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Wednesday, June 09, 2004


PLUS FOURTEEN PLUS FOURTEEN 

A little personal time, here. Not that I mind turning 29 (why should I?), I love it. With a new blog, and new to blogging, thought I'd try this out and see maybe what people have to say about growing up, growing older, the passage of time, the past, the present and the future.

Here are some interesting links about reflecting on the passage of time and the intervals of our lives.

ROGER EBERT: THE 'UP' DOCUMENTARIES
The "Up" documentaries, they're called. Every seven years, the British director Michael Apted revisits a group of people whose lives he has been chronicling since they were children. As he chats with them about how things are going, his films penetrate to the central mystery of life, asking the same questions that Wim Wenders poses in "Wings of Desire:" Why am I me and why not you? Why am I here and why not there?

Will the series continue until none are alive? Revisiting these now-familiar faces, I think of my own life. Curious how, at 7 or 8, I wanted to be a newspaperman, and how today I am one. Anyone watching these films goes through a similar process of self-examination. Why am I me and why not you? Why am I here and why not there?


YAHOO MOVIES: REVIEW
Director Michael Apted's evolving film, the longest-running documentary project in history, began as a study of the influence of class on schoolchildren in England. A simple but powerful portrait of 14 lives, the SEVEN UP series is Apted's most groundbreaking work; the documentary has already inspired similar projects in many other countries.



MICKEY MANTLE'S RESTAURANT; JUNE 8, 2004

MICKEY MANTLE'S RESTAURANT; JUNE 8, 1990

13 MOS. OLD; JULY 4, 1976, AMERICAN BICENTENNIAL

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