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Masks – at London Tube (SL) and in Music and Movies (RL) by Jas (Blog 247)

March 27, 2014 • Entertainment, Music

Comedy and tragedy masksWell, blog readers, I was looking through the pictures I have taken in the London Sims over the past few weeks and it seems that I`ve missed reporting about a great event that happened at London Tube. The theme was “Best in Masks”, so I decided to include some great songs about masks, too.

1620 Callot Der Maskierte mit verdrehten Beinen anagoria

“Now the mask you’re wearing,

Is stoney and staring.
Lines and tears,
Age and fears,
Growing old,
Passions cold.
Is it me?
Is it you?”

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The Yellow Magic Orchestra Behind the Mask
René Boyvin - Masked Head - WGA03024

 

 

 

 

” I walk around, I’m suffering in my doom photo Snapshot_03811_zpsf7a558de.png. When I come to you, you’re sitting in your room, You sit around in the strangest place, so take off the mask, so I can see your face.”

Michael Jackson – Behind The Mask 

 

The Purple Mask

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Host Wolf Moon

 

Then, I got to thinking about movies which involved masks. The obvious three modern ones that mention masks  in their titles are “The Mask” (1994),  “The Man in the Iron Mask” and “The Mask of Zorro”(both relesed in 1998). But think of the number of films involving masks. The recent spate of Superhero movies are the perfect mask wearing opportunity , as after all what is a Superhero without his mask. Then, there`s the up and coming film of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” triology of novels- that`s sure to featurea mask or two – along with some whips, chains … ahem .. sorry I was getting lost in my thoughts for a minute there! Two other films I thought of  relating to masks were   “Eyes Wide Shut” ( 1999)  and “Vanilla Sky” (2001), but there must be many more. What is our fascination with hiding our faces? By the way , an interesting thing I learnt while researching this blog was the original title for the iconic movie  “Pulp Fiction”. Quentin Tarantino originally wanted to call it “Black Mask” after a pulp magazine from the 1920s. ( image below).
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“Make me a maskMadame Fortuna

that I can wear ’til day is done…

 photo Snapshot_02814_zps05189e80.pngThe Mask-Thomas Dewing

… Make me a mask, so I can laugh til night time comes.”

                                                             Fleetwood Mac – Make me a Mask

Tonight, at London Tube, in the London Sims, there`s another huge event planned. It`s “Underwater Night” and there`ll be lots of lovely Lindens to be won on the contest board. So get your mermaid/man, octopus or seahorse costume on and swim on down at 2pm (Second Life Time) for a great night out!

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