bri wrote:No official word yet on whether this is photoshopped.
Could just be a publicity stunt, they get creative these days..
Even though uncle Coppola made him famous,
Cage is one of the only talented Hollywood actors IMHO.
That said, he's also starred in mostly terrible movies,
and has given some of the worst performances of all time.
This innocuous photo and story was posted by Bri back in 2011.
It's not photoshopped. It's a real photo from a collection owned by
an antique dealer
who was auctioning off a Civil War-era photograph
on eBay of Lieutenant G.B. Smith
, Bristol, Tenn. a Confederate prisoner
that was taken in 1864 at Johnson's Island prison camp in Ohio.
"Personally, I believe it's him and that he is some sort of walking undead
vampire, et cetera, who quickens/reinvents himself once every 75 years
or so," writes the seller, Jack Mord, who is asking a whopping $1 million
as a starting bid for the pic. "150 years from now, he might be a politician,
the leader of a cult or a talk show host."
So the old photo is Lt. G.B. Smith
, Bristol, Tenn. a Confederate prisoner.
Here's where we get all spooky coincidence etc. Another soldier has
a name very similar to that, but from a different and much later war.
Lieutenant Geoffrey Bache Smith (October 18th, 1894 - December 3rd, 1916)
was a friend of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien and Smith attended King Edward's School in Birmingham together. Smith would also become one of the core members
of the T.C.B.S., but not until after Vincent Trought's death. He was at that time already enrolled at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, close to Tolkien's Exeter College. The two became close friends there, because most other Edwardians went to Cambridge. Smith joined the 19th Service Battalion of the Lancashire Fusilliers, the "3rd Salford Pals", and participated in the Battle of the Somme. He was hit by shrapnel on November 29, 1916, and died four days later -aged 22.
Cage, and both Lt. G B Shaw's
He had been one of four college friends -another was JRR Tolkein
who had called themselves as a group: "The Immortal Four
But two of the four would be dead in war at an early age. Another to die
wrote to Tolkein about his book -urging him to speak express for them all:
"For the death of one of its members cannot, I am determined, dissolve
the TCBS. Death is so close to us now that I feel - and I am sure that
you feel, and all the three other heroes feel, how impuissant it is.
Death can make us loathsome and helpless as individuals, but it cannot
put an end to the immortal four! ... Yes, publish... You I am sure are
chosen, like Saul among the Children of Israel. Make haste, before you
come out to this orgy of death cruelty... May God bless you, John Ronald,
and may you say the things I have tried to say long after I am not here
to say them, if such is my lot."
http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/arti ... iencircle2
So that ebay art dealer thought Nicholas Cage was:
some sort of walking undead vampire, et cetera, who
reinvents himself once every 75 years or so....
And it turns out that Cage's look-alike
from the US Civil War has a name
which is a sound-alike
for one of the "immortal four
Perhaps Mr. Cage is indeed multi-incarnate
And shows up at key points.
Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when open.