Authority and Expectations


If politicians, including presidents, kings, dictators and other so-called “leaders” want war, they should lead their soldiers and risk theirs and their families’ lives, too. How soon would politicians change their minds if they and their families had to lead the soldiers on the front of battle? The world needs to require “leaders” and their families to participate in war if that is what these “leaders” want.

The People need to stop supporting the insanity of war and destruction.

This a partial view of the scene from the film Soylent Green where people could actually choose to end their life when they no longer wanted to be in the world. In the film, the world was a rotten mess, almost like it is now, but much worse. Nature was destroyed and polluted, much like it is now, but not totally yet. The destruction will only get worse because there is just too much money involved in the way the world is now. Even destruction of the planet is profitable. Capitalism has even gone so far as to be able to make money in this way.
Many are shocked by the idea of this scene, however, everyone is the owner of their own life, believe it or not, and everyone should be able to choose when to leave the world. Only life exists in reality. Death is a complete illusion. Death is merely a change of our physical vestment and nothing more. The ability to end our life, when we voluntarily choose to do so, should be provided in a completely safe environment and in a completely painless and comfortable way in order to exit this world when we voluntarily choose. There is, however, no alternative but to remain on a completely insane planet controlled by psycho and sociopaths who do everything and anything to maintain power and control in order to financially profit from it.  No entity, whether official or not, has the right to determine for another individual to remain in this life. NO ONE nor ANY OFFICIAL ENTITY has that right. NO ONE. However, that is not the case in our reality on this wonderful planet!

When people decide to exit, it is their own business and it should be their own decision, alone. For sure, the world can offer to try to convince the person to do otherwise, etc., but, ultimately, everyone should have the right to exit at any time, if they so choose and when they choose to do so. The world doesn’t permit it, perhaps, because many more would leave this world, in a heartbeat, and the population would voluntarily be drastically reduced on its own. Revenues for businesses, governments, and other money-making entities would decline too much and there would be less money for the powerful and the controllers.

Since there is no other way to escape this planet, as we don’t have the technology to be able to do so, we can’t take an intergalactic space ship or we don’t have a way to choose another dimension in order to escape this Prison Planet. We are stuck here, to suffer interminably, until the end when Life chooses the time we go. Suicide, in a painful way, prevents most from doing it or wanting to do it. Therefore, many are stuck here, in order to wait for their turn when Life will remove them at its own designated time, not ours, leaving those who do not want to stay on this planet to undergo tremendous heartbreak and tremendous emotional and mental pain. Such is the world we live in. It’s always about Power & Control in every way imaginable and unimaginable. This is just another piece of the Power & Control matrix puzzle.

(Excellent English subtitles)

Jacques Fresco, an American futurist and a self-described social engineer, was a visionary thinker and a true friend of humanity and the natural environment. He recently died at the age of 101 on May 18, 2017.* He was and will not be the only one who really thought of a better world, not only for all of humanity but for the natural environment as well. It’s time to change our world and ourselves. Governments, leaders and corporations are not going to change a damn thing unless there is a major shift in the consciousness of the vast majority of everyday citizens. The majority must refuse to continue on the path that the world is heading for, self-destruction.

Currently, it appears that most governments of this world, the super, super wealthy powers behind governments, most of the major multi-national corporations and the shadow governments, especially the shadow government of the U.S., all in unison, control this world’s reality and do not want the vision of a better and sustainable world to be realized. It’s obvious, so obvious even a child, observing our world know that the world, as it is now, is absolutely insane. We used to say the world is or was crazy. Now, it is beyond that. It is possible, as portrayed in this video, if ego and selfishness were not part of the norm to change our world. Until the time that the majority of humanity rejects and stops supporting systems such as we have currently, whether capitalist, socialist or communism, and truly change to create a better world, then maybe, maybe the world will be able to change for the better and survive. For the first time in the history of the world, as the world stands at the precipice of self-destruction, it is more crucial than ever to change as soon as possible, business as usual. We cannot afford to conduct business as usual anymore. If not, then what is the future likely to be? Paradise or oblivion?

That is the question that must be answered soon, very soon, as a matter of fact! Is anything being really done to do this?


Clip from the film Birdman of Alcatraz [1962]

The original film is 2:28:41 long. This clip is from 1:56:34 – 2:04:02 in the original film.


Observations on the most important and
critical scene in the entire story of the film


The scene is what is called the ‘worth the price of admission scene’ because it tells the world bluntly and truthfully what this world is about and has always been about: power and control.

Will the world ever change?


PRIEST = Religion (played by George Mitchell as Father Matthieu)

WARDEN = Society, represented by Government (played by Karl Malden as Harvey Shoemaker)

PRISONER = The INDIVIDUAL human soul, INDIVIDUAL mind, INDIVIDUAL body on this physical planet (played by Burt Lancaster as Robert Franklin Stroud)

(Note: In real life, Robert Stroud, as portrayed by Burt Lancaster, was a notorious psychopathic homosexual. I wonder why he was psychopathic? Hasn’t the world always treated homosexuals so well?)


