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Valtteri Mörttinen

Helsinki, Finland
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About Valtteri
Valtteri Mörttinen is a freelance journalist and entrepreneur (Tmi Valtteri Mörttinen) based in Helsinki, Finland.

Notable works:
– Film critic for Apu magazine (Finnish)
– Basketball correspondence for Arizona Daily Star and SBNation (English)
English Finnish
Feature Stories Content Writing Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
Film & Theatre Sports Cultural

Lauri Markkanen sends best wishes to John McCain, a 'pleasant man' and Arizona Wildcats fan

04 Apr 2024  |  tucson.com
The article discusses the reaction of Finnish basketball player Lauri Markkanen to the news of U.S. Senator John McCain's brain tumor diagnosis. Markkanen, who was in Helsinki, Finland, was surprised by the news but expressed his well wishes for McCain, who had previously assisted him with a visa issue. Markkanen is preparing to join the Chicago Bulls for the upcoming NBA season after being acquired in a trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The article also touches on Markkanen's success as a freshman and his role as the leader of the Finnish national basketball team.

Lauri Markkanen sends best wishes to John McCain, a 'pleasant man' and Arizona Wildcats fan

04 Apr 2024  |  tucson.com
The article discusses the reaction of Finnish basketball player Lauri Markkanen to the news of U.S. Senator John McCain's brain tumor diagnosis. Despite being in Helsinki, Markkanen was surprised by the news, reflecting on his personal connection with McCain, who assisted him with a visa issue during his college career. Markkanen, who played for the Arizona Wildcats and is a fan favorite of McCain, is preparing to join the NBA's Chicago Bulls after being traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves. He is currently the young leader of the Finnish national team and is focused on proving his value in the European championship before his NBA season starts.

Leader of the 'Pack: ex-Cat Lauri Markkanen has found sudden stardom in home country

04 Apr 2024  |  tucson.com
Finland's national basketball team, Susijengi, has made a significant impact in Eurobasket 2017, advancing to the Round of 16 with a 4-1 record before being eliminated by Italy. Lauri Markkanen, a Finnish player and Chicago Bulls rookie, emerged as a standout performer, averaging 22.6 points and 6.2 rebounds during the group phase. The team's success, including a victory over France and a dramatic win against Poland, has increased the sport's popularity in Finland, with television viewership reaching over 1 million. The article suggests that Markkanen's performance may influence his role with the Bulls and that Finnish junior league teams may see increased interest.

Leader of the 'Pack: ex-Cat Lauri Markkanen has found sudden stardom in home country

04 Apr 2024  |  tucson.com
The article discusses the rise of basketball's popularity in Finland, particularly following the Finnish national team's performance in Eurobasket 2017. Finland's team, known as Susijengi or Wolfpack, exceeded expectations by advancing to the Round of 16 with a 4-1 record, though they were eventually defeated by Italy. The spotlight was on Lauri Markkanen, a Chicago Bulls rookie, who excelled throughout the tournament. The article highlights Finland's significant victories, including an overtime win against France and a nail-biting victory over Poland. Despite their eventual elimination, the team's success has led to a surge in interest in basketball in Finland, with increased viewership, participation in junior leagues, and the need for broadcasters to adjust their schedules to accommodate the growing fanbase.

Husö Manor serves as the setting for the series 'Roommates'

15 Nov 2022  |  itahelsinki.fi
The second season of the series 'Roommates' is currently being filmed at Husö Manor in East Helsinki's Talosaari, known among equestrians. Actress Sinikka Sokka recalls the idyllic location from decades ago. The manor, owned by the city and previously rented for equestrian activities, has been criticized for its poor condition by Sokka, who calls out Helsinki's property management. The actual tenant, Husö Riding Center, has ceased hosting camps due to the manor's state. Sokka, a long-time Roihuvuori resident, speaks passionately about urban infrastructure and has a background in political commentary and activism.

A Lesson on Stale Human Portrayals or How Dirty Harry 3 Looks Today

22 Jul 2022  |  valtterimorttinen.fi
The article reflects on the outdated and problematic portrayals of characters in the third Dirty Harry movie, 'The Enforcer'. The author criticizes the film for its racist and misogynistic content, which is difficult to enjoy even as camp humor. The film's two main theses are that only ethnic minorities, who are criminals themselves, oppose the violent tactics of an uncontrolled police force, and that women are incapable of being police officers and undeservedly advance in rank due to politically motivated decisions. The author, who does not typically judge art by its political or moral messages, finds the dialogue and rhetoric in 'The Enforcer' particularly egregious, noting how it negatively influenced perceptions of humanity during childhood. Despite the author's appreciation for aesthetically pleasing simulated violence in cinema, the article highlights the importance of recognizing the harmful ideologies that such films can perpetuate.

Occasional basketball correspondent for NBA blogs and Arizona Daily Star.

Hotakainen and Lehtola's collaboration bears fruit

20 Dec 2018  |  www.apu.fi
Bufo, the production company behind the films 'Ihmisen osa' and 'Tyhjiö', would be the clear choice for the production company of the year 2018. 'Ihmisen osa' is a serious comedy based on Kari Hotakainen's novel, featuring Hannu-Pekka Björkman as a bankrupt entrepreneur who tries to hide his insolvency, leading to complications when his estranged family starts to reconnect. The film boasts a star-studded cast and is praised for its clever dialogue and situational comedy, as well as its visual representation of a slushy Helsinki. The film is noted for its balance between authenticity and absurdity, and for maintaining a rhythm essential for comedy, despite taking significant liberties from the source material.

Unknown Soldier (2017) - Widescreen

03 Nov 2017  |  laajakuva.com
The article is a critique of Aku Louhimies' 2017 film adaptation of Väinö Linna's novel 'The Unknown Soldier'. It is not intended to compare the film to previous adaptations or to be patriotic but aims to analyze the film in the context of its genre and era. The article discusses the challenges of adapting the novel, which is deeply rooted in Finnish culture and difficult to translate into other languages. It compares Louhimies' approach to those of Edvin Laine and Rauni Mollberg, the directors of earlier adaptations, and examines changes in character portrayals and narrative structure. The critique also touches on the film's visual language and its connection to previous versions of 'The Unknown Soldier', concluding that each adaptation has its place in Finnish cinematic history.

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