Sunday, June 19, 2016

I Didn't Mean To Do It, Really --- Day 5/121

Walk: Opera House (Jenufa)
Distance: 5 miles

Ciwt is beginning to wonder about her sensibilities.  Yesterday she went to a documentary about one of her favorite and controversial directors, Brian De Palma.  One controversy surrounds his portrayal of graphic violence.  Some say it is artistic, others, well....

Robert De Niro as Al Capone with baseball bat in De Palma's The Untouchables (Those of you who have seen the movie know what is coming next.  If you haven't seen it, you don't want to know).

After that, Ciwt thought she should take in something a bit more highbrow.  So today she went to an Opera (Leos Janacek's Jenufa), and, guess what.  Graphic violence...

Malin Byström & Karita Mattila © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
Malin Byström & Karita Mattila  in Jenufa  (You can't really see the bright red slash across the daughter's cheek)

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