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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

 

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

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

"...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

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"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

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah,

 

that's right,

 

the poor ol' Gardevil here,

 

still twitchin'

 

and dismayin'

 

and delightin'

 

ya.

 

 

And speakin'

 

of delightfully dismayin',

 

check out

 

the Zonebusters

 

section

 

for

 

revised "essays"

 

on

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

film art

 

of

 

Ben Affleck,

 

Luc Besson,

 

Kathryn Bigelow,

 

Tim Burton,

 

James Cameron,

 

Sofia (SCC) Coppola,

 

Johnny Depp,

 

Sir T.V. "Terry Baby" Gilliam,

 

Richard Kelly,

 

Richard Rush,

 

Sir Ridley Scott-

 

including

 

revised looks at

 

the twilit, allegorical

 

and implicitly

 

David Lynch addressing films

 

THELMA AND LOUISE (1991)

 

and

 

ALL THE MONEY

 

IN THE WORLD (2017)-

 

and

 

Quentin Tarantino.

 

 

 

 

Feel free

 

to also

 

check out

 

the revised

 

Chapters

 

1, 2, 3, 4

 

and

 

9

 

of

 

the Lucas book.

 

 

 

 

!So stay healthy,

 

and remember-

 

the truth is

 

still

 

the better virus!

 

 

!!SO BE IT!!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

!And

 

Good Lord!

 

?Are we less than

 

a year away

 

from the

 

tenth

 

anniversary

 

of 

 

the release

 

of

 

that amazing

 

twilit and allegorical

 

Jason Reitman film,

 

YOUNG ADULT (2011),

 

which

 

singlehandedly

 

kicked off

 

the woeful

 

and

 

tragicomic

 

sub-genre

 

of the

 

dread allegorical

 

Zone Wars

 

known reluctantly

 

as

 

"Cinema Garite"?

 

 

!Well Gawd!

 

!Sorry

 

I mentioned it!

 

!Excuse me

 

for feeling

 

a little sentimental

 

about the first film

 

to

 

implicitly

 

roast me

 

and my

 

dread allegorical Zone War

 

"scholarship"!

 

 

!Don't have

 

a

 

heart attack!

 

 

- PPQB 4ever

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

And,

 

in the

 

All Too Prophetic

 

Department:

 

 

"...There is no truth-

 

no truth-

 

to the rumor

 

that this

 

strain of flu

 

is fatal.

 

In the greatest

 

majority of cases,

 

the person afflicted

 

can expect

 

to be up

 

and around

 

and feeling fine

 

within a week"

 

-  so solemnly sayeth

 

the President

 

of

 

the United States

 

about the deadly

 

superflu

 

on p. 274

 

of the eerily

 

and

 

presciently

 

twilit and allegorical

 

Screamin' Stephen King

 

novel,

 

THE STAND (1978).

 

 

?Look all too familiar?

 

 

 

****

 

"...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."

 

 

- THE FIREMAN

 

by Joe Hill

 

p. 206

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

...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 Reitman

 

addressing teen novel

 

Superman: dawnbreaker (2020)

 

by Matt De La Pena, 

 

pp. 204-5

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

Paging

 

Mr. Garrigan.

 

Would Mr. Garrigan

 

please come up

 

to the front desk?

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Covid-19 victims

 

Cloris Leachman

 

Christopher Plummer

 

Tanya Roberts

 

Barbara Shelley

 

Mary Wilson

 

 

 

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