Arts

Flashback Films – Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970).

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Icon of the Day – Style-o-Rama – Photographic Realism

New series: Style-o-Rama. Art and Design styles through the ages.

OK – I promise this is the only time I will include a raster graphic in Icon of the Day. But the reason is that I want to explain my next series in terms of the subject matter.

This is my doggie. She will be the subject of each icon for as long as I do the series. I want you to see HER first. In that interest, starting with Photographic Realism:

Photographic Realism

Flashback Film – Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Little Shop of Horrors (film)

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Little Shop of Horrors

Flashback Film – House of Wax (1953)

Cover of "House of Wax"

Cover of House of Wax

House of Wax (1953 film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045888/

Not as graphic as later gore films, with the 3D technology probably not much worse than it is now, this one is worth seeing. See it in a theater if you ever get the chance. I have not seen the one with Paris Hilton. This has Vincent Price and does NOT have Paris Hilton. And has Carolyn Jones from the Addams Family. What else can I say? See it.

Flashback Film – The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Cover of "The Night of the Hunter"

Cover of The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter (1955).

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048424/

Directed by Charles Laughton, starring Lillian Gish, Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters, and a couple of truly sweet kids, this is chilling and gorgous. By the way, this is where that trope of “love” tattooed on one set of knuckles and “hate” tattooed on the other comes from.

Flashback Film – Bad Ronald (1974) (TV)

Cover of "Bad Ronald"

Cover of Bad Ronald

OK, I have a confession to make. I have never seen the Made for TV horror movie Bad Ronald, the one with Scott Jacoby as a creepy guy who kills a mean girl so his mother locks him up in a closet so he doesn’t get arrested but she dies and he is still there when a new family moves in…

But I LOVE this music video made from it. And, anyway, I think you don’t need to see it after seeing this. Oh yeah, have patience, watch it on YouTube, thanks.

Flashback Film –  Lost Highway (1997)

Lost Highway (soundtrack)

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Lost Highway is structured like a Yin-Yang symbol.

’tis.

Flashback Film – Repulsion (1965)

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Repulsion – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Catherine Denuve is highly disturbing and disturbed in this Roman Polanski classic. I think, his best.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059646

“Infrared” Panorama


“Infrared” Panorama.

Its not really infrared.

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Flashback Film – Parents (1989)

Parents (film)

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How to describe this one? I think this link will take you to the full movie.