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Happy Monday!

“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.”
–Leo Tolstoy

Inspiration comes from many places, often from locations invisible to the naked eye. That’s the reality of the surreal, wonderland-like adventure of a wandering mind. The only thing we can do is exercise that muscle when it flexes.

On that randomly symphonic note, below is “We Shall Fight” from the soundtrack of ‘Darkest Hour,’ which is a film about Winston Churchill’s defining moment of world history-altering leadership during World War II.

Have patience that the crescendo is coming during the time in the film when Mr. Churchill’s warrior-like speech is needed to raise up an entire nation during its–pardon me for being so obvious–darkest hour.

It’s only Monday, but we too must persevere through our varying struggles set for this week.

(If only with the same kind of liquid diet as Winston Churchill).

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

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History’s Kaleidoscopic Amelioration

The world has never been black and white. Every now and then, it’s important to be reminded of this reality. Need proof with grit and undeniable realism?

That’s coming in a minute.

Dating back to history class with our generations-worn textbooks and age-old documentaries, which project major historical events from the mid-20th century and 19th century (primarily) in black and white, we are almost involuntarily conditioned to imagine life “back then” in a simplistic, unrelatable fashion. Of course, a significant reason for this misguided perception has been the determined yet ever-so-gradual development of film (still and motion).

The arc of technological progress moves at various rates.

Speaking of which, famed ‘Lord of the Rings’ director Peter Jackson, in concert with Warner Bros. Pictures, is aiming to rock our world cinematically by taking a large leap forward to showcase when the world was being rocked for real.

Ladies and gentlemen, please enjoy the new trailer for the documentary of the Great War (1914-1918) titled ‘They Shall Not Grow Old.’

 

Incredible.

To the disbelief of those born into a fully-immersed technicolor world, life has always been in high-definition.

True story.

Our resolution has always been 4K.

Yes.

And hopefully, the technology used to transform the Great War into a vivid, deeply consequential global conflict will be seen as more of something akin to yesteryear and less of simply a time gone by. This film technology, as painstaking a process as it is, needs to be utilized for more history-altering events in human history that will alter how we live in the present and positively impact what will transpire in the future.

We know that if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. But what if we learn (well, see) history in ways we never imagined or perceived were possible?

‘They Shall Not Grow Old’ will be in select theaters on December 17 and December 27.

Beatle Crossing

Why did the Beatle cross the road Abbey Road after 49 years?

To get to the other side…to perform a concert nearby as a promotion for his forthcoming album ‘Egypt Station.’

Life is a simple stroll after a long and winding road.

You Might Want to Catch This

Jeff Daniels + Paul Giamatti + Guy Pearce + Sienna Miller + Mark Strong +

Paul Rudd?

Apparently, yes. What’s more is that the affable Paul Rudd may have taken the right role for transitioning into a dramatic role.

While the ending shot subtly suggests that Mr. Rudd may not have completely escaped into this serious story, without seeing the full film, it’s tough to write his effort off as a dramatic role in name only. There are some comedic actors who can seamlessly transition into a variety of characters akin to Daniel Day-Lewis. Can everyone’s best friend extend his range all the way back to the 1940s?

Totes magotes We’ll have to wait and see if people will love it, man.

The Catcher Was a Spy arrives in movie theaters on July 19, 2018.