Miriam Hopkins' Amazing Expressions of Barely Contained Terror First, a point of comparison. The very flirty and sexy (and very pre-code) Hopkins at the start of the film.
In its pre-code cut, the 1931 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE was the best-acted, best- written, and most mature horror film of the 30s. Especially for the performance of Miriam Hopkins as the horribly abused Ivy. Here are a series of her expressions, which are where most of her acting goes in this as she's mostly terrified to talk back to him. Till recently, censors left only 5 minutes of her in the film, which is a goddamn shame; it's better than Bergman later in the same role, in my view. Which I nevertheless also like. partly because of its resonance with her daughter playing Dorothy Valens in BLUE VELVET. Something I probably should have had a look at for the very similar scene with Schilgoch in the most recent LULU. Definitely something to study for later chapters though; very related. Read more »
So this happened today. Trump dog-whistled the assassination of Hillary Clinton to his followers. And even if Trump now lies about his intent, his followers certainly seem to know what he meant. Just click on the video below and look at the comments. And Trump should be in a holding cell right now, and if he were anyone else now--including Hillary--he would be.
In light of this descent he's pushing our country into, it might be wise, fellow Americans, to be shown what this looked like once before--only in this case orchestrated by the US. Is this what you want?
It should be obvious to everyone this man is not an enemy of the Democrats, he's the enemy of everyone. Remember to vote. That's the only way left to shut him up.
So seems to me the only places Trump has to go from here: 1. Actually try to shoot Hillary in Debate 1 2. Open... https://t.co/5zFejx8gwN
Ken Ham smiled his serene, implacable smile in front of his ark, as the struggling townspeople of Williamstown gathered before him for answers in their multitudes. He had never seen so many people with lengths of pipe in their hands. He couldn't think why as an ark with plumbing would not be accurate, so they couldn't be donations.
Krzysztof Penderecki's THE DEVILS OF LOUDON (German TV, 1969)
The 1969 opera by Krzysztof Penderecki, who most of you may know as the main composer used in the Shining. This is an adaptation of an adaptation, specifically John Whiting's play of Aldous Huxley's excellent novelistic history. Later, the Whiting play was used as the basis for Ken Russell'sthe Devils (1971), which is among my top 10 favorite films.
But when I watch this, I think Russell must also have seen this before doing that film, because I see a lot of rhyme between the atmosphere and music of this and Russell.It's a piece I seem to like in almost every form, and now I'm wondering if I might want to tackle it myself (I was wondering the same thing the other day about Dracula, another horror thing I've seen a lot of versions of since I was a kid). Pretty powerful, dark stuff. And almost exactly as old as I am! Argh
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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