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The Ford GT40 of Pedro Rodríguez and Lucien Bianchi storms down the Mulsanne straight to win the 24 Heures du Mans in 1968.

Behind are the #57 and #55 Alpine A210:s of A. LeGuellec / A. Serpaggi and J-P. Nicolas / J-C. Andruet, as well as the Porsche 911 T/R of C. Laurent / J-C. Ogier.

Casablanca | 1942 | dir. Michael Curtiz

Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Said by liberal nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to collaborationist police chief Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains) as they quit vanquished Morocco to join the Free French army in West Africa. In a script as quotable as Hamlet, this witty, sophisticated last line captures the pervasive tone of the movie’s patriotic response to the conflicting wartime demands of love and duty. The film lists three screenwriters, but this final scene was written and directed by its hands-on producer Hal B Wallis on an empty, fog-filled set”


The Curse of "Old Donkey Teeth" - DrSilverfish Reviews SPN 9x16 Blade Runners (spoilers)

In the opening preamble we re-meet the Winchesters’ grandfather (on their father’s side) in flash-back; Henry Winchester, Man of Letters. He tells us that “Albertus Magnus” was the name used by the MoL when they wanted to go undercover.

Albertus Magnus was a medieval philosopher, also rumoured to be an alchemist and a magician, said to have discovered the “philosopher’s stone”, the “Magnum Opus” (the great work). The philosopher’s stone was supposedly able to turn base metal into gold, but was actually an allegory for the transmutation of the soul. This is important, in an episode where Crowley’s soul (apparently) shifts human-side and Dean’s soul, by way of contrast, appears to be shifting supernatural-side, thanks to the Mark of Cain.

For the mirroring parallels between Dean and Crowley which this episodes title, “Blade Runners”, sets up via the references to its namesake Ridley Scott film “Blade Runner” (1982) see this earlier post 

As the episode begins…

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