Valente Celle Tomb, 1893, The Staglieno Cemetery, Genoa - Italy

Sculptor: Giulio Monteverde (Bistagno, Alessandria, 1837 - Roma 1917)

The funeral monument called “Eternal Drama” represents a real Dans macabre, the futile attempt of life to escape the inevitable embrace of death. The sculptor Giulio Monteverde underlines, in this sculpture, the contrast between the sensuality of the beautiful young woman who personifies Life (caught in the moment in which , wearied by the vain struggle, she is about to surrender herself to the terrible spectre who has chosen her as his prey) and the rigid impassiveness of Death which seizes her.

Plein Soleil (1960) dir. René Clément

Happy 122nd Birthday J.R.R Tolkien!- January 3, 1892.

The Mirror (dir. Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)


Purple Noon (dir. René Clément, 1960)

Assuming you kill me. Then what?

The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. 

The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last.

James Dean photographed by Roy Schatt