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‘American Utopia’: Why it was ‘obvious’ for David Byrne to work with Spike Lee – ‘This had to be a film’ [WATCH]

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At this point, “American Utopia” has been experienced in almost every medium available. David Byrne released it as an album in 2018. It was then the basis of a stage production that wound up on Broadway in 2019. And that Broadway show was shot by Spike Lee as a concert film that made the rounds of the fall 2020 film festivals before its scheduled October 17 debut on HBO. The film screened at the New York Film Festival on October 3, where Byrne and Lee discussed it with NYFF Director of Programming Dennis Lim. Watch their Q&A above.

“This just seemed like the obvious thing … This had to be a film,” said Byrne about the decision to reach out to Lee to helm a movie version of the show, which features Byrne alongside 11 other musicians and dancers who explore humanity and social justice. “Because this show does deal with the world we’re living in, I thought, Spike’s going to get that. That’s the water Spike swims in.”

Lee was likewise eager to work with Byrne. They had crossed paths before, and Lee was already a fan of Byrne and the iconic band he fronted, Talking Heads. “I mean he’s just a beautiful cat,” Lee explained. He loved the veteran musician’s “vibe” and “his whole essence … I knew right away that this, to use sports terminology, was in my wheelhouse. This was a big, fat, juicy one right down the middle of the plate. And I knew I could knock it out of the park because it was great already.”

The film has already been acclaimed by critics, scoring 92 on MetaCritic as of this writing. Are you excited to get a glimpse of this show on HBO so soon after “Hamilton” also brought Broadway to the screen earlier this year on Disney+?

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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