In a recent issue of Imprimis, Professor John Marini of the University of Nevada, Reno, wrote about filmmaker Frank Capra and “his” America. Marini’s article provides us with some pertinent words of wisdom:
. . . when they [U.S. citizens of 1858] look through the old Declaration of Independence they find that those old men [our Founding Fathers] say that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,” and then they feel that that moral sentiment taught in that day evidences their relation to those men, that it is the father of all moral principles in them, and that they have a right to claim it as though they were blood of the blood, and flesh of the flesh of the men who wrote that Declaration, and so they are. That is the electric cord in that Declaration that links the hearts of patriotic and liberty-loving men together, that will link those patriotic hearts as long as the love of freedom exists in the minds of men throughout the world. Abraham Lincoln
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Open Threads
Tagged Abraham Lincoln, Frank Capra, freedom, Imprimis, It's a Wonderful Life, John Marini, liberty, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, open thread, Ronald Reagan, Statue of Liberty
© Miri WTPOTUS May 9, 2013
Who hasn’t been thrilled by the special effects in the movies of Ray Harryhausen? The legendary writer, movie producer, and inventor of Dynamation died two days ago, at the age of 92.
Who could ever forget that thrilling scene from JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS, when the skeleton militia arose, armed for battle, out of the fertile soil of Harryhausen’s imagination? It scared me then; it scares me still, 40 years after. Who’d ever seen the likes of that?!! Nobody.
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Tagged 000 Fathoms, 20 Million Miles to Earth, Charles H. Schneer, Clash of the Titans, Dynamation, Forrest J. Ackerman, Frank Capra, George Lucas, Irwin Allen, It Came from Beneath the Sea, James Cameron, Jason and the Argonauts, Jim Danforth, Mark Caballero, Mighty Joe Young, One Million Years B.C., Ray Bradbury, Raymond Frederick Harryhausen, Sam Raimi, Seamus Walsh, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Steve Archer, Steven Spielberg, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Beast from 20, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Theodore Geisel ("Dr. Seuss"), Tim Burton, Willis O'Brien