Astronomer and BBC presenter legend Sir Patrick Moore has died at the age of 89.
“It’s no exaggeration to say that Patrick, in his tireless and ebullient communication of the magic of astronomy, inspired every British astronomer, amateur and professional, for half a century.”
The first astronomy books I read as a child were all authored by Patrick. He’s an inspiration. A sad day. ~Ian
A very sad day.
I love how this photo is shaded…though an often seen photo it is not in “Modern Times”
This is actually a sequence that Charlie explored for the end of “MODERN TIMES” - the gamine (Paulette Goddard) becomes a nun and after the tramp leaves the hospital after another nervous breakdown he discovers this and realizes they can no longer face the world together..
Ultimately and thankfully Charlie decided against this ending for the movie and filmed the iconic and uplifting shot of the good-bye to the tramp after 24 years - showing he and the gamine walking off towards the sunrise.
Ohh, bless him. x
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