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Many of the smaller kingdoms of eastern Europe had German nobility, or at least German-blooded nobility.
The stretchy, stupid dead is more like the conception of the vampire in the east. You’ve probably seen the staggering, idiot vampires in Chinese movies. Dead = stupid. More like what we see in zombies. Although zombies aren’t dead, and aren’t a myth — they’re just a family’s way of taking care of obnoxious relatives with drugs and rustication. Which may be why there are so many of them in literature, right now.
Kit-Fox I’d lost recently. This is the most immortality we can get. Maybe.
I’m getting all these blog posts done because I’m reading my own book.
This is like those movie commentaries when the director and the actors go silent because they’re watching their own movie.
But if they don’t like it enough to act like fans, then it wouldn’t be as good, would it?
Backstage at The Desert Peach. This is one of the reasons I don’t go to pieces over my characters – the worse they get treated, the better the actors playing them get paid.
I just started drawing and these actors showed up. Well, of COURSE the villain is always really the nicest guy on the crew.
And Hugh Jackson, so graceful and lovely on the screen, is the biggest klutz in the world. Watch his outtakes — the man should be using those pratfalls on-screen, they’re so spectacular. He’s not just cute, he’s funny.
This isn’t the first time somebody reconstructed a false photographic record for a comic book.
Looking at all the wonderful things people are doing with this art form — such marvels as Heartbreakers – I always think I should move on and do something different.
But nobody else has my bare-naked line and hand control. Every time I try something else, it’s just not as much fun as the teetering high-wire act of maintaining a perfect line. Seeing someone else do it always makes my heart thump. In Disney’s Johnny Tremain, Paul Revere quickly draws the handle of a silver cup, but the film closeup is obviously performed by the hand of one of the Disney studio animators. The sweep and mastery of the line, the assurance of that hand, is literally breathtaking. The background mattes show where all our great gallery artists are now — in da flickers!
I was having fun with “the king of England” remark. As Blackadder pointed out, it’s a kraut line. Which the Peach would know, but is too much of a gentleman to remark upon.
My agent(s) have been working on finding new and better outlets for the Peach and Stinz and my other work. I’ve told them they can do anything and everything with the play. The other writer would like to have more input into any rewrites, and I’ve said I’ll go along with anything he wants.
You may have seen the play and think I’m throwing away my rights as an artist and author, but as long nobody tries to mess with my copyright or my income for the properties, I don’t care what they’ll do with it. They will mess it up. They’ll hire the wrong actors, and make the wrong points, and shave it shallow. I don’t care; I’m getting popcorn, and I’m going. And I hope I get to wear 3-D glasses.
Who wants to see the Peach as an animation?
Re old and new values: we were watching the Criterion Collection’s issue of Sanjuro, and the description of the old and new Japanese cultures was fascinating.
If you do get that DVD, a warning: while it is an excellent overview of Kurosawa’s film-making, it turns the final powerful duel into high comedy. Kurosawa originally got away with THE rule of comedy: “Quick movement in or out of the scene = comedy,” when Nakadai sinks out of the scene, eyes bulging. Now we know what REALLY went on during that scene, we’ll laugh our brains out from now on.
Kurosawa’s actors are interviewed about the movie, and all of them are wonderfully funny. And Nakadai looks like Michael Caine! No, go look.
(The WordPress Spellcheck caught DVD, WordPress and Spellcheck as misspelled — but not Kurosawa or Kurosawa’s. THAT’s fame!)