Whoah I used to have this. Now I’m making a meaningless post inventorying a former possession.
another extremely common movie-within-a-movie scenario is the hot chick who has to play the romantic lead in THE KLUMPS or AUSTIN POWERS or etc, and because the producers need to keep up the beat-off factor and/or the woman isn’t very versatile, she has to act natural and demure and graceful while playing opposite and seeming attracted to an ugly creepy slapstick actor in heavy makeup and prosthetics pretending to be a cartoon character. The male and female leads in these things are always essentially in two completely different kinds of movies.
In this way, also, any watching any given Tyler Perry Madea movie is like watching two totally separated films playing on the same screen at the same time.
the totally great movie-within-the-totally-awful movie within BOOMERANG
Fire In The Sky (1993)
the great and too soon forgotten movie-within-the-movie in FIRE IN THE SKY
Where my girls at? They’re calling the 4 corners! The Witchcraft tee available now http://www.mainframe.im
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A Certain Kind Of Death - Documentary
Unblinking and unsettling, this documentary lays bare a mysterious process that goes on all around us - what happens to people who die with no next of kin.
Dead bodies in various stages of decomposition are seen, but not played for shock factor. Instead, you learn a little about each person, both what they were before death and what will happen to them afterward. They are followed from the discovery of the body to the final disposition of the remains, and each step in between.
I have conducted an interview with Dame Darcy!
READ ON…Let Them Eat Meat Cake!
A gothic gabfest with indie darling Dame Darcy
by Claire Donner
The mercurial and ethereal Dame Darcy (damedarcy) is a renowned gallery artist, writer, illustrator, animator, rock musician, clothing designer, and interior decorator to stars such as Margaret Cho and Courtney Love. In spite of this grandiose resume, her artistic career began humbly enough with an indie comic called Meat Cake. When Fantagraphics began publishing this alarming title in 1993, there was nothing truly like it on the market. Its blend of gothic literary stylings, burlesque comedy and punk zine composition made Meat Cake a critical part of the strengthening indie comics scene.
In the years since her entry into the indie comics canon, Dame Darcy has contributed to the Women of Marvel series, Image’s Comic Book Tattoo anthology, and Alan Moore’s Tomorrow Stories (perhaps returning the favor for Moore’s earlier guest spot in Meat Cake #9). Alongside these forays into mainstream fame, fine art and fashion, Meat Cake is fondly remembered and still going strong.
ComiXology: Which books inspired you to create something so unusual?
Dame Darcy: I read Love and Rockets when I was in High School it was my favorite. I liked how the Hernandez brothers portrayed life as a girl in such a real way, represented us in such a fair way. It was a dream come true to be published by Fantagraphics a few years later. I also loved a goth magazine called Propaganda and ordered fashion from it. Later, when I toured with (punk zine pioneer) Lisa Suckdog, after the insane rock operas, she would sell her zine and I my comic book. I also did comics for her zine, too.
Growing up in a bohemian household exposed me to art books and styles at an early age. We also lived in a 1902 craftsman only furnished with antiques, and had a lot of books and artifacts from that era, so for me the 1980s and the 1880s blended and I didn’t quite understand that books from 100 years ago were not contemporary.
For instance, I was obsessed with the OZ book series that my Grandma had many of the original editions of…I was inspired to create my own world. The land of OZ was a utopia ruled by a little girl, Ozma, and it had a very dark side: a walking talking voodoo doll…a lady who kept hundreds of heads on stands like other women would do with wigs…a suffragette valkyrie army of flying ladies with giant sewing needles for swords and buttons for shields. When I describe the OZ book series like this, and how I lived in that world for years growing up as a child, it is no surprise Meat Cake is the way it is.