Sodom and Gomorrah
were destroyed not because the people there were homosexuals.
The name Gomorrah
comes from one of the two Canaanite cities of Sodom and Gomorrah
whose destruction is recorded in the Bible...
The ways in which fathers and mentors hurt and help their sons and proteges is a theme that percolates quietly throughout "Gomorrah
." Ciro and Attilio --who have a warm father-son dynamic --are at different stages of life, but they are ultimately just working men trying to get by.
Genesis provides us with a topographical description of Sodom and Gomorrah
, as seen through the eyes of Lot: And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain [kikar] of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere [kulo mashke], before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou goest unto Zoar)Gen.
When asked how much of the book is realistic, Rick replied, "Both 'Melody Hill' and 'The Gomorrah
Principle' faithfully adhere to the details and events surrounding the Vietnam War such that they could be listed as historical fiction as well as their designations as military/espionage thrillers.
Inset top, Laing Art Gallery's Top, Laing Art Gallery's The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah
by John Martin
Years after going into exile because of the death threats he received related to his controversial film Gomorrah
, he writes from a place of isolation, but remarks that "my life in a bulletproof bubble is, after all, still a life." Topics are eclectic, mostly personal or reflecting on art and artists.
Next up is a Cannes Grand Prix winner looking at the mafia heartland that is Naples, Gomorrah
, by Matteo Garrone.
FROM the director of the riveting crime drama Gomorrah
comes this prize-winning and intriguing movie based around one man's desire to enter Italian TV's Big Brother.
Scampia is at the core of the so-called Camorra feud between criminal gangs in and around Naples, depicted in Gomorrah
, Roberto Saviano's award-winning expose of organised crime in the region.
There he was discovered by Matteo Garrone, 43, a director who achieved international success with 'Gomorrah
', a grim portrayal of the Camorra mafia of Naples which won the Grand Prix at Cannes in 2008.
A FEMINIST walk-out, warnings about Sodom and Gomorrah
, and what constitutes being fully clothed all featured in a highly-charged council meeting yesterday.