New York Times photographer Dith Pran survived the Cambodian killing fields. He dedicated his life to telling the story of the Khmer Rouge’s genocide. Between 1975 & 1979 the Communist Khmer Rouge Regime killed nearly 2,000,000 people in the killing fields of Cambodia. The 1984 Academy Award-winning film The Killing Fields was based on Dith Pran’s life.
I remember reading about him and also about the actor who played him in The Killing Fields, well over a decade ago in Reader’s Digest, of all places. Seeing this interview reminds me, I should watch the film.
Having gotten into music only in the mid-90s, sometimes I want to giggle at all the kiddies now rediscovering grunge etc, because that stuff was nearly dead by then and hardly registered on my tweenage brain at the time.
Britpop, girl bands, boy bands and Gloria Estefan, however….. I’m pretty sure they’re safe from the mitts of currently-teens, at least for now. (they better be). This particular Old just wants to enjoy her long-ago pleasures without being reintroduced to them by the arse end of the hipster rediscovery machine, even if it doesn’t stop me from continuing to love the things that got co-opted anyway (like a young DiCaprio and all the older seasons of Buffy).
I’ve always thought clear plastic macs and umbrellas (yeah, the kind Charlotte carts around in Lost In Translation) look the coolest. On Erin, the coolness is enough to cause a second Ice Age, no joke.
Maybe it’s just my inner football fan coming out (Ajax isn’t just “the local football club”, Sart!) but I’d rather hang with the rowdy sports thugs, they look like they’re having a lot more fun than the beautiful but nonplussed fashion girl who is the ostensible focus of the pic.
In fact I wonder how that pic came to be in the first place, fashion girls and out-and-out football fans aren’t really ever very likely to be in each other’s company.