Birthday: 22 February 1949 (age 68)
Active years: 1971–1979, 1982–1985
Teams: March, BRM, Ferrari, Brabham, McLaren
Entries: 177 (171 starts)
Championships: 3 (1975, 1977, 1984)
Career points: 420.5
Pole positions: 24
Fastest laps: 24
First entry: 1971 Austrian Grand Prix
First win: 1974 Spanish Grand Prix
Last win: 1985 Dutch Grand Prix
Last entry: 1985 Australian Grand Prix
The pressure to assimilate says different things to different people: change your name, your accent, your nose; straighten or dye your hair; stay in the closet; pretend the Pilgrims were your fathers; become baptisized as a christian; wear dangerously high heels, and starve yourself to look young, thin, and feminine; don’t gesture with your hands; value elite European culture above all others; laugh at jokes about your own people; don’t make trouble; defer to white people; smile when they take your picture; be ashamed of what you are. To assimilate means to give up not only your history but your body, to try to adopt an alien appearance because your own is not good enough, to fear naming yourself lest name be twisted into label
Adrienne Rich, “Resisting Amnesia: History and Personal Life (1983)” Blood, Bread, and Poetry: Selected Prose, 1979-1985, p.142
Hankyu Umeda Gallery, which is located on the ninth floor of the Hankyu Umeda Department Store in Osaka, will hold an art exhibition dedicated to the works of the late animator/director Yoshifumi Kondo, who passed away in January 1998 at age of 47.
He is known as the director of the Studio Ghibli’s 1995 film Mimi wo Sumaseba/Whisper of the Heart and his key animation/character design works for many TV anime/films by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, such as Anne of Green Gables (1979), Sherlock Hound (1984-1985), Grave of the Fireflies (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), and Princess Mononoke (1997).
The exhibition will display 500 drawings and materials from the anime titles he worked on, including storyboards, image boards, key animation arts, and various sketches. It will open from April 27 to May 9. The admission fee is 900 yen (adult), 700 yen (high and junior high school student), and kids under elementary school age can enter for free. Limited clear files and postcards featuring his illustrations will be also sold.
“I would have to pick up where Mel left off, but in all honesty, it
would be ridiculous to pick up where Mel left off. He is Mad Max. I
have to bring something entirely different and new to the stage.” — Tom Hardy