Monthly Archives: August 2017

Anniversary of Diana’s Death

It was 20 years ago that I woke up in the middle of the night on a Sunday.  I was very much awake so I turned on the TV to discover that Princess Diana had died.  I knew she had … Continue reading

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Dunkirk Review

Dunkirk is unconventional movie from the beginning.  The first shot we see is young soldiers running.  We do not see most of their faces, and as they are running, all but one of them are shot and fall to the … Continue reading

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Trailer Music Makes Me Say “What?”

OK, I have seen the Murder on the Orient Trailer a few times now.  But I don’t get the music. Imagine Dragons? I don’t get it.

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Dunkirk Review Preview: Why Spoilers Can Be Good

I was going to call this Dunkirk Review Prologue, but I couldn’t resist.  🙂 Dunkirk is a “spoiled story.”  By spoiled, I mean we already know the ending. At Dunkirk, 400,000 soldiers were penned in at the beach in France, … Continue reading

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“Vecchia zimarra, senti” by Ildebrando D’Arcangelo

I saw a small, but lovely, production of La Boheme at the Ohio Theater in June.  This is an aria sung by one of the characters, who is going to sell his winter coat to provide Mimi with a muff … Continue reading

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Assumption of the Virgin Annibale Carracci

According to Wikipedia, Carracci was one of the founders of the Baroque style.  Baroque painters wanted their paintings to have dynamism and a sense of life and action.  I certainly sense that in the figures of the apostles.

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Wonder Woman’s Female Gaze

Scavenger’s Hoard podcast took a break from their normal Star Wars discussions to talk about Wonder Woman.  Rachael, one of the hosts, recounted her epiphany, “Ah!  This is what it is like to have the female gaze in a film!” … Continue reading

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