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It Took a Hundred Years for a New Wilde to be Born

Stephen Fry (August 24, 1957) It would have taken me a hundred years to link this man with the role he played in 1997: Oscar Wilde. David Lowe picked up the link instantly, yesterday afternoon, and commented on my post. … Continue reading

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Would You Know a Golem When You Meet One?

Ron’s Gone Wrong (2021) Watching the preview ads for this latest animation film coming out on October 22nd, I am uncomfortably aware that this scenario is exactly what the future could hold for mankind. Now, David Icke would call this … Continue reading

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Are We Ready for the Future? Will We Even See IT?

Technological Singularity There is a sequence in the film “2001: a Space Odyssey” when HAL (IBM) has a human response to the idea that David could shut it down. HAL was facing death/deactivation. The technological singularity—or simply the singularity—is a … Continue reading

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Doing Time on Planet Earth

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) The analysis of this film has probably been done to death, but it occurred to me during the night that it’s an excellent metaphor of life on earth, spiritually. Here is the plot as reported on … Continue reading

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How a Jewish Kid from Hell’s Kitchen Changed the World

Stanley Kramer (September 29, 1913 – February 19, 2001) Stanley Kramer was an independent film producer and director, responsible for making many of Hollywood’s ‘message films’. There were no topics he was unwilling to highlight, and in his own words: … Continue reading

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Today’s Lesson: Don’t Buy a Lottery Ticket during a Full Moon

Lotto 649 – July 24, 2021 I had a dream (during the full moon) that I won $7.2 million. In the dream, I had the cheque, but couldn’t find a bank where I could deposit it. The theme was that … Continue reading

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We are One with All Creation

My Octopus Teacher (2020) As a documentary, this little film is perfect. From our usual limited perspective (meaning, on dry land), we presume to be the Masters of the Universe. But, underwater, we are just observers, normally. Welcome to a … Continue reading

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Did My Love of History Develop Because of This Actor?

Richard Burton (as Henry VIII in “Anne of the Thousand Days”) 1969 Something tells me that I identify with the characters that Richard Burton portrayed in films, especially during the 1950’s and 1960’s. These historical lions from the past became … Continue reading

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Elvis’ One and Only True Co-Star

Ann-Margret (April 28, 1941) They said to each other at the same time, when they were first introduced, “I’ve heard a lot about you.” Then they laughed. A good beginning of their 14 year friendship, and one year relationship. (As … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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