Friday, May 3, 2013

Separated at birth?


[Three detectives: Hopper, Derrida, Falk.]

The funny thing is that William Hopper (Perry Mason’s Paul Drake) and Peter Falk (Lieutenant Columbo) look nothing like one another. But each in some way looks like Jacques Derrida. I think that this is what they mean by différance. I would prefer a white-haired Hopper to deepen the Derrida resemblance, but I couldn’t find a suitable picture. I think this is what they mean by absence.

Other long-lost siblings
Nicholson Baker and Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Ted Berrigan and C. Everett Koop
Steve Buscemi and John Davis Chandler
Ray Collins and Mississippi John Hurt
Broderick Crawford and Vladimir Nabokov
Ted Cruz and Joseph McCarthy
Elaine Hansen (of Davey and Goliath) and Blanche Lincoln
Harriet Sansom Harris and Phoebe Nicholls
Ton Koopman and Oliver Sacks

comments: 2

Barnaby Capel-Dunn said...

Michael, nothing to do with this post but here, if you are interested, is a link to what James Stewart had to say about "moments" in film:
http://disappointingyet.tumblr.com/post/44953322978/the-ghost-of-jimmy-stewart-weighs-in-on-the

Michael Leddy said...

Thanks, Barnaby. For anyone who wants to know what it’s about: the context is a post on Barnaby’s blog. J. Stewart and U. Eco seem of one mind about things.