Tuesday, January 30, 2007

2nd Reading

Rodger and Hammerstein

These two American Men were songwriters throughout the 1940s and 1950s. They created great broadway musicals such as, Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The king and I, and The Sound of Music. These shows were considered great successes of their time.


Spartacus is a Folk Legend, a man on ancient Rome. It was recorded that he was the leader of an unsuccessful slave unrising. Very few facts remains about Spartacus, most stories of him are treated as just that, stories. Some of those Stories are sometimes based on nothing at all. It is known that he was a slave of some sort, and rebelled against the Roman Republic.

Norman Rockwell

A painter and artist of sorts during the early 20th century, Norman Rockwell is known for many things. For four years he created the cover for the Saterday Evening Post. He made military posters during World War 1. He then produced that Four Freedoms Series during World War 2.

Blue Lagoon

Was a book first of a series of three romance novels written by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. The novel is set on a deserted Island in the South Pacific an is about shipwrecked sailors, mainly a cook and two children. The two children (cousins) eventually fall in love on the island, not knowing what changes they are going through.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

1st Reading

The major cultural references found in this book, that I did not know or understand, were very few. The biggest one, I had just forgot, which was James Dean in Rebel without a cause. Well actually, it was James Dean overall and what he represented during his time period. Teenagers rebeling, becoming adults, all the trials and test that age group goes through.

Breakfast at Tiffany's is another one I did not know. It was a famous movie that was considered Audry Hepburns most famous role. Me being a big movie buff, had heard of it, but never actually seen it. It is now on the top of my list.