The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  The German silent film ‘The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari’ (1920) was one of the first films of the German Expressionist movement. A fantastic angular graphic design, with shadows painted directly onto the sets, emphasised not only the nightmare quality of the tale, essentially a descent into madness, but also cinema as art. While Caligari ...

Fantastic Beasts and where to… etc 10

Fantastic Beasts and where to… etc
  Hippalectryon comes from the Ancient Greek meaning ‘horse-cock’. Really people come on! If you were actually looking for what you are now thinking about, you would be on a different website entirely! A Hippalectryon is a fantastic beast which according to the Ancient Greeks was part horse (hippo) and part cockerel (alectryon). In his ...

Are you barking mad? 10

Are you barking mad?
  Barking is an east London suburb about 9 miles from the city centre along the River Thames. It originated as an Anglo-Saxon village in Essex – the land of the East Saxons. As ‘C’ was pronounced ‘K’ in the German tongue the original name Berecingas (settlement in the birch trees) was corrupted to Barking. ...

Jeane Dixon – America’s own Nostradame(us) 8

Jeane Dixon - America’s own Nostradame(us)
Psychic and astrologer Jeane Dixon (1904-1997) became the most famous prophetess in America after successfully predicting the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1956. Her prophecy went… ‘1960 presidential election will be won by a Democrat who would be assassinated or die in office, though not necessarily in his first term.’  After the event, ...
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