Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday ramblings

Last night, PBS broadcast a documentary on Hans Litten. I had never heard of him and thought I had reached the end of my interest in the Nazis and their barbaric regime. But I was mesmerized and moved to tears.

Thoughts are free:

Thoughts are free, who can guess them?
They flee by like nocturnal shadows.
No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them
with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!
I think what I want, and what delights me,
still always reticent, and as it is suitable.
My wish and desire, no one can deny me
and so it will always be: Thoughts are free!

Hans Achim Litten (June 19, 1903 – February 5, 1938) was a German lawyer who represented opponents of the Nazis at important political trials between 1929 and 1932, defending the rights of workers during the Weimar Republic

Trailers for "Mr. Turner." from the always insightful blog "Lines and Colors" with links to more reviews:

Photographs, fakes and the demise of the educated eye from:

Fifty Shades
"In a world where pop superstars perform in flashy costumes, stiletto heels, and headset mikes, with giant screens broadcasting their every move......he emergence of a countertype was all but inevitable...."

All Art Friday - every piece a gem:

1 comment:

Phil Sterdt said...

I can across your blog my father was defended by Litten in Germany