The scene opens with:

Prisoner talking to Religion – “I’m going to wallop you today!”

Prisoner talks to Religion about the book he’s going to write.

Prisoner tells Religion exactly what the book is about, the truth he has seen in his prison life.

Religion warns Prisoner of the risk involved of publishing such a book.

Prisoner tells Religion, everything is a risk in this world, especially after living in the manure pile of the world has created while Religion / Government / Society has looked on.

Prisoner returns to his cell, only to find Government/Society is already there looking at his book. Who informed the Government/Society that the Prisoner was writing the book?

Government/Society informs Prisoner that it is confiscating the book. The Prisoner asks two questions?

“Have you read it?” “What do you think of it?”

Government/Society and Prisoner discuss the “advancements” in the treatment of Prisoners and the “reforms” prison life has undergone.

Government/Society accuses Prisoner of not having changed and threatens the Prisoner.

Government/Society asks the brazen question: “Do you think I want to punish you?”

This shows that Government/Society is blind and brutal.

Government’s/Society’s answer is that the Prisoner has only shown defiance and not once has he shown a sign of rehabilitation (meaning conformity).

Prisoner defines the word ‘rehabilitation’: “To invest again with dignity.”

Prisoner asks question to the Government/Society: “Do you think it’s part of your job to give a man back the dignity he once had?”

Prisoner states that the Government’s/Society’s only worry is:

1. How he, the prisoner, behaves.

2. Governments and Society want their puppets (we, the controlled individuals) to dance on a string with rubber stamp values (approval from Government and Society, the elite, impressed upon us, the puppets) with their sense of conformity, their sense of behavior.

That is why this world is a complete failure. We can see it and we know it deep down in our very souls.

3. The Prisoner states that Government and Society robs the Individual of the most important thing in their lives, their INDIVIDUALITY.

On the outside, individuals are lost automatons just going through the motions of living but underneath there is a deep, deep hatred for what the Government and Society have done to them. The first chance individuals get to attack Government and Society they do it. The result, more than half of prisoners go back to prison (as described in the film clip). In other words, people, in general, will return to conformity (their own internal prison) because of the impossibility to be an individual in society. In other words most give up, most conform. No one wants to make waves.

Government/Society then changes the subject to its own aches and pains in life.

Prisoner asks softly and kindly: “Where does it hurt you?”

Response from Government: “In my left shoulder and down my arms.”

Prisoner: “You should have a medical checkup.”


End of scene.


The physical pains as expressed by Government/Society are not related only to physical problems in their duties but to the spiritual pains that the Government/Society suffers for its own brutality, as manifested in its body elect, who do the ‘dirty work’ for Society at large, such as wars and in the prison industry among other ‘dirty jobs’ that “have to be done”. Government/Society thinks for a moment at the end of the scene and then leaves the difficult situation as it always does. The same problems of this world are never really resolved and viable solutions are really never found. The world we have is the world that the Earthly Human Powers want, a world of power, control, and accumulation of wealth only for the few. That is how this world has been since the beginning of recorded history and since humanity began.

The clip ends where the Prisoner sits alone in his cell (the cell of mind) and then the doors of his cell are closed by a foot soldier of the Government/Society to keep controversy controlled and to keep individuality limited. Those who are not conformists are always put away and are isolated somewhere or somehow, physically or mentally, so that the Government/Society doesn’t have to deal with INDIVIDUALITY. Snowden and Assange are cases in point. They dared to show the world the deeds being done in the name of the Government and instead of the Government defending the truth, it reacted by condemning them publicly and calling them traitors.


Such is life on this absolutely wonderful planet inhabited by such considerate and thoughtful leaders!


Carmen Miranda, ao chegar nos Estados Unidos, colocou o Brasil no mapa com o visual dela, e, também, mudou a história artística nos States e no Brasil. Uma artista, como ela, nunca foi vista antes! Dificilmente, alguém como ela, é visto, neste mundo. Mas quando uma novidade, como Carmen, aparece, é sempre a melhor coisa neste mundo tão triste e cansado! É prova que existe algo forte e especial nesta vida. A energia do mundo muda só com a presença dessas pessoas.

Carmen, como agradeço a sua força, ainda presente, neste mundo, mesmo ausente do mundo físico. Você mudou a minha vida e o meu espírito. Você trouxe, para mim, e para muitos, somente beleza, alegria, ritmo, e o lado mais positivo do Brasil. Carmen, você continua a ser o espírito da pátria e umas das melhores representantes da America Latina até hoje!

