Monthly Archives: September 2017

Director Series: Charlie Chaplin

I have basically decided to stop doing the Films About Women series for the time being, and in its place I am focusing on short series on Charlie Chaplin. I will be watching films by Charlie Chaplin and posting short … Continue reading

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Princess Diana’s Funeral

I rewatched Princess Diana’s funeral on Youtube, which I had not seen since it happened 20 years ago. Here are my thoughts. 1 I still feel terribly sorry for William and Harry.  Especially Harry.  He still looked like a little … Continue reading

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Dunkirk and Characters: What are Characters and Do They Matter?

I want to talk about characters in Dunkirk.  Dunkirk lacks one of the classic means that a war movie uses to develop characters, specifically the characters sit around and talk about how the girlfriend they left back at home.  I … Continue reading

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Elegy to Defunct Blogs

A few days ago, when Rafa won his third US Open, and his sixteenth Grand Slam, I suddenly found myself feeling a sense of nostalgia and loss.  Yes, I was happy that Rafa had won, and tickled at the strange … Continue reading

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Atalanta Vase by Douris

Douris was a famous and prolific vase painter in ancient Greece.  I saw this vase in a tour in the Cleveland Museum of Art.  The tour guide explained that art historians love Douris because he signed his works and he … Continue reading

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Federer and Nadal

Originally posted on life love and other stuff:
If you ask someone what they will remember over the last decade of men’s tennis it is the rivalry and the friendship between two power house players. There’s no question that those…

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Rafael Nadal: Grand Slam titlist, and an all-court clay-courter…

Originally posted on Tennis Musings:
The thing with draws is that they don’t give choices to a player. They may be easy as they could be difficult, but irrespective of how they have been laid out – a player has…

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