Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Wednesday February 5, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:25 PM

Release Date

From Dr. Mac’s Cultural Calendar —

  • Novelist William S. Burroughs [of the Burroughs adding machine family], author of Naked Lunch, was born on this day in 1914.
  • The Charlie Chaplin film “Modern Times was released on this day in 1936.
  • The adding machine employing depressible keys was patented on this day in 1850.

“It all adds up.” — Saul Bellow, book title

“I see my light come shining
 From the west unto the east.
 Any day now, any day now,
 I shall be released.”
     — Bob Dylan

“The theme of the film is heavily influenced by its release date….”

— Jonathan L. Bowen, review of “Modern Times”

At left:
Judy Davis in
Naked Lunch


See also my journal entry “Time and Eternity”
of 5:10 AM EST Saturday, February 1, 2003.

5:10 AM Feb. 1

Judy Davis
as Kali, or Time

9:00 AM Feb. 1


From Robert Morris’s page on Hopkins (see note of Sunday, February 2 (Candlemas)):

“Inscape” was Gerard Manley Hopkins’s term for a special connection between the world of natural events and processes and one’s internal landscape–a frame of mind conveyed in his radical and singular poetry….

This is false, but suggestive.

Checked, corrected, and annotated

1 Comment

  1. Funny you should mention Chaplin. I’ve been watching “Chaplin” (Robert Downey Jr. film) on and off for a bit now.

    Comment by starboard — Wednesday, February 5, 2003 @ 6:13 PM

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