Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Saint Michaels', for the first time in weeks, is not merely a lurking shadow;its' illuminated clockface like a milky, yellow oculus judging me, JUDGING ME!!!!
Anyone who's a true afficianado of the combat film genre knows that the quote (and link) above is the line that actor James Whitmore yells as he sees his shadow caast against the snowy ground for the first time in weeks during the grueling action in and around Bastogne. The film is simply called "Battleground" but it's a true keeper. It easily ranks in my top 10...maybe even my top 5 (Sweet Shatner!) combat films. Which would put in in the lofty company of Klimovs' "Come and See" and Spielbergs' Klimov tribute ;~) "Saving Private Ryan".
OK, so that's significant because of this; look at the photographs. That right, babies; SUN! The first in 45 days. I half expected to see gaggles of Allied aircraft through the parting clouds...
Well, the sun has dissappeared as I type this. I'm under the S.A.D. lamp. Sigh. The sound of distant artillery would complete, nicely, this general atmosphere.