****

 

 

!Gruesome gobs of

 

glistening goo

 

Golloped out

 

to gibbering you

 

To ensure that your

 

plagued Hallowe’en night

 

Is still a frightful

 

and ghastly delight!

 

 

Yes, that is right,

 

I am slowly rewriting

 

the

 

Tim Burton

 

“essay”,

 

as a fiendishly sweet

 

Hallowe’en treat

 

just for

 

frighteningly fangstastic

 

YOU,

 

!O Children of the

 

Twilight!

 

Will the rewright

 

be finished

 

by the midnight hour

 

?of October 31st, 2020?

 

 

We shall see...

 

 

- Gordevil

 

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

 

AND

 

IN THE SO BE IT

 

DEPARTMENT,

 

 

HOPE YA

 

TOOK THE TIME

 

TO ENJOY

 

THE TWILIT AND ALLEGORICAL

 

ALLAN MOYLE FILM,

 

PUMP UP THE VOLUME (1990),

 

IN CELEBRATION

 

OF

 

THE RECENT

 

THE THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY

 

OF

 

ITS RELEASE

 

ON AUGUST 22, 1990.

 

 

!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

PUMPY,

 

YOU RIOTOUS,

 

REBELLIOUS

 

AND

 

RAUCOUS

 

RASCAL YOU!!

 

 

AND THANKS FOR

 

INSPIRING US ALL

 

TO

 

THINK HARD

 

TALK HARD

 

LUV HARD

 

WRITE HARD

 

AND

 

!BLOG HARD!

 

 

 

- SCRAPPY GARY GARDEV

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

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

 

revised 'essays'

 

on

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

film art

 

of

 

Ben Affleck,

 

Johnny Depp,

 

Richard Kelly

 

and

 

Quentin Tarantino,

 

the

 

newly revised 'essay'

 

on

 

the film art

 

of

 

Kathryn Bigelow

 

in time

 

for

 

the thirtieth anniversary

 

of the release

 

of the twilit and allegorical film,

 

BLUE STEEL (1990),

 

and

 

the twentieth anniversary

 

of the release

 

of the twilit and allegorical film,

 

THE WEIGHT OF WATER (2000),

 

the

 

newly revised 'essay'

 

on

 

the film art

 

of

 

Sofia Coppola-

 

including

 

yet more

 

'astonishing'

 

new 'insight'

 

into

 

the twilit, allegorical,

 

Ozian themed

 

and

 

implicitly SCC roasting

 

Terry Zwigoff film,

 

GHOST WORLD (2001)

 

and

 

the twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

implicitly SCC roasting

 

Zwigoff film,

 

ART SCHOOL

 

CONFIDENTIAL (2006)-

 

 

in time

 

for

 

the tenth anniversary

 

of the release

 

of the twilit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced

 

and

 

Ozian themed film,

 

SOMEWHERE (2010),

 

the 

 

newly revised 'essay'

 

on 

 

the film and telefilm art

 

of

 

David Lynch

 

in time for

 

the thirtieth anniversaries

 

of the release

 

of the twilit and allegorical

 

telemoving painting series,

 

TWIN PEAKS (1990),

 

and

 

the twilit and allegorical

 

moving painting,

 

WILD AT HEART (1990),

 

and the

 

newly revised 'essay'

 

on

 

the film art

 

of

 

Richard Rush

 

in time

 

for

 

the fortieth anniversay

 

of the release

 

of the twilit and allegorical film,

 

THE STUNTMAN (1980),

 

and

 

the fiftieth anniversary

 

of the release

 

of the allegorical film,

 

GETTING STRAIGHT (1970),

 

plus

 

"astounding"

 

new "insight"

 

into the

 

twilit, allegorical and

 

CGI enhanced

 

Tim Burton film, 

 

BATMAN RETURNS (1992),

 

and

 

the twilit,

 

allegorical and CGI enhanced

 

Sir Peter Jackson film, 

 

HEAVENLY CREATURES (1994),

 

in the

 

slowly transforming

 

Burton "essay",

 

and into the

 

twilit, allegorical

 

and CGI enhanced

 

Neill Blomkamp

 

docufeature film,

 

DISTRICT 9 (2009),

 

in the

 

Walt Disney

 

and

 

Sir Jackson

 

"essays".

