Happy Birthday Tilda Swinton.
Tilda shares the birthday (Nov 5) with another great English actress
The NYtimes on this day mentioned Vivien and forgot about Tilda.
Instead they featured Tatum O’neal with her photo.
The above photo of (from here), Photo Resources for Socialists 1 – People.
Edward Said was born on Nov 1 and he too was not included in the NY times column – (now competing with the National Enquirer).
I never finished reading his famous book “The Orientalism”. At least I tried. He was by far one of the most attractive intellectual/thinkers we have had. He was an Arab Christian.
(I did not know that there was such a thing until my visit to Israel and visited an area inhabited by Arab Christians).
Here are some links on Edward Said;
“He will always be my hero” “How they met and became friends for life – a Palestinian thinker and a Jewish conductor and a great pianist from Israel.”
Sound and vision: Edward Said was a great thinker. And it was music that made him tick. Daniel Barenbolm remembers his playing partner
Optimism of the Will Asad Raza’s fond memories of his great teacher. (from 3quarks daily).
Politics with Scholorship. Edward W. Said, 1935 – 2003 (More links on this page).
Edward Said adored Glenn Gould. Edward went to sleep forever August 2003.
Tilda was very funny in “Female Perversions” in which she played an uptight career woman not exactly like Maureen Dawd, Michiko Kakutani or Judith Miller but close enough.
She can play ordinary wife leading drab existence in films like “The Deep End” “The War Room” and ” The Young Adam”. Her lack of vanity is quite refreshing.