Posts tagged: posters
SF/F Editor Keith Allison explores Jewish folklore and horror cinema.
To enumerate the number of horror films that draw from Christian folklore and mysticism would result in a list long enough to qualify as a tome. To do similarly with Buddhist and Taoist folklore would result in much the same, only with a lot more Lam Ching-ying doing backflips. But if you turn the horrific cinema lens on the rich ocean of Jewish folklore, you come up with almost nothing. Oh sure, every now and then a rabbi totters on-screen to help out a priest with some esoteric passage in the Old Testament, but that is Judaism in the service of Christianity, rather than Judaism on its own tackling its own assortment of ghosts and monsters and legends.
As long as I’m doing fan service, I might as well take care of Jess, too.
Guest Star Less Lee Moore remembers Xanadu:
I watched Xanadu on HBO dozens of times in the early 1980s. My obsession also included the soundtrack, which I listened to on a Walkman while attired in scarves, leotards, ruffled skirts, and legwarmers. Sadly, my skills at ballet, tap, and jazz did not translate into roller skating, so I pretended I was Olivia Newton-John by twirling around my grandmother’s carport. It pains me how much Xanadu was savaged by critics then and mocked by movie fans over the last 33 years. Sure, there are a lot of corny bits, but I think Xanadu is a truly postmodern film.
Propaganda posters of the Soviet space program, circa 1958-1963
Powerful cold war propaganda or Nostalgic images of a begone era?
Never the the less, it is such a a shame we don’t feel this level of excitement about space exploration. Nowadays it’s all about the latest mobile phone handset, the latest game console..
All posters are from the Collection of the Memorial Museum of Сosmonautics in Moscow.
Wicked poster for Ypsilanti, MI’s Krampus Ball.
La Momia Azteca contra el Robot Humano