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I'll wrap in you like I'm sleeping in my grave - Myth Happens

Sovay
Date: 2017-02-14 03:33
Subject: I'll wrap in you like I'm sleeping in my grave
Security: Public
Music:Sxip Shirey, "Woman of Constant Sorrow (feat. Rhiannon Giddens)"

I am still coughing and have not had the mental wherewithal to do much of anything with my night. Have two music videos. Both come from Sxip Shirey's A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees (2017): handful_ofdust linked Rhiannon Giddens' "Woman of Constant Sorrow" and I found Xavier's "Cinnamon Stick" on my own. Some of the visuals of the latter almost remind me of Derek Jarman. The former is just really great.

I was also impressed by this article on the metrics of the shitgibbon, by which I mean that I read it to derspatchel and made it all the way to the last word of the next-to-last paragraph before cracking up. The same blog offers a more serious and useful perspective on microaggressions.

The other night in the shower I was revisiting the fantasy casting of film noir Blade Runner and realized that the last time I asked myself the question, I just hadn't seen the actor I really wanted for Roy: a very young Kirk Douglas. He is stupidly beautiful in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) and rewatching Spartacus (1960) last year reminded me of his physical intensity and then I think pairing him with Veronica Lake as Pris would be fun, because she would look exactly, disarmingly like a china doll next to him. He could do the charm and the danger (and the running around shirtless in the rain) and I wouldn't even mind the absence of accent. So that's nice to have cleared up.1

Douglas


1. The other actor I keep coming back to is Philip Ahn, who was also ridiculously beautiful, with a speaking voice to match. The stills and production photos I've seen from Daughter of Shanghai (1937) tempt me to pair him again with Anna May Wong, and since at this point I believe I have departed entirely from plausible Hollywood casting in the era of the Production Code, then the only thing I can't decide is whether I should cast Canada Lee as Deckard or swap him with Ahn for Roy. I could see it either way. I'd love to get Theresa Harris into this fancast, but she'd have to be Rachael and then the slightly blank quality that made me think of Kim Hunter would disappear. Still want Joan Bennett as Zhora, though.

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gaudior
User: gaudior
Date: 2017-02-14 13:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I dunno, I think fuckninja is pretty great.

(as was that article. Grin.)

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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligence
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-14 19:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Cho Hakkai: intelligence

(as was that article. Grin.)

MOFO-BONOBO.

I think the only problem with "fuckninja" is that I'm pretty sure it's not an insult.

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Alexx Kay
User: alexx_kay
Date: 2017-02-15 01:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Have you read Adam Warren's _Empowered_ comic? One of the cast might take "fuckninja" as a compliment. Then again, she might kill you with some abstruse martial art...

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drwex
User: drwex
Date: 2017-02-14 19:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Whoa. The "Cinnamon Stick" is a fun load of innuendo when one listens to it, but that video! All the hotness.

Also really like the Rhiannon piece. Going to blog both - thanks for kick-starting that bit of brainspace.

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Sovay: Lord Peter Wimsey: passion
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-14 19:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Lord Peter Wimsey: passion

Whoa. The "Cinnamon Stick" is a fun load of innuendo when one listens to it, but that video! All the hotness.

I love the flowers and candy motif. Man, I should have just posted it for Valentine's Day. Oh, well.

Going to blog both - thanks for kick-starting that bit of brainspace.

You're welcome! I was really glad to find them.

Edited at 2017-02-14 07:40 pm (UTC)

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moon_custafer
User: moon_custafer
Date: 2017-02-15 02:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Wow! Who designed the costumes for that video?!

Also, the comments for once are adorable:
"That just was not gay enough."
"I'm sorry, next time I'll try to do better."

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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligence
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 06:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Cho Hakkai: intelligence

Wow! Who designed the costumes for that video?!

You see why I thought of Jarman?

. . . Also, I just realized I know one of the actors. She has really distinctive tattoos; I was just misled by her hair being different when I saw her. Tiny world.

"That just was not gay enough."
"I'm sorry, next time I'll try to do better."


Yes!

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gwynnega: lordpeter mswyrr
User: gwynnega
Date: 2017-02-14 19:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lordpeter mswyrr

That linguistic article is excellent.

I could see a young Kirk Douglas as Roy, and Veronica Lake would be perfect as Pris. A very young Burt Lancaster might also work as Roy.

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Sovay: Claude Rains
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 02:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Claude Rains

That linguistic article is excellent.

Everything about it just makes me happy. ". . . fart saucepan (which I quite like, actually) . . ."

I could see a young Kirk Douglas as Roy, and Veronica Lake would be perfect as Pris. A very young Burt Lancaster might also work as Roy.

I think the youngest I've seen Lancaster is Criss Cross (1949)—I keep meaning to watch Brute Force (1947) and then never quite feeling up to it. I see why you suggest him, though.

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asakiyume: lovestruck
User: asakiyume
Date: 2017-02-14 20:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:lovestruck

Rhiannon Giddens man. She is AMAZING. And I'm seeing her in Turners Falls next month! And that guy is one amazing dancer, huh!

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Sovay: Cho Hakkai: intelligence
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-15 02:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Cho Hakkai: intelligence

Rhiannon Giddens man. She is AMAZING. And I'm seeing her in Turners Falls next month!

Please report back! Lucky!

Rhiannon Giddens is so good that my mother heard her on the radio, made a note of her name, came home, looked up the song, and sent it to me immediately.

And that guy is one amazing dancer, huh!

He is! I should find out who he is. I love the singer of "Cinnamon Stick," too, and I'd never heard of him before.

Edited at 2017-02-15 02:34 am (UTC)

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handful_ofdust
User: handful_ofdust
Date: 2017-02-15 08:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I absolutely love your noir Blade Runner casting.

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Sovay: Claude Rains
User: sovay
Date: 2017-02-16 00:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Claude Rains

I absolutely love your noir Blade Runner casting.

Thank you.

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