Quando criança, crescendo nos EUA, Carmen foi e sempre será uma das pessoas mais representativas do Brasil para mim! A imagen do Brasil da qual minha mãe Pernambucana me mostrou, eu jamais esqueci, como, por exemplo, Luis Gonzaga, entre outras pessoas e coisas boas do Brasil. Ela, minha mãe, sempre me falou do lado positivo do Brasil e sempre foi uma imagem de uma Brasileira (com ‘B’ maiúsculo] muito boa, honesta e íntegra, incomprável não somente nos States mas no Brasil também.

Depois de conhecer Carmen, através dos filmes dela quando eu era bem jovem, a presença espiritual dela, na minha jornada entre os EUA e o Brasil, sempre foi marcante e sempre foi uma experência forte. A felicidade é dificil de achar neste mundo mas ela existe. Carmen, para mim, fez parte dessa alegria do povo brasileiro. Também, Cleto, meu grande amigo Mineiro (falecido) foi, não somente um grande amigo, mas um irmão de coração. Ele também trouxe muita alegria na minha vida também.

Uma vez, no Rio, há muito tempo atrás, sem saber por que, fui caminhando na Siqueira Campos, sem destino, entre Copacabana e Botafogo pelo Túnel Alaor Prata (Túnel Velho) e logo após da saída do túnel em Botafogo vi o Cemitério de São João Batista. Fui caminhando até eu encontrei a entrada principal na Rua General Polidoro e, ao entrar, continuei no caminho reto na minha frente, a Rua São João Batista. Caminhei devagar olhando tudo e parei em frente do túmulo da minha querida Carmen. Eu não sabia que ela estava sepultada lá. Minha Nossa! Foi um momento inesquecível e emociante! Lá estava os restos mortais do icone Brasileiro, Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha, a nossa querida, Carmen!


Carmen, você jamais será esquecida pelo fãs!

Carmen, Brasil, em 2017, precisa de você novamente!
A vida, em geral, por aqui, está triste. O povo precisa de uma alegria.


Carmen, você trouxe o brilho que o Brasil poderia ser neste mundo, não o brilho de bombas atômicas mas o brilho da felicidade verdadeira e espontânea! Também, a alegria autêntica de celebração e renovação, com esperança de um futuro próximo muito melhor do que agora, muito melhor que qualquer político poderia trazer!

O Povo tem o poder verdadeiro.

Viva o Povo!
Viva o Brasil!
Viva a Vida!

With my high-starched collar and my high-top shoes
And my hair piled high upon my head
I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley and lost my heart instead
With his light brown derby and his bright green tie
He was quite the handsomest of men
I started to yen so I counted to ten
Then I counted to ten again

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley
Ding, ding, ding went the bell
Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings
From the moment I saw him I fell

Chug, chug, chug went the motor
Bump, bump, bump went the break
Thump, thump, thump went my heartstrings
When he smiled I could feel the car shake

He tipped his hat and took a seat
He said he hoped he hadn’t stepped upon my feet
He asked my name, I held my breath
I couldn’t speak because he scared me half to death

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels
Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings
As he started to go then I started to know
How it feels
When the Universe reels

The day was bright, the air was sweet
The smell of honeysuckle charmed you off your feet
You tried to sing but couldn’t squeak
In fact you loved him so you couldn’t even speak

Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels
Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings
As he started to leave
I took hold of his sleeve with my hand
And as if it were planned

He stayed on with me
And it was grand just to stand
With his hand holding mine
To the end of the line 

 From the unforgettable film – Meet Me In St Louis [1944]

We are each a perfect idea in the Mind of the Infinite Universe when we come into this world, a perfect concept with a purpose for our life. It does not matter what physical qualities or defects we have or what talents we have or don’t have. We are perfect as we are but we need to have experience and develop what little we have, hopefully, for the good of all.

Soon after birth, the process of indoctrination and programming begins from early on in our learning in this world. Usually, our learning is to leave our inner world of imagination and creativity completely and begin to accept external authority, external power and external control. The outer physical world trains us soon to look away from the true and real treasures within, i.e., the very inner knowledge to know and be our true identity. We turn toward what the world calls happiness and success, the true illusion, not true reality. The media and society take control. Few escape.

As the drop of ocean water is the Ocean of Life and the Ocean of Life is the drop, so is each individual born into this world. This physical world, because it is the physical world, soon begins the work to put each newborn babe to sleep as soon as it can, so that this physical world can use each one’s force or power for its own ends. The world does this very well indeed. It is the highest form of psychic and mind control.

Many, many people never awaken to their true, eternal reality as it is and can be observed from within. A few, naturally, do maintain an inner life but the vast majority don’t. Those who do not awaken will never know who they truly are because they are not taught how to think and cannot think because of indoctrination in contemporary education.  Most cannot think because they are not taught how to think. This world through “education”, which is really indoctrination, wants to do just that, indoctrinate. It wants to propagate obedient servants for the system which prepares most to be obedient workers. Modern “education” destroys true individuality in most people.

