?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Monday Miscellany

Two cheers and one moment of silence...

Cheer #1. Guess who's playing for the NCAA Division II national championship this upcoming Saturday? We are! Go Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears!

Lenoir-Rhyne University Celebration


Cheer #2. Dreams in the Witch House: A Lovecraftian Rock Opera is fantastic. I've come to expect nothing less from the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, but even so, it exceeds my hopes. Consider it a "must listen" for fans of H.P. Lovecraft's work.

And a Moment of Silence:
R.I.P., Peter O'Toole (2 August, 1932–14 December, 2013). He was one of the true greats. My favorite film of all time, in fact, centers on his brilliant performance.

The Lion in Winter (1968)


What we do in dungeons needs the shades of day. I stole the candles from the chapel. Jesus won't begrudge them and the chaplain works for me.
- Henry II (Peter O'Toole) in The Lion in Winter

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
morfin
Dec. 16th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 21st, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, brilliant!!! Thank you so much for this.
jan_u_wine
Dec. 17th, 2013 02:14 am (UTC)
God, I will miss Mr. O'Toole. The beauty of him, the passion of him, the.....flat-out....joy and reckless, rollicking boundlessness of him.

Every line in Lion in Winter was pure gold. I think it must be a perfect movie. And just when I'm horrified at how dysfunctional they are, they lift themselves (and me) up and are just.......unforgettably beautiful.

Go well, Peter.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 21st, 2013 01:54 pm (UTC)
Yes. YES. What you said. *nods emphatically*

Incidentally, your lovely snailmail gave me tremendous delight. Thank you, my awesome friend! <3

jan_u_wine
Dec. 21st, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
oh, I am so glad you enjoyed that little snail-ish-ness.......I've never quite figured Ned out, but he remains a tremendous fan and an intelligent, pithy and eclectic man.
gilda_elise
Dec. 17th, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
I loved him in The Lion in Winter and Beckett. He was Henry II. And, of course, his beauty in Lawrence of Arabia was breathtaking. He will be sorely missed.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 21st, 2013 01:56 pm (UTC)
He was Henry II.

YES! Forever and ever, in my head, it's him.

I agree with you: sorely missed.
( 7 comments — Leave a comment )