A 'stalemate' in which your overall rate of casualties is 50 % higher than your opponents' and in which you lost 19 elements to his 6? That's one impressive stepping stone. Ahem.But never fear, for Cinna will try again. Despite the Optimates’ propaganda claims, let us be clear, a stalemate is merely a stepping stone on the road to victory.
I have no clue about the photos. Now, I could run 'em through Google's image search, but that rather defeats the point, so I'll desist. I will say it's probably one of those Italian movies from shortly after WWII that you appear to be fond of, for what it's worth.
PS: Doing a Google search for 'bloke with candlesticks black and white' yields lots of interesting pictures, but sadly not the one I was looking for. Since I've been reading about the discovery of Richard III in a parking lot today, I'll make a wild stab and suggest the picture is - nah, nevermind, looked up Laurence Olivier and he doesn't look a bit like that in R III.