Wednesday, April 09, 2008

End of an era

Charlton Heston, 1923-2008

Melancholicus is saddened to learn of the recent death of actor Charlton Heston, the man who brought such presence to some of the twentieth century’s greatest religious epics, as well as to such sci-fi classics as Planet of the Apes. Only as recently as Holy Week, Melancholicus and his beloved watched Ben Hur together in Tacoma. The picture above is of the famous chariot race in that same film, and it has been selected by Melancholicus as his personal tribute to Mr. Heston since it is also the picture that adorned the cover of Melancholicus’ Latin text book in seminary — namely First Year Latin by Messrs. Jenney, Scudder and Baade.

His like shall not pass this way again. Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.

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