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

Thoughts on a season that brought back great memories of the past.

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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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