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[21 Oct 2009|12:18am]

mowmows

JASON VOORHEES ICONS
 

 

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13 more HERE @ MOWMOWS !

 
 
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Cult Movie Earrings [07 Mar 2009|02:01pm]

ratiganzombie

I thought you might be interested in my etsy page www.ratiganzombie.etsy.com , where I sell Cult movie themed Earrings. So far in the collection I have
1. Dracula
2.Edward Scissorhands
3. Creature from The Black Lagoon
4. Jason Voorhees
5. Freddy Krueger
6. Gizmo
7. Dr. Frank n Furter
8. Phantom of the Paradise
9. Ash (Evil Dead)

 
Give me some Feedback on what you think
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Delirious Revisited [14 May 2008|07:54pm]

chidder
Last August, Deb and I had the opportunity to attend a special screening of director Tom DiCillo's Delirious. I wrote about the film the next day (which, if you check out the comments, generated a response from DiCillo himself). In subsequent weeks, due to lousy distribution (think Katrina-relief-effort lousy) and despite a rave review from Roger Ebert, Delirious came and went, lasting only a month in New York, a week in Los Angeles, and appearing on less than two-dozen screens in the entire U.S.

 

Last week Delirious was released on DVD. I encourage you to run out and buy, rent, or steal a copy immediately. You won't be disappointed (especially if you're a fan of the great character-study films of the Seventies). Rewatching the film today, I was once again blown away. Not only does it boast fantastic performances (by Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, and Gina Gershon, to name the obvious few), it's also a stunning piece of cinema.

Fortunately, the DVD transfer captures the movie's rich colors; scenes like the one where the Pitt character, walking through the streets of New York and realizing he's in love, are nothing short of visual poetry. Plus, there's a great commentary track by DiCillo, who has crafted a film, despite all third-party efforts to the contrary, worth remembering.

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What the Hell? [27 Mar 2008|01:23pm]

chidder
This morning, in The New York Sun, there's an article about how Manhattan's Anthology Film Archives (according to its website, "the first museum devoted to film as an art form") is reviving the early movies of Albert Brooks; specifically, his first two features, the wonderful and exquisite Real Life and Modern Love (the former, made in 1979, an extremely prescient commentary on reality television, the latter taking neurotic romanticism to heights even Woody Allen never dreamed possible).

Regarding Brooks's third movie, Lost in America, the article mentions that "'there's no print of it anywhere.' An apparent victim of indifference on the part of Warner Bros., which owns the film, Lost in America has fallen through the distribution cracks."

No print of it anywhere?! It's not unusual in this day of film restoration awareness (thanks to the efforts of directors like Martin Scorsese) to hear how 90 percent of American silent movies have been lost, as well as half of all the films made in the U.S. before 1950. But we're talking about a movie that was made in 1985, for Chrissake! As well, Lost in America took in more at the box office than Brooks's first two films combined. And nobody thought to preserve a single print?

I don't know about you, but that really grinds my gears.
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research questionnaire [18 Nov 2007|09:46pm]

saskia_eloise
[ mood | hopeful ]

If you could please answer some questionnaire for my media critical research study I would really appreciate it. The questions are based on gender representation and the audience of films in the horror genre. Just answer honestly as much or little as you'd like. xxxxxxxxxx

What gender are you?
Male
Female

1.Are you a fan of the horror genre of film?
Yes
No

2.What is the last horror film that you have seen?

3.If you are going to the Cinema are you likely to choose to see a horror film?
Yes
No

4.Which of these do you think is the most accurate a description of the role of women in horror films?
Women play the villain
Women play the victim
Woman play the rescuer

5.Which of these do you think is the most accurate a description of the role of men in horror films?
Men play the victim
Men play the villain
Men play the rescuer

6.Do you think that women can be villains?
Yes
No

7.Who do you prefer to watch in the role of the villain?
Men
Women

8.Who do you prefer to watch in the role of the victim?
Men
Women

9.Why do you think that women are often cast as the victim in horror movies?

10.What is your favourite horror film?

11.Which male character in a horror film is your favourite?

12.Which female character in a horror film is your favourite?

13.Which question did you find harder to answer 11 or 12?
11
12
Thank you so much for doing this xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The movies I am specifically looking at for my study are psycho (1960), Scream and Alien if you have any opinions on them i would absolutely love to hear it.

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Sorry. [16 Nov 2007|12:29am]

rolando8
[ mood | calm ]

Do you remember when I asked other LiveJournal communities for icons of Paul McCartney as a character from Yellow Subamrine? I wanted to use one as my userpic. I grew sick of waiting for one so I created at least 14 pictures of Paul looking pretty -- Paul the character from Yellow Submarine, of course. Here they are:


1.Perhaps the most origanl 'Paul from Yellow Submarine' icon that I've ever made. 2. All you need is love. 3. A nude (that is, nothing's been added to it, including text) icon of Paul McCartney! 4.Another 'nude' icon of Paul McCartney as a character from Yellow Submarine. 5.Paul McCartney as a character from the film Yellow Submarine.
 6.'t Macca cute? 7. One of my first icons of Paul McCartney as a character from the film Yellow Submarine. 8.My first userpic! 9.Paul McCartney from the film Yellow Submarine surrounded by flowers. 10.Yet another 'nude' picture of Paul, this time with John! 
11.Paul is so pretty that I'd like to kiss him! 12.One of my first 'Paul form Yellow Submarine' icons. 13.One of the first 'Paul from Yellow Submarine' icons that I made. 14.Would you like to kiss this Paul? I would.




