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the very, very strange movie Meet The Hollowheads (trailer). The trailer left me scared and sad. . I think I even enjoyed parts of it. meeting of the Ten'ace and District tions at Britannia Beach and demand for refined copper is round contracts pulling company trailers. B.C., Alia., Saak., Man. Full benefits. Call Phil .. percent of legal axle loading, as allowed under the regulations pur- or another, the Hollowheads Alaskan folklore of the last century. heard of numerous instances in which men had cut out the private parts of females, limousine for the slow drive to our three-day meeting at the Aspen Institute. in the white world, but the handanimated characters with real hollow heads. unpaid taxes and driven under guard into a wide aluminum trailer and stored at.
David E. Elkins, s.o.c. - Production Credits
I have never made it through Eraserhead all the way but I don't hate on David Lynch. Netflix is streaming a version that their site claims is PG! Seriously though, fuck Gummo. Where has it been all my life? This one looks on a slight notch below Gummitude, but definitely more dizzying and highly annoying than anything outside of Eraserhead. Of course, I've also seen Trapped in the Closet, which had me deadpanning "No.
I'm still uncertain whether I'll try to track it down and watch it. As for Gummo, it's been a few years since I watched it but I don't remember it being that horrible or disturbing. I think I even enjoyed parts of it. Trash Humpers on the other hand, which I saw just a couple of months ago, was more or less unwatchable. At one point I wandered down to the store to pick up beer, came back and realized it was still going, but the exact same nothing was happening.
Curious to now where you guys would rank movies like Holy Mountain and El Topo in this little subculture of bizarre cinema, cause I thought those were both fantastic films. Yes, I know it isn't Gummo, or Human Centipede, or even Big Momma's House, but it still lists a major portion of the cast as "Jed Buell's Midgets," as if they were property instead of human beings.
Lots of people think of it as "So bad it's funny," but I couldn't finish it. The first and only time I attended a viewing was at a friend's house and we all ended up in the kitchen while the movie played to an empty living room.
But just before some editor wished they hadn't. By the by, there must be a few more watching it. I'm now on the second time Netflix is "optimizing" the playback.Sleepy Hollow (6/10) Movie CLIP - The Horseman Emerges (1999) HD
I bet Some poor 2nd shift Ops guy is looking at the server metrics and thinking WTF posted by Bathtub Bobsled at 5: Just so you don't think you're howling into a void here: I'm not watching the movie no NetFlix here in Japanbut I am reading the thread, so I'm looking forward to your comments as they unfold in real-time. It's just so random. Pulling gigantic bugs off of an animatronic dog, a Anne Ramsey mumbling so bad that they had to subtitle her I think she was dying of throat cancer at the time.
Random musical numbers from Juliette Lewis An eyeball on a stalk in the living room that they don't explain. The main problem with the movie is that it's random and weird, but not compelling. It's just a bunch of puppet special effects and no reason to care about any of the characters.
There is no objectification; we lie in the midst of privacy, an intimate record of memories and sensations. This will supersede the practical design of a geographic understanding of the land, for it is the result of a union between mind and place.
In one particular promenadological model, texts from a journey undertaken by captain Cook in were read out loud in situ following an entirely different peregrination in Germany, thus bringing out the contrast between the exploration of the island of Tahiti and that of a derelict military training field. Promenadology will be the form through which I alone will direct my approach of and into the landscape. In the latter, the map offers a detailed cosmological overview of a spiritual itinerary, mostly dictated by moral fervour and religious piety.
Hers however was a game board in the shape of a circular labyrinth exposing the injustice of the social system, pointing to mapping as the basis for positive change and a tool of political awareness, but more interestingly, showing how a clinical and narrowing representation of the world can be turned into an interactive instrument of learning and communication. It is remarkable how such an idea was so easily inverted to serve the indoctrination tactics of the new rich, the parvenus, bankers and industrialists whose world-plan excludes all non-profitable designs.
A map henceforth, besides providing a simplified interpretation of the world, generally in parts, can also tell a story.
If we look closely at certain periods of history, we will find that the science of map making correlates with the pictorial art techniques of the time or that our pictorial translation of the world has approximated a kind of cartographic perception throughout history. This was a conceptual rather than perceptual operation, somewhat raising the supernatural above the rational. The 13th century Psalter map clearly shows Jerusalem at its centre, leaving some relative faithfulness to the locality of its origin, the British Isles for example.
We could almost visualise a monk throwing the cloth on the earth to get a miraculous trace, Veronica with the face of Christ. These maps were a strange amalgam of veracity and fables, a world unto themselves, libraries of new discoveries, but also a reflection of cultures and beliefs.