People everywhere have been and are put to sleep psychically and mentally to serve the purposes of the mighty few in this world who feed off the energy of the sleeping ones. The awakened ones, also, have no purpose because if society, at large, allowed awakened beings to voice openly and freely their opinions through the controlled media, people would learn to awaken in large numbers. The powers of this world do not and will not put up any longer with truth. They never have and they never will. Get used to it because the world is not going to change! At least, not for a very, very, very long time.

Remember this, you are a perfect idea and concept in the Mind of the Universe. Imitation is always suicide. Everyone needs to find their true self, not the manufactured self created by the world through education and the media but the true inner self which only each individual can do by unlearning, unthinking and undoing all that the external world has imposed on each human being born into this world. The Force that beats each one’s heart comes from a Source somewhere. What is beating you heart? What is causing you to be alive? Who are you? Do you know? Are you going to find out?

I think Bernadette knew exactly who she was at the time of her visions! However, her revelation of what she learned in her vision caused her to be sent away to a convent instead of being able to live in the world as she would have liked. She knew, also, that she needed to sacrifice herself because her life could have or would have been even worse in the hand of psychiatrists or the police if they had taken a hold of her. She had no choice in her life but to obey and be hidden away by the Catholic Church until she died a few years later in the convent after a very hard life. Her life’s story is not about the horror she had to face but the strength she needed to cling to in order to survive. Such was the fate of an awakened young lady. Such is the fate of all who awake! Great suffering is the price! If the world can use an awakened being as a source of revenue then it will take advantage of the situation. However, if there is no use for that person, they are left to die alone or they are killed outright by the system if they make too much noise and reveal too much truth. People, in general, do not want to hear the nude and crude truth about this world.

The only solution to this egotistical world is for more and more to awaken. Millions, if they do awaken, eventually, will begin the task of unmasking the reality of this world wholesale. It seems that it is happening now, especially, since the dawn of the Internet. We are living this unmasking now. This is the time called the Apocalypse*, which means the unveiling. We are experiencing it now. How long will this window of opportunity last until awakened people are silenced again? It already appears that the transition to a world government has been happening for the last 40 to 50 years or so and will continue until The New World Order, almost firmly established, has been completed. It’s a matter of time now before we will know, without a doubt, that the world has been taken over by the worst of humanity. The signs are already here that it has. One can already see that the total takeover is almost complete. There is little time now before we will all know for sure that this criminal world will be the future, principally, because the majority of good people stand by and do nothing!

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*Middle English Apocalipse, from Late Latin Apocalypsis, from Greek apokalupsis, revelation, Apocalypse, from apokaluptein, to uncover : apo-, apo- + kaluptein, to cover; see   kel-  in   Indo-European roots. [ ]

Audrey Hepburn has always been in my life in one way or another through her films. Two films, which were always my favorites, profoundly impressed me because of her acting and because of her inner self; it always shines through in the characters she plays. Breakfast at Tiffany’s and, especially, The Nun’s Story were her greatest roles and most well-known films. In The Nun’s Story she  gave the performance of her life and, I think, it was the greatest film she made. The message of that film, basically, is the need for each individual to find out who they really are in this life. Her story, in the role she plays in this film, is a young woman, Gabrielle van der Mal [Sister Luke] who enters the convent at a very tender age. While in the convent she struggles for years to be as good a nun as she possibly can and she seemingly accomplishes that. After years of training to be a nun and a nurse, finally, she is able to be transferred to the Belgian Congo in Africa, her life’s dream, to help the African natives. This was her main reason for entering the order of nuns. However, in Africa, she is told that she will assist the European surgeon, Dr. Fortunati, who works in the hospital for white Europeans in the Congo in need of medical intervention for their own health issues. Sister Luke experiences some of her greatest challenges, not only as a nurse but, especially, as a nun due to the doctor’s critical observations of her behavior as a nun. Over time she becomes conflicted with the duties of being a nun and the duties of being a nurse. Tensions within her build and build until the struggle is too much for her. She becomes sick with tuberculosis and then is cured by the doctor. Eventually, she is sent back to Europe to escort a very important European who needs assistance because he has had a mental breakdown. Throughout the film, she is constantly reminded by her superiors in the convent that her first duty is to be a nun. Upon returning to the motherhouse of her order in Belgium she is told by Mother General that she will not being going back to Africa anytime soon because of the war (WWII) which will soon begin. For the rest of the story you will need to see the film and how it ends.

This film and its majestic, touching and soulful soundtrack is among the best to date in cinematic history. It will certainly be worthwhile to watch it just for that. You will feel deeply the overall message that it portrays so dramatically and so well. It will truly be an unforgettable experience which may last for your entire lifetime. It certainly did that for me.

This is not just a film, it is a work of art, emotion, splendor and the beauty and tragedy of life on this our planet in all the varieties of peoples, languages and customs. Each scene of far off places will take your breath away. The soundtrack adds such depth and majesty to the human experience.

