I feel like I read too many surveys or books that cover a range of topics. This one is certainly an antidote to that. A fascinating, academic look at ilanot (something like Maps of God or Trees of Life) from around 1300 to the initial era of printing.
Besides captivating art, this book is an opposite to the above. Much more a survey of yokai rather than a study, but a lot of fun. Some of my favorites are the tool monsters, especially the ones that are musical instruments. One in particular is said to represent less a haunted instrument, but rather an embodiment of a forgotten music.
A Karloff-anchored film where he plays a mad scientist who has figured out how to transfer consciousness from one body into another. Known as The Man Who Changed His Mind or The Walking Dead or several other titles. Not the best, but sometimes I enjoy the overall mood and sound of these movies. I like the posters, too!
Cannibalism and hardcore hazing at a vet school. Lived up to the high praises.
Recent documentary on The Slits. Fantastic!
Their first duo improv record is an all-time favorite of mine, so it’s been a joy to hear the second release that just came out. Upright bass and sax/clarinet free improvisations.
2 thoughts on “Marginalia #10”
I like Raw far more than Titane, which really did nothing for me.
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I’ve heard a lot of praise for both. Titane sounded a little like Holy Motors in spirit. I was glad that Raw lived up to the praise. I guess I’ll see at some point!