Halloween!

October 30th, 2009

 

4 Responses to “Halloween!”

  1. Maureenon 31 Oct 2009 at 2:59 am

    THIS IS HALLOWEEN THIS IS HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN

    tender lumplings everywhere
    life’s no fun without a good scare
    that’s our job, but we’re not mean
    in our town of Halloween.

    sorry but it had to be said.

    gotta love the genius that is Danny Elfman

  2. Constanceon 31 Oct 2009 at 9:28 am

    You are 1000 times right on that one — you gotta love Danny Elfman!

    Love, C.

  3. Constanceon 31 Oct 2009 at 10:24 am

    OOOh, but here’s this, also from Britain, about contemporary Whitby, compared with the Whitby of Dracula’s landing!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2009/oct/29/whitby-britains-spookiest-town

    I tend to disagree with the later assessments about Stoker’s Dracula, that is a clumsy and non-intelligent novel.

    It feels to me, with all its use of the most contemporary technology then, almost a modern novel — I’d kind of like to compare it with what Scott F. Fitzgerald did with This Side of Paradise, also so filled with the modern, though in his case it was contemporary thought and popular culture, which previously you had not found in fiction, generally (though it seems that Austen’s Sense and Sensibility in particular could be perceived as a foreshadowing of such novelistic devices in the future).

    Stoker’s Dracula was really new — a novel — in many ways! that we don’t even notice now.

    Though just lately the Steampunkers have claimed Dracula as one of their own, and it makes a great deal of sense, it seems to me.

    Love, C.

  4. Maureenon 31 Oct 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I think to say Dracula is unintelligent is a bit ridiculous. For the time, he was way ahead of everyone else.

    and yeah I have about 70 Elfman tracks on my ipod. Him and Tim Burton are a real dream team!!!

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