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Jun 28 9 tweets 2 min read
"You used to always say to me, 'Let’s live together until our hair turns white and die on the same day.' So how could you go ahead and leave me behind?" Letter by a woman to her deceased husband, discovered in the man's grave along with a lock of her hair. Korea, 1586. This letter was discovered while relocating an unmarked grave to make way for construction work in 1998. Rough translation:

To Won’s Father

You used to always say to me, “Let’s live together until our hair turns white and die on the same day.” So how could you go ahead and
Aug 3, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
The influence of painting on cinema, a short thread.
Starting with;

The Fifth Element Luc Besson (1997)
The Broken Column, Frida Kahlo (1944) Shirley: Visions of Reality, Gustav Deutsch (2013)
New York Movie, Edward Hopper (1939)
Aug 3, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
Russian novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer, and political prisoner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died on this day in 2008.

Understand Solzhenitsyn’s history and you’ll understand a bit of Russia and its history.

Arrests, gulags, war, this guy was METAL!

A short 🧵 While serving in the Soviet army he sent a letter to a friend criticising Stalin but at the same time outlining why he was an avid supporter of Lenin’s ideas.
That letter got him an 8-year sentence in forced labour camps.
Aug 2, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
The novelist, playwright and activist James Baldwin was born #OTD in 1924.
His work raises questions and dilemmas about complex social pressures thwarting the integration of not only Black Americans, but also gay and bisexual men
Read 'Go Tell It on the Mountain'... Image Also, published on this day in 1865 was Alice in Wonderland.
Sex, drugs, jokes, food, death... what's it actually all about?
dannydutch.com/post/alice-in-… Image
Mar 10, 2022 10 tweets 9 min read
Photographer Horace Warner took these portraits to highlight the East End living conditions in 1900. Horace was the Sunday School Superintendent of the Bedford Institute, one of nine Quaker missions in the East End. ImageImageImageImage At first, all he wanted to do was record the children’s lives, but in 1913 around two dozen of the photographs were used by Quaker activists to raise funds for poor relief. The rest of Warner’s archive was preserved by his family after his death in 1937 ImageImageImageImage
Jan 20, 2022 14 tweets 4 min read
Let us take a moment on what would've been Fellini's birthday and celebrate some stills from his work over the years.
(A short thread)
Starting with 1980's City of Women
Director of Photography: Giuseppe Rotunno 8 1/2
Director of Photography: Gianni Di Venanzo
Aug 4, 2021 38 tweets 24 min read
Al Bundy as a Miami Vice Coke Dealer (1984) Bruce Willis playing arms dealer extraordinaire Tony Amato in Miami Vice’s first season.
Four months later, he was trading barbs with Cybill Shepherd as P.I. David Addison in Moonlighting
Jul 31, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Remembering Primo Levi on what would've been his birthday.
Italian-Jewish chemist Levi survived Auschwitz and went to write 'If This Is a Man', the last book to make me weep. Born in Turin in 1919, prejudice followed Levi into his professional life, and the qualification “Of Jewish Race” that was printed on his diploma initially prevented him from finding work.
Jul 13, 2021 16 tweets 4 min read
On Harrison Ford's 79th birthday, here's a short history thread for you all.

In 1992 James Earl Jones and Harrison Ford devise a plan to go back in time and assassinate Hitler Image Ford goes back in time to 1938 to take on the Nazis Image
Jul 1, 2021 21 tweets 1 min read
My 2nd jab, a short thread.. After I had my 2nd jab I couldn’t see the colour blue for 12 hours
Jun 7, 2021 21 tweets 6 min read
Sir Tom Jones is 81 years old today, I'm sure he could still dance like this if he wanted to.
Please enjoy a thread from his tv show a lifetime ago, it's hard to comprehend how many musical giants he hosted on there. A duet with Janis Joplin shows us how well their two voices sat together. Should've/could've had more of this!
Dec 17, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
Christmas cards in the late 19th and early 20th century could be a bit odd. They seem to have bafflingly little to do with what we'd consider ‘Christmas spirit’, or maybe the Victorians had a wicked sense of humor (which I think is the case).
(Short thread) ImageImageImageImage They seemed to like their festive imagery to include dead animals and monsters. ImageImageImageImage