C.RULL despite its low budget, has raised $ 100 million. Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Bryce Dallas Howard are its protagonists. It is an adaptation of the novel best seller written by Kathryn Stockett. The formula seems ctiva. Good feelings, universal and intimate tragedies, and above all a story about the value of friendship and equality.
The novel The Help (the help), written by Kathryn Stockett and published here as maids and ladies, has come to the heart of many readers, with 5 million copies sold worldwide since its release in 2009, and there was only a step from there to its film adaptation. In fact, the film version that premiered this summer in the United States has become one of the great successes surprise of the season. Increasingly on the rise, a young actress Emma Stone one of the protagonists of welcome to Zombieland and nominated for a Golden Globe for rumors and lies-, another actress great, although little known here, 46 years old, as it is Viola Davis and candidate to the Oscar by the doubt-, seconded by more familiar names, case of Bryce Dallas Howard or veteran Sissy Spacek, have been chosen to give the characters devised by Stockett face and body. And have done so with the blessing of the American public that have aupado The Help to success with were 100.8 million from $ 70 million euros collected in little more than 3 weeks and pursuing its excellent commercial career. The past weekend was still number 1 in the box office, when his budget was extremely low, only $ 25 million approximately EUR 17 million-, an almost ridiculous investment for the average for a Hollywood production.
After Chambers, actor, screenwriter and also producer Tate Taylor, faced with this his second feature film. The first, Pretty Ugle People, remains unreleased on our screens. In addition to directing the adaptation, Taylor has been one of the main artificies of the success of The Help, it helped the writer, friend yours from the childhood, find publishing to publish the book when his manuscript had been already rejected by more than 60 publishing agents.
Now it has come: follows the first European country to the pioneering United States and United Kingdom plans to massively expand the exploitation of shale gas deposits with the help of the controversial fracking. Dallas, 07.078.2013. To do this, should investors in, which promises the most generous tax regimes for the development of shale gas. Fracking is highly controversial among experts, as polluting chemicals are used in the production. Nevertheless, the English Government wants to tax promotion of shale gas with 30%, while she conceded 62% taxes in most oil and gas fields in the North Sea.
Geologists here expect that the existing reserves of shale gas in North of England could meet the needs of Britain for several decades. With the support for the fracking the British settle clearly from other European countries in Europe, which is expressed in a variety already against it. The thrust of the United Kingdom could bring unrest to think European. Because, the reasoning seems clear: Britain wants to create thousands of jobs by promoting the shale gas potential and keep the energy costs of millions of people. In addition to United Kingdom, also Poland and the Ukraine put on the promotion of shale gas potential. The Governments of France and Bulgaria adopted fracking prohibitions against it. Germany has put at least until the Bundestag election in September on hold the subject, keeps promoting – at least for environmental reasons out – for critical.
However, environmentalists fear that European pressure to energy prices could motivate also Germany to reverse. But an environmental hazard posed by promoting about fracking in any case, this is uncontroversial. This involves not only the question of the introduction of chemicals into the ground water exposure, experts also warn that hundreds if not thousands of individual holes would have to be performed to exploit a shale gas field. Especially in dense populated regions this was connected with a high noise for local residents. The concern for the poisoning of groundwater earned well the German brewery Association on the plan: he recently warned against the use of chemical cocktails, a mandatory requirement for the fracking. It remains to be seen whether the new Government adheres to the previous plans, and also maintains a ban on fracking. Maybe it’s even the old. Then she should can be measured on their today’s decisions.