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Pack up all my care and woe...

The title of this post is from Bye Bye Blackbird, which was the favorite song of someone I knew who died from Alzheimer’s — or as my young niece calls it, Old Timer’s. 1,252 more words

Wisdom

"The Departure" - A Streetcar Prequel by Gillian Anderson

“Actors often talk of a role getting under their skin, but rarely as much as Gillian Anderson with her performance as Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire.”

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Film

Erinyes

Erinyes {The furies Slight)

And if beauty should die by the knife
Behold her eyes as they expire
Wait for her annilhation
Then the bitch must burn at both ends… 443 more words

Marilyn and Blanche

I always fall in love; I always, always do,
If you touch my life, with your words and kind eyes;
And if, at first, I think you are seeming true, 77 more words

Love

#12 and the OSCAR goes to....

“…And the Aaaskr ( Oscar, to the rest of us ) goes to….

Perhaps the most famous refrain from any Award Ceremony on the planet. 919 more words

Do strangers make the perfect beta readers?

“A Streetcar Named Desire” made the phrase “I’ve always depended on the kindness of strangers” infamous. While it is hard not to wince when the naive yet tragic Blanche DuBois utters it, I think that part of our discomfort comes from knowing that we all… 648 more words

Writing

The kindness of friends

In “A Streetcar Named Desire” (now that’s a depressing play if ever there was one) Blanche DuBois’ most famous line is

I have always depended on the kindness of strangers…

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Craft