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Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day – April 28

April 28th
Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day

Always kiss my mate so that part is covered….but the great poetry reading…I enjoy poetry but it’s not been my big fortes in reading, however…

The following poem at first reminded me of Boromir from Lord of the Rings Book One – The Fellowship of the Ring. I am sure that Tolkien and Walt Whitman were fans of each other, one way or another. Even if not, it still reminded me of the character of Boromir in the movie The Fellowship of the RingYou remember the scene? When Boromir was dying and the conversation between Aragorn and Boromir?

I would have followed you my brother ... my captain ... my King. Boromir to Aragorn - The Fellowship of the Ring movie - winter-minds Tumblr

I would have followed you my brother … my captain … my King. Boromir to Aragorn – The Fellowship of the Ring movie – winter-minds Tumblr

O Captain! My Captain! 
by Walt Whitman
1
O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
2
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths-for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.
3
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! My Captain! – Famous Poets and Poems

Yeah, I know. It’s not truly related, in fact the roles are almost reversed, but there are similarities between the poem and the movie in the feelings they both invoke.

In the poem, the Captain is the one who dies, but there are still the same feelings; tragedy, loss, reverence, affection, brotherhood, love.

In the movie, Boromir gives his allegiance to ‘my brother, my captain, my King.’ at the point of death, as Aragorn gives an oath he would not have given in times past. A terrible fate for such a hero, despite his being lured by the ring off and on during the journey. I think everyone knew it was the ring and that he wouldn’t have done that otherwise. A failing that he more than made up for by giving his life defending Merry and Pippin. Of course, it was also the turning point for Aragorn as he begins his long journey to become King; a fate he would not have previously chosen for himself.

Am I the only one who made some connection between these two upon seeing the movie?

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Boston Blackie’s Car

Recently we purchased a DVD that had 25 classic mystery movies and TV shows on it. I did a review of the DVD on 5 Buck Review here.

I wanted to find out what kind of car Blackie was driving in the Movie/TV Show Boston Black on the DVD, and started checking out on the Internet by searching and, man, was that something to try to find out.

As a matter of fact, no one seems to really know what it was! And apparently everyone thinks that everyone who would know for sure is now dead.

There certainly is a lot of speculation but no firm answers. I looked at all the type of cars that were suggested and certainly none of those cars (at least in their stock look) fits the bill.

Here is a screenshot of the front of the car:

Boston Black Car (Front)

Boston Black Car (Front)

And here is a screenshot of the car from the rear:

Boston Black Car (Rear)

Boston Black Car (Rear)

I was wondering if anyone has an idea of what type of car it is, or maybe it was just a custom car made for the show. I have never seen anything close to it (and I looked at half a dozen links from the Google search and nothing really matched it), except maybe in my mind from an old Batman comic. LOL!

Movie Review: Cheri – one of BC editors’ picks this week

I recently wrote an article review for Blogcritics on the movie Cheri that recently came out on DVD and to my delight, it was chosen as one of the BC editors’ picks for this week!

Blogcritics - Movie Review Cheri by Fran Parker - One of BC editors' picks - week of 10/10/2009

Blogcritics - Movie Review Cheri by Fran Parker - One of BC editors' picks this week

The movie stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend and Kathy Bates. It is a Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons) masterpiece. Hope you enjoy the review. I would love to hear what you think of it either in comment here or on Blogcritics.

Lea and Cheri from the movie Cheri

Lea and Cheri from the movie Cheri

Review: Fermat’s Room

I posted a review of the DVD movie, Fermat’s Room. It just came out today here in the USA. You can read about it on my Blogcritics article here:

Movie Review: Fermat’s Room

Fermat's Room on DVD September 29, 2009

Fermat's Room on DVD September 29, 2009

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