A while back I made a vow to ignore the pulsating mediocrity of our degenerate film industry and embrace film classicism. This hasn’t exactly panned out how I envisioned it, as there’s only so much scratch you can throw around for Criterion Blu-Rays when you have mouths to feed. However, a flash sale enabled me… Read More Old Favorites: Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood
Or OP, as they call it. My first impression is that it sounds very Celtic, which is odd, as the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and their Norman overlords were none of them Celts. I must be wrong about that, then. My second is that the lines flow with a musicality that they do not with… Read More Shakespeare in Original Pronunciation
Some time ago, I put up a quick post called “Oxfordians: The Birthers of the Elizabethan Renaissance“, taking on the grammar-school argument of Oxfordians. This has at last earned a reply, from one earlofoxford17. I post it below, intermingled with my responses: If “grammar school” in Elizabethan England was such a “cradle of serious learning,” and… Read More The Oxfordians Done Found Me!
Like a Bandit, I made out. Like a bandit. The list: William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – Still reading it, and while i detect clunky moments, when it’s on, it sizzles. Two Gentlemen of Lebowski – A friend of mine summed it up as “so much more spot-on than necessary.” I concur. World War One: A Short History – “In four… Read More The Yuletime Haul of Books: Trenches, Emperors, and the Knave Doth Abide
Interesting question, and the answer is, like almost everyone in the English-speaking world. Apparently Elizabethan English was a stew of almost every conceivable accent. Which makes, sense, in a Proto-Indo-European way.