Normalizing Celebrity ~ On the beauty of being vs. the glamour of fame. | My Muse
A fellow film colleague posted a link to a set of celebrity images. Some of those images had been photoshopped by Danny Evans to give his “artist’s impression” of what these celebrities might have looked like without makeup, hair stylists, fashion stylists, diets, personal trainers, botox and a battery of […]
Fugitive Peace | My Muse
Fugitive Peace :: Fugitive Pieces is one of those rare marriages of literature and film which succeeds by allowing both word and image to conspire, together, as central elements of the story. Anne Michael's book is hundreds of pages of tone poetry. A banquet of lush word images. The film adaptation is itself a tone poem of image, lushly realized in both production design and cinematography, but does not forget the words. Spoken in voice-over, in dialogue. Sumptuous. Here are two brief…
To Kill a Mockingbird: the courage of Atticus Finch | My Muse
To Kill a Mockingbird: the courage of Atticus Finch :: In this still from the film, the verdict has just been read: guilty. "Jem, I don’t know if it’ll help, but, I want to say this to you. There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them." It's not a burden they seek so much as their character thrusts them into the thick of it whenever thick comes a-callin'. When they find themselves there, they do not shrug the burden.
The trick … is not minding that it hurts ~ Lawrence of Arabia | My Muse
The trick … is not minding that it hurts ~ Lawrence of Arabia :: I bet you never thought of Peter O'Toole as a buddhist or daoist, right? But in this most famous of scenes, when Lawrence snuffs out the match which burned him, and is instantly transported to the desert, he shows the depth of his immunity to suffering. (No man is immune to pain.)