Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories)

2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00

An invisible man must be one of the more bizarre choices for a monster. First of all it’s not really a monster, not in the classical sense anyway. He is, after all, just a man. A deranged man, sure, but just a man nonetheless. There is nothing supernatural about [...]

Even the Moon is Frightened of Me: The Invisible Man (Monster Memories) 2017-10-25T20:44:31+00:00

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories)

2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00

By 1941 Universal had been making monster movies for over a decade. It had now become a well-oiled machine and while not quite formulaic just yet was well on its way to becoming so. The Wolf-Man still retains the moodiness and the harsh shadows emblematic of German Expressionism that [...]

Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart: The Wolf-Man (Monster Memories) 2017-10-24T23:17:46+00:00

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories)

2017-10-19T16:02:23+00:00

The Mummy from 1932 is a classic. A flawed classic for sure, but a classic nonetheless. There are parts of this film that are truly brilliant and there are parts that are…well…not. To be honest this is one film that I have had mixed feeling for. I want to love [...]

I Dislike Being Touched: The Mummy (Monster Memories) 2017-10-19T16:02:23+00:00

Memory & Fog: The Impermanence of Objects, 3rd Meditation

2017-10-18T11:18:31+00:00

Once, a long time ago, I told you I would love you forever. I never intended to lie to you. I am back in San Francisco, the place where we once lived together. It has been … what now? 15 years? Or is it 20? I don’t remember things the [...]

Memory & Fog: The Impermanence of Objects, 3rd Meditation 2017-10-18T11:18:31+00:00

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories)

2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00

Tod Browning’s 1931 adaptation of Dracula is the granddaddy of them all, the film the launched the Classic Monster films of Universal. The Universal cinematic universe if you will. I try not to judge these old films by modern standards or how a film has come to be perceived [...]

I Mistrust My Own Judgement: Dracula (Monster Memories) 2017-10-19T11:22:01+00:00

Glass & Sky: The Impermanence of Objects, 2nd Meditation

2017-10-12T15:26:33+00:00

Once, a long time ago, I stood in the sky far above the world. The observation deck of the World Trade Center was more than 1000 feet high. The windows were wide, floor to ceiling glass. The first thing I did was press my nose against it, my hands beside [...]

Glass & Sky: The Impermanence of Objects, 2nd Meditation 2017-10-12T15:26:33+00:00

Sand & Sea: The Impermanence of Objects, 1st Meditation

2017-10-04T17:49:35+00:00

Once, a long time ago, I lived in a house near the edge of the world. In the Winter, when the air was still, I would lie awake at night and listen to the Ocean, to the waves. Relentless. Never ending. In my mind I could see them. They would [...]

Sand & Sea: The Impermanence of Objects, 1st Meditation 2017-10-04T17:49:35+00:00
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