Monday, December 8, 2014

Movie of the Day (Robin Goodfellow Edition)

Title: Metamorphoses
Director: Takashi
Writer: Ovid, Takashi
Starring: Peter Ustinov (narrator)



Source: Sanriojapan. "Metamorphosis (Winds of Change) Trailer (1979)." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 22 Jan. 2010. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

Song of the Day (Robin Goodfellow Edition)

Title: Dovehouse Pavan
Artist: Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger




Source: Stolz, Ernst. "Dovehouse Pavan by Alfonso Ferrabosco (the Younger) ca 1575-1628." Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 25 Sept. 2009. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.

Artist of the Day (Robin Goodfellow Edition)

Theodore Poulakis, 1622-1692, Greek Renaissance painter
 
 
 
Sources: (1) Poulakis, Theodore. St. John the Baptist. N.d. No institution. Wikipedia. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. (2) Poulakis, Theodore. Original Sin. N.d. No institution. Artivity. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. (3) Poulakis, Theodore. Icon with the Prophet Elijah and Scenes from His Life. N.d. Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens. Byzantine Museum. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. (4) Poulakis, Theodore. Ten Holy Martyrs of Crete. N.d. The Temple Gallery, London. Temple Gallery. Web. 8 Dec. 2014. (5) Poulakis, Theodore. The Holy Trinity, the Descent into Hell, and the Lamentation. N.d. Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens. Byzantine Museum. Web. 8 Dec. 2014.



Thought of the Day (Robin Goodfellow Edition)

Ancient Greece is too repressive and proper for the likes of the fairy kingdom. If only I were a 21st century man. A hobgoblin could do many great things given the current cultural conditions. I could have my own reality show, "Puck the Matchmaker," where I could set up celebrities on blind dates and manipulate them with my spells. Or I could try something different, like run for public office and apply my spells in that realm: "Robin Goodfellow: The Candidate with the Magic Touch." You want "smoke and mirrors" you say? Well, then I'm the man for the job. Modern society would appreciate my antics, unlike those ungrateful Elizabethan snobs.

Quote of the Day (Robin Goodfellow Edition)

Jupiter from on high smiles at the perjuries of lovers. - Ovid