Tag Archive: Chariots of Fire

Jul 11 2017

What we want to hear

“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.” Judge Taylor in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, first published in the United States on this day in 1960. Harper Lee wrote that statement more than fifty years ago. Before Cable TV, before 24/7 news, before the Internet, before Twitter, …

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Jul 31 2014

The silent wait

  There’s this scene in Chariots of Fire before the first race between Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams where they’re getting ready in the locker room. It’s silent, no one speaks, the sound of the amazing score by Vangelis is playing in the background. The scene portrays the tension in the room. Liddell and Abrahams are …

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