It is, also, a very deep and profound look into the lives of the very, very poor, the wretched, and the miserable, not only with words spoken by individuals from every imaginable country telling his or her own experience but, also, with the almost astounding visual spectacle of distant places of poverty and the struggle to survive. This video speaks not only through the words of these individuals, interviewed in various languages, but in its photographic mastery that captures life as it is on this planet for the vast majority who are barely surviving.

In the last scenes, where we see the so-called great cities of the first world, we realize what we, as humans that are surviving and are able to live in material comfort, have become: machines in a machine world with machine men and machine women.

What the world needs more than ever is to wake up and see what the human masters are doing to this planet. They have created and we have allowed it through our ignorance and unconsciousness, a world mostly separate from and devoid of real contact with nature. Isn’t it any wonder that people are not really awake as to the forthcoming disaster that stands before us if these masters of humanity do not change drastically what is happening or if we allow it to happen through our silence and inaction.

This world is abundant but the few who are amassing and have amassed the vast majority of the wealth of this planet are in reality mostly very, very poor as human beings. We haven’t been intelligent enough to create a world of abundance, prosperity, health, true education, contentment and a truly pollution-free environment.

We have the power to change.

Are we going to change?

One possible solution: With all the wealth in the world, surely all countries could contribute a percentage of each country’s wealth toward each and every human being on the planet having a minimum, dignified monthly income so that basic needs, like decent, natural food, dignified housing, free authentic healthcare, free authentic education and basic clothing are covered. Each human being, if they want more than that would work to increase their wealth beyond their minimum income. This would make for a better world and, hopefully, would end poverty and promote simple living. It would give everyone an equal chance to make their lives even better if they should choose to do so.


The famous melancholic title song opens the film and lets us know that memories, even of difficult times of past events can seem romantic and rosy sometimes but the reality of what has happened to us may not always be what we expected in life.  In the film two people meet and fall in love, very much in love.  Slowly we see how a seemingly little thing which is unnoticeable at first creeps into their lives scene by scene.  It is a thing called alcohol which takes over their lives completely as this beverage can with the unlucky few until they are nearly destroyed by it because they do not have the ability to control it.  One of the lovers survives the ordeal and is able to overcome the sickness known as alcoholism but it is left for us to think about what happens to the one who just can’t overcome it, at least, maybe, not yet.  What will be the fate of that one.  Their love is still deep despite the horrendous things they go through but, at the end, the life of one who cannot do without a drink will have to change if their love is going to survive.  Will it be easy?  Will their love survive, too?

Filmed nominated for 4 academy awards. Academy award for Best Original Song.

Details of the film here:


What would you do to gain access to knowledge prohibited by the few who control everything. 

What sacrifices would you make, to find the answers to your deeper questions about life? 

How far would you go? 

Where would you go? 

What would you do?

If you can’t answer these questions, what are you doing?

Are you serious about your life?

The film, Yentl, is was made before its time. 

It is a glimpse into the future of possibilities never, ever considered in former times. 

Now, it is being questioned and examined and new ways of thinking and being are emerging into the light as never before.

What changes will we see to the world we know in years ahead?

Will humanity even be here in the next century?

And beyond?

Watch the preview here:

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A Piece Of Sky

Tell me where
Where is it written
What is it I meant to be?
That I can’t dare…
It all began the day I found..
That from my window I could only see
A piece of sky.
I stepped outside and looked around.
I never dreamed it was so wide
Or even half as high.
The time had come
(Papa, can you hear me?)
To try my wings
(Papa, are you near me?)
And even thought it seemed at any moment I could fall,
I felt the most,
(Papa, can you see me?)
Amazing things,
(Can you understand me?)
The things you can’t imagine
if you’ve never flown at all.
Though it’s safer to stay on the ground,
Sometimes where danger lies
There the sweetest of pleasures are found.
No matter where I go,
There’ll be memories that tug at my sleeve,
But there will also be
More to question, yet more to believe..
Oh tell me where?
Where is the someone who will turn and look at me?
And want to share
My ev’ry sweet-imagined possibility?
The more I live – the more I learn.
The more I learn – the more I realize
The less I know.
Each step I take –
(Papa, I’ve a voice now!) Each page I turn –
(Papa, I’ve a choice now!) Each mile I travel only means
The more I have to go.
What’s wrong with wanting more?
If you can fly – then soar!
With all there is – why settle for
just a piece of sky?
Papa, I can hear you…
Papa, I can see you…
Papa, I can feel you…
Papa, watch me fly!

