Monday, September 29, 2008

Cinema Styles October Kill Fest is on its Way!


The Kill Fest will soon be upon us and so to celebrate here's that famous, and justly so, poster for 1930's Alraune. Or is it for 1928's Alraune. Yep, Miss Helm played Alraune in both films made within two years of each other. The poster for it was provocative, then and now, what with the same old floating heads crap we get with every other movie released these days. And if you click on the poster you'll find I've provided a nice big scan for printing.

You see, you can find this poster all over the internet, but never big except when covered with watermarks. Until now that is. So consider it my gift to all you fans of the movie and the poster.

Now then, about this October Kill Fest thingy. Here's the deal: Starting October 1st my blog will change it's look and the new October banners will begin. There will be a new post each day all month long and a new banner every other day. And except for the first post which I'll put up at midnight EST, each post thereafter will go up at 7 a.m. E.S.T. the following day. I'll get the month rolling with a new original Cinema Styles production.

Starting on Day 2 (that's Kill Fest plus 1) the pictures begin. What pictures? Well, 60 percent of my posts during the Kill Fest will be original works of mine (movies and pictures). The pictures are pics of the stars - KILL FEST-A-FIED. Okay that word sucks. Um... how about GORIED UP. Nah. Anyway, you'll get it when you see them. Hollywood legends from the thirties through the sixties made to look just a tad bit different. Some will be small subtle changes while others will be so different as to be barely recognizable. The first pic goes up on the 2nd and then a new pic goes up each even day after that, the 4th through the 26th. That's 13 in all. It's October, I had to make it 13.

And one final note. I plan for the month, my favorite month of the year, to be all about fun, so don't come here looking for anything too decidedly serious. I will have a couple of reviews up though of some classic films I've recently watched that I hope you'll enjoy (both the films and the reviews). But outside of that, I'm looking to take it easy and enjoy. I've already got 28 of the 31 posts done, saved and scheduled to be published so I'm well ahead of the game.

It all starts on October 1st. Hope you have a killer of a good time. I know I will.


Here's the trailer again in case you missed it the first time.


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68 comments:

bill r. said...

I've already got 28 of the 31 posts done, saved and scheduled to be published so I'm well ahead of the game.

I hate you.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I'm sorry you feel that way. I did the pictures over the last couple of weeks in my spare time, am still working on a couple of the later montages and have a review still to write. But other than that, it's pretty much set to go. Of course, as with anything on this blog, I expect that some posts I have already done I will scrap in favor of doing something that I think of at the last second or because I want to elaborate on something someone posted or wrote on their own blog during the month. The "done" posts are mainly an insurance that I have something ready to go but I expect a lot of it will change. It always does when I have stuff "set to go" here. I have at least 30 banners made up to a year ago that I still haven't gotten around to using because I think of a new one and want to put that up instead.

bill r. said...

I don't really hate you. Calm down.

Your October plans sound very interesting, Jonathan. We should get together and do a book and sell it and make a million dollars.

The Redskins are the best team ever.

Jonathan Lapper said...

You seem to think I take your jokes seriously these days. How long have we been doing this? Over a year now, come on.

And I hope everyone likes my stuff because I'm putting a lot of it out there. Here's what I don't want: some photoshop expert telling me "you've got too much pixel reduction around the eyes and your cloning tool shadowing is amateuristic" blah, blah, blah. But I think my visitors will understand it's all in good fun and not meant to be reproduced in galleries.

bill r. said...

Oh, pay me no mind. I don't know which way is up lately, but I'll get back on track soon.

And I don't think any of your regulars are the nit-picky types when it comes to this sort of thing. Well, I am, but I'm easily ignored.

Fox said...

You seem to think I take your jokes seriously...

I was thinking the same thing. As soon as Bill gets a zinger in, seconds later he's turning around and apologized for it.

I hate the Redskins and I hate the Cowboys, and Lapper hates me and Bill for even bringing football up right now.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Actually, I remember telling Bill last year no football talk on Cinema Styles but how could I possibly enforce such a thing? Although, I wouldn't have to enforce it with friends who respected my wishes. Hmmph!

