, in an intense narrative with the beauty of poetry and the fragrance of imagination. Her passion for short-story creativity has not dried up, so she records her thoughts and writes towards the future, where she spontaneously surrenders to the melodies of captivating storytelling and uses her ideas in the same fashion as she manipulates. … The novel is in antithesis.
Al-Yusuf believes that reading is the ink of the writer and one of the most important cultural projects in his life, so he is busy reading scholarly books and contemporary works of fiction, and tries to invest this interest in exploring the depth of historical writings. Knowing the interests of the nations, delving into the corridors of stories drawn from the source of imagination, until she hires them all… What she reads is a continuation of a thought-provoking literary project.
After the disaster in Iraq… How to deal with a fire in a closed space?
News of a fire at a wedding ceremony in Iraq broke the hearts of millions of followers. Not only in our Arab world, but all over the world, especially the emergence of photos and videos from the scene of the accident and the increasing number of victims, prompting many to describe this matter as a real “catastrophe”. “
A fire has broken out at a wedding hall in a city in northern Iraq, and authorities say it was caused by “firecrackers” and highly flammable building materials. At least 100 people were killed, and more than 150 were injured, according to the untold numbers released by authorities.
At the time of the fire, there were about 900 guests in the hall, which did not meet safety requirements, the interior ministry said.
Here we all have the following question: “How do we react in case of fire in a closed space?”
In his interview with Asharq Al-Awsad, Michael Saliba, an expert in charge of managing the “Internal Rescue and Fire Training School” at the Central Operations Headquarters of the Lebanese Civil Defense, explains that it is important not to immediately panic when an explosion is felt. Try to focus on the fire, and the action, and exit as quietly as possible.
According to the Lebanese civil defense official, the basic steps to follow include:
– Do not immediately rush towards the main door, especially if you are far away.
– Try to stay calm and not panic, focus on knowing the evacuation plan.
– Checking emergency exits (EXIT), and trying to hear the evacuation plan. This happens by observing the instructions of the authorities within the place.
– When calculating the exits, you can go to the nearest door and exit through it without participating in the crowd.
– Creating awareness among people by informing them of the need to go to emergency exits closest to them and not to the main door.
– Try to use an emergency extinguisher if you find it near you, but without adding time, especially if the situation worsens.
It is important not to hide in an enclosed space because of the lack of oxygen that comes with any fire outbreak.
– Jump out of the window in emergency situations only if the situation permits (low floor).
– Do not participate in firefighting unless you have firefighting training and knowledge of the subject. Because any wrong methods can increase the damage, not the other way around.
The importance of awareness and preparedness
Saliba emphasizes that to avoid loss of life in the event of a fire, it is necessary to spread awareness in communities about how to react during these incidents and create an emergency plan that can be easily implemented in all indoor locations.
The expert continued: “It is essential that every indoor hall, restaurant or conference hall has a clear plan for evacuation of people in case of fire, which includes emergency extinguishers (at least two) and emergency exits appropriate to the location. .”
Saliba explained, “For example, if the hall can accommodate 100 people, exits should be equipped so that one person can leave every 3 seconds. Therefore, the number or size of exits should be increased according to the number of people the hall will accommodate. .”
He pointed out the importance of creating awareness among students in schools and stressed that personnel everywhere should follow the instructions posted on the website of the Department of Civil Defense on a seasonal basis. Emergency evacuations around them.
The expert also touched on the need for “internal security officials to keep pace with new technology and construction materials.” He said, “There are devices that are automatically activated when there is a fire and we have to follow the new materials used in construction to find out how dangerous they are and try to make an emergency plan after studying the materials. The time it takes for them to ignite.”
Fire inside the house
If the fire is inside the house, for example, the “YAZA Public Safety” organization in Lebanon says, via its website, that the characteristics and source must first be determined; To know the behavior to follow.
He points out that a person should be calm, courageous and self-controlled.
In the event of a house fire, one should act according to the following steps according to YASA: protection, evacuation, reporting and extinguishing. In the event of a fire, you should immediately think about ensuring personal safety, not exposing yourself to danger, evacuating the building directly away from the occupants through escape routes and not using electric elevators.
Then call the emergency numbers and report the accident.
Yasa explains that if the fire exceeds the controllable level, you should evacuate immediately, don’t be distracted by putting on clothes or taking valuables to save your life.
The group explains that after leaving the house, all doors must be closed; Because air currents entering from doors and windows increase the intensity of fire.
However, if the person has no way out of the house, he should not jump from the windows unless he is on the ground or first floor. If he is on higher floors, he should wait near a window to attract the attention of firemen until he is rescued, and he should not return to the house until the fire is completely extinguished.
Brand Revealed sequence “, about its new collection for spring and summer 2024, yesterday again at Paris Fashion Week, “Vogue” said that we have reviewed in this report combining classic coats, light and dark colors, hats and other trends. magazine website.
5 trends for spring and summer 2024 presented by “The Row”.
Although it mostly offers coats for the fall season, the brand ” sequence “, a white coat added some bright colors, the model paired it with yellow and completed her look with comfortable shoes.
One of the most popular brand trends sequence Mesh shoes made an appearance at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2024, as one of the models wore a flat red mesh shoe.
And he appeared on the stairs. sequence “, an elegant red sports jacket, which is seen as an attempt to rethink the design of the famous brand’s sports jackets, as the fashion model wore a sports jacket with a white shirt and trousers.
Combine the colors
The Olsen twins are known for designing collections dominated by monochromatic colors, but this time they incorporated more colors as their design wore classic black trousers and a blue blouse, carrying a large gold handbag. XXLLoved by women who carry a lot of their things while going to work or shopping.
Combine the colors
The brand showcased monochromatic pieces, a dress with pants using jersey fabric, and a geometric bag carried by one-of-a-kind models.