Saturday, November 11, 2017

Heard of the rock group Twenty One Pilots? (and then try to figure out where the name came from? Poof, down the rabbit hole of trivia)

the name comes from a dark play by Arthur Miller... All My Sons. Arthur Miller who married Marilyn Monroe, and whose son in law is Daniel Day-Lewis. Monroe acted in the  movie The Misfits which Miller wrote the screen play

All My Sons is about a man who caused the death of twenty-one pilots during World War II, because he knowingly sent them damaged aircraft engine cylinder heads for Curtiss P-40 Warhawks from his factory to the Army, for the good of his business and welfare of his family.

Damn, that's a dark effing premise for a play!

It opened on Broadway in Jan 1947, closed in Nov 1949 and ran for 328 performances.
It was directed by Elia Kazan, who is noted for drawing out the best dramatic performances from his actors, and he directed 21 actors to Oscar nominations.

Kazan directed a string of successful films, including A Streetcar Named Desire (written my Miller), On the Waterfront, and East of Eden, an during his career, he won two Oscars as Best Director, three Tony Awards, and four Golden Globes.

The play was made into a movie in 1948 with Edward G Robinson as the lead

Fwiw, Twenty One Pilots has 4 damn good hit songs
Tear in my heart,
Heavy Dirty Soul
the above video with Stressed Out
and Heathens

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