 

 

 

Feel free

 

to also

 

check out

 

the revised

 

Chapters

 

1, 2, 3

 

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 only

 

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 speaking of

 

inspiration,

 

thanks

 

to the allegorical

 

and

 

Eric Bloom and

 

Michael Moorcock written

 

Blue Oyster Cult tune,

 

"Black Blade" (1980),

 

celebrating

 

its fabulous fortieth year

 

of

 

bringing Chaos

 

to the world we know

 

this year, as well.

 

 

!Mourn on, 

 

Elric and Stormy,

 

laugh on!

 

 

 

...I'm told it's my duty

 

to write against the Law

 

that allegory's my trade

 

and I was born to wade

 

through yore

 

I just wanna be a luvva

 

not a red eyed screamin' fool

 

sure wished it picked another

 

to be its revelatin' tool

 

 

!Black Pen!

 

!Black Pen!

 

 

Forged an ancient second ago

 

 

!Black Pen!

 

!Black Pen!

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

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?

 

 

 

****

 

"...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.

 

 

 

****

 

 

...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 

 

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

 

Danny Aiello

 

Andy Anderson

 

Al Noor Mosque victims

 

Ashina Sei

 

Ginger Baker

 

Jay Benedict

 

Steve Bing

 

Honor Blackman

 

Hal Blaine

 

Harold Bloom

 

Chadwick Boseman

 

Patricia Bosworth

 

Dr. Lorna M. Breen

 

Captain Marvel

 

Diana Carter

 

Brent Carver

 

Chinese Paddlefish

 

Clarkie the Turkey

 

Michael Colgrass

 

Nick Cordero

 

Covid-19 victims

 

Ben Cross

 

Charlie Daniels

 

Jonathan Davis

 

D-Day Heroes

 

Doris Day

 

Kirk Douglas

 

Shirley Douglas

 

Dayton victims

 

Chynna Deese

 

Dieppe Raiders

 

Leonard Dyck

 

Justin T. Earle

 

El Paso victims

 

Reese Fallon

 

Albert Finney

 

George Floyd

 

Irv Forbush

 

Robert Forster

 

Allan Fotheringham

 

Lucas Fowler

 

Graeme Gibson

 

Peter Green

 

Richard Gwyn

 

James 'Kamala' Harris

 

Rutger Hauer

 

Katherine Helmond

 

Toots Hibbert

 

Danny Hicks

 

Sir Ian Holm

 

Neil Innes

 

Andrew Jack

 

Benjamin Keough

 

Kimura Hana

 

Russell Kirsch

 

Julianne Kozis

 

Leo the Cat

 

Linwood Mosque victims

 

Little Richard

 

Carson Lockwood

 

Michael Lonsdale

 

Walter Lure

 

Johnny Mandel

 

Linda Manz

 

Peter Mayhew

 

Miura Haruma

 

Ennio Morriconne

 

Toni Morrison

 

Katharine Mulherin

 

Toni Myers

 

Joseph Norton

 

Alan Parker

 

Neil Peart

 

Nova Scotia shooting victims

 

D.A. Pennebaker

 

Luke Perry

 

Charles M. Portis

 

Kelly Preston

 

Andre Previn

 

Naya Rivera

 

Pat Roach

 

Rubble

 

Regan Russell

 

Shazam

 

Lynn Shelton

 

Lisa Sheridan

 

John Singleton

 

Geno Silva

 

Sri Lankan Bombing victims

 

Takeuchi Yuko

 

Rip Torn

 

Turkey the Clarkie

 

John Turner

 

Jane Underhill

 

Edward "Eddie" Van Halen

 

Agnes Varda

 

Max Von Sydow

 

Bill Withers