ACT V

Another French unidentified Autochromist, between 1915 and 1918, shoots landscapes, statues and self portraits in Bois de Vincennes.

ACT V

Stereoscopic Autochromes
AMC 6593

Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593

HECTOR HUSHABYE. Never waste jealousy on a real man: it is the imaginary hero that supplant us all in the long run.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593

CAPTAIN SHOTOVER. When you have found the land where there is happiness and where there are no women, send me its latitude and longitude; and I will join you there.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593

ALFRED BOSS MANGAN. Shame! What shame is there in this house? Let’s all strip stark naked. [] Weve stripped ourselves morally naked: well, let us strip ourselves physically naked as well, and see how we like it.

LADY UTTERWOOD. I quite sympathize with you, Mr Mangan. I have been through it all; and I know by experience that men and women are delicate plants and must be cultivated under glass.

HECTOR HUSHABYE [less fiercely but firmly] It is true that Napoleon said that the woman is the occupation of the idle man. But he added that she is the relaxation of the warrior. Well, I am the warrior. So take care.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593
Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593

CAPTAIN SHOTOVER. Silence! Let the heart break in silence.

Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593
Bois de Vincennes, Paris, Stereoscopic Autochromes, 1915 -1918 – AMC 6593

A terrific explosion shakes the earth. They hear the falling of the shattered glass from the windows

HECTOR HUSHABYE: One husband gone
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER: Thirty pounds of good dynamite wasted.
LADY UTTERWOOD: The danger is over…
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER: The ship is safe…
ELLIE: [disappointedly] safe!
CAPTAIN SHOTOVER: [disgustedly] yes, safe. And how damnably dull the world has become again suddenly!

Mournful Unconcern by Aleksandr Sokurov, 1983-1987.
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