For a young history painter, a rite of passage in getting oneself noticed was to present at the Salon a grande machine, a tour de force piece
that would attract attention in an exhibition crammed with thousands of canvases.
Those wonderfully wacky movie brothers, the Coens, return with a tour de force piece
of film-making which outdoes Fargo which was, as far as I'm concerned, not nearly wacky enough.
Following this, His Highness the Emir inspected a number of combat aircraft, helicopters and transport aircraft, in addition to some military vehicles and air force pieces
. The Emir was also briefed on the air operations plan and the tasks and duties of the Qatari Emiri Air Force.