This is my final post as I am off to the hospital once again for more Chemo and it’s needles to the left, needles to the right, staring into the valley of death dreaming of nurses in white clad uniforms
I am tired,very tired
Tired of hospitals
Tired of doctors
Tired of nurses
Tired of needles
Tired of chemo
Tired of life
I am tired, very tired and that’s it
Enough, let’s get it over with
Well in truth it ain’t all that bad and with luck my blood counts will come back up I be singing
(Fame) I’m gonna live forever
I’m gonna learn how to fly (High)
I feel it coming together
Ah, ha,ha all horseshit of course, me and the Grim Reaper are on the best of terms, would I dream of cheating him. Why I even share a drink with him now and again
However for now,this site is going into hibernation but who knows the the phoenix may rise again?
To all my readers and followers a sincere thanks for visiting my site. To those who have added comments a thank you for sharing your opinions, knowledge and humour.
To those whose blogs I followed please continue the good work.
Thank you all and Cheers
And may all your endings be happy
Playing Cards (French: Une partie de cartes), or Card Party, is an 1896 French short black-and-white silent film by Georges Méliès. It was the first film in Méliès’ prolific career, and thus is number one in his Star Film catalogue. It is a remake of Louis Lumière’s film The Messers. Lumière at Cards, which was released earlier the same year. Along with Georges Méliès himself, his brother Gaston Méliès and daughter Georgette Méliès both appear in the film.
The film depicts a typical afternoon scene in a French garden. Three men are sitting at a table, two of them playing cards while the third smokes and reads a newspaper. The man who is not playing cards calls over a young girl and has her fetch a woman with a bottle of wine. He proceeds to pour glasses for himself and his friends. After drinking the wine, the man reads a story out of the newspaper causing his friends to laugh. The film lasts roughly 67 seconds.
Felix, an introverted researcher, asks the worldly Dr. Voluntas to guide him toward worldly pleasures. Dr. Voluntas accepts the invitation and leads his laboratory rival down the path of dissipation.
One striking motif is that of a sweeping darkness associated with Voluntas’ control over Felix.
Directed By –
Gunnar Tolnæs Doctor Voluntas
Carlo Wieth Doctor Felix
Johanne Blom Fritz-Petersen Margaret
Henry Seemann Vincent Lieutenant, Margaret’s brother
Betzy Kofoed Sara, Margaret and Vincent’s Aunt
Arne Weel Seidel, medical student
Ellen Møller maid
Doctor Voluntas [Danish], Le Docteur Voluntas [French], The Master Physician [English], Folly of Sin [English], El Dr. Voluntas [Spanish], Dammon’s Triumphe [German], Under Friendship’s Mask [English], The Victory will [Norwegian], The victorious will [Danish], the will that wins [Swedish]
Danish Silent Movie with English subtitles available
Two men are operating a ‘dog factory’, using a device that they call a Dog Transformator. A man brings three dogs into their shop, which they purchase from him. They place the dogs one by one into the machine, which turns each dog into a string of sausages. As their customers come in, they are then able to select the kind of dog that they want, and the machine changes the corresponding string of sausages back into a dog.
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Production company: Edison Studios
Cinematography: Edwin S. Porter
Silent dramatic short that looks at how America can be a land of opportunity for even the lowest laborer by looking at Abraham Lincoln’s life.
uploaded from the Prelinger Archive.
An early documentary film about the City of Melbourne, then the interim capital city of Australia. Made in 1910.
The director Charles Cozens Spencer was famous for his bushranger films: “Captain Starlight” (Robbery Under Arms), “Captain Midgnight – The Bush King”, “The Life and Adventures of John Vane, The Notorious Australian Bushranger”, “Dan Morgan, The Terror of the Australian Bush” (Mad Dog Morgan). He also made the 1915 Film “The Shepherd of the Southern Cross.” He introduced Australia’s greatest silent film-maker, Raymond Longford, to the business. He died in September 1930 (he shot himself after going on a killing spree in Canada).
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