Thursday, May 20, 2010


As theater patrons and home movie watchers, we are literally bombarded with imagery. The mind's seemingly limitless capacity takes these images and files them away in what Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot calls, "ze leetle gray cells", to be recalled in an instant. Certain images, when viewed often enough become what we call iconic, that is, an image that evokes more than what it simply depicts. Further still, the image recalls a deeper feeling -- happiness, sadness, nostalgia. This phenomena cannot be found to be any more evident than in monster movies and their kith and kin.

This series will depict those images, that when viewed, are intended to evoke the immediate recognition of our inculcated memory streams that are associated with it. Now, before I start getting all metaphysical and Jungian on you, here is the first pic.

I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE (1958). A wedding night violated; a bride's worst nightmare; the groom's dread of being usurped; clinging to each other in unknown fear . . . from what? Can't they see the monster is about to strike?

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