The thicker papers were much harder and some textured ones didn’t work quite as well. The thin colored paper worked best. My friend and I fooled around with the paper stamp cutter and made so many cut outs. On the surface the film also shows how difficult it is for an art house director to get a film made with a Hollywood film producer: especially if the film is based on such a classic as Homer’s Odyssey. Jack Palance gives a very funny performance as the egomaniacal film producer who can only see profit in the venture. He also gets a few humorous lines: When Lang comments on a Greek story, Palance reaches into his coat pocket and says, “When I hear the word culture I get out my checkbook.” There is an irony also to Palance’s character because it was well known at the time that Godard was having trouble with the film’s real producers: Carlo Ponti and Joseph Levine.
Faicco, who said his family immigrated here from Naples in the early 1900s, has seen many changes. Are lots of new people around, said. Neighborhood has become expensive to live in. Pitt met his wife, the beautiful, world renowned star Angelina Jolie, while filming a movie. They have been together since 2006 and have six children, three of which were adopted from third world countries. The couple invests time in humanitarian efforts as well; Ovechkin lives with his parents during the hockey season.
Last week we took a short trip to Florida. On a day that forecast some rain we headed with our umbrellas to the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida. It is a little north of the Everglades and it was just a fascinating morning. Even though a lot of Chikankari available today is machine made, hand made work is also easily available. Because of its popularity, it has managed to survive the onslaught of machine looms. This craft does not face threats of non availability of ‘kaarigars’ or a narrowing of markets like some other embroidery..
Over a pint in the pub it was good to catch up with my opposite number on the revolutionary Irish, we had a good laugh over similar attempts to steal each other’s letters. The ‘Celtic Soul’ pseudonym was a wind up (still something I couldn’t afford to ignore in game). One bit of gallows humour came from him trying to spread a false rumour in Wexford that protestants were hanging catholic priest at the same time I had sent the yeomanry in to check on seditious preaching, they had exceeded the brief I had sent them with and decide to hang the priests..