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Papa, Can You Hear Me


Oh God-our heavenly Father.
Oh, God-and my father
Who is also in heaven.
May the light of this
Flickering candle
Illuminate the night the way
Your spirit illuminates my soul.
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Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you see me?
Papa can you find me in the night?
Papa are you near me?
Papa, can you hear me?
Papa, can you help me not be frightened?
Looking at the skies I seem to see
A million eyes which ones are yours?
Where are you now that yesterday
Has waved goodbye
And closed its doors?
The night is so much darker;
The wind is so much colder;
The world I see is so much bigger
Now that I’m alone.
Papa, please forgive me.
Try to understand me;
Papa, don’t you know I had no choice?
Can you hear me praying,
Anything I’m saying
Even though the night is filled with voices?
I remember everything you taught me
Every book I’ve ever read…
Can all the words in all the books
Help me to face what lies ahead?
The trees are so much taller
And I feel so much smaller;
The moon is twice as lonely
And the stars are half as bright…
Papa, how I love you…
Papa, how I need you.
Papa, how I miss you
Kissing me good night…

Watch the full movie, Yentl, here:

 Full details about the movie here:

One of the great films from the 60s. The story is narrated through the eyes of ‘Scout’, a young girl, who along with her brother ‘Jem’ and a friend named ‘Dill’, shows us her small neighborhood replete with curious, strange and frightening neighbors. There are events that take place in the small town called Maycomb, in Alabama, which teach lessons to the young children that will live with their whole lives. It is a tale of discovery, adventure and coming of age as to the realities of life, in general, in that small town; not all of them pleasant nor are they good. The story is captivating and the pace of the film is slow, like life in those years from 1933 to 1935. There is a lesson to be learned, symbolized by the mockingbird.

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This film is the beautiful story of a simple peasant girl in 1850s France near the Spanish border who, one day, sees a lady, a beautiful lady, in the most curious of places. The lady asks Bernadette to come back for 15 more days which she does, faithfully. The story of Bernadette became well-known at that time and spread like a wild fire throughout France. Around 80 years later, Franz Werfel, the author of the book on which the film was based, was escaping the Nazis in Europe during World War II when he happened, by chance, to find himself in the little town of Lourdes in southern France where the visions had occurred. He made a promise there that should he should escape the Nazis and get to America he would tell the story of the little visionary. Well, he escaped and he kept his promise. Soon after he arrived in the United States he published his book, The Song of Bernadette, in 1941. Soon afterwards, in 1943, the film was released to the public.

The original film is especially worth watching because it has one of the most magnificent soundtracks ever composed for a film. You will surely be impressed by it and by its wonderful, wonderful story of faith, not religious faith, as you may think when you watch the film but a faith in oneself and one’s vision despite all obstacles and despite all unbelief. It is, also, a real story of genuine simplicity and extreme poverty but it is, also, a story, truly, of unseen beauty and splendor.

The short video below is a tender and passionate tribute to Bernadette’s inner beauty, her inner splendor. This film imparts, to those sensitive beings who see beyond the scenery and the actors on the screen in the film, a special experience which few films can evoke. The Song of Bernadette is, also, an allegory about this invisible beauty and splendor that few have but yet only the arts, in a film such as this, can portray it. The original soundtrack in the original film will take you to heights of heartfelt, spiritual splendor, magnificence and majesty. It will transport you, also, back to the mundane, the average world and the average experience that most live their whole lives.

The  video below uses another composer’s music but, nevertheless, it captures the absolute essence of what the film is about. It is a veritable work of art condensed in a little over two minutes, not an easy feat by any means.

Bernadette’s life was, in no way, an easy life. That’s for sure. One can hardly imagine how she suffered terribly. Only those who have gone through such suffering could ever do that. The film portrays, even amidst the poverty she experienced at that time, how she tried to live it as beautifully as possible as a very young lady, in her condition in life, could do it in the 19th century. That she was born into that world is bad enough but for her it was terribly painful as it was for many who were born into that reality at that time. That world, however, was especially tragic for her because she suffered immeasurably from various physical ailments due to the reality of having been born, not only into extremely, degrading poverty but, also, at a time when medicine had many limitations. Her vision, her insight and her soul transcended that reality so she was capable of envisioning “a lady” so beautiful and so resplendent that, finally, when “the lady” revealed her name she knew and understood deeply a truth that few understand.

At the last apparition, when Bernadette asked the lady for her name, in the vision, she said: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

Immaculate conception! Two words, two powerful and profound meanings, combined into a single idea, a single entity. The story would have you believe that she didn’t know what that revelation meant, however, in my view, she did know. She just could not reveal the inner truth to people in the 19th century. Anyone who knows history knows what people were capable of, especially then. Even now, new revelations are never received easily. People die brutally for speaking truth.

Physical beauty exists in this world and is very common but true, inner beauty, as portrayed in this film, is that which is a rare jewel indeed, rarely seen and rarely felt. It does not come very often, that is for sure. One must see this film to know that beauty, real inner beauty cannot be seen but it can be expressed, especially, by that special person that receives that gift and by how that person is in real life. If a person is very beautiful physically and does not have true inner beauty then something truly magnificent is missing in that person. Bernadette’s life, portrayed in the 1943 film and the original soundtrack used, has the ability to create an unforgettable effect of wonder, emotion and such love that, maybe, it will be a story which you will never forget.

