Tuesday, 21 September 2021

The Magus

The Magus British mystery drama directed by Guy Green in 1968. The screenplay was written by John Fowles, based on his acclaimed novel of the same name, published in 1965.

A teacher (Michael Caine) on a Greek island quickly becomes involved in bizarre mind games with the island's magician (Anthony Quinn) and a beautiful young woman (Candice Bergen).

[Nicholas hands a book to Conchis]

Nicholas Urfe: I came to return this.
Maurice Conchis: You came here to meet me. Please, life is short. My name is Conchis.
Nicholas Urfe: My name is Urfe. From the school. I find life long.

"An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind." (Film Affinity).

Note: People who don't like this film are idiots! Such as film critics. What went wrong in film is that the real creativity and consciousness dried up! I find it interesting that this film came out a year after Patrick McGoohan's Prisoner series ran on television.

Sunday, 25 July 2021

Blue Skies Bring Tears

Smashing Pumpkins

Unleash the Armageddon
So all the children go to heaven
I sit by quiet still with their pictures on my eyes
You'll draw the guns you're given
Write down the words as written
And never disturb the presence of resurrection crutch

And it's about time
It's about drawing near
Blue skies bring tears
Blue skies bring tears
Descend the darkened stairways
Make hate with plastic playmates
And fire out remaining traces of your self esteem
Mainline the deepest secrets
Lick clean the dirty fingers
I am a stranger to you as you are to yourself

And it's about time
It's about fear
Blue skies bring tears
Don't you want me
As I awake the city sigh
We'll watch the seasons die
Blue skies bring tears

Take me inside your body
Cover me with your soul
To the darkest recess
Is where I wish to go
You are the sweetest flower
That I have ever devoured
I ask for nothing given
For nothing in return
Blue skies bring tears

Written by William Patrick Corgan (hi mummy!)


The Crying Tree of Mercury

Saturday, 10 July 2021


Written by James Dormer and directed by Nick Powell, 2014

A mysterious warrior teams up with the daughter and son of a deposed Chinese Emperor to defeat their cruel brother, who seeks their deaths.

When the heir of the Imperial throne becomes the target of an assassination by his despised older brother, the young prince must flee the kingdom and seek protection. His only hope for survival is a reluctant war-weary crusader named Jacob, who must overcome his own personal demons and rally the assistance of a mythical outlaw known as The White Ghost. Together they must fight side by side in an epic battle to return the prince to his rightful place on the throne. (IMDb)

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

We're All Better Off Dead

Nocturnal Depression, 2010

Teskatlipoka Photo by Kamila on Behance