Anyway, I can see my post today has set the world on fire. Since nobody cares maybe I'll just take October off and do nothing! Maybe I will!

[stomps off and kicks wall on way out the door. Breaks into tears. Little children begin laughing and pointing]

Fox said...

Well I am def excited for Kill Fest, it's just I don't know your initial reference of Alraune.

I am curious though if you are gonna incorporate Rick Olson into one of the Kill-Fest-O-Fied pics.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I'm back. Those kids were merciless.

I am curious though if you are gonna incorporate Rick Olson into one of the Kill-Fest-O-Fied pics.

I hadn't planned on it but hmmmm... nah, probably not. I did have to do a last second replacement though. I, fortunately, did 16 instead of just 13 thinking I might need a back up and I was right. One of the pics I had ready to post was of Paul Newman. Given his appearance in the picture I did I think putting it up now would be in poor taste so I 86'd it.

bill r. said...

Why no football talk around here? Everything, and I mean everything, gets talked about around here, especially lately. You guys are just bummed because my team rules, and your teams drool.

And Jonathan, you've gotten ten comments in less than two hours. I'm sorry that's not the 150 you're used to, but given the comment tallies over at my place, and Fox's (no offense, Fox: we're all in this together (hey, I just referenced the banner movie!)) your complaints seem very petty. Very petty indeed!!

I am looking forward to your October project, though. Honest.

Jonathan Lapper said...

The kids pointing and laughing set me straight.

We do mention everything here it's true, even up to and including yeast infections. But football talk is like movie talk. It becomes the conversation and is best reserved for a post about football or a blog about football. At least that's my take on it.

Fox said...

Well since Kill Fest is coming up, I gotta wonder... do you guys have any favorite on screen kills?

One of the theaters here in town recently held a 100 Best Kills night... ranging from the cowboy bomb drop in Dr. Stranglove, to the acid melting face in The Beyond.

What about you guys? I'm trying to think of some memorable ones myself... especially older ones since that seems to be Cinema Styles theme.

bill r. said...

Fine...

Anyway, probably a good idea to 86 the Newman picture. And if you're putting up new, original videos, are we talking horror related montages, or original original work, as in short films you wrote and directed...?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Well Fox and Bill, there are three montages (although one may or may not get finished in time so I couldn't say for sure). The last one goes up on the 31st and it's the grand finale: A montage of kills in the movies through the decades. Others are shorter and simpler and you'll just have to see. And when I say an original Cinema Styles production, it's a short film that meshes some audio and video together from different sources for an original film. You'll see it in two days. Hope you like it.

Fox said...

I'm looking forward to it...

And btw, on the whereabouts of usual Cinema Style regulars:

*There was an Arbo sighting at the zoo.

*Marilyn is about to vote on the bailout bill.

*...and Rick Olson is still mad at your for something, I don't know what exactly.

bill r. said...

I'm sure I'll like them. I like Jonathan Lapper Montages(TM), and I like horror films, so it should be good times.

Sheila O'Malley said...

Okay, so

1. Your current banner is purely delicious and brings back so many good memories. I am just LOVING it. Insane!!!

2. Looking forward to Kill Fest!

3. The banter between you and bill is always enjoyable to read.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Sheila;

1. Thanks. Katherine Helmond has always been a favorite though she's underrated due to a natural "but she was a television star" bias that plagues people's thinking and virtually unknown despite all of that tv success. She'll always be Jessica Tate to me.

2. THANKS! I'm glad to hear that.

3. Bill and I are planning a two man show to premiere on HBO but eventually we're hoping to take it to Vegas. I hope you can make it.

Fox said...

Notice Sheila left me out of the "banter" compliment. OUCH!

I'm shamed for two days now... (licking wounds and rolling away to try and work on my commenting style).

Marilyn said...

She'll always be Jessica Tate to me, too. Nice to find another "Soap" fan. We've been rewatching "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" off and on. What a great show.

I'm voting "no" on the bailout unless they give all the people whose homes were flooded in the past 10 years all new flooring.

Jonathan Lapper said...

"I'm Gunga Din!"

Jonathan Lapper said...

