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Each of us, in our own ways…

With Halloween nearly upon us, and general election soon thereafter, it was inevitable that someone– in this case four young people who met in Seattle– should connect the two…  et viola, Yes We Carve, a website devoted to pumpkins carved in support of of the Obama-Biden ticket, or of voting in general.  (Apparently, the notion of a McCain pumpkin was considered redundant…)

See them all here.

As we scrape the insides, we might wish a silent-but-for-the-piano-accompaniment birthday to Abel Gance, the French film director, producer, writer, actor and editor; he was born on this date in 1889.  Hes largely remembered for his work in silent film; and best remembered for his epic, Napoleon (1927).  Gance stopped working when the Nazi’s occupied France; he made one final film (Austerlitz) in 1960.  But Gance lived to 92, just long enough to see the version of Napoleon restored by Kevin Brownlow and David Gill– a re-release that restored Gance’s reputation as a seminally-important film maker.

Abel Gance’s Napoleon

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October 25, 2008 at 1:01 am

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