The idea here is to watch a short or long video (there are hundreds to choose from) and journal about what you just saw. What do you like about the video? Why is the video interesting to you? What would you change to make it more interesting? To go even deeper one might ponder and journal about the question of our human nature? Who are we really, why do we think those thoughts in our head? What are our true limitations, and how can we overcome them? What do we share with other human beings, how we are different, how we can be fooled and how lucky are we to be alive? Have some fun learning about yourself through the process of journaling.
Arthur Conan Doyal creator of Sherlock Holmes
Here are four BBC Sherlock Holmes episodes to watch...if you like. They are still wonderful!
For good measure, let’s also rewind the clock to 1938, when Merrie Melodies released Have You Got Any Castles? It may well be the original books-come-to-life cartoon. We start again at midnight, and the book covers do their thing. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Fu Manchu, The Phantom of the Opera, and Frankenstein make an appearance, along with other famous literary characters. When TBS re-released this cartoon decades later, several characters from this original film (Bill “Bojangles” Robinson from The 39 Steps, and Cab Calloway singing “I’ve Got Swing For Sale”) were edited out because of the indelicate way that African-Americans were caricatured here. Talent these 1930s animators had. But also their blindspots too….
Andy Warhol Sleep 1963 from screen_tests on Vimeo.