// Arts + Letters Links for Friday, October 30, 2009
- YouTube – Maurice Jarre – Doctor Zhivago
Posted just because I wanted to see it again! I know that it looks like Maurice Jarre is flipping an incandescent double-bird to the world in the preview frame of this clip, but he’s really just conducting music for a tribute to David Lean in 1992. (Although he could have — the dude was genius!)
(Via www.youtube.com )
- Information Is Beautiful | Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects – visualized!
David McCandless, designer and proprietor of Information Is Beautiful has a new book coming out called The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the World’s Most Consequential Trivia. Looks Awesome! (Hey Larry — How about hooking a blogger up with a review copy? )
(Via Information Is Beautiful)
- The story behind the “Do chimps grieve?” National Geographic Photograph
The story of “Dorothy”, the deceased chimp in the photo, is worth reading.
- Romain Blanquart – Bride
If that last one didn’t get you, this one will.
I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen the frailty of life captured as well as in newspaper photographer Romain Blanquart’s absolutely stunning photo series “Beautiful Bride”. Even if you’ve never lost someone that you’ve loved to cancer, I’ll bet you’ll be both humbled by the tremendous strength and dignity of these people — and also reminded by these images that, for some things in this world, there are no words.
You’ll certainly be crying by the last one.
(Via blanquart.squarespace.com )