BTW, I finally caught up with Black Swan—what incredibly loony craziness: great stuff! If you took Mommy Dearest, William Castle’s Straight-Jacket, De Palma’s Carrie, a dash of Suspiria, a teaspoon of Ken Russell and a pinch of John Waters’ Female Trouble—add a heaping dose of Tchaikovsky, and voilà! Black Swan.
Do you notice how similar those Yip-Yip Martians (just above) are to the bloodsucking parasites from Mars (above the Yip-Yips; from H.G. Wells' classic novel)? Me, too. The "nice" facade they put on during their appearances on Sesame Streetare a LIE! They want your blood! "Yip-yip-yip-yip-yip-BLLLLLLLLLOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD!"
This week's "zxy rplkntz" are all sad over the death of super-creative and productive filmmaker Sidney Lumet. While the National Film Board of Ivanlandia did not like all of Mr. Lumet's flicks, we loved enough of them...
That was my original idea for the title of this blog, a sort of summation of nearly everything I'd ever wanted cinematically: regularly playing on the ABC Channel 7 4:30 movie--or on WOR-TV Channel 9's 4 O'Clock Movie--the greatest monster movie in the universe, and incredible combo of miniatures, men in suits and stop motion, with entire continents destroyed!
But then there was a coup d'etat, and Tzar Ivan I of Ivanlandia took charge.