****

 

 

 

 

By the way,

 

if Daniel Craig

 

is leaving behind

 

Agent 007,

 

will a fittingly

 

Scottish actress

 

soon be

 

the first to say on screen,

 

"My name is Bond,

 

Jane Bond",

 

a beautiful

 

and deadly

 

female 007

 

who would

 

turn out to be

 

an irrepressible

 

and

 

indomitable

 

luv child

 

of

 

James and Moneypenny?

 

 

Indeed.

 

 

!!INDEED!!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

DO NOT ATTEMPT

 

TO ADJUST

 

YOUR COMPUTER.

 

 

This is the latest update

 

from

 

the poor ol' Gardevil

 

coming to you

 

live n burnin

 

from

 

Slotek HQ

 

deep in the heart

 

of the

 

Free Village of Streetsville.

 

 

This update concerns

 

the

 

already

 

slightly revised,

 

twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

CGI enhanced

 

Zonebuster film art

 

of

 

James Francis Cameron

 

and

 

cannot be stopped.

 

 

It can however

 

be trusted

 

as it emanates

 

from the only free

 

and

 

honest source

 

on planet Earth.

 

 

A free

 

and

 

honest source

 

dedicated to ensuring

 

that

 

audiences understand

 

the truth

 

about

 

the dread allegorical

 

Zone Wars,

 

in order to

 

hold film artists

 

to account.

 

 

Peace and luv...

 

Out.

 

 

- Gardevil

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

!Feel free!

 

to

 

also check out

 

the

 

rethunked,

 

 

rewritten

 

and

 

revised

 

"essay"

 

on

 

Sarah Polley

 

to

 

bask gratefully

 

in

 

the refreshing

 

and

 

rejuvenating

 

daylight

 

of

 

!Polleywood!,

 

complete

 

with

 

revised looks

 

at the daylit, allegorical

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

implicitly Polley toasting

 

Tim Burton

 

animaction artbuster

 

ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010),

 

and

 

the daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

implicitly Polley toasting

 

Kenneth Branagh

 

docufeature film

 

CINDERELLA (2015)

 

and

 

an expanded look

 

at the daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

implicitly Polley toasting

 

Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck

 

super satirical animaction film

 

CAPTAIN MARVEL (2019)!

 

 

 

****

 

 

And

 

in a

 

li'l treat

 

from

 

the worldwide webhead

 

to

 

the fantastic

 

FOOG

 

(Friends Of Ol' Gardevil)-

 

of course!

 

?you didn't think

 

I wrote "FOOM", did you?

 

!? DID YOU?!-

 

check out

 

the

 

"exciting" essay

 

on

 

the indie moving comics

 

of

 

Frolickin' Frank Miller

 

and

 

Rockin' Robert Rodriguez

 

in

 

the Zone Warriors

 

!section!

 

 

!!KA-POW!!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

Have also

 

rethinkered and retinkered

 

the

 

Stanley Kubrick

 

"essay"

 

yet again,

 

including

 

shocking new insight

 

into

 

the allegorical

 

Edward D. Wood jr.

 

indie docufeature films

 

PLAN 9 FROM

 

OUTER SPACE (1957)

 

and

 

NIGHT OF

 

THE GHOULS (1959),

 

so feel free

 

to peruse

 

that one

 

at your leisure,

 

o my brothers

 

and

 

sisters.

 

 

?Wrighty right?

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

And

 

I have rewritten

 

the

 

essay

 

on

 

the film art

 

of

 

the incensing

 

Denis Villeneuve

 

just in time

 

for the lastest

 

dreaming without dreaming

 

cinematic return

 

to Arrakis,

 

so

 

feel free to

 

check it out.

 

 

Kull wahad.

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

I

 

have also

 

finally revised

 

and

 

rewritten

 

the "essay"

 

on

 

the allegorical

 

film art

 

of

 

Don Coscarelli,

 

for the beast

 

!in all of us!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have also

 

finally

 

rewritten

 

the

 

"essays"

 

on

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

film art

 

of

 

Lee Ang

 

Robert Redford

 

and

 

Zhang Yimou.

 

 

 

?Now when

 

will I finally

 

get off my ass

 

and

 

reexperience

 

and

 

rethink

 

their

 

film art

 

and

 

REALLY

 

transform their

 

"essays"?

 

 

?When?

 

 

??WHEN??

