Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

Mel Gibson’s Hamlet:”To Be Or Not To Be”

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Hamlet‘s Third Soliloquy – From Hamlet 3/1 by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) – Performed by Mel Gibson

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause: there’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life;
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,

And lose the name of action.






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“Just Staying on it, I guess, as long as she can” (Elizabeth Taylor, Cat on a hot tin roof)

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Elizabeth Taylor left for us few memories, more unequivocal of her acting genius, that the featured scene from “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof“. In it Maggie, (Elizabeth Taylor) reasons with her husband Brick, Paul Newman, son of the cotton tycoon Big Daddy Pollitt.  She wants him to quit drinking and be assertive to keep up his rightful place in the family business. Also she declare indirectly that she is attracted to him, but that the edgy situation they are in cannot continue for long (“Just staying on it (roof) I guess, as long as she can”).  Read more about the play, and the author at:

Japan, March 24, 2011

Today’s Bithday: Akira Kurosawa (1910)

Akira Kurosawa (1910)

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest directors for his ability to combine Japanese aesthetic and cultural elements with a Western sense of action and drama, Kurosawa became an assistant director and scenarist at PCL movie studio in 1936. He wrote and directed his first feature film in 1943 and earned international acclaim for Rashomon in 1950. His later classic films include Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. In 1990, Kurosawa won an Academy Award for what? More… Discuss

Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Rest in Peace Elizabeth! 

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To This Coda, A Prologue

(“Whereof what’s past is prologue; what to come,
In yours and my discharge.”
William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 2, scene 1)

To This Coda,  A Prologue 
(by George)

Were this a prologue,
one would find

a body of a story, maybe
a flight of stairs as many as to take one to the Moon
maybe a Phoenix ever so close to The Star Father,
anywhere, closer to margins of the universoid

 or whatever other shape still unknown to word,
still undiscovered,
dreams never dreamed of yet
answers to nonexistent questions:
none of them can break, like real glass…
not before the matter acquires a taste of 
life, death and in-between .

There are no heights unreached

while dreaming, there is no real death
There is no life…This is a lifeless dream.

What doesn’t exist breaks not. 
What doesn’t exist  breaks not.