****

 

 

Welcome back

 

to the ultimate

 

guide to the

 

dread allegorical

 

Zone Wars

 

and world's finest

 

instrument

 

of

 

mass allegorical

 

instruction!

 

 

!!!! YoW !!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

 

To start off

 

the New Year write,

 

I have

 

revised and expanded

 

'At Home With

 

Allegories', 

 

the essay on the

 

film art of

 

Guillermo Del Toro

 

and

 

'Heavenly Wingnut',

 

the essay on the

 

film art of

 

Sir Peter Jackson.

 

I have also

 

finally

 

rewrote the essays

 

on

 

James Cameron,

 

 

David Cronenberg

 

and

 

David Lynch

 

and

 

 

possibly maybe

 

whipped them

 

into some sort

 

of vague shape

 

at last.

 

Last but not least,

 

I have finally

 

began

 

my essay

 

on the film art

 

of

 

Zhang Yimou,

 

so drop by the

 

Zone Warriors

 

section of the site

 

and experience

 

all of the

 

latest insights! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

If you just consume

 

pop culture

 

and

 

don't process it,

 

critcally,

 

or

 

try to elevate it

 

in your mind

 

and 

 

make it your own,

 

it's just sad.

 

 

- Guillermo Del Toro

 

 

 

!Plain old sad, 

 

people!

 

-Gardevil

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

'With a book, 

 

you've got a

 

writer 

 

and

 

a director-

 

and the director

 

is the reader.'

 

- Sean Penn,

 

TIME,

 

April 2, 2018 

 

p. 56

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

'...a Hollywood starlet

 

who turns out be

 

a big bore

 

trying to read me

 

her poetry

 

and wont talk love

 

because

 

in Hollywood man

 

love is for sale.'

 

- from p. 25

 

of

 

BIG SUR

 

by

 

 

- Jack Kerouac,

 

Beatisattva

 

 

March 12, 1922 -

 

October 21, 1969

 

 

 

 

'...some of my

 

most neurotically

 

fierce bitterness

 

is the result

 

of realizing

 

how untrue 

 

people have become...

 

I must say

 

I don't particularly

 

approve of forgetting

 

the facts of

 

life and death

 

in an orgy

 

of intellectual

 

pseudo-synthesis.'

 

- from a letter

 

dated

 

September 6, 1945

 

from 

 

Jack Kerouac

 

to

 

Allen Ginsberg

 

from p. 20

 

of

 

Jack Kerouac

 

and 

 

Allen Ginsberg:

 

The Letters

 

ed. by

 

Bill Morgan

 

and

 

David Stanford

 

 

 

'...Japhy and I

 

were kind of

 

outlandish-looking

 

on the campus

 

in our old clothes

 

in fact Japhy 

 

was considered

 

an eccentric

 

around the campus,

 

which is the usual

 

thing for campuses

 

and college people

 

to think whenever

 

a real man

 

appears

 

on the scene-

 

colleges being nothing

 

but grooming schools

 

for the middle-class

 

non-identity

 

which usually finds

 

its perfect expression

 

on the outskirts

 

of the campus

 

in rows

 

of well-to-do

 

houses with lawns

 

and

 

television sets

 

in each living room

 

with

 

everybody looking

 

at the same thing

 

and thinking

 

the same thing

 

at the same time

 

while the Japhies

 

of the world

 

go prowling

 

in the wilderness

 

to hear

 

the voice crying

 

in the wilderness,

 

to find the

 

ecstasy of the stars,

 

to find the

 

dark mysterious

 

secret of the origin

 

of faceless

 

wonderless

 

crapulous

 

civilization.'

 

- from pp. 38-9

 

and

 

'...I had a dollar left

 

and

 

Gary was waiting

 

for me

 

at the shack.

 

The whole trip

 

had been as

 

swift

 

and

 

enlightening

 

as a dream,

 

and I was back.'

 

- from p. 161

 

of

 

THE DHARMA BUMS

 

by 

 

Jack Kerouac

 

 

 

'...we'll

 

light three candles

 

to three souls

 

when we get there'.

 

- from p. 84

 

of 

 

DESOLATION ANGELS

 

by

 

Jack Kerouac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

As for

 

Moanin' Owen

 

and

 

Screamin Stephen

 

King, 

 

all I can write is, 

 

'...the green parrot

 

 

LIVES!'

 

 

 

 

****

 

RIP

 

Yann Arnaud

 

Asifa Bano

 

MS Douglas High 17

 

Milos Forman

 

Lewis Gilbert

 

Allen Ginsberg

 

Humboldt Fifteen

 

Johann Johannsson

 

Jan Kuciak

 

Martina Kusnirova

 

Jack Kerouac

 

Ursula K. Le Guin

 

Takahata Isao

 

 

Geralyn Wraith

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

Tired of 

 

difficult actors

 

and actresses?

 

Fed up with 

 

all night shoots

 

and productions

 

going over schedule

 

and budget

 

yet again?

 

Then clearly you need

 

 

CINETRON.

 

 

 

CINETRON 

 

is the revolutionary

 

new digital

 

film art system

 

that writes, 

 

casts, produces, 

 

shoots,

 

enhances with fx, 

 

edits, scores,

 

promotes

 

and releases

 

your cyberfilm

 

straight to

 

the internet

 

all at the carefree

 

clik

 

of a mouse - 

 

IN ONLY 24 HRS!

 

 

THAT'S RIGHT -- 

 

ONLY 24

 

HOURS!!

 

 

So sit back, 

 

relax

 

and enjoy the 

 

brave new world 

 

of cyber cinema

 

with 

 

CINETRON - 

 

the magical

 

digital film art

 

of tomorrow - 

 

!!!TODAY!!!