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

Make sure ya

 

also check out

 

the

 

Zone Warriors

 

section

 

for

 

revised "essays"

 

on the

 

twilit and allegorical

 

film art

 

of

 

Ben Affleck,

 

Luc Besson,

 

Kathyrn Bigelow,

 

Neill Blomkamp,

 

James Cameron,

 

Gia (GC) Coppola-

 

the latter essay

 

now revised-

 

Sofia (SCC) Coppola,

 

Don Coscarelli,

 

Guillermo Del Toro-

 

now with a revised look

 

at

 

the twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

CGI enhanced docufeature film

 

CRIMSON PEAK (2015)-

 

Johnny Depp,

 

Sir T.V. "Terry Baby" Gilliam,

 

Angelina Jolie-

 

recently revised

 

for

 

greater

 

clarity and comprehensibility-

 

Richard Kelly,

 

Stanley Kubrick,

 

Sean Penn,

 

Sarah Polley-

 

the latter essay

 

now revised-

 

Jason Reitman,

 

Richard Rush, 

 

Sir Ridley Scott,

 

Quentin Tarantino

 

and

 

Denis Villeneuve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

!And!

 

check out

 

the

 

"amazing insights"

 

into

 

the

 

twilit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

implicitly Gardevil

 

roastin' n toastin'

 

Jon Watts

 

super satirical

 

animaction film

 

SPIDER-MAN:

 

FAR FROM HOME (2019)

 

at the end

 

of the

 

lamentable

 

Gary W. Wright

 

essay

 

in the

 

Zone Warriors

 

!section!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

!Feel free

 

to also

 

check out

 

Chapters 1-9

 

of the

 

"insightful"

 

book

 

on

 

George "Lord Stinkious" Lucas!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

"...This country 

 

is

 

something that must be chosen-

 

it is so easy to leave-

 

and

 

if we do choose it

 

we are still choosing

 

a violent duality."

 

 

- Margaret Atwood

 

from p. 62 of

 

THE JOURNALS

 

OF

 

SUSANNA MOODIE (1970)

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

"...There are no interpretations

 

but only misinterpretations."

 

 

- Harold Bloom,

 

from

 

THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE

 

(1973)

 

 

 

Aaaarrggghhh!!!

 

- poor ol' Gardevil

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

"Very few critics

 

work carefully,

 

thoughtfully enough.

 

To see a film once

 

and

 

write a review

 

is an absurdity."

 

 

- so sayeth Stanley Kubrick,

 

from p. 106

 

of

 

STANLEY KUBRICK: interviews,

 

ed. by Gene D. Phillips

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

"Once,

 

we were artists.

 

!Pure!

 

But we,

 

all of us,

 

we became a distraction,

 

compromised

 

for the sake of fame,

 

comfort,

 

the approval

 

of strangers...

 

We

 

sing and dance

 

not to entertain

 

but to distract people

 

from the crushing gears

 

of a capitalist machine

 

that has no ideals

 

save for

 

greed and violence.

 

And let's not

 

kid ourselves,

 

Hollywood

 

is the best PR firm

 

the gunmakers

 

ever had.

 

What a sick culture...

 

This is a system

 

of soul-murder.

 

And history

 

will not be kind to us

 

for our complicity,

 

because

 

we know better."

 

so sayeth

 

Jim Carrey

 

on

 

pp. 102-3

 

of

 

the allegorical

 

Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon

 

novel,

 

Memoirs

 

And

 

Misinformation (2020)

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

"...Then

 

when we

 

in turn

 

write,

 

speak

 

or do things,

 

we release

 

our ideas

 

out  into

 

the environment,

 

where they

 

can infect

 

new brains.

 

Ideas,

 

like viruses,

 

thus proliferate

 

at prodigious rates,

 

changing

 

at prodigious rates

 

as they do so."

 

 

- George P. Smith

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"The Evil

 

running rampant

 

around the world

 

shows no signs

 

of disappearing.

 

It hasn't changed

 

since I became

 

a Hero for fun.

 

In other words,

 

I am having no effect

 

on society.

 

I'm not sad about that.

 

I do this for fun,

 

so I just need

 

to satisfy myself."

 

 

- from

 

the intriguingly garish,

 

twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

CGI enhanced

 

One and Murata Yusuke

 

manga

 

One-Punch Man:

 

volume one,

 

p. 92.

 

 

 

Of course,

 

for

 

fittingly punchy

 

"insights"

 

into

 

One-Punch Man,

 

drop by

 

the

 

"essay"

 

on

 

Gary W. "Gardevil" Wright

 

in the

 

Zone Warriors

 

section.

 

 

!'Nuck said! 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"Power is lost or won,

 

never created

 

or

 

destroyed."

