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Celebrity Time Travelers

I know nothing about Ard Gelinck except that he lives in the Netherlands and he creates these wonderful collages of well-known people at various stages of their lives.

Read the images any way you want. Is Gelinck just showing the inevitable results of time and gravity and living, or is he illustrating the fantasy of being able to go back in time and teach your younger self all the life lessons you’ve learned over the years?

He’s charitable in his selection of subjects. There are no Dorian Greys in his gallery. Gelinck avoids the easy but cruel choice of pairing a picture of, say, the young Jan Michael Vincent with a contemporary photo, for instance.

I found these images on Bored Panda, where you can find many more.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp

Madonna

Madonna

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Sting

Sting

George Michael

George Michael

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Out of the Past, Into the Future

Finally saw Johnny Depp’s AI/nanotech movie Transcendence last weekend. The film was just OK, but I lit up at the closing, when I heard the opening notes of Jorma Kaukonen’s 40-year-old song, “Genesis”.

It’s a beautiful song, but what a strange choice for a 21st Century SciFi movie.

And a New Into the Woods Teaser, Too

I wonder if this was intentional.  There’s a new teaser for Disney’s version of Into the Woods, but it was released by Disney Australia.  Strange.  Let’s see if the video stays up or or if Disney has it removed.

Anyway, you can ignore the “January 2015” opening date at the end of the trailer.  Australia’s in a different time zone. so they’re a couple of weeks behind us “Down Under”.

Two things jump out about the video:  No one sings—The songs from the play are only hinted at in the background music.  And it looks like Disney is really trying to keep Johnny Depp’s look as  the Wolf a secret until the film is released.  The most we see in the video or the stills is a paw reaching around a tree.

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Hand of Depp

“Transcendence”

Johnny Depp was his generation’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt–an intensely charismatic actor who took a lot of chances, and somehow became a major star while playing edgy, off-beat characters. It’s also not impossible that there’s a locked room in Depp’s house which holds a portrait of him painted while he was in his 20s that has aged terribly, because Depp sure hasn’t–at 50 (50!) he still looks almost as good as he did on Twenty-One Jump Street, 25 years ago.

But while the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have been huge money-makers, his work in the last decade has been disappointing. That might turn around this year. In addition to Transcendence, he plays The Wolf in Into the Woods, and, according to IMDB, he has at least 20 projects in development.

Transcendence is scheduled to be released on 17 April 2014.