What a great weekend in Lawton, Oklahoma. This past Saturday, on the 23rd, I was invited by the Great Comanche Nation to join their fair celebration and walk in their parade.. It was a great honor for me and (not) coincidentally, it was on exactly the same day (Sept. 23rd) a year to the date of the nationwide release of "The Magnificent Seven", in which I had the honor of playing the character of "Red Harvest" who was Comanche.. I am incredibly thankful for moments like these as I do believe they aren't coincidences, but meant to happen as they do.. Big love & thanks to the Comanche Nation, Auntie @thejhane, my Lil bro @philliptoast , and all the wonderful people who took good care of me out there.. #Nʉmʉnʉʉ #MagnificentSeven#Comanche#RedHarvest 🏹🔥
Elizabeth Siddal is buried in Highgate. She was the muse of many pre-raphaelite artists, but it’s with Dante Gabriel Rossetti that her name is best remembered. They had a tumultuous relationship (he had affairs with other women right, left and centre), and on the day she died he thought he was going to die too, of grief. She was only 32. .
Many believe her death began with her famous portrait, “Ophelia” (for this work Elizabeth was required to lie day after day in a bath of luke-warm water, from which she ultimately contracted pneumonia). Some historians believe, however, that an intestinal disorder was more likely her cause of death. Either way, Rossetti’s philandering did nothing to help the situation. Elizabeth became severely depressed and addicted to laudanum, overdosing in February 1862. Rossetti discovered her unconscious in bed and was unable to revive her. The first doctor he called claimed to be unable to save her, upon which Rossetti sent for another three doctors (philanderer, thy name is guilt). A stomach pump was used, to no avail. .
Consumed with grief (and guilt), Rossetti placed a collection of love poems he’d written inside Elizabeth’s coffin to be buried with her. Seven years later, with his literary reputation waning (due to whisky, certainly not helped by the philandering), his agent suggested that the love poems should be retrieved from Elizabeth’s grave, in an attempt to bring his client back into the public eye. The “grief-striken” Rossetti promptly got an Exhumation Order signed, and Elizabeth’s coffin was opened after dark, a large bonfire litting the scene. Anyway, the manuscript was carefully removed, disinfected and returned to Rossetti. .
The love poems were published shortly after, but they were not the literary success expected and the whole episode haunted Rossetti for the rest of his life. .
LA ULTIMA BSO DE JAMES HORNER
James Horner, uno de los grandes compositores del cambio de siglo ("Avatar", "Titanic", "Braveheart"), firmó para componer la banda sonora del remake de "Los Siete Magníficos" del director Atoine Fuqua.
El reto de esta película consistía en crear una pieza que fuese digna de la icónica banda sonora original (compuesta por Elmer Bernstein) haciéndole homenaje, pero a la vez creando algo moderno y actualizado.
Empezado ya el rodaje, el galardonado compositor fallece en un accidente de avioneta, que pilla por sorpresa a todos sus colaboradores. Simon Franglen, habitual compañero de Horner, descubre que su amigo había dejado un CD con varias piezas compuestas escritas a partir del guión (algo muy poco común a la hora de componer una BSO).
Franglen le llevó el CD al Director Fuqua, el cual descubre que Horner había compuesto 7 temas en homenaje a los "7 magníficos".
A partir de esos 7 temas respetándolos al máximo, Franglen (que conocía el método de trabajo de Horner) y sus compañeros consiguieron llevar al largometraje esos últimos 7 temas de aquel gran compositor.
Recomendaciones de la BSO:
- Seven Riders
- Faraday's Ride
- House of Judgment