|Henceforth I shall be known unto all as FLORENCE.
||[Oct. 8th, 2004|12:30 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
|||||The Damned : Grimly Fiendish||]|
Sat watching a 'Hollywood Legends' Hitchcock doc in class yesterday afternoon... Twas veery interesting, and I drew a lot of parallels with other film directors, horror writers (King in particular with LittleRock) and, indeed, the wonderful Nick Cave (Red Right Hand) with a lot of the things pointed out on it...
(The 'ole eeevil is charming your wife, sitting in your kitchen, smoking your cigarettes, drinking your coffee, laughing at your jokes... He wears a charmers mask - there something rotten at the core of your safe little town and it's about to bite you on the ass when your back is turned...)
And the themes of sudden and unexpected backlash from the things you always take for granted... Such as nature (The Birds) which also made me think of Romero's Zombies (they're dead - they can't hurt us), King (again) with 'Maximum Overdrive' blah de blah. When Hairdryers Attack...
WATCH YOUR SOFT TOYS - BE KIND TO THEM AND LOVE THEM AND HUG THEM AND... OR THEY MIGHT JUST REVOLT AND SMOTHER YOU ONE NIGHT!!!!!!!!
I'm terribly sorry, I went off on a ramble there... The point I was actually intending to make from watching this doc was the quote at the end:
When asked 'What is your idea of happiness?', Hitchcock replied:
"A clear horizon. No clouds. No shadows. Nothing."
I can *SO* relate to that sometimes!!
There you are, that was it. In other news, I have been mixed up on the art college MIS (information) system and henceforth shall be known as FLORENCE!!! She's stolen my number and moved in with my ex lol!! Good luck to her!!
(obviously, she hasn't, and this is merely a cock-up - but it served to amuse my simple mind for several hours last night...)
I have to go now. I need coffee and I'm off to a film studies seminar this afternoon...
Oh, and photography update - my film has come out VERY WELL and I have too many to choose just three exhibition pieces from:/ In the meantime, here's last years piccy:
I lay on my back on the ground to take that one lol!!
Tum ti tum, ho hum, tiddle-i-po!