Mike Russell is the author of two short story collections; Nothing Is Strange and Strange Medicine. His work is surreal and often humorous, with some stories even being described as erotic, absurd or disturbing. Mike has been performing his stories in the South of England for over a decade, wearing his famous top hat with its seeing eye.
I spend a lot of time looking at and for strange things, but sometimes I am surprised. You can buy Salvador Dali perfume. Sadly, there is no description of it's smell, but I'm hoping for a swan-elephant juxtaposition. Elegant and strong. I'd love to know if anyone has actually tried the stuff.
Year:1979 Run Time:107 mins Format:16mm
I've seen people walk out of the cinema before a Coen film has ended, and I've heard the confused and annoyed chatter during the end credits, but the brothers have still managed to break really quite unusual, niche films into the mainstream. Perhaps this is partly due to the large list of popular actors who are keen to work with them.
Today I read Room 3327 by Teri Skultety. Again, I struggled at first (perhaps it just takes me a while to get into a story!), but I was rewarded for keeping with it.