dear ndugu

so here’s the death of marat (1793), by jacques-louis david:
jacques-louis david's 'death of marat'

i was watching about schmidt today, and i noticed this:
alexander payne's 'death of jack nicholson' oh, alexander, what does it mean? is warren schmidt a doomed rebel? is he supposed to be dead? is he, like marat, in a medicinal bath to help alleviate his many skin diseases? will ndugu make a martyr of him? i don’t understand! (p.s. i bet payne just put marat in there for fun. and, dammit, it was fun.
p.p.s. i knew that eventually i’d deem something important enough to make me break into my legal-woes narrative; i just didn’t know it would be jack nicholson in a bathtub.)