Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Fuck You #6


US Girls (Meg Remy)

'I Don't Care About You' - Fear

Danielle Tatie

Monday, 7 January 2019

She Devil

Directed by Kurt Neumann, 1957

Doctors Scott and Bach inject the dying Kyra Zelas (Mari Blanchard) with a formula which saves her life - but also renders her almost immortal and wickedly evil.

The story is based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Modern scientists accidentally create a monster. They then have to cure the woman of the qualities that pose a threat to civilised society after her demons surface. Since the final operation is not a success, we can assume that the only cure is death.

Naturally, it is a woman who personifies the disturbing Pandora's Box so directly and meaningfully. When men are reborn as monsters, nobody seems to fathom that the root cause is a flood of unrefined energy from the unconscious. Whereas with a woman, huh, its so obvious!

Unconscious+Woman=Monster. Unconscious+Man=What happened? He's no longer conscious and therefore a man. Or he's split like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. At least he's conscious and dignified half of the time. But the rest, forget it, he's just a monster! Whereas she clearly is still a woman. And a permanent menace.

night of the witches

Let Me Down Easy

Bettye Lavette, 1965


Let me down easy though your love for me is gone
Let me down so easy, baby, since you feel to stay isn't wrong
But its all over but the last goodbye, let me down easy, hmm

When you pass me by, say hello once in a while
When you pass me by, does it hurt so much to smile
But its all over but the last goodbye, let me down easy, baby

I remember at the start
It was so nice to think that we never had to part
But its all over but the last goodbye, let me down easy, baby

Hum hum hum hum,let me down so easy baby, let me down so easy baby
Let me down down down down, let me down so easy baby,oh oh oh
I dont want anyone of your love, baby, let me down down, let me down so easy
Baby, oh oh, let me down so easy

Written by Paolo Giovanni Nutini and James McDougal

© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.


You Dont Know Me At All (2007)

Monday, 10 December 2018

Raintree County

Directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1957

Based on the novel by Ross Lockridge Jr.

A mentally unstable Southern belle (Oscar-nominated Taylor) captures the heart of Montgomery Clift’s abolitionist Northerner [student] in this underrated Civil War epic. Their relationship is complicated by her troubled past and the onset of the Civil War. After Drake deceives John into marriage and admits that she never was pregnant, the two move to her New Orleans household, where he discovers that mental illness runs in her family. He lvoes he so much that he goes to war just to find her and bring her home. Unfortunately, she suffers another illusion which costs her her life. Ironically, chasing after the mythical 'Rain Tree' in an attempt to return her husband's love and dedication to her. They both have everything they want.Alas, she is plagued by something inflicted upon her during childhood: a feeling of guilt for the murder of her father. But she was not responsible. And all the while John's childhood love continues to carry the flame knowing that one day he will be hers.

Montgomery Clift - John Wickliff Shawnessy
Elizabeth Taylor - Susanna Drake Shawnessy
Eva Marie Saint - Nell Gaither
Nigel Patrick - Professor Jerusalem
Webster Stiles Lee Marvin - Orville 'Flash' Perkins
Rod Taylor - Garwood B. Jones
Agnes Moorehead - Ellen Shawnessy


Thursday, 6 December 2018

The V.I.P.s

Directed by Anthony Asquith, 1963

Written by Terence Rattigan

Fog delays a group of travelers headed for New York. They wait at the V.I.P. lounge of London Airport, each at a moment of crisis in his or her life.

Elizabeth Taylor - Frances Andros
Richard Burton - Paul Andros
Louis Jourdan - Marc Champselle
Elsa Martinelli - Gloria Gritti
Margaret Rutherford - The Duchess of Brighton
Maggie Smith - Miss Mead
Rod Taylor - Les Mangrum
Orson Welles - Max Buda

Richard Burton and Liz Taylor met on the set of Cleopatra in 1962

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Chinese Black

The Neon Judgement, 1987

Mario Testino - UK Vogue, March 2013

hurt me now for I'm leaving
turn my love into hate
I'll shake off every sizzle
every promise I made
all my colours I've lost in your eyes
chinese black save the light of this morning
the sunrise, black, chinese black

hear the name that i'm calling
black,black, chinese black
chinese black won't you help me
tie a chain 'round my neck
I'll check in every corner
for I'm not coming back all my colours...

Fei Fei Sun photographed by Hedi Slimane for Vogue China, February 2012

 Orient Excess by Mario Testino for UK Vogue March 2013
Patrick Demarchelier Pirelli Calendar 2008 Pearls of the Orient