Centenário de Loretta Young


Towel Day

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitch hiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost”. What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)

Há muito isso já era esperado, mas não deixou de rolar aquele calafrio na espinha de quem está presenciando o fim de uma era. Top-dúzia, então: E que agora ela case com Richard Burton pela terceira vez, ora pois, não dá para imaginar um casal mais interessante em toda história do cinema. Related Articles AnContinuar lendo “Dame Elizabeth Taylor (1932 – 2011)”

Centenário de Jean Harlow

Top-dúzia, então: E está rolando um blogathon por aí… Related Articles The Jean Harlow Blogathon: Day 6 & 7 (kittypackard.wordpress.com)

Top dúzia: Joan Bennett

Homenagem ao centenário da moça, digamos que ela foi musa de um pessoal razoavelmente bom, não? Dentre seus méritos, o mais notório é fato de ter trabalhado tantas vezes com Fritz Lang, pois a lenda reza que era raro alguém ter paciência em travar uma parceria mais longeva com o senhor Fritz – parceria esta que terminou com os constantes atritos e retumbante bagunça durante as filmagens do seu pseudo-Rebecca-pseudo-Jane Eyre.

Top dúzia: John Sturges

Nota: Nem gosto tanto assim dele (meu Sturges é bem outro!), mas ele me proporcionou alguns bons momentos de entretenimento, então nada mais justo do que lembrar dele em seu centenário.

Centenário de Elias Kazanjoglou – Parte 2

13- O Compromisso (The Arrangement, 1969) Everyone become a salesman here. If you don’t sell anything else, you sell yourself. Ours is a society dominated by business, and the economic pressure even at the upper-middle-class level is fantastic. The epitome of this business civilization is the advertising industry. Everyone feels some degradation, some violation ofContinuar lendo “Centenário de Elias Kazanjoglou – Parte 2”