The video below, now in circulation on YouTube, with its soundtrack composition entitled Everywhere from the 1995 film Powder, was put together with key scenes from the original film and expresses, in a short two minutes, the essence and power of Bernadette’s real life story.

Note: The following video’s soundtrack below is not the original soundtrack of the 1943 film. This video was not created by the owner nor does the own claim any ownership of this video. It is used under the Fair Use Act for educational purposes. The original video, without subtitles, can be found at YouTube:

IMPORTANT: I have added the subtitles for your understanding.

The above video is used under the Fair Use Act for teaching purposes for students of English who need help in understanding by being able to visually see the words and to train their ear for pronunciation and to know the spelling of the words for understanding and learning new vocabulary.

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Splendour in the Grass

What though the radiance
which was once so bright
Be now for ever taken from my sight,
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
In the soothing thoughts that spring
Out of human suffering;
In the faith that looks through death,
In years that bring the philosophic mind.

 — William Wordsworth

“Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
of glory in the flower,
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.”

 The words immediately above are quoted in the film, Splendor in the Grass, which starred Natalie Wood, who left us too early in her life.

The film is a must see! It is the poignant story of a young girl coming of age as she overcomes her struggles to be a whole human being. 

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In the film, Woman In Gold, Helen Mirren, an English actress, plays Maria Altman, an Austrian woman who currently resides in Los Angeles. This is Maria’s true heroic story of how she escaped Germany as the Nazis took power and began the mass persecution of the Jews. It is about an absolutely stunning and beautiful painting of Maria’s aunt. It was painted in oil, silver and gold by Gustav Klimt and is the focus of the film. Maria, with the help of her young lawyer, Randol (Randy) Schoenberg, played by Ryan Reynolds, works to reclaim the painting that the Nazis had confiscated from her family as a possession of the Nazi regime. The story is how she and her lawyer battled the Austrian government and is a poignant look at how two people, both descendants of Austrians, worked together to reclaim Maria’s family’s possession. The Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, as it was originally named, is also known as the Woman in Gold, as the Nazis called it to hide the fact that the subject of the painting was a Jewess.

Here is the trailer of a must-see film.  The musical score is outstanding, too.

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A tale of love for La Cumparsita, Salade Chiffonnade and champagne.  Who could think that Paul, played by Charles Boyer, and Irene, played by Jean Arthur, would ever meet?  They are from different worlds but find a common love that goes deeper than anything they could imagine.  They are separated and come back together and their love grows stronger and stronger.  Will they be able to overcome all their obstacles at being together?  Watch and see history being made at night!


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Meet John Doe, an ordinary guy who gets involved with an extraordinary newspaper woman. She gets a big idea that will move the whole country.  

This film reminds me of exactly what is happening now in 2015, yet, this film was made in 1941. We need  a John Doe movement, or something like it, to change America and bring it back to its roots as the founding fathers envisioned how America could and would be, great in ideals, great in humanitarian actions, not like it is today, arrogant, self-righteous, greedy, corrupt, lost and decadent.  I’m speaking as a whole because the American Dream is dying for many but there is still hope.  Will America awaken and realize its true mission, not to be the absolute power in the world by force and violence, but a light, a light shining on a hill, a beacon along with many other nations of the world so together the nations of the world will help uplift humanity and change the planet forever into a world where all nations and all people in a truly democratic planet will help each other to have a better world to live in that is all of humanity’s dream.

This film is just aching to be remade and shown in theaters all across the world with an updated look and message! If there are any producers out there, have the courage to get this made again, especially, now! This scene will be the money scene that people will pay to see this film updated and renewed on the BIG screen. Occupy was snuffed out but now we need a film that no one would dare to snuff out or even think about it! Where is our courage? I would love to see the powers that be with their knees buckling and trembling just at the thought of their end as so-called “leaders”. Every government in the world should tremble because there are no leaders anymore, perhaps, there never were. Most leaders are in it for what it get them, money! It’s time; the time is now for a revolutionary change of systems of government! Communism didn’t work, Socialism, in general, didn’t work and now Capitalism in so-called democratic nations isn’t working for anyone except for the oligarchy in most of the nations. The People need to let governments know for sure who is boss! We need to speak with our spending power and with numbers!

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I can remember as if it were yesterday.  The Corn Is Green is one of those simple movies that has a most profound  story;  it is the tale of a young Welsh miner who is discovered to have extraordinary intelligence and is taken in to learn at Miss Moffat’s school.  She prepares him with dedication and tenacity using every conceivable lesson, book and exercise she can find for him to prepare for his eventual test to be accepted into Oxford.  This film deserves to be seen, not only for Bette Davis’ great work, but for the pleasure of a story that needs to be heard.  Life can bring us surprises we can never dream of; there is always something new awaiting us if we only give it time and effort.


