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Saturday, May 29, 2010

An Icon for Hopper

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:56 PM

Image-- Dennis Hopper, who 'helped put the icon in iconoclastic,' dies at 74

Image-- Apocalypse Now, The Cage

"Perfect, genuine,
complete, crystalline, pure."

Image-- Martin Sheen and Dennis Hopper in 'Apocalypse Now'

See also The Cruciatus Curse.

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Saturday August 24, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:33 PM

Cruciatus in Crucem

From Battlefield Vacations, Edinburgh:

On the film “Braveheart” —

If you’ve ever wondered about what exactly “drawn and quartered” means, there’s a good demonstration at the end.

 
From my journal note of June 28, 2002:
 
Page 162 of the May 2002 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine —

NIGHT  TABLE READING

MICHAEL GERSON
Head White House speechwriter —

God’s Grandeur and Other Poems, by Gerard Manley Hopkins (Dover)

“In the last two weeks, I’ve been returning to Hopkins.  Even in the ‘world’s wildfire,” he asserts that

‘this Jack, joke, poor potsherd, patch, matchwood, immortal diamond,
Is immortal diamond.’

A comfort.”

 
Cruciatus in crucem.”
— President Jed Bartlet, The West Wing  (Episode 2.22 , “Two Cathedrals,”
original airdate May 16, 2001, 9:00 PM EST)
 
For the Latin meaning of this phrase, see
Quarreling with God.
 
For the complete script of this episode, see
Two Cathedrals.
 
See also my journal note of August 3, 2002, “The Cruciatus Curse,” below.

Saturday, August 3, 2002

Saturday August 3, 2002

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:07 PM

The Cruciatus Curse

Today’s birthday — Martin Sheen

Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure.

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