Tuesday, December 29, 2009

History is Made of Light

Though distanced by time and by space
the lovers draw close and embrace
No matter their plight
they're bathed in a light
of mystical, heavenly grace

The cynical snicker at love
True sentiment say they're above
They cannot resist
the cinema fist
yet ridicule film's velvet glove

Director Frank Borzage was cinema's greatest romantic.
Top: Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell in Seventh Heaven
(Frank Borzage, 1929); Middle: Spencer Tracy and Loretta
Young in Man's Castle (Borzage, 33); Above: Charles Boyer
Jean Arthur in History is Made at Night (Borzage, 37);
Below: Borzage and Gaynor share the very first Oscar.


Norm Knott said...

The light can make things seem more clear
The light will erase any fear
We so love the light
with all of our might
but not when it pertains to beer

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