You can use these icons as long as you credit me and where I'm from (eg, 'My beautiful userpic was created by someone from LiveJournal whose name was Rolando8'). You can also edit them, eg add words to one of my icons. Enjoy!




Love,




Rolando8

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Dracula changed everything... [08 Nov 2007|12:20pm]

paulbibeau
I have a new book with a chapter about cult vampire films, and how Universal's Dracula touched off a weird revolution in how the movie companies treat trademark icons.  Odd, odd stuff in that history.  I thought you crazy cult movie kids would want to hear about it.

The book is Sundays with Vlad ( www.vladlives.com ), and it's funny.  Sort of.  Hmmm.

 

Or just come by my blog at http://paulbibeau.livejournal.com and say hello.

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[06 Nov 2007|10:13pm]

rolando8
[ mood | calm ]

I am looking for Yellow Submarine icons with Paul in them to use as my Userpic. Please, where can I find some? Thank you.

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[01 Jun 2007|12:00pm]

stripeykitty
Please send any friends you have in Edinburgh over for our movie premiere tomorrow!



And we've got another one next Saturday 9th June at 3pm as well (same location).




(Oh, and check out out the new pic we added to the website gallery. Yep, he's holding a copy of the movie!)





www.jesusversusthemessiah.com
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Gun Crazy [26 Apr 2007|10:17am]

chidder
I'm not sure how this one escaped me for so many years. Directed in 1949 by Joseph H. Lewis from a screenplay by MacKinlay Kantor (based on his 1940 Saturday Evening Post short story) and blacklisted Dalton Trumbo masquerading as Millard Kaufman, Gun Crazy reset the standard for film noir and paved the way for the attractive, sympathetic -- albeit sometimes psychotic -- antiheroes that showed up two decades later in movies like Bonnie and Clyde (whose real-life characters inspired Gun Crazy's lovin' couple on the run) and The Getaway.

Cinematically, the film's often expressionistic; its startling and (then) innovative use of extended "backseat driver" takes, shot from within the getaway car, and get the viewer caught up not only in the characters' predicament but the sexual excitement their larceny generates. And Russell Harlan's black-and-white cinematography is right up there with his work on Red River, The Thing from Another World, and Blackboard Jungle.

Not again until Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway would the screen see crooks as charismatic as Peggy Cummins and John Dall. Director Lewis told critic Danny Peary in 1981: "I told John, 'Your cock's never been so hard,' and I told Peggy, 'You're a female dog in heat, and you want him. But don't let him have it in a hurry. Keep him waiting.' That's exactly how I talked to them and I turned them loose. I didn't have to give them more directions."

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George Romero's MARTIN: 114 icons! [15 Nov 2006|12:57am]

mrbnatural
[ mood | bouncy ]

[1] Comment please!
[2] Credit mrbnatural or iconzicons!
[3] Not hotlinking! *stab stab stab*

Here are a bunch of icons I made for George Romero's "MARTIN".

[EXAMPLES]
29 90

MARTIN: 114 icons!

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The Abominable Snowman [10 Oct 2006|02:56pm]

chidder
[ mood | forging ahead ]



While it certainly wouldn't qualify for Paul Schrader's canon of great films (or anybody else's, for that matter, including mine), whenever I happen across this 1957 movie (sometimes calling itself The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas) when it airs on Turner Classic Movies, I inevitably watch until the end. Director Val Guest treats screenwriter Nigel Kneale's intelligent script so matter-of-factly that parts of the movie achieve a documentary feel (helped along, admittedly, by the wealth of stock footage of the Himalayan mountain range and avalanches). 

I remember staying up late one night to watch this, for the first time, as a child, and being absolutely mesmerized by Peter Cushing's long-awaited face-to-face encounter with the Yeti. The effect remains the same for me today: menace mixing with mystery as the unbelievably tall beings step from the shadow into the light, finally revealing the eyes of the Yeti. Those age-old eyes. 

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Cult Movie Club [30 Aug 2006|12:06pm]

takataka27
Hi friends,

I've been thinking about starting an informal cult movie club in my area. All interested could meet once a month to watch a great bad film. I'd supply the popcorn. Has anyone done this?

Scott
Massachusetts
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Edmond [15 Aug 2006|01:27pm]

chidder
[ mood | headachy ]



When this film first opened in Manhattan, its run was so short that, by the time I read about it, it was gone. So it was with considerable delight when I discovered the film had returned, this time to Brooklyn, last week. 

