Archive for Month: December 2009

Tribute to Kurosawa

The handsome nobleman. His beautiful bride. The villain lurking in the background. The young nobleman was killed. The bride, the villain, the spirit of the nobleman and the storyteller give different accounts of what happened. One version: Blame the cameraman for no snapshots of the other versions.

Questions, Questions, Questions

– Who was the man before he became a skull? – It is the skull of Yorick, the king’s jester. – Alas, poor Yorick. Sic transit gloria mundi. Other matters contemplated by young Hamlet: 1) to wreck vengeance or not to wreck vengeance on the loathsome couple 2) to have […]

La Belle Epoque

The happy young man has just won the 1901 Auto Rally Cup. Anybody who thinks that the rally was in Philadelphia is wrong. The whole story happened somewhere in France. This is his Papa. Papa is also happy. Understandably so as for Papa the rally was a high risk investment […]

Two Instrumentals

Napoleon was instrumental to Jacques-Louis David. David was instrumental to Napoleon. Napoleon went about making history so that David would have what to paint. David painted Napoleon and put him in art history books. This is what their sessions looked like. One version of the famous painting Napoleon Crossing the […]

A Touch of Monty Python’s FC

The two of them stated it at an early age. “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” Years went by. “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” Finally they meet in Emily Bronte’s novel. “Heathcliff!” “Catherine!” The end is near. And now for something completely different: Heathcliff on his way to pick up young Linton from […]

Two Renaissance Teenagers with Problems

These are Mercutio and Juliet. The picture was taken a while ago. . The other troubled teenagers and the love story of Romeo and Juliet will not be elaborated at great length because we know the story only too well. Romeo meets with Friar Laurence to set up the wedding.[“Hush, […]