Ochre and yellow, half shades of green between the sea and groves of olives, old, old tamarisks, and the rainbow flowers of quivering red tubes, Willa Cather conjures New Mexico as a dream that turns out to be true.
If you ask Sabrina Blais how she got to Ghana, plan on learning about an unexpected odyssey attesting to life’s curiosities. She knew little about the Ghanaian culture and even less about the small nation’s history or the role that it played in West Africa.
When Joni Mitchell recorded “The Circle Game” back in 1966, her carousel lyrics conveyed a pensive slant on the passage of time. In fact, that was also a rather doleful time for carousels, which had enjoyed their greatest heyday much earlier – in the first quarter of the 20th century.
In the opening scenes of the movie, actor, James Stewart, portrays a young character named George Bailey, a “poor” everyman, constantly being challenged by life’s unforeseen circumstances and the resulting disappointments that occur. We see his hopes and dreams dissolve before his very eyes, and ours.