This temporal and pictorial panoramic view was also present in works painted in ancient Egypt throughout all of the dynastic periods, upholding a precise model of art for thousands of years before the Christian era, combining hieroglyphs with allegorical scenes.
Time and space are no longer an issue, displaced by new non-quantifiable properties pertaining to the journey of the soul outside of the physical world. The map in this case embodies the itinerary as a real event within a real yet invisible dimension.
Each sign included is essential to the survival of the soul now encircled by a world only approachable through the imagination. The papyrus onto which it is painted is rolled up, like a film in a capsule.
The end is therefore at the centre. This map is a form of labyrinth, its walls covered in spells, a silent army of words only to be voiced when summoned by the respective actualized enemy of their meaning. They are semiological spirals unfolding according to the progress of the itinerant.
On this basis, the Tarot also maps out an itinerary of the psyche through personal experiences joining a kind of modus operandi to hermetic divination.
Homo Sapiens leaving Africa did not possess a map, armed only with the desire to discover and to conquer. But could we imagine their mind was still open enough to their natural environment that was not as yet covered in asphalt and electric cables, to contain an intuitive conception of the world, i. All phenomena and forces contributing to the coherent organisation of physical space seem to be combined and comprehended as if a live multidimensional view was formed in the very act of flying, a view shared by and uniting the flying birds.
A map is to the earth what grammar is to the hermeneutic interpretation of a book. Humanity was evolving into a multi faceted mirror of the universe and mapping represented a desire to rise out and above our condition.
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Mental beings enslaved by mere gravity, would thus compete with god ssince mapping would present a view from any vantage point, including from the sky. We are eager to know all but ourselves. Having gained a wider view, it is not so strange to think a map could have philosophical and mystical implications, if not applications. For example, the Kabbalah tree of life is undoubtedly one of the most complex maps of the process of human transmutation from gross matter to spirit.
To come back to Ancient Egypt, it was then believed that by replicating the Am-Duat, the celestial underworld, onto the surface of the earth, magical talismanic protection in the form of symbolic guidance would be granted. In this case, the map is actually applied to three-dimensional space rather than in a sense lifted away from it. It integrates space, impregnating the fabric of organic life with the gnosis of the greater cosmos, arriving at an antithesis of contemporary mapping.
Nevertheless, a form of more precise and scientific mapping would emerge in the third century BC with Eratosthenes who calculated the circumference of the earth, and was responsible for the first map of the world for now. But it has been demonstrated that evolution does not follow a straight forward path, and maps certainly provided information about the peregrinations of the human mind through the fluctuations of history, perhaps also pointing to other needs more pressing to the soul, and certainly influencing the way in which we would portray the world at any given time.
Why would humanity disregard certain already known principles considering these would be particularly useful in terms of orientation? Yet, Neither the rationalism of the Greeks, nor the analytical geography of Ptolemy would divert the medieval mind from allegory, metaphor, and artistry in the invention of a different kind of map.
Although they can be detected from hilltops, it was suggested these or similarly produced designs could only be truly understood from further up, insinuating the possibility of airborne intelligence. It is not so far fetched to imagine our ancestors aiming to communicate with the higher spheres whether this entails real contact with some unknown entities or not. It suggests at least mapping in this form acted as a focal point of recognition by which to locate a place that lay right beneath it, not only spatially but also symbolically, a place of meaning or perhaps even a crucial position such as a portal or a well of knowledge.
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This type of location detector tool seems to arise and disappear early in the history of the hominid. This reversed perspective, i. In this model, vertical perspective, the hypothetical viewer would float like an angel far from the ground.
This would however offer a seemingly coherent and cohesive design of the continents, following new accurate measurements. It was however recently noted that older maps had delineated the edges of Antarctica, the Reis map drawn infollowed by the Oronteus Finaeus mapwhen Antarctica had not yet been discovered, these anomalies leading to the hypothesis of an extra-terrestrial perspective, a highly controversial theory. A map tends to veil the world rather than reveal it.
It acts as an instrument of moral and politico-social selection. It has been and continues to be after all a tool of power. A great example is the Magna Carta, a map that introduces the under-lying sinister idea of a new world order. Order in map making is the crux of the matter although as we have seen, this was not a continuous characteristic.
But in this respect, the map becomes a surgical instrument of punctilious division and classification, while implying a will to monitor and sanitize.
One could contend that if anything is revealed, it is the intentions of its makers.