2007/09/24

A Moment of Silence

Marcel Marceau, 1923 - 2007

Perhaps the greatest mime the world has ever known, but also a scholar, teacher, movie star, and French resistance fighter. Say what you will about mime. Marceau's performances where magic.

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What mr. blog didn't say.
I would of commented earlier but it took me 30 mins to get out of this glass box!
The passing of the only man to have a speaking role in "Silent Movie".

Sad.
I read this great quote by him:

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards," Marceau once said, "for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."
Hi Kvatch! Are you still a frog?!? I know someone who has a picture of a frog like yours with five babies each piggybacking atop the next like a tower of froggie babel typa thang ...

Marcel Marceau... when I was in my teens and we all had to do French at school - he was the epitome of the French weirdness that made us lot think we were superior to them lot on the other side of Le manche. or la manche. whatever it is called.

Now I am older I realize how amazing it is to make a performance out of nothing but air!!

We had a drama teacher in my 1st 2ndary school who did mime. Quite fantastic
Mr_Blog, SA... Oh sure. A great man dies, and all you have to say is... " "! ;-)

LucyP... Everyone's a comedian! ;-)
Sewmouse... I didn't know that. Pretty funny, and very Mel Brooks.

CrackpotP... Isn't that a takeoff of a line from one of LeGuin's novels? Or maybe it was Tolkein.

Gledwood... I tend to think of Marceau the same way I think of Alexander Caulder...took an art form that gets a fair amount of criticism, and elevated it to level few reach.
He will never 'pass on' of course. I'm preparing a book of Marceau's famous quotes...
I'm speechless.

Actually I'm quite impressed he was in the French Resistance. Who knew?! I'm humming Le Marseillaise in his honor.
I don't know where it came from... but I love it!
Cartledge... "famous quotes...", huh? Might be a big book. I think that he was quite outspoken when he wasn't in character.

Fashiongirl... Ah, another comedian! And...that bit about the French resistance is cool isn't it?

Crackpot... The original goes something like:

"Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger." And I do think that it was LOTR.
And the way I heard the other quote was: "Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons, for thou art crunch and taste good with ketchup"

Sorry, I don't know the paraphraser, so can't give you attribution - but I'd suspect someone from WoTC, myself.

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