Tiresias

Film, Music and Art

The characters in Tiresias often refer to films, songs and other works of art. Links to additional details regarding many of their references are included below. Items in each category appear in the order that they are referenced.

Films
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  • It's a Wonderful Life
    1946 drama starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    1948 comedy starring Cary Grant and Myrna Loy. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Roman Holiday
    1953 drama starring Audrey Heburn and Gregory Peck. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan
    1941 fantasy starring Robert Montgomery. (Wikipedia Link)
  • The Money Pit
    1986 comedy remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Heaven Can Wait
    1978 fantasy remake of Here Comes Mr. Jordan starring Warren Beaty. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Shall We Dance
    1937 comedy starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Our Gang
    1927-1944 comedy shorts produced by Hal Roach. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Three Coins in the Fountain
    1954 comedy starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire and Jean Peters. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Bicycle Thieves
    1948 drama starring Enzo Staiola and Lamberto Maggiorani. (Wikipedia Link)
  • Life Is Beautiful
    1997 drama starring Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi. (Wikipedia Link)


Music
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  • Tom Waits and Aaron Copland —
    Rain Dogs, 1985 and Appalachian Spring, 1944 (YouTube link) and (YouTube link)
  • Ciribiribin
    by Alberto Pestalozza and Carlo Tiochet, 1898 (YouTube link)
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    by George and Ira Gershwin, 1937 (YouTube link)
  • They Can't Take That Away from Me
    by George and Ira Gershwin, 1937 (YouTube link)
  • Dies Irae
    by Thomas of Celano or Malabranca Orsini, c. 1250 (YouTube link)
  • Ariadne auf Naxos
    by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal, 1912 (YouTube link)
  • La descente d'Orphée aux Enfers
    by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, 1686 (YouTube link)
  • The Circle Game
    by Joni Mitchell, c. 1965 (YouTube link)
  • Canon a 2, per tonos
    by Johann Sebastian Bach, c. 1750 (YouTube link)
  • Grand Canyon Suite
    by Ferde Grofé, 1929-1931 (YouTube link)
  • Nothing from Nothing
    by Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher, 1974 (YouTube link)


Paintings, Sculptures and Photographs
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  • A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet —
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  • Rouen Cathedral, study by Claude Monet —
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  • Fountain of the Four Rivers by Gian Lorenzo Bernini —
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  • The Empire of Light by René Magritte —
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  • Sistine Chapel [detail] by Michelangelo Buonarroti
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  • Fontana della Pigna by Unknown —
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  • The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David —
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  • Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael —
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  • Elephant and Obelisk by Gian Lorenzo Bernini —
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  • The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli —
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  • Exekias' amphora by Exekias —
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  • From Polka Dots series by Francesca Woodman —
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  • Jacqueline Roque by Pablo Picasso —
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  • Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell del Caso —
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  • Fountain by Marcel Duchamp —
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  • The Parnassus by Raphael —
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  • Achilles on Skyros by Unknown —
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Poetry
Four published works are included in Tiresias. Each is linked below.