Sunday, September 17, 2006

Fouad el Mohandes


Another landmark passes away.

I watched an interview with him last night where he was being brutally honest about the lack of talent in the younger generations of comedians after himself. But it's not a matter of talent, or genes, as he put it, but of what is made of this available talent.

He said he considered himself a student of the school of Naguib el Rihani, and the comedians a little younger than himself said they considered themselves students of Fouad el Mohandes...but what was next after this?

These were generations born before "the revolution", when there were artistic institutions that picked up talent and made something out of it. Drama, music and art were taught in Egyptian schools...but this all eventually faded out with the passing of the older generations brought up in the era of the "ancien regime". The chain of the institutions themselves were cut off and eventually became obsolete.


Update: I don't mean to depress you so make sure you read these two hilarious posts here, and here.

15 comments:

Leilouta said...

Allah yer7amou, I had no idea :(

OT,
Can you tell me what ...مديرية امن means exactly? Police station??
Thanks :)

Seneferu said...

Yes, how come?:)

Leilouta said...

Thanks,how come what?

Seneferu said...

modiryrit el amn?

Leilouta said...

It is a long story but at work I am analyzing a batch of files from مديرية امن محافظة اربيل and I was not sure what مديرية امن meant exactly, since I am used to calling police station مركز شرطة

Leilouta said...

Since you're so helpfull and so nice, can I ask you another question related to arabic handwritting? :)

Seneferu said...

hmmm...da so2al 3awees giddan...maybe we should ask for more professional help.

Inti to2mori:), but I doubt I will be of much help.

Mohamed said...

That Stashhash guy is a genius, couldn't stop laughing for ten minutes straight.

Seneferu said...

Yes he was very funny, a new comedian is born (was born a long time ago and we just saw his post).

Ya Leilouta, the mudiriya is probably the bigger regional police station of the area, not just an ordinary small one.

Leilouta said...

يعيشك برشه برشه :)

Seneferu said...

ya3ny eh akher kelmitein dol?

Seneferu said...

:)

Leilouta said...

ya3ni كتير كتير زي ما بتقولو فى مصر :)

Leilouta said...

Aren't you familiar with Saber El Robe3i song? "barsha barsha"

Seneferu said...

la3 I am not:(

Allay khaleeki ya leilouta:)