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Train of Thought: From William Shakespeare to Ray Charles

How do we get from William Shakespeare to Ray Charles? Watch the video or follow the train by text below.

December 18, 2018  |  by Creative Armenia

Stop 1: William Shakespeare

Patrick Stewart in Macbeth, 2010

First, you share the cabin with the one and only Macbeth where you might hear the following: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury...”

Stop 2: Sound and Fury

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall  starring in The Big Sleep, 1946  

It is the title of a novel by William Faulkner, who wrote screenplays such as the noir classic The Big Sleep, based on the Raymond Chandler novel, and starring…

Stop 3: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in To Have and Have Not, 1944 

The Big Sleep was the couple’s second film together. Their first is To Have and Have Not, the one where 17-year old Bacall taught Bogie how to whistle.

DETOUR: Ernest Hemingway 


 Ernest Hemingway by Yousuf Karsh, 1957

Also directed by Howard Hawks, that movie was based very loosely on a failed novel by Ernest Hemingway. But more to the point of our journey, it co-starred the deliciously named...

Stop 4: Hoagy Carmichael

Hoagy Carmichael and Lauren Bacall singing Am I Blue, 1957

The masterly singer-songwriter who composed such classics as StardustThe Nearness of You, and of course, Georgia on My Mind, made eternal by...

Stop 5: Ray Charles

Ray Charles singing Georgia on My Mind, 1976

And that’s where this train ends, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for riding the #TrainofThought.

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