As much as I love Caravaggio, this last oil panting by Rembrandt is my favorite of the Supper at Emmaus.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I discovered When we Two Parted which is what In Silence or Tears is based of (this is on the Gaudreau, Bennett, and Auldridge album, This Old Town). I had no idea. I love that song!
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I've never really done that with a Shakespeare play, and it was very good. And I didn't get too confused. :-) And I was able to figure who was bad and who was good all on my own! Yeah!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
And as I am not a big musical fan in general (think Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, West Side Story, etc.) I didn't really look into it.
If I had to rate them, I'd have to say this new one is more visually pleasing, but on the whole I'd have to go with the Dream Cast's voices. Especially Marius, Fantine, and Jean Val Jean. I did like Enjolras, Gavroche, and the young Cosette a lot better in the new one. Gavroche was awesome. If vibrato bothers you, you'd probably like the 2010 performance better.
I felt like he depended more on acting than some other Valjeans and he just lost some of the depth and general awesomeness and drama of his songs. But this could just be me.
I did like him. But he wasn't Colm Wilkinson for sure. It was an interesting to see a different interpretation.
I thought I just didn't like the Cosettes I'd seen, but I guess it's just her part...
Philip Quast remains Javert for me to the end. Norm Lewis was totally awesome at some points, but I thought he changed too quickly and his last couple songs were not Javert to me. The way Philip Quast sings "Javert" is amazing!
Michael Ball is so awesome, but I thought at least Nick Jonas made up for something visually.
He's got to have one of my favorite voices ever.
And we should own both the 2010 and 1995 DVDs and CD sets. ;-)
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This is the part where I want to-
2) Cry my eyes out
3) Rave about good acting
4) Wish I could write something like this
He is both strong and compassionate.
I love most World War II era clothing...but this coat...
Yes. Very good.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
1 & 2 Kings: A Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible by Peter Leithart
Monday, November 15, 2010
But I feel at peace.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
(I actually do not hate fish, btw.)
You should see this movie even if you aren't a fan of anime (which there is no reason not to be unless you were scarred by the Pokeman craze...like me).
The characters are very true to themselves. Howl and Sophie, while they might end up doing some things not in the book, are very true to the spirit of the Howl and Sophie on the printed page. Micheal is a much younger boy in the movie, but his lines and character are very similar. The bad characters are rather drastically changed, but that's okay. :-)
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Joyfully at Home by Jasmine Baucham
Thanks for reading,
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.
- G. K. Chesterton
Sunday, November 7, 2010
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