These shadow puppets are incredible.
From time to time I create a doodle and write a funny little story to go with it. Some of them are silly, some are sad and some make no sense at all.
Shot and directed by Moby, this remix (or “reversion”) of David Lynch’s The Big Dream is creepy and beautiful.
Lynch’s The Big Dream was released in 2013 and is his second studio album.
Here is another remix by Venetain Snares. It’s a treat for your ears! Both mixes/versions are from The Big Dream Super Deluxe Album.
Read an excellent article on this cult classic here.
This collection of absurdist vignettes follows in the footsteps of James Thurber, Bohumil Hrabal, and Donald Barthelme in offering social commentary on the modern human condition while riding the line between allegory and surrealism.
My life appeared strange because it was one way and not another. Only if it had been every possibility at once would it have not appeared strange. And that is what I am now: every possibility at once. And nothing is strange.
[from “Everything Was Strange”]
Not unlike a well-constructed poetry collection, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Themes surface and submerge only to re-emerge a few vignettes later. The prose is simple and exacting ensuring clarity of the absurd, Dali-esque situations presented.
On the subject of Romantic Relationships, two tales manage to paint the intangible. In “The…
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Plan 9 From Outer Space is a 1959 sci-fi classic, written and directed by Ed D. Wood Jr.
Often referred to as the worst film of all time, Plan 9 is actually a highly entertaining and fun film to watch. The music is consistently excellent and some scenes (particularly those in the cemetery!) are visually impressive, managing to be spooky and atmospheric. These are the scenes black and white film was made for!
Although Tor Johnson doesn’t make a very convincing Inspector, he excels as a zombie with ghoulish make-up and contact lenses. The wondrous Vampira does nothing but walk very slowly with her arms outstretched… but she does it to perfection.
The special effects are terrible, with the flying saucers feeling like pets as the film goes on. Viewers may feel a sense of loss as they watch one of the saucers being engulfed by flames towards the end. I did anyway.
Famously, Bela Lugosi died long before the film was completed. The footage of Lugosi seen in the film was actually shot by Wood three years earlier in 1956. Tom Mason played the part for the remaining scenes, always with his cape over his face.