God in the Machine

Literally "God in the machine", Deus Ex Machina originally referred to Greek plays, where the "gods" would be lowered onto the stage with ropes in order to provide a quick resolution to the story. Today, Deus Ex Machina refers to any improbably and/or overly convenient character or mechanism that comes out of nowhere and saves the character(s).


"I don't get it, Big Dan..." -George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Friday, July 02, 2004


I'm still speechless on the passing of Marlon Brando. The greats seem to be dropping like flies.

I'm waiting for the final word on Brando, and like all such times, when the last word on a great life appears, it will appear here.


Blogger Jay Bullock said...

It's a generational thing. The 1940s and 50s produced so many great actors, entertainers, and other legendary figures, as that generation was the first with truly mass, nation-wide media. Now those greats are all at the age where they are succumbing to the inevitable tug of the footlights in the sky.

7:05 PM  

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