Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Old Ironsides: Literary, Art Issue Number One



 I lack a regular poetry reading and when I saw that I could add my You Tube videos easily without downloading I thought that a daily film would be a beginning for an art-literary magazine. This was one of the first films that I bought in 1972, my screening room being a Keystone 8mm and white projection screen, my Magic Lantern, and a room called "the addition", which was off the original living room, its roof below my bedroom. Please enjoy Bram Stokers's Dracula and look for a scene in this copy where because of the editing, during a conversation with Van Helsing, a character vanishes while crossing the room. The only story I've thought of lately was a scenario where both Dracula and Van Helsing are dead and Sherlock Holmes begins a wild battle with Harker, who can move about freely among the living. Maybe he is travelling as himself under his being a student of vampirism, quietly without fame, but renown in the circles Van Helsing was, and Holmes has discovered that he leads a double life. I'm not really writing it yet.

Scott Lord silent film