B N Oakman

Dining with Goya in the Villa of the Deaf Man

Francisco de Goya, Saturno Devorando a Uno de Sus Niños, 1819-1823, Museo del Prado, Madrid. I’m dining with Goya in Quinta del Sordo, a villa by the Manzanares he bought from a deaf man. He has no reason to change …

Posted in 91: MONSTER | Tagged

Bright Star

The Sun Also Rises is an earnest movie but without Papa’s text it’s not quite Hemingway. Flynn steals it. By ’57 he’s not top of the bill, not Captain Blood, no swash, not much buckle, not Robin Hood, tights too …

Posted in 37.0: NO THEME! | Tagged