Monday, January 30, 2012
A few hours ago watched Stuart Gordon's 2005 tv adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft's The Dreams in the Witch House ( I guess it sounds more contemporary if one drops the article). Kind of a mixed bag, and I feel the same ambivalence I feel about all of Gordon's HPL films (having also seen Re-Animator and From Beyond). The film has little to no atmosphere and leaves out most of the quantum mechanics and cosmic elements that infuse the source tale. Walter Gilman opening up a laptop? C'mon. The hilarious audience participation-encouraged, amateur version of Dreams I saw at the HPL film festival will probably stay with me longer. And the whirling sound accompanying the film is originating from Swan Point in Providence.
Posted by Jonathan at 11:41 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wild blackness rolls in the skies. Its whorls are city coals, sheets of skeletal water shimmer in the harbor.
The feathers of winter, a harbinger tolling over the land, snapping fires feed morning twilight. Air seeps over my arms.
On the ridge of trees, birds settle, rasping of distant waters. Light rays and fills land heights, a drained reservoir, thorny leaves. The wind carries grey ashes, squash loads the lands, rippled grey roofs meet the sea, winter's coils sink against the star-flashing nightfall.
Chinhae City, South Korea
Posted by Jonathan at 3:44 PM
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Photo of my great-grandfather Ludwig Falk (cf. entry of September 10, 2010, and others) in old age, together with, from left to right, his wife, Margaret, grandson, his daughter (my great aunt), my maternal grandmother, and part of someone's side (my grandfather?). Ludwig looked pretty dapper there with the beard and suit. Probably taken in Milwaukie, Oregon, ca. 1924.
What model car is it? Whose car? Who was standing behind the camera at that moment?
Posted by Jonathan at 2:41 PM