Favorite movies – halloween

So I’m sure we all have different tastes.  But here are some of my favorite movies to watch as halloween approaches each year.   Running the gamut from musical to silent I tend to like the more “nontraditional” films.   Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy yadda yadda yadda just more over-used characters.   So without further adieu in no particular order Here’s my 10 favorite movies to watch for Halloween.

Tod Browning’s FREAKS

THE CROW directed by Alex Proyas

F.W. Murnau’s NOSFERATU

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW by Jim Sharman

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON by Jack Arnold

SANTE SANGRE by Alejandro Jodorowsky

CITY OF LOST CHILDREN by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro

THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE, HER LOVER – by Peter Greenaway

Julie Taymor’s TITUS

NAKED LUNCH by David Cronenberg

4 haiku on death by suicide

Living, one’s own terms
no judgement for suicide
Dying, ones own terms

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Sweet Sweet Suicide
The last exit from life’s stage
Stigmata of choice

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On a high blue bridge
She jumps, flying toward the earth
Releasing all cares

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It takes great courage
To take the reigns of death
There’s no mortal sin

yet 3 more haiku on death & dying

No more dreams to live
Heart stops, brain ceases, life ends
A cold grave welcomes

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Freedom on the wind
A bird will fall from the sky
Its heart beats no more

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And when the end comes
Can there be beauty in death?
Flowers in the snow

quotes of the day

“τὸ κακὸν δοκεῖν ποτ᾽ ἐσθλὸν τῷδ᾽ ἔμμεν’ ὅτῳ φρένας θεὸς ἄγει πρὸς ἄταν”
“evil appears as good in the minds of those whom god leads to destruction”

~ Sophocles’ play Antigone

 

“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”

~ William Anderson Scott

3 more haiku on death & dying

Ending transitions
Matter to anti-matter
Life turns into death

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Flesh will decay fast
When life is present no more
Bones will decay slow

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Circumstance unknown
I know neither time nor place
When death comes for me

3 haiku on death & dying

When death comes to call
Alone I will fade and fail
remembered no more

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When the body dies
Software will be deleted
And hardware destroyed

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Autumn to Winter
All life has been drained away
Dry leaves in the fire

uplifting music for troubled times ~ part 1

I’ve recently noticed that the times we are living in are not unlike the late 60’s early 70’s with cultural and political unrest, deep division and social dysfunction. I’ve also noticed that there is some incredibly inspired music that is made during troubled times.  So go ahead and get your uplift on and let the sun shine in.  Sunshine is the protest against darkness.

Enjoy this classic from the musical HAIR performed here by the 5th Dimension.

And this classic also by the 5th Dimension