Kelley Jones posted this drawing of his on FB but it’s something that should be spread around everywhere. And it offers up a sentiment we all share—get better soon, Bernie Wrightson.
Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell, 1968
juliewinters said: Nathan’s Famous has nothing on Famous Lunch
it’s not a competition. every hot dog store is good, because they sell hot dogs.
Jubilee by Derek Jarman, 1978
I had already heard of Sebastiane, but Jubilee was the first film of Jarman’s that I saw. It was playing at the Roxie Theater, on 16th Street just above Valencia, (in what was probably its first showing in the US) while Stephen Kaplin and I were visiting San Francisco nearly thirty five years ago to the day, at the end of May, beginning of June, 1979. I was familiar with Punk, but what appeared in this film added yet another layer to that many layered popular movement. The fact that some of the original British inhabitants of their particular branch of that fast growing mighty oak were directly involved in making this movie makes it at least an interesting historical artifact; but, owing in large part to the peculiar skills of Derek Jarman, it’s a good bit more. Of course it was denounced by various insiders, and Jarman wore that denunciation with some pride, which is a measure of its strength, that it didn’t just flow over the folk who bothered to watch it, but provoked them to grumble and curse back at it. In any case, it’s still around to be seen and questioned.
”I’m still fed by novels in ways I’m not fed by movies. And I guess vice versa. They don’t replace each other. Although the way you consume—dare I use the word—movies can now be quite close to the way you consume novels. You could watch a movie on your lap on an iPad and on the same iPad, you can read a novel. Watching movies can be as solitary an experience as reading, although I think they are different enough that they satisfy different parts of my brain. I wouldn’t want to give either of them up. But at the moment we are in a very conservative moment in cinema history. In Hollywood, it’s all bottom line stuff. And yet inventive movies keep getting made. So could the worm turn yet again? I don’t know.” - David Cronenberg.