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John Billington The first Pilgrim executed.
Pagan studies: Maiden to Crone to Goddess
Film Study- Titanic- Top Oscars 3-Films with 11 wins
Film Study: The Godfather trilogy or watching all three?
Fight Club film study

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Blog Bunny is Connie Elstun Comedy Magician and Entertaining Educator from Denver Colorado!

John Billington The first Pilgrim executed.

Give thanks for history from Denver Colorado Magician and Educator, Connie Elstun.  If you follow me, you know how much I love history, especially, truthful American History.  This week most of America will be cooking up the dead bodies of near 155 million turkeys who were not pardoned.  Not for me though, I eat tofurkey.  Anyway, I came across this story of the first Pilgrim executed and I thought how appropriate for this Thanksgiving 2018 week.

Here is the story of John Billington, the first Pilgrim executed.

Pagan studies: Maiden to Crone to Goddess

Pagan Studies:

Pagans who follow Norse traditions see life as an ever-flowing circle. Contemplating this darker aspect of the Goddess teaches us that as well as everything Nature moves in circles, we as individuals also must do it, accepting death as a passage into another state, as valid and as much part of our lives as our own birth.

(Hel (1889) by Johannes Gehrts, pictured here with her hound Garmr.)

The Crone can be associated with the Waning Moon, and the colours black, deep blue and the deepest purple.

Film Study- Titanic- Top Oscars 3-Films with 11 wins

There is a three way tie for films that won the most Academy Awards.  As of 2018 the record stands at 11. 

Director/Screenwriter James Cameron wrote and Directed one and it amazed me.  He took a story out of the history books that we all knew the ending of and included not only a second but a third story to give it new life.  The overall storyline; A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. This film won 11 Academy Awards.

Film Study: The Godfather trilogy or watching all three?

The question from some of my film study Students is, should we watch the Godfather trilogy customized for television with less violence and language and shown in chronological order or watch the films as they were shown to audiences upon their release?

Master Director Francis Ford Coppola is able to maintain an amazing balance of powerful character driven stories written by Mario Puzo, peppered with the ruthless violence we expect from a gangster film in this multi-generational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.

Fight Club film study

Film Study Fight Club 1996
Actors bringing Characters to life

In 1996 a new author, Chuck Palahniuk, wrote a quirky novel called Fight Club.  In 1999 Fight Club was made into a quirky flick.  And within a couple years it became a Cult Classic. Not everyone likes this film, but I do.   Actor Brad Pitt has proved himself over and over to be first class in his craft.  From the first time I saw him walk away in “Thelma and Louise” to his virtuous role as Louis de Pointe du Lac in “Interview with a Vampire” I knew he was going to be iconic.