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The question is asked: if Robert Quarry was such a talented and gifted actor (and he was), how and why was it more great roles and fame eluded him as much as they did? Though I would not speak as if I quite knew, my guess is that he was perhaps TOO independent minded and honestly outspoken to a degree that ruffled the feathers of some of the more powerful and influential in the movie business. That anyway is my impression. This book Cursed Horror Stars by Mark Iveson furnishes a much welcome review and biography of one of the last of the "I did it MY way" stars, and those of us who didn't already know of him outside some of his films will be charmed and edified to learn what an unusually perceptive, intelligent, yet also humorous and goodtime-charlie character that he was; though admittedly at times crass and vulgar in a manner and to a degree that some of us (myself included) would gladly have preferred was otherwise.

But for all his foibles and shortcomings at least and unlike so many in more recent times in the public spotlight, he was FOR REAL.

https://www.amazon.com/Cursed-Horror-Stars-Mark-Iveson-ebook/dp/B017HL9IWK

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...Thus it comes to pass, that whatever is liable to destruction must have been produced. But everything which comes within the sight of the eyes must of necessity be material, and capable of dissolution. Therefore Epicurus alone, following the authority of Democritus, spoke truly in this matter, who said that it had a beginning at some time, and that it would at some time perish. Nor, however, was he able to assign any reason, either through what causes or at what time this work of such magnitude should be destroyed. But since God has revealed this to us, and we do not arrive at it by conjectures, but by instruction from heaven, we will carefully teach it, that it may at length be evident to those who are desirous of the truth, that the philosophers did not see nor comprehend the truth; but that they had so slight a knowledge of it, that they by no means perceived from what source that fragrance of wisdom, which was so pleasant and agreeable, breathed upon them.
~ Lactantius (c. 250c. 325), Divine Institutes (Book VII, ch. 1)

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...That man is sound, he is just, he is perfect. Whoever, therefore, has obeyed all these heavenly precepts, he is a worshipper of the true God, whose sacrifices are gentleness of spirit, and an innocent life, and good actions. And he who exhibits all these qualities offers a sacrifice as often as he performs any good and pious action. For God does not desire the sacrifice of a dumb animal, nor of death and blood, but of man and life. And to this sacrifice there is neither need of sacred boughs, nor of purifications, nor of sods of turf, which things are plainly most vain, but of those things which are put forth from the innermost breast. Therefore, upon the altar of God, which is truly very great, and which is placed in the heart of man, and cannot be defiled with blood, there is placed righteousness, patience, faith, innocence, chastity, and abstinence. This is the truest ceremony, this is that law of God, as it is called by Cicero, illustrious and divine, which always commands things which are right and honourable, and forbids things which are wrong and disgraceful...
~ Lactantius (c. 250c. 325), Divine Institutes (Book VI, ch. 19)

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New York Times best-selling book titles we're most eagerly wishing/waiting for/anticipating. But when?

* Life and Magic Amid the Shadows: The Memoirs of Mr. Magician

* My Story by Jehovah Jira

* The King of the Ghouls -- Tells all as told to Joe Rogan.

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whom or whatever + (true and infinite) God = ?

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When the Stoics attempt to uproot the affections from man as diseases, they are opposed by the Peripatetics, who not only retain, but also defend them, and say that there is nothing in man which is not produced in him with great reason and foresight. They say this indeed rightly, if they know the true limits of each subject. Accordingly they say that this very affection of anger is the whetstone of virtue, as though no one could fight bravely against enemies unless he were excited by anger; by which they plainly show that they neither know what virtue is, nor why God gave anger to man. And if this was given to us for this purpose, that we may employ it for the slaying of men, what is to be thought more savage than man, what more resembling the wild beasts, than that animal which God formed for communion and innocence? There are, then, three affections which drive men headlong to all crimes: (1) anger, (2) desire, and (3) lust. On which account the poets have said that there are three furies which harass the minds of men: anger longs for revenge, desire for riches, lust for pleasures. But God has appointed fixed limits to all of these; and if they pass these limits and begin to be too great, they must necessarily pervert their nature, and be changed into diseases and vices...
~ Lactantius (c. 250c. 325), Divine Institutes (Book VI, ch. 19)

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I had made a clip, of the sequence at approx. 57:58--1:07:28, which was uploaded to FB and YT, but it could not be aired for copyright reasons. Consequently, for such who MIGHT be interested, here's the whole and which you can navigate yourself to get to that pertinent part of the film.


["The Wizard of Mars (1965) | SCI-FI HORROR MOVIE | L. Frank Baum - Armando Busick - David L. Hewitt"]

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