Light/Breezes

Light/Breezes
SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GOOD MOON RISING & A GOOD FLICK

REEL THOUGHTS
IDES OF MARCH
One thing this film does extraordinarily well
is to put the viewer into the hubris and flow of a
a modern campaign organization.  Too many of the 
"low information" voters see only the candidate and
rarely give thought to the "industry and business" behind
the front man or woman.  I have known and covered
campaign consultants and staffers since the late 60's and 
frankly think many of them are more interesting than
the candidates for whom they worked.
The story line is engaging. The directing is superb. The acting is also top rate.  Ryan Gosling is the best of the lot
but Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, George Clooney and Marisa Tomei all give you your money's worth.
Clooney, who directed, said when the film was 
originally scheduled, it was pulled because they thought it was too cynical.  It didn't "fit" with the incoming Obama 
administration.  Times have changed.  


HARVEST LIGHT OVER
THE SANTA LUCIAS
With apology to Creedence Clearwater Revival
I see a good moon risin'.
This presented itself as we sat at the dining room 
table the other night.
The Harvest Moon is the first full moon, closest to the autumnal equinox. It appears to have an orange glow and 
seems larger, because it is lower in the sky-in 
case you wondered.  
Regardless of science or astronomy,
there is something special in a Harvest Moon.
And as you have surmised, it is a Harvest Moon because
farmers could continue to work after sunset.
A great show!



Good light to you.
See you down the trail.

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