Edmond seemed to have everything going for it: a script by David Mamet, based on his 1982 play of the same name; starring the incomparable William H. Macy, always marvelous but especially so in Wayne Cramer's wonderful 2003 film The Cooler; and director Stuart Gordon, who did HP Lovecraft proud with his adaptations of Re-Animator and From Beyond. On the surface, this film seemed like a winner. 

Therein lies the problem: Edmond is all surface. 

Edmond is the same character at the end of the film as he is at the beginning -- but it's not Macy's fault. The way the story is written, we don't know if the racial epithets Edmond spews are a sudden eruption or part of his daily routine, whether he's at the tail end of a journey toward violence or whether it's a destination he's inhabited for some time. It's not a one-note performance but a one-note character, devoid of any sense of what, if anything, has been lost. Just as Gordon's direction plods from one scene to the next, Edmond is a dead man walking from the first shot to the last (where he becomes a dead man lying down). Because we are not permitted to experience his fall, but rather just follow his somnambulistic walk on the wild side, there is no tragedy. We, like Edmond, feel nothing. 

Unlike Cape Fear's Max Cady, who promised, "You're gonna learn about loss," Edmond offers no such lesson. To paraphrase Dorothy Parker's famous obvservation, the film runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

Similarly, a litany of usually fine actors are put through their paces so quickly and without distinction that often they're gone from the screen by the time we realize who they were: Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator), Dule Hill (fine here in a role that's about as far from The West Wing's Charlie as he can get), Joe Mantegna (always amazing, but especially so as Dean Martin in The Rat Pack), Denise Richards (the Charlie Sheen-Denise Richards divorce), Julia Stiles (so memorable in Mamet's State and Main), Mean Suvari (the American Beauty herself), Rebecca Pidgeon (also fine State and Main -- and married to Mr. Mamet), and Debi Mazar (not used nearly enough in Entourage). Despite all this thespian firepower, the only onscreen chemistry occurs in the scene between Macy and Stiles in her character's apartment, when, for a fleeting moment, it seems as if she and Edmond might have found in each other a twisted kindred spirit. Alas, even that spark is extinguished before it can ignite anything else.

A gentleman, a few rows ahead of us, served as spokesman for the sparse audience when the film faded out and the lights came up. "That's it?" he said. Indeed.

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Jesus Versus The Messiah [13 Aug 2006|07:31pm]

stripeykitty
New movie, soon to be a classic!!

Check out www.jesusversusthemessiah.com and have a look at the trailer. I think you'll dig it ;)

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[30 May 2006|11:13am]

chapstick_chick
CHILDREN OF DUNE miniseries caps SET 01.
Title: Chapter 25, part III .. "End of Abomination"
#: 107
file formate: *.zip
image format: *.bmp
[spoilers for those who haven't seen the film.. obviously]

__rules_;
+COMMENT
---> lemme know if you d/l the file.. just 'cause. If you'd like to post a set of icons of or with this cap set, lemme know in a comment & I'll promote your icon post by adding it to this one. :)
+CREDIT chapstick_creo
---> You are not required to credit, but PLEASE do. That way other people may find & use the caps too! also it is nice. ;)
+REQUEST
---> View the link above & lemme know if you have any requests for future caps. :)
</b>

__teasers_;


__download_;
¤ Download Page
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[26 May 2006|05:50pm]

chapstick_chick
DUNE the miniseries (2000) screencaps SET 01.
Title: Chapter 14, disc 1 : "Worm Attack"
#: 99
file formate: *.zip
image format: *.bmp

__rules_;
+COMMENT
---> lemme know if you d/l the file.. just 'cause. If you'd like to post a set of icons of or with this cap set, lemme know in a comment & I'll promote your icon post by adding it to this one. :)
+CREDIT chapstick_creo
---> You are not required to credit, but PLEASE do. That way other people may find & use the caps too! also it is nice. ;)
+REQUEST
---> View the link above & lemme know if you have any requests for future caps. :)


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__download_;
Click here to go to the download page. ;)
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[25 May 2006|05:59pm]

chapstick_chick
26 Dune /&/ Children of Dune (still)
5 Dune /&/ Children of Dune (animated)

__rules_;
+COMMENT
+CREDIT chapstick_creo
-NO HOTLINKING

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( DUNE & CHILDREN OF DUNE icons )
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[30 Apr 2006|05:04am]

polyester_queen
[ mood | creative ]

Preview:




5 Doctor Gore
10 Blood Feast
5 The Gore Gore Girls
5 The Rocky Horror Picture Show


Icons under the cut...Collapse )

Nab as many as you want; I only ask that you give me credit and let me know which ones you are taking. :)
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A 1989 POTO question [12 Apr 2006|01:21am]

echotiarra
Hi!

I'm new to this community, 9Obviously), and I just have a quick question for all of you;

Where could I find anything on the 1989 version of Phantom of the Opera?

Thanks!

X Posted to my own journal.
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