Cinematical Seven: Great Books About Horror Movies
I present you now with seven horror movie related books from my personal library, each perfect for reading by the fireplace while an angry storm rages outside and the howl of a distant wolf mingles with the wails of lost souls emanating from that deconsecrated cemetery across the street (you know, the one right next to Burger King). Many of these are out of print, but used copies can easily be found on Amazon or EBay.
Selections from "Film Culture"
Founded in 1954 by Jonas and Adolfas Mekas, the New York-based magazine FILM CULTURE began by covering Hollywood cinema and evolved into the primary voice of independent and avant-garde cinema with a total of 79 issues spanning the years 1955-1996. With regular contributions from critics and filmmakers like P. Adams Sitney, Stan Brakhage, Andrew Sarris, Parker Tyler and Jerome Hill (some of whom would go on to found Anthology Film Archives, which opened in 1970), FILM CULTURE served as a forum for the New American Cinema, discussing the works of pioneering filmmakers like Maya Deren, Ron Rice and Paul Sharits, and providing important context for largely unseen films through its essays on film history, contemporary art and poetry. (via)
This Is Not a Bob Dylan Movie
You could begin the story of Todd Haynes’s Dylan movie at the very beginning, about seven years ago, while Haynes was driving cross-country in his beat-up old Honda. But since Todd Haynes’s film about Dylan is as much about Todd Haynes as it is about Dylan (or maybe even more); and since Haynes is a filmmaker who, in midcareer at age 46, is doing his best to take the experimental into the multiplex; and, further, since those who don’t like the film are likely to consider it a kind of gorgeous indulgence, a bizarre experiment, the temptation is to skip the ordinary narrative introduction and begin at the end, or very near the end, in this case in the last few days of filming, on the outskirts of Montreal, where, way in the back of a dark and cavernous and disused factory, there was a white glowing light, like something in a dream. We begin then with an image — an image that is all about, believe it or not, the relationship between Haynes and his film, between Dylan and Haynes, between the artist and the subject he is trying to portray.
'Frankenstein: A Cultural History' by Susan Tyler Hitchcock
"Hear my tale," Frankenstein's monster begs his creator. "It is long and strange." In her cultural history of our favorite monster, Susan Tyler Hitchcock shows that the story is longer and stranger than the creature or Victor Frankenstein or even Mary Shelley could ever have imagined. The unloved horror has now been flourishing for almost 200 years. The response to it has ranged from early 19th century stage adaptations to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," from John Tenniel's cartoons to our own era's cautionary sermons about genetic engineering.
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Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla
Directed (1952) by William Beaudine. Starring Bela Lugosi, Duke Mitchell, Sammy Petrillo and Al Kikume.
Yongary, Monster From the Deep (Taekoesu Yonggary)
Directed (1967) by Ki-duk Kim. Starring Yeong-il Oh, Jeong-im Nam, Sun-jae Lee and Moon Kang.
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Except, like us, you probably love these misshapen, misunderstood misanthropes. Did you grow up in the 1950's? the 60's? 70's? There was a time in our pop culture history when such creatures as Frankenstein's Monster and the Creature From The Black Lagoon captured our imaginations like no other group of superheroes or sports figures ever could.
Buster Keaton on Comedy and Making Movies
Actor and filmmaker Buster Keaton (1895-1966) was one of the greatest comic figures of the silent film era. Born Joseph Frank Keaton, VI to vaudevillian parents, he was on stage and part of the physical comedy act by the time he was 4 years old.
Bestatter-Weblog: Eine riesengrosse Scheisse
Der Mann hat seine Jacke ausgezogen und während ich den Kaffee hinstelle, betrachte ich ihn etwas näher. Er sieht gut aus, ist vielleicht in meinem Alter und trägt gepflegte, nicht ganz billige Kleidung. Ich setze mich neben ihn und deute auf das Kreuz, das ich gegenüber an die Wand gelehnt habe. Er seufzt: “Mein Sohn.” “Auto oder Moped?” frage ich aber er schüttelt den Kopf und sagt: “Inlineskater.”
“Wie alt?” “Fünfzehn.”
Mit Cthulhu im Einmachglas, einem Werwolf-Labor, einem Steampunk-Headset, Steampunk-Motorbikes und und und... whooohoo!
101 things you didn't know about games
The maximum achievable score possible in a game of Pac-Man is 3,333,360 points.
Vatikan-Buch spricht Tempelritter frei
700 Jahre lang galten sie als Ketzer, jetzt schreibt der Vatikan selbst einen Teil seiner Geschichte um. Ein lange verschollenes Dokument, das jetzt veröffentlicht werden soll, belegt: Der Papst hat die Tempelritter schon 1314 vom Vorwurf der Gotteslästerei freigesprochen - und um Verzeihung gebeten.
Ein besonders extravagantes Case Modding bietet die amerikanische Firma Computer Choppers an. Auf ihrer Internetseite präsentiert sie ein mit einem Hauch von 24-karätigem Gold überzogenes MacBook. Als i-Tüpfelchen wurde das Apple-Logo noch mit lupenreinen Diamanten verziert.
Climate change disaster is upon us, warns UN
A record number of floods, droughts and storms around the world this year amount to a climate change "mega disaster", the United Nation's emergency relief coordinator, Sir John Holmes, has warned.
Sir John, a British diplomat who is also known as the UN's under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said dire predictions about the impact of global warming on humanity were already coming true.
Modern phrenologists "predict" terrorism with biometrics
Computer and behavioral scientists at the University at Buffalo are developing automated systems that track faces, voices, bodies and other biometrics against scientifically tested behavioral indicators to provide a numerical score of the likelihood that an individual may be about to commit a terrorist act.
Magazine on Japanese street fashion and street culture
The Boat Lullabies: The Way Of All Flesh
Yesterday at the flea market I picked up a small cosmetics case stuffed with photos almost all of which were of the same woman. The bulk of the photos were photobooths and portraits documenting her as she aged over the course of about 50 years or so.
Halo 3 - Believe