PICTURE OF THE WEEK – 20th October 2019
PICTURE OF THE WEEK 20th October 2019
“A picture is worth a thousand words”.
I love pictures and I love words. I “see” what they mean about pictures, but as a writer I find a picture inspires a thousand plus words, too. And a word inspires 1,000 pictures.
This is our “Picture of the Week” but what words does it inspire.
Take a look at today’s picture and consider what 1,000 words it inspires in you?
It is a very atmospheric photograph. And a very haunting one too. Can you feel it? It is of James Dean in Times Square, New York in 1955. Can you feel the damp and cold, pick up the smells of the traffic and not so fast foods? Feel the rain and everything touchable is wet. See everything dark, black and grimey grim. Soak in the atmosphere.
James Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955 – 23years) was an American actor from Indiana. He is remembered as a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956).
After his death in a car crash, Dean became the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of Golden Age Hollywood in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list.
In this picture what where his thoughts? At that stage he had no idea he was destined to die within months. What was the world like at that time? Think of the culture with rock ‘n’ roll just beginning to bloom.
There’s far more than a thousand words need writing here and the picture can’t say them all.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. Jimmy Dean
Happiness is…being in Times Square, New York in any weather
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
The world tongue-twister champion just got arrested. I hear they’re gonna give him a really tough sentence.
TRACK OF THE DAY
BENEATH YOUR BEAUTIFUL – LABRINTH FT EMELI SANDESYCO MUSIC
Highest Chart Position: No. 1. 20th October 2012
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Sunday 20th October 2019
International Chef Day
Community Media Day
Office Chocolate Day
Brandied Fruit Day
Information Overload Day
International Sloth Day
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