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Loud things, scary things, gloopy things, pretty things. and sadly, typos.

merzbow-derek:

Chumlum by Ron Rice, 1964

Chumlum was Ron Rice’s fourth and final film, which he made in the same year he died at the age of twenty nine.  (He and his wife, Amy, were in Mexico City, where he caught bacterial pneumonia.)  I’ve lost count of all the times I’ve seen frame enlargements from this film presented as being from Jack Smith’s Normal Love: an understandable mistake since this film was shot while the cast members of Smith’s movie were hanging out before and after the other’s filming.  However, this is an altogether different experience.  Though some double exposure occurs in Normal Love (most extensively in the long dance between Beverly Grant and the Boa Constrictor,) in Chumlum pretty much every frame involves either double or triple superimpositions.  Though it uses the same cast as Normal Love, it includes a very important addition in front of the camera, namely Jack Smith himself; who acts not only as guiding spirit, but as resident clown and Mesmer.  There is also the very important matter of the soundtrack, which here actually is composed and performed by Angus MacLise and Tony Conrad.  It all shows how someone with a very different sensibility than the one Jack possessed could take the materials, which clearly bear his stamp, and compose a film dramatically different in mood, texture, and form.  Though one may feel a slow surging of the pace at times (especially in the sequence shot from the helm of a boat) the overall rhythm is that of a trance.  In this film, as a performer, Jack literally sets out to hypnotize the viewer.

(Source: minaturegolftheory)

Rue Morgue is doing a screening of TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME with RAY WISE, SHERYL LEE and SHERILYN FENN!Yes fucking please!

Rue Morgue is doing a screening of TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME with RAY WISE, SHERYL LEE and SHERILYN FENN!
Yes fucking please!

coolator:

jurassic park from the raptors’ perspective 

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goregirlsdungeon:

SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968) directed by Federico Fellini (segment Toby Dammit)

goregirlsdungeon:

SPIRITS OF THE DEAD (1968) directed by Federico Fellini (segment Toby Dammit)

vitazur:

Katharine Beverley and Elizabeth Ellender - The three sisters danced in the moonlight, beside a calm lake, 1929.

vitazur:

Katharine Beverley and Elizabeth Ellender - The three sisters danced in the moonlight, beside a calm lake, 1929.

gehayi:

youmightbeamisogynist:

naamahdarling:

mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.

Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”

Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.

gehayi:

youmightbeamisogynist:

naamahdarling:

mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

This is the thing. Women have been doing awesome shit since there was awesome shit to do, we’ve BEEN THERE, if anyone bothered to look.

Oh, they looked. And then maliciously and willfully erased us from the books to keep anyone else from “getting ideas.”

Hell, the first named author in history? Enheduanna, a Sumerian high priestess, poet and lyricist. She’s known as the Shakespeare of Sumerian literature.

(Source: dovsherman, via wolvensnothere)

miseengarde:

white girls who want my culture’s bindis and saris and henna 

take my skin colour too

and my dark brown lips

take my self-hatred because i don’t fit into the euro-centric ideals of beauty

take the oppression too

take the history of colonization that has devastated my country

and the drones that currently devastate my country

take all the bad stuff too

not just the pretty, shiny, sparky bits

take the ugly, dehumanizing and shitty parts too

(via lola-marie)

nicorajohns:

Dear boys and girls, what do we think of these new soles? #madeintheusa #veganshoes

I would also like a pair of these bad boys. Of course they are now sold out.

nicorajohns:

Dear boys and girls, what do we think of these new soles? #madeintheusa #veganshoes

I would also like a pair of these bad boys. Of course they are now sold out.

better look at the artwork  by Demian Johnston for “Body Horror” by Dead Neanderthals on Utech Records

better look at the artwork  by Demian Johnston for “Body Horror” by Dead Neanderthals on Utech Records

Listen/purchase: Body Horror by Dead Neanderthals
S
tronky free-jazz track called “Body Horror” with pretty cool artwork to boot?
Yeah, I’m all over this.

nickdrake:

H.R. Giger and Debbie Harry.

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cinephiliabeyond:

Attention fellow aging gen-X geeks: the archives of Cinemagic magazine are now online. Between 1972 and 1987, Cinemagic was the only publication dedicated to showing filmmakers how to make science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies on backyard project budgets.




The documentary tracks the evolution of the magazine from an indie fan mag to a national pulpit backed by Starlog, the granddaddy of all science fiction publications.

We’ll catch up with the people behind some of the most beloved projects featured in its pages, and see how some of them went from making homemade Super8 epics to creating the biggest blockbusting movies coming out of Hollywood today. We’ll also show how this humble publication laid the groundwork for today’s indie do-it-yourself filmmaking revolution. When completed, the documentary will feature interviews with Kerry O’Quinn, Gregory Dohler, John Dods, Al Magliochetti, Ernest Farino, Tim Sullivan, and many, many others. Currently in production by Swords & Circuitry Studios.


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cinephiliabeyond:

Attention fellow aging gen-X geeks: the archives of Cinemagic magazine are now online. Between 1972 and 1987, Cinemagic was the only publication dedicated to showing filmmakers how to make science fiction, fantasy, and horror movies on backyard project budgets.

The documentary tracks the evolution of the magazine from an indie fan mag to a national pulpit backed by Starlog, the granddaddy of all science fiction publications.

We’ll catch up with the people behind some of the most beloved projects featured in its pages, and see how some of them went from making homemade Super8 epics to creating the biggest blockbusting movies coming out of Hollywood today. We’ll also show how this humble publication laid the groundwork for today’s indie do-it-yourself filmmaking revolution. When completed, the documentary will feature interviews with Kerry O’Quinn, Gregory Dohler, John Dods, Al Magliochetti, Ernest Farino, Tim Sullivan, and many, many others. Currently in production by Swords & Circuitry Studios.

For more film related items throughout the day, follow Cinephilia & Beyond on Twitter. Get Cinephilia & Beyond in your inbox by signing in. You can also follow our RSS feed. Please use our Google Custom Search for better results. If you enjoy Cinephilia & Beyond, please consider making a small donation to keep it going:

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xxxbettie:

uncertaintimes:

Berenice Abbott (July 17, 1898 – December 9, 1991)
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