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Sunday, 22 November 2009
A Jerry-Fodor's Guide And Cinematic Musical Interlude: If I Only Had A Brain (Ray Bolger)
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Foreshadowing of LOT 2 (and Letters to the TLS re its review): 

"We think not in words but in shadows of words" (Vladimir Nabokov)

And before Vladimir Nabokov, there was Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow

 

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Posted on 11/22/2009 8:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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23 Nov 2009
Send an emailreactionry
Strawmen*
Or: A Penny For Your Peckinpah
Or: He Drinks Like He's Gotta' Hollow Leg
 
 
Mistah Bolger** - he dead, so gives a penny to de Old Guy fo' sharin' wit' Charon. Headpiece be filled wit' straw. Alas! De puntman be puntin' his ass.
 
- BeBe "King" Eliot
 
 
And for some more Elizabeeethan speech, Mateys, we goes to the archives of The Love Song of Long John Silver:
 
 
I be one
Of the hollow men.
You down one
And I swallers ten.
Me leg’s sum
Is a peg o’ rum.
 
* Also see Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs:
 
** See also Mistah Kurtz -he done come up a little short in Apocalypse Now.
 
 


22 Nov 2009
Send an emailMary Jackson

Why are there English subtitles when it's in English? And why is the yellow brick road orange?

If I only had a brain, I would know.