****

 

There are no interpretations

 

but only misinterpretations.

 

- Harold Bloom,

 

from

 

THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE

 

(1973)

 

 

 

Aaaarrggghhh!!!

 

- poor ol' Gardevil

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

...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

 

 

 

****

 

 

What strange blue world

 

with such brave

 

and resilient people

 

in it.

 

Yeah,

 

that's right,

 

the poor ol' Gardevil here,

 

back to dismay

 

and delight ya.

 

And speakin'

 

of delightfully dismayin',

 

check out

 

the Zonebusters

 

section

 

for the

 

newly revised essay

 

on

 

the film art

 

of

 

Richard Rush

 

in time

 

for

 

the fortieth anniversay

 

of the twilit and allegorical film,

 

THE STUNTMAN (1980),

 

and

 

the fiftieth anniversary

 

of the allegorical film,

 

GETTING STRAIGHT (1970).

 

Feel free

 

to also

 

check out

 

the revised

 

Chapters

 

1, 2  and 3

 

of

 

the Lucas book,

 

and an

 

ENDLESSLY

 

re-re-re-re

 

re-re-re-re-

 

revised

 

look at

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

Kathryn Bigelow films,

 

POINT BREAK (1991)

 

and

 

STRANGE DAYS (1995),

 

and

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

Alex Proyas film,

 

THE CROW (1994),

 

in the

 

Bigelow essay

 

in the

 

Zonebusters section.

 

 

!Boot it, Lenny!

 

 

 

!So stay healthy,

 

lay off the playback

 

and remember-

 

the truth is

 

still

 

the better virus!

 

 

!!SO BE IT!!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

And in the

 

So Be It Department,

 

everybody knows

 

that 2020

 

is the thirtieth

 

anniversary year

 

of the release

 

on August 22, 1990

 

of

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

Allan Moyle

 

'rant and roll' film, 

 

PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990).

 

So cease to resist

 

your wistful nostalgia,

 

and commune with

 

this fine film

 

and

 

Saint Slater, Saint Mathis

 

and

 

Saint Morrissette

 

as much as possible

 

this year

 

and blog hard!

 

 

 

****

 

 

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 familiar?

 

 

 

****

 

 

...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)

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

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'.

 

!!AWESOME!!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

RIP

 

Danny Aiello

 

Andy Anderson

 

Al Noor Mosque victims

 

Ginger Baker

 

Jay Benedict

 

Honor Blackman

 

Hal Blaine

 

Harold Bloom

 

Patricia Bosworth

 

Captain Marvel

 

Chinese Paddlefish

 

Clarkie the Turkey

 

Michael Colgrass

 

Covid-19 victims

 

Jonathan Davis

 

D-Day Heroes

 

Doris Day

 

Kirk Douglas

 

Shirley Douglas

 

Dayton victims

 

Chynna Deese

 

Leonard Dyck

 

El Paso victims

 

Reese Fallon

 

Albert Finney

 

Irv Forbush

 

Robert Forster

 

Lucas Fowler

 

Graeme Gibson

 

Rutger Hauer

 

Katherine Helmond

 

Neil Innes

 

Andrew Jack

 

Julianne Kozis

 

Leo the Cat

 

Linwood Mosque victims

 

Little Richard

 

Carson Lockwood

 

Peter Mayhew

 

Toni Morrison

 

Katharine Mulherin

 

Toni Myers

 

Neil Peart

 

Nova Scotia shooting victims

 

D.A. Pennebaker

 

Luke Perry

 

Andre Previn

 

Pat Roach

 

Shazam

 

Lynn Shelton

 

Lisa Sheridan

 

John Singleton

 

Sri Lankan Bombing victims

 

Rip Torn

 

Turkey the Clarkie

 

Jane Underhill

 

Agnes Varda

 

Max Von Sydow

 

Bill Withers