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Biden: Asalto Al Capitolio Fue Ataque a La Democracia

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El presidente estadounidense Joe Biden marcó el jueves el aniversario del asalto al Capitolio con fuertes críticas al entonces mandatario Donald Trump y sus partidarios, y a quienes ahora repiten falsedades sobre la elección presidencial.

“Por primera vez en nuestra historia, un presidente no simplemente perdió la elección, él trató de prevenir la transferencia pacífica del poder cuando una turba violenta irrumpió en el Capitolio”, dijo Biden. “Pero fracasaron”.

“La democracia fue atacada”, dijo Biden en el Capitolio. “Pero el pueblo perdura. El pueblo prevaleció”.

El presidente y congresistas demócratas iniciaron el día en el Statuary Hall, uno de varios lugares donde los revoltosos irrumpieron hace un año e interrumpieron el conteo electoral. Biden remarcó el contraste entre la verdad de lo sucedido y las narrativas falsas que han surgido sobre el asalto, incluyendo la renuencia de muchos republicanos a declarar que Biden gano la elección de 2020.

“Ustedes y el mundo lo vieron con sus propios ojos”, dijo.

Les pidió a los que escuchaban que cerraran los ojos y recordaran lo que vieron ese día, mientras describía la horrorosa, violenta escena, la turba atacando a la policía del Capitolio, amenazando a la presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes, erigiendo cadalsos y amenazando con ahorcar al vicepresidente, todo ello mientras Trump miraba los acontecimientos por televisión desde la Casa Blanca.

“Esta es la verdad absoluta sobre el 6 de enero del 2021”, dijo Biden. “Ellos buscaban subvertir la Constitución. Debemos estar absolutamente claros sobre lo que es la verdad y lo que es una mentira. Ésta es la verdad”, dijo. “El expresidente de Estados Unidos ha diseminado una red de mentiras sobre la elección de 2020”.

A la serie de actos conmemorativos previstos para la jornada asistirán demócratas, tanto en persona como de forma virtual, pero casi todos los republicanos con escaño en el Capitolio estarán ausentes. La división es un firme recordatorio de la ruptura entre los dos partidos, agravada desde que cientos de partidarios de Trump superaron con violencia a la policía, utilizaron sus puños y astas para romper los vidrios del Capitolio e interrumpieron la certificación de la victoria electoral de Biden.

Aunque los republicanos del Congreso condenaron casi universalmente el ataque en los días posteriores, la mayoría se han mantenido fieles al expresidente.

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The Hardest Costume Design Challenge on ‘Cyrano’ Had Nothing to Do With the Lead Character

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This story about the “Cyrano” costume design first appeared in the Below-the-Line Issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

The real Cyrano de Bergerac lived in France in the 17th century, and the Edmond Rostand play that immortalized him begins in 1640. But director Joe Wright made a conscious decision to move the action up a century for his new musical “Cyrano,” which stars Peter Dinklage as the poetic swashbuckler.

“The idea was to re-create Cyrano around the mid-1700s to give the idea of lightness through the costumes,” costume designer Massimo Cantini Parrini said. “The 1600s, while a beautiful period to represent, is very set and rigid. Setting a musical in the 1700s allowed us to make everything light and airy at the same time.”

Parrini achieved that lightness by using delicate and transparent fabrics inspired by watercolors from the 1700s that he’d seen in a museum in Rome. “The colors were so watery and ethereal that I wanted to re-create them through the costumes, using more fabrics one on top of the other, with different colors,” he said.

He worked with natural fibers such as silk and linen, along with fabrics like organza that are “delicate but full-bodied at the same time.” He added, “For me, it is very important to maintain the criteria of the costume itself while capturing the essence of the historical period that I have to represent.”

Costume design for Peter Dinklage’s Cyrano

But Parrini occasionally used costumes that weren’t strictly accurate to the period. “Bringing modernity to a historical language is very important for understanding the costumes,” he said. “It is important for me that the costume is understood even by an audience that knows nothing of the past.”

He also needed to pay attention to the requirement that costumes would need to move with actors who suddenly turned into dancers. “I enjoyed using materials that aided me in creating movement,” he said. “For example, it was wonderful to see the soldiers in their rigid uniforms suddenly become light as air during the dance sequences.”

Costume sketch for the character of De Guiche

His favorite articles of clothing, though, were the ones he designed for Ben Mendelsohn’s villain, De Guiche, while the most challenging designs were for the nuns in a convent where Cyrano’s longtime secret love, Roxanne, lives after her husband is killed in battle. (Costumes for Roxanne, played by Haley Bennett, were designed by Jacqueline Durran.)

“The nuns’ costumes were very difficult because I was looking for modernity and antiquity at the same time—they caused me a great deal of suffering!” he said. “The result is beautiful, though, because the nuns are ‘aliens’ of the 1700s, maintaining an authority that the clergy requires.”

Read more from the Below-the-Line Issue here.

Photo by Jeff Vespa for TheWrap

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Hits $1.6 Billion at the Box Office

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Another week, another set of box office milestones to have fallen at the feet of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, continuing what’s been a regularly recurring theme ever since the multiversal blockbuster first hit theaters over a month ago.

Tom Holland’s web-slinger may have lost his box office crown to Ghostface’s return in slasher sequel Scream, but a running domestic tally in excess of $700 million has secured Spidey’s status as the star of the fourth highest-grossing domestic hit of all-time.

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