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Pride Parade 2013

The pictures were taken not during the parade but at the gathering points of various groups. Most costumes were ordered from Mattel.

Les Liaisons dangereuses

The Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont are plotting how to corrupt innocent people. Soon, Chevalier Danceny, the music tutor, disruppts their tete-a-tete. Valmont is taking his leave. Chevalier Danceny mortally wounds Valmont in the duel. (Note that Marquise de Merteuil’s dress is made after Watteau’s sketch of the sack-back […]

True or False

  Did Walter Raleigh lay his cloak over the mud puddle in queen Elisabeth’s way? Was there a puddle? Is  Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, the Young Man Among Roses?

Jack and Jill in Wintertime

Jack and Jill went up the hill to get a better view of the winter scenery. After they had a good look from the top of the hill, they started their descend on a more rugged slope. Jack fell down, did not brak his crown but Jill did come tumbling […]

A Merciful Twist

Let us change the course of events in the novel An American Tragedy by Theodor Dreiser. The penniless, hardworking Roberta Alden is just as beautiful and attractive as the wealthy, pampered and elegant Sondra Finchley. When Clyde Griffith took Roberta on a row boat out on not the Big Bittern […]

Madame Bovary

Dr Bovary on his way to see a patient. His wife, Emma, was “educated” on schmaltz. Her refusal to accept that reality cannot be up to her romantic ideas leads to a tragic end.

Cheyenne Automn

Directed by John Ford, Cheyenne Automn was the first movie I saw in which the Indians were the good guys. The plot of the film revolves around an actual event. In 1878 the Northern Cheyenne, previously relocated from their traditional homeland  to a reservation in Oklahoma, found their living conditions […]