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SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Cast from FOX’s ‘The Gifted’ poses for a portrait during Comic-Con 2017 at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

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The Gifted new promo

The tough thing about adulthood is that it starts before you even know it starts, when you’re already a dozen decisions into it. No lifeguard is watching anymore. You’re on your own. The decisions you make now are yours and yours alone from here until the end.
—  Professor Stephen Malley (Robert Redford)
Robert Redford, Lions for Lambs 2007
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When he was developing DOWNHILL RACER, Robert Redford tapped James Salter, one of America’s most well-regarded writers, for the script (he just happened not to care about sports).

The film’s one-sheet, designed by Stephen Frankfurt, is seen as a breakthrough in movie poster design, and one of the greatest of the ‘60s.

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“The day agreed upon was pouring rain … An hour later the front door opened nervously, and Gatsby, in a white flannel suit , silver shirt, and gold-colored tie, hurried in. He was pale, and there were dark signs of sleeplessness beneath his eyes.”

–F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Robert Redford (1974), Toby Stephens (2000), Leonardo DiCaprio x2 (2013), Sairus Graham (2014)

The Roots - undun

Before I got this album I read a review on HipHopDX which stated, “undun is not an album for the faint of heart” …I didn’t take that seriously. But once I listened to it, I realized that the way those powerful, emotionally explicit lines come at you nonstop can easily be overwhelming. Undun is more than an album. Undun is a story, a lesson, a journey, a tragedy. It’s insightful, frightening, and motivational all in one. It’s moving. Through 9 songs, (not including the 5 instrumental tracks in the album) totaling a rough 30 minutes, you grow a personal connection to Redford Stephens and are taken on a vivid journey that allows you to feel his frustration and despair as you rewind through his life and experience the struggles he faced, which ultimately led to his death. The brilliant and unique concept of this album and the precise arrangement of music makes it, to me, one of the most interesting projects I own. Buy undun here

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The Redford Stephens documentary.

The Roots de presente de Natal antecipado* 

É isso mesmo, o The Roots anunciou esta semana que dia 06 de dezembro será a data de lançamento do novo álbum, que leva o nome de Undun, e tem apenas 10 músicas. São elas:

01 “Sleep”
02 “Make My” Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
03 “One Time”
04 “Kool On”
05 “The Jump”
06 “Stomp”
07 “Lighthouse”
08 “I Remember”
09 “Tip the Scale”
10 “Redford”

Segundo Questo’, baterista da banda, o The Roots não queria que o 13º disco de estúdio fosse um setlist de clássicos para balada. Muito pelo contrário, eles queriam o álbum mais enxuto, conceitual e que fosse suficiente para contar uma história. Pois é, o Undun vai contar a história de Redford Stephens, um cara aparentemente fictício que se tornou criminoso e morreu em 1999 - porém a narrativa do álbum não vai apelar tanto para o tema que, vamos concordar, é bem batido. A idéia é mostrar que apesar dos pesares, os medos e virtudes de Stephens é igual aos nossos.

Acima você pode ouvir a faixa 2, “Make My”, que será lançada oficialmente no primeiro dia de novembro e conta com a participação especial de Big K.R.I.T.
Aperte o play e ouça uma prévia de como será esse álbum “cabeça” de The Roots!

*Escrito por Paty Oliveira

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Undun is the story of this kid who becomes criminal, but he wasn’t born criminal. He’s not the nouveau exotic primitive bug-eyed gunrunner… he’s actually thoughtful and is neither victim nor hero. Just some kid who begins to order his world in a way that makes the most sense to him at a given moment… At the end of the day… isn’t that what we all do?
—  The Roots
The Roots - UNDUN (áudio completo do álbum)

Undun é o primeiro disco conceitual do The Roots, produzido por Questlove e com influências de música de orquestra de câmara. A história envolve Redford Stephens, um garoto da Filadélfia que acaba se envolvendo com o mundo do tráfico de drogas, tendo um final que, infelizmente, ainda acontece muito por aí. No mais, são 14 faixas com o selo The Roots de qualidade, além um grand finale épico.

01. The Un
02. Sleep
03. Make My (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
04. One Time (feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)
05. Kool On (feat. P.O.R.N.)
06. The Other Side
07. Stomp feat. (P.O.R.N.)
08. Lighthouse
09. I Remember
10. Tip The Scale
11. Redford (For Yia Yia & Pappou)
12. Possibility
13. Will To Power
14. Finality