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Oct 15, 2009

Dan Bloom writes on Woodstock and how it changed more than the US.



A-gu, interesting follow up to the Woodstock blog story that didn't make it into the papers here for reasons of space and timing and budget cuts .... but one the expats interviewed for the story, Martin DeJonge who lives in northern Taiwan along a beautiful beach and works in central Taipei for a marketing firm told me that HE WAS IN THAT ANG LEE movie about Woodstock. It's true. His sister was the production designer for Lee on the movie last year, and in one scene, she quietly arranged to have a photograph and her and her brother and other family members placed in one of the interior scenes in a home for the movie. So Martin was suppoed to appear in the movie as part of that photograph! It would have been his first starrring role as an extra, he told me. BUT....

FATE intervened, and here is the rest of the story: He tells me today:

"I went to see the Ang Lee movie at Warner Village in Taipei last week. The other members of my family were clearly to be seen in that photo, but me? Covered up by Chinese subtitles! How funny is that!"

Close, but no cigar. Still, I would give him an honorary Oscar for ALMOST appearing in an Ang Lee film!

True story!

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short note. Trista DeGenova did a very good and thorough editing job of my original report and turned into a much better piece (by her editing) than my first jab at it on my blog, which is more or less unreadable. So please look at the new and improved edition 2.0 here compliments of Trista, editeur par excellence!