ENDGAME 2020 – DIOLCH THANKSDOROTHEA TANNING, WHO CELEBRATED THE ‘UNGIRDING’ EVENT IN HER OWN UNIQUE WAY IN THIS BRILLIANT PAINTING
“The Queen is represented by the white satin slipper that is literally stomping out the Bishop. The Queen dominates—not the King … It is nice Surrealist trope, because they’re (Dorothea and Ernst) against the traditional family. And you have a trompe l’oeil detail in the corner, as if the chessboard has been ripped open and you have a landscape where the Queens is going to run away to.” – Javier Pes 4 March 2019
” The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels & God, and at liberty when he wrote of Devils & Hell, is because he was a true Poet and of the Devil’s party without knowing it ” – so wrote William Blake in 1868
THAT MANY OF US ENDURE IN THE CULTURE TO WHICH WE WERE BORN – A REAL LESSON IN FORGIVENESS BELIEVE YOU ME.
I arose, and sought for the mill, & there I found my Angel, who surprised, asked me how I escaped? I answer’d: ‘ All that we saw was owing to your metaphysics; for when you ran away, I found myself on a bank by moonlight hearing a harper, But now we have seen my eternal lot, shall I shew you yours?’ he laugh’d at my proposal. So the Angel said: ‘thy phantasy has imposed upon me, & thou oughtest to be ashamed.’ I answer’d: ‘we impose on one another, & it is but lost time to converse with you whose works are only Analytics.’ William Blake
UNGIRDED! GOOD WORD THAT! 15 AUGUST 2020 FAST OF THE UNGIRDING –
Been following this story for many a decade! Shameful.
An interesting link with the iconic ‘Apocalypse Now’ – Taghi Amirani worked with Walter Murch, sound designer on F F Coppola’s masterpiece, and a three time Oscar winner.
Tomris Laffly writes: The most notable achievement of “Coup 53” is daring the viewer to imagine a different Middle East today — what would have happened had Mosaddegh (whom Amirani sees as a Gandhi-like figure for Iran) not been overthrown? What would a flourishing and fair democracy in the region mean for the future of the Middle East? The world would perhaps have been a different place, Amirani imagines, knowing that mankind will never live in that version of the globe.( 4 September 2019)
Larushka Ivan–Zadeh is Chief Film Critic at Metro, the UK’s most read daily newspaper. She is also a broadcaster who regularly appears across the BBC as well as Sky News.