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Thank you Audrey for being the instrument.


The film, The Nun’s Story, is a very moving and compelling portrait of a young lady’s entry into the convent and how she struggles to find her real self and her place in the world.  Audrey gives the performance of her life. Her great acting with a superb appearance by Dame Edith Evans as Mother Superior in a supporting role is perfection. This film has been with me all of my life. As all great films do, it speaks on many levels to the heart of those who will listen and will help inspire some to find what is their purpose is in life. The experience needed to grow and fulfill one’s role in life may be difficult but if we could have a Franz Waxman soundtrack as absolutely perfect as this one is then life, like in a film would be immeasurably tolerable. Sadly, real life does not come with a soundtrack. Maybe, somewhere in the Universe it does [sigh]. We can only hope.

Audrey Hepburn has been in my life always in one way or another through her films. This film, which was always one of my favorites profoundly impressed me at an early age not only because of her acting but because her own real inner self shone through in the character she plays. In The Nun’s Story, her greatest role, I think, she gave the performance of her life. It is the greatest film she made. The message through this film, basically, is that a person needs to find out who they are really in this life and follow their inner voice wherever life might take them.

Her story, in the role she plays, is as a young woman who enters the convent at a very tender age. While in the convent she struggles for years to be as good a nun as she possibly can and seemingly accomplishes just that. Years of training to be a nun and then training to be a nurse pays off when finally she is able to be transferred to the Belgian Congo in Africa, her life’s dream. She wants to help the African natives and this is her reason for entering the order of nuns seen in the film. However, once she is in Africa, she is told that she will be assisting the young surgeon who works in the hospital for white Europeans in the Congo who need medical intervention. This is a shock for her and she resigns herself to obedience to the wishes of her superiors. At the hospital she experiences some of her greatest challenges, not only as a nurse but, especially, as a nun due to the doctor’s critical observations of her behavior as a nun. Over time she becomes conflicted with the duties of being a nun and the duties of being a nurse and tensions within her build up so much so until the struggle is too much for her. She becomes sick with tuberculosis, then, is cured by the doctor and, eventually, she is sent back to Europe in order to escort a very important European who needs assistance because he has had a breakdown. Throughout the film, she is constantly reminded that her first duty is to be a nun. Upon return to the motherhouse in of her order in Belgium she is told by Mother Superior that she will not being going back to Africa anytime soon because of the war (WWII) which will begin soon. The rest of the story you will need to see for your own how the film ends. This is film and its majestic, touching and soulful soundtrack is among the best in film to date. This film will certainly be worthwhile to see and you will feel the overall message that it portrays so dramatically and so well. It truly will be an unforgettable experience which may last for your lifetime.

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You are always in our hearts Audrey Hepburn.  Thank you sweet friend.


This video for the song, Calls Me Home was made specifically for Audrey.

Calls Me Home

It’s funny how the walk of life
can take you down without a fight
So many years, can leave behind
regretfully until it’s time
to realize that moment,
when you turn around

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again
I’m coming home
from all the places I have been,
with nothing but a voice within
that calls me… calls me home

Back in the day when I was younger
I was so lost and proud
I’ve gained the world, but if I never
compare of what I’ve heard
In the quiet morning
when the earth holds still

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again
I’m coming home
from all the places I have been,
with nothing but a voice within
that calls me… calls me home
calls me home

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again

I’m coming home
to breathe again, to start again
I’m coming home
from all the places I have been,
with nothing but a voice within
that calls me…

sung by Shannon Labrie 

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And finally, the third video below is a beautiful, exciting,
emotional, fun, and absolutely breathtaking look
at Audrey’s films.  All I can say about this tribute to
Audrey is:  WOW!  It’s a perfect tribute to a fine human being.

A great old film with the legendary Spencer Tracy and
Freddie Bartholomew from my childhood memories.

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A spoiled, rich, little boy learns to know what really is of value in this life.
Spencer Tracy [‘Manuel’ in the film] was one of many great American actors in film history.

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It took me 34 years to see this movie.  The scene presented here is extremely prophetic
of what the U.S. has become and is headed towards, along with the rest of the world.

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Number 7 according to the
Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time
(The Ultimate List)

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“That’s Something Captain Butler You`ll Never Hear From Me As Long As You Live!”

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One of the most famous scenes of all cinematic history!
“God is my witness . . .”

“God is my witness, as God is my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live
through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk.
If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.”

This is an excellent movie to reflect on what is seen on the screen,  the time it represents: the emergence of Elvis Presley, the Vietnam War dilemma, Kennedy and Nixon and many other events that will remind us about what Forrest goes through in this epic and great American film.

Forrest breaks down at the grave of his girlfriend Jenny and tells her his most intimate thoughts about his life. It is truly emblematic of the main theme that runs throughout the film: acceptance and regard for the present moment and lessons learned.

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