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Five Came Back

John Ford Shooting Photograph Netflix

John Ford shooting a scene. Photograph courtesy of Netflix. 

I have been watching a 3 part Netflix documentary about the 5 legendary Hollywood directors who volunteered for service in World War II. These  5 directors, William Wyler, Frank Capra, George Stevens, John Ford and John Huston not only shaped the way Americans viewed the war, but  their participation affected their post war movie making.

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Sic Transit Gloria…

The late artist, Andy Warhol (nee Andrej Varchola, Jr.) is remembered for many things, including the quote attributed to him, “…my prediction from the sixties finally came true: In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.”[ His reflection on the continuing fascination with celebrity, fame, and “public persona” has been talked about, written about and visually addressed countless times.

Recently, a young man in New York, took it upon himself to demonstrate that if you act like one, you can be one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XYU1a0lTTTw

Clever, and illustrative.

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An Unpleasant Person

Originally published July 25th, 2009.

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by | July 25, 2012 · 3:32 am