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Saturday, August 12, 2023

The Overnightscape 2038 – Convoy Ecru (8/11/23)

2:42:14 – Frank in NJ, plus the Other Side. Topics include: Barry Lyndon (1975), Whisky Mac, living room dreams, Pacific Eucalyptus, highway video screen dream, My ? – Unique Pizza in the Pan, phases of the intense summer, Lidl, cemetery, music box, the outdoor cats, Masquerade by Kit Williams (1980), searching through the house, old projector, SS Andrea Doria, more on Barry Lyndon, psychic connections, Avatars of Wizardry, Convoy Ecru, and much more… plus the Other Side (at 2:01:54)… Dazzled by Curious [, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], Untitled: Anywhere But Here (1970s) (0401) [Prelinger], Red Light by Dragon [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0], TVOntario Magic Shadows intro 1982 [YouTube], Gift Star coupons for cigarettes (1968) [], Underwater Flash by The Cholla [, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0], Mother Earth by Schattenfell [Jamendo, CC BY-SA 3.0], Partita No. 3 in E Major (Bach) by Gordon Rowland [Musopen, public domain], Time Is Wasting by White Life [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0], Strieber’s Chariot by Disco Missile [FreeMusicArchive, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0].

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posted by Frank at 4:05 am filed in Aug23,Frank  

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  1. Loved the review of Barry Lyndon, and agree that Ryan O’Neal (and most everyone else) was perfectly cast. I think what Kubrick was saying is that most real-life protagonists (i.e. you and I and whoever else might be reading this) are neither heroes nor antiheroes, and that the requirement to “grow” as the result of dramatic events is imposed by convention rather than reality. He was trying to be true to life, just as he was trying to be true to life by showing, for example, what it would have been like to play high-stakes card games by candlelight, what fake-ass makeup looks like after it has been worn for many hours, etc. The staging of scenes to resemble historic paintings is another example, because those painters were much more aware of what life was like in the period than any 1970s re-imagining could be. Great use of the wonderful music of the period, too. Compare that to the jarringly anachronistic “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” in the Butch Cassidy/Sundance Kid movie, for example. Kubrick knew what he was doing.

    Comment by Dave in Kentucky — August 12, 2023 @ 6:33 pm

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