I was interested to see what some of the world's best photographers caught from the Olympics opening ceremony last night, and day One of competition today so I stopped by at Getty Images to check on their stable's pics. And I discovered something new and interesting.
In a venture into new forms of disseminating history, the Australian War Memorial has put up rare footage of the funeral of Baron Manfred von Richthofen on You Tube here, and even embedded the youtube video into their website here.
The AWM notes, "Within a day of being recovered from its crash site, most of Richthofen’s plane had been souvenired, leaving little more than a frame " Interestingly there is footage of the crashed plane at the start of the video, and various men can be seen happily examining it and probably souveniring.
Von Richthofen was accorded full military honours, and you will see in the film.
Matt went around the world and danced with lots of people in lots of places. This video is a lot more interesting than you think.
"He realized his bad dancing wasn't actually all that interesting, and that other people were much better at being bad at it. He showed them his inbox, which, as a result of his semi-famousness, was overflowing with emails from all over the planet. He told them he wanted to travel around the world one more time and invite the people who'd written him to come out and dance too."
Lost In Translation is one of my favourite movies of all time, and certainly my no. 1 of the last decade.
Some dude has done some work to clean out the background noise to detect the previously unknown snippet which the Bill Murray character whispered in Scarlett Johansson's ear during the final scene of the flic. Do not click if it's going to spoil the ending for you. Here it is on Youtube. Look and listen.
I recently watched The Holiday (2006) wherein Wallach plays Arthur, a scriptwriter. Wallach turns in a fine performance, mainly underacting, although it was certainly no stretch for his acting muscles.
Jude Law appeared too as Graham. First time I'd seen him in a movie, and I can see what the fuss is about. He's a really good actor. A much more natural presence than co stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black.
I don't know how the movie ended since my flight finished before the movie did. I'll have to rent it.