 

 

- Immaculee Constantin,

 

from p. 100

 

of the

 

twilit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

implicitly Gardevil roasting

 

David Mitchell novel

 

 

THE BONE CLOCKS (2014)

 

 

 

****

 

 

"...A pestilence does not have

 

human dimensions,

 

so people tell themselves

 

that it is unreal,

 

that it is a bad dream

 

which will end.

 

But it does not always end

 

and,

 

from one bad dream

 

to the next,

 

it is people who end,

 

humanists first of all

 

because

 

they have not prepared

 

themselves."

 

 

- THE PLAGUE

 

by Albert Camus

 

p. 30.

 

 

 

****

 

 

"...The sugar

 

was sweeter

 

when you gave

 

it

 

to someone else

 

to taste."

 

- Harper Grayson

 

from p. 206

 

 

of the twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

CGI enhanced novel

 

 

THE FIREMAN (2016)

 

 

by Joe Hill

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

...life is the same as death

 

but the soul continues

 

in the same blinding light

 

 

- Ti Jean

 

from 123rd Chorus

 

of

 

MEXICO CITY BLUES

 

 

 

****

 

 

"...The truth is always best.

 

The only trouble is -

 

what is the truth?"

 

 

- Rockie

 

from

 

Out In The Open:

 

life on the street (1997)

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"...Received opinion

 

is

 

often wrong

 

and 

 

usually boring;

 

the text is yours

 

to interpret...

 

This ability

 

to ready symbolically,

 

to view

 

the very world

 

around us

 

symbolically,

 

is at the heart

 

of the whole

 

literay

 

(and cinema games).

 

To accept things

 

at first glance

 

to be

 

as they appear

 

on the surface

 

is to be trapped

 

in the literal.

 

To be able

 

to see

 

symbolic possibilities

 

allows one

 

to begin to make

 

connections

 

between things

 

that at first

 

seem to have

 

little to do

 

with each other."

 

 

 

- Doctor David R. Williams, PhD

 

from p 88 and 136

 

of

 

SIN BOLDLY:

 

Dr. Dave's guide to writing

 

the college paper (2004).

 

 

****

 

 

"...Life, 

 

he realized,

 

was a profoundly

 

complicated thing.

 

It was filled with awe

 

and wonder

 

and beauty,

 

but it was also filled

 

with heartbreak

 

and

 

loneliness.

 

Maybe that was what

 

made it

 

so precious.

 

You could never know

 

what to expect next,

 

or who might

 

step into

 

or out of

 

your world.

 

And the truth was

 

that we were all

 

navigating the mystery

 

together."

 

 

- from 

 

the implicitly

 

Jason Reitman

 

addressing teen novel

 

Superman: dawnbreaker (2020)

 

by Matt De La Pena, 

 

pp. 204-5

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

And

 

remember,

 

when in

 

Mississauga,

 

always visit

 

Image Collections,

 

the

 

finest emporium

 

of

 

collectibles,

 

games

 

and

 

narrative art

 

in

 

Streetsville,

 

"...the town in the city"

 

of Mississauga.

 

 

!!'Nuck said!!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

RIP

 

 

 

Afghanistan

 

Sir David Amess

 

George "the Chief" Armstrong

 

Peter Aykroyd

 

Lisa Banes

 

Ned Beatty

 

Romane Bonnier

 

Mick Burrs

 

Eric Carle

 

Sonny Chiba

 

Richard Corben

 

Covid-19 victims

 

William G. "Bill" Davis

 

Linda Dawe

 

Peter R. de Vries

 

Ashley Dias

 

Anne Douglas

 

Olympia Dukakis

 

Marilyn Eastman

 

Halyna Hutchins

 

Kabul airport suicide bomb victims

 

Cloris Leachman

 

The London Four

 

Lynn Valley Public Library

stabbing victim

 

Richard "Ricky" MacMillan

 

John McAfee

 

Neil McComb

 

Matthew Mindler

 

Mike Mitchell

 

Ms Myint Myint Zine

 

Ndakasi

 

William F. Nolan

 

Walter Olkewicz

 

Prince Philip

 

Christopher Plummer

 

Tanya Roberts

 

Richard "Dick" Rush

 

Barbara Shelley

 

Daniel Sheppard

 

Felix Silla

 

Paul Soles

 

Shannon Spruill

 

Ko Chan Thar Swe

 

Ko Khet Thi

 

Town of Lytton

 

Brian Travers

 

Buddy Van Horn

 

Jessica Walter

 

Charles "Charlie" Watts

 

Mary Wilson

 

The Yonge Ten

 

 

 

****