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Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past,1913-27 The Captive 1923

The circumstances of his death were as follows. A fairly mild attack of uraemia had led to his being ordered to rest. But, an art critic having written somewhere that in Vermeer’s `View of Delft’ (lent by the Gallery at The Hague for an exhibition of Dutch painting), a picture which he adored and imagined that he knew by heart, a little patch of yellow wall (which he could not remember) was so well painted that it was, if one looked at it by itself, like some priceless specimen of Chinese art, of a beauty that was sufficient in itself, Bergotte ate a few potatoes, left the house, and went to the exhibition. 653 more words

20th Century

I Thought This Thought in Italy


Michelangelo struck marble compulsively
the way nectar bees in his wild garden
probed flower hearts…to dart and drive,
to draw life force from corporeality… 101 more words


Prisoners - 2013

I mentioned this film in my previous review of The Captive and also compared it to Gone Girl not because of the similarities in the storyline but the similarities in the male protagonist. 451 more words

TV & FIlm

The Captive - 2014

“Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she’s still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.” 447 more words

TV & FIlm

BOOK: In Search of Lost Time Volume V, The Captive and Volume VI, The Fugitive

BOOK: In Search of Lost Time, Volume V, The Captive and Volume VI, The Fugitive

By Marcel Proust

In Volume V, The Captive explains how Albertine feels living with the narrator in his mother’s Paris apartment. 119 more words

In Search Of Lost Time

#108 - The Captive

Everything about this movie is overdone.  Everything is overacted with the usually always good Kevin Durand the biggest culprit.  The score is overused and everything is so depressing.   48 more words

Quick Take

Armistice (2013) a.k.a Warhouse

CaptivesJoseph Morgan (A.J. Budd); Matt Ryan (Edward Sterling); William Troughton (The Fallen)

The Gist: Possible SPOILERS: A Royal Marine awakens to find himself imprisoned and forced to fight to the death against inhuman opponents again and again (IMDB).   357 more words