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June 2nd 1840: Thomas Hardy born
On this day in 1840, the British novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was born in Dorset, England. Hardy is best known for his novels ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ and ‘Jude the Obscure’ and his poems ‘Convergence of the Twain’, ‘The Darkling Thrush’ and ‘Under the Waterfall’. Hardy and his first wife Emma had an unhappy marriage, as they later rarely talked. However, upon her death in 1912 Hardy was filled with remorse for his treatment of her and wrote many poems about her. When Hardy died in 1928, despite his wishes to be buried next to Emma, the executor of his will wanted him placed in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. As a compromise, Hardy’s ashes were placed in Poets’ Corner, and his heart was buried with Emma.
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Shown at 700 percent.
Yes please. This is awesome.
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Has anyone else ever noticed that Ramona Flowers’ hair color in Scott Pilgrim VS The World corresponds chronologically with the colors associated with Edgar Wright’s Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy?
I noticed this a while ago, but only thought to post about it now, after seeing this Ramona graphic on my dash. Seriously, am I late to the game, or has no one else pointed this out? Either way, cool. Wright’s a genius.
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Casablanca | 1942 | dir. Michael Curtiz
“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Said by liberal nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to collaborationist police chief Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) as they quit vanquished Morocco to join the Free French army in West Africa. In a script as quotable as Hamlet, this witty, sophisticated last line captures the pervasive tone of the movie’s patriotic response to the conflicting wartime demands of love and duty. The film lists three screenwriters, but this final scene was written and directed by its hands-on producer Hal B Wallis on an empty, fog-filled set”
Charlie, Jackie Coogan and Tom Wilson in The Kid c.1921
One of my favorite movies. The first comedy on six reels!!
Raiders Of The Lost Ark #3, November 1981, cover by Walt Simonson
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