April 30th, 2007
|10:00 pm - How I Spent My Monday Evening|
I made this.
I didn't have Photoshop 7.0 so I couldn't use the nifty brushes all them deviantart kids use. So I just had a lot of fun playing with layers.
Looking pretty damn good, though, sir!
That is a thing of beauty.
His All-La-La-La Orchestra? Is that actually how it's credited?
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)|| |
Hot damn. I dunno how to use graphics programs like that.
That is... that's just... Wow. Thank you!
May I re-post it elsewhere?
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)|| |
I LOVE the shot of Keaton "headlocking" Shadix.
This makes it look like it was released in the mid '70s.
The best part is that I found several versions of that "headlock" still, each taken from a separate frame. Every frame had BJ grinning in a goofy fashion except for juuust one, which gave the impression that Otho was about to have his neck ripped out by Pennywise. I didn't even have to make a decision; I think it just appeared on my workspace once I saw it.
And yeah, that mid-70s shock-schlock horror feeling was what I was going for. Just a little bit after the Hammer Films heyday, almost along the lines of the incomprehensible Italian gore that came in around that time as well. I'd toyed with giving the film an Italian subtitle, but figured "T.W. Burton" was enough of a digression.
I want this!
(My take on the mid-70s feel: If Ingmar Bergman and Dario Argento had collaborated on Grindhouse...)
I agree, but I think that's all in the timing. Late 60s-early 70s was the time when the X rating really meant what it was created for; an adult-only audience. The whole Midnight Cowboy thing, etc. However, by the time we get to Deep Throat in 1973, the X rating had already become box office taboo, now synonymous with "porno."
The sad part is that the X rating got the bad rep and it wasn't even USED for most porno. Unable to use the rating because the MPAA refused to give ratings to the genre, the unofficial "XXX" not-rating came about and was slugged onto skin flicks by earnest porno producers hoping that people would thing that if X is bad, boy, THREE Xes must be TRIPLE BAD!
Then finally one day the MPAA decides "Let's erase the taboo of X and create a new adults-only rating and call it NC-17" and what happens? NC-17 becomes box office taboo without even so much as a porno producer using an NC-51 rating or something. Greeeeeeeat.
Or maybe the producers refused to pay the MPAA for the privilege of having their films rated. I think that may have been the case, too.
Probably a combination of both.
if i recall correctly, the X rating was in the public domain so that those producers who made X-rated movies could (a) bypass paying the MPAA to rate their films, and (b) so that producers could self-rate something they knew was not suitable for minors. unfortunately, by not trademarking the X rating, they ran into the problems you describe in your first comment in this thread.
this is what i call using my degree.
"Okay Clarissa, you explain it all!"
But how to explain the NC-17 failure?
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Beetlejuice was rated 'R'? I'd forgotten that. Also, I love the poster! You do great work!
Ah, man. I love Winona Ryder.
Ha, very well done. I especially teehee'd @ the Glen Shadix blurb.