Monthly Archives: October 2014

3 things about René Laloux’s FANTASTIC PLANET

Fantastic Planet [1973] 1. Sundial-wristwatch with a lever. 2. It begins to rain and the brain-sausage landscape comes to life. 3. The creatures surround him and extrude fibers which form into clothing.

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October 31 haiku.

And finally my Winter coat comes out of the Closet, crestfallen

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October 30 haiku.

Our parents haven’t Driven the stake through the heart Of the obsolete

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October 29 haiku.

Assaulted by a vile stench of pumpkin I flee The empty cafe

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3 things about David Miller’s THE STORY OF ESTHER COSTELLO

The Story of Esther Costello [1957] 1. “You can’t turn a hard woman into a soft woman. It’s like hardboiling an egg backwards.” 2. “Book. Book. Book. Book. Book.” 3. Perverse: rape heals her psychological trauma.

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October 28 haiku.

2 kids 6 and 8 “Have you ever met my wife?” And once we were kids

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Turtles.

TURTLES can only be seen at 4 o’clock in the morning in the city of Los Angeles, the hour (as Camus observed) when all the people are fast asleep. Nature whispers: yes, really, I’m still here. And the turtles come … Continue reading

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