Saturday, July 15, 2006
First up is Popeye the Sailor:Big Bad Sinbad from 1952 in which Popeye takes his nephews to the Nautical Museum and tells them a story about how he "knocked the tar out" of Sinbad, the greatest sailor in the world. Animation by Tom Johnson and William Henning. Music by Winston Sharples. Directed by Seymour Kneitel. Produced by Associated Artists Productions & Famous Studios Productions. Running time 6:00 minutes. In color.
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Next is Popeye the Sailor Meets Ali Baba's Forty Thieves (1937)
Based on the classic Arabian adventure, Popeye and Olive Oyl travel in their fantastic airplane to Arabia to battle the evil Ali Baba, a guise of Bluto. Olive is capture and set to work doing the Forty Theives laundry until the inevitable rescue. This fabulous cartoon, originally produced in 1937 by Fleischer Studios and now in the public domain, utilizes a revolutionary animation technique than results it an amazing sense of depth. Running time:16:58 minutes. In color.
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The details of Heraclitus' life are almost completely unknown. Reliable information is limited to the fact that he was a native of Ephesus, on the coast of Asia Minor north of Miletus, and that his father's name was Bloson. Heraclitus is the first person in the history of the western world to have put forward a robust philosophical system. His writings have later influences upon Socrates and Plato. 19th Century Philosophy has also paid close attention to Heraclitus.
Read Heraclitus: The Complete Fragments, by Professor Emeritus William Harris of Middlebury College
Heraclitus and Democritus, by Bramante, 1477