****

 

 

Tanya Roberts

 

1955 - 2021

 

 

!Goodbye

 

God bless

 

sadolescent crush

 

and

 

Master

 

of the

 

Beastmaster!

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

"...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

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

"...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,

 

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,

 

Johnny Depp,

 

T.V. Gilliam,

 

Richard Kelly,

 

David Lynch,

 

Richard Rush,

 

Sir Ridley Scott

 

and

 

Quentin Tarantino,

 

the

 

newly revised "essay"

 

on

 

the film art

 

of

 

Sofia (SCC) Coppola-

 

including

 

"surprising"

 

new

 

and

 

chronologically correct

 

"insight"

 

into

 

the twilit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

implicitly SCC toasting

 

James Cameron

 

and

 

Charles Eglee

 

indie docufeature

 

Zonebuster 

 

telefilm series

 

 

DARK ANGEL (2000-02)-

 

 

plus

 

"astounding"

 

new "insight"

 

into the

 

twilit, allegorical

 

and CGI enhanced

 

Zack Snyder

 

and

 

Joss Whedon

 

super satirical film,

 

JUSTICE LEAGUE (2009),

 

in the

 

SCC,

 

Kelly,

 

Jason Reitman

 

and

 

Gardevil Wright

 

 "essays".

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Tanya Roberts

 

Barbara Shelley

 

 

 

****