Silent Movies

Or not so silent, as the case may be. We watched Modern Times last night, a movie I’m shamed to admit I’d never seen until then. I was really missing out. Chaplin is hilarious, and although the film isn’t completely without dialogue (any time a voice comes through electronic means (radio, etc.) it’s there. Otherwise silent), it was just amazing to watch how well everything was staged and acted to convey so much humor without words. Four stars, easy.

I don’t have a ton of time right now, but I also wanted to post a link to a project I did last fall that I just now put up on the web. It’s a fantasy map of my campus here in Maine–basically I took a regular map and then spiffied it up quite a bit. I did the whole thing: drawing, aging, Celtic knot work, photoshopping. You name it. Though I only helped with the actual photographing. I really enjoyed it. It was part of a promotional campaign to advertise a new “leisure reading” collection the library started this winter. We were taking a “reading adventure” angle, and this is supposed to be a treasure map. It’s now mounted on the wall next to the collection.

And now I can’t remember if I’ve already posted about this. Too lazy to go through my blog and find out, so if I have, too bad. If I haven’t, here you go.

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