By the way, in case anyone's wondering, the last comment was for Marilyn as a SOAP fan.

Marilyn, I saw some old Fernwood Tonight episodes about a year ago and it really brought back memories but I haven't seen Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman in years.

Fox said...

I'm not an ageist, but dude, I have no idea what you guys are talking about. SOAP!? Wasn't that from like 1976 or something?!?

The first time I remember seeing that stretchy face lady was as Mona on Who's The Boss.

Jonathan Lapper said...

[slaps forehead, groans]

bill r. said...

Don't worry, Jonathan. I'm younger than you, but I still know Soap and Fernwood Tonight. Not as intimately as you, but I know them.

Fox, you can watch at least portions of Fernwood Tonight on Google. It's worth your while.

bill r. said...

I meant YouTube, not Google.

ARBOGAST said...

Alraune, I can see your dirty pillows!

Jonathan Lapper said...

I meant YouTube, not Google.

Common mistake of old age. And don't tell me how old you are, I always imagined you were in your forties but I guess not. Fox I'm assuming is 17, maybe 18, he is married after all.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Alraune is coming to get you Arbo.

Sheila O'Malley said...

Fox - no no don't go there! It was the repartee of the first section of the comments section I was referring to!! In general, I love the vibe here at Jonathan's - everyone!

Jonathan - I recently re-watched Overboard, a movie I absolutely love - and Katherine Helmond has like 3 scenes in it and she's hysterical.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I'm going to watch The Lady in White again this October since I did a post on Len Cariou and now we're talking about Katherine Helmond. I remember the first time in the movie you see her in the window - Great shot!

Fox said...

"Dirty pillows" has always been such an unflattering term for female bossoms. Just a notch above "flapjacks" and "hound's ears".

Jonathan-

Lady in White... that's that movie with the chick from Weird Science, right? [dodging cans of potato strings that Lapper is throwing at me].

Yay, Sheila! I feel like Sheila showing up here is like David Lynch showing up on Twin Peaks. It's rare, and it's always looming, but you never know quite when it will happen.

bill r. said...

I remember the first time in the movie you see her in the window - Great shot!

Yes, I remember that shot as being quite creepy. I wonder if that film would hold up. It's unusual.

And I'm out of my 20s. I hope that makes you feel better.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Fox, yep that's the one. With Gene Wilder. Scared the hell out of me!

Bill, I actually saw it again a few years ago and even though you can see the ending coming from a mile away I still thought it had a good atmosphere to it. And sometimes, I just like to watch a movie specifically for that reason. Youngster.

bill r. said...

I watch movies from my youth sometimes not even caring if I still like them. It's weird how the smallest moments can come back to you. I watched RoboCop over the weekend for the first time in I don't know how long, and there's a scene just after Murphy's transformation into half-man, half-robot (all cop), where a guy is robbing a Quik-E Mart run by an old couple. At one point, he points the gun at the old woman, and the way she backs away from the gun was so familiar to me for some reason. And the movie still holds up, but I think some of its fans should probably rein in the praise a little.

PS - I'm big for my age.

Fox said...

Robocop could beat up Batman Bale in a fight any day, Bill.

bill r. said...

No uh.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I have many comfort movies. In the early eighties, cable stations like Showtime and The Movie Channel showed movies like At the Earth's Core and The Land that Time Forgot so much as well as non-Amicus fare like Raise the Titanic and The Final Countdown that they make me feel good when I see them again, even though I know they all suffer mightily in the quality department. But seriously, last year I turned on TCM just as Robert Osborne was introducing The Land that Time Forgot and I almost swallowed my tongue. Okay, I wasn't that excited but I was pretty damned excited to see Doug McClure battle men in dinosaur costumes again, and see the great submarine and ship miniatures that I hadn't seen for so many years.

bill r. said...

...but I was pretty damned excited to see Doug McClure battle men in dinosaur costumes again...

Well, of course. You're only human, after all.

MovieMan0283 said...

Just so you know, I've compiled a master list from the films you & the other participants in my Holy Grail meme suggested. Worth checking out, and you can find it here:

http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/08/holy-grail.html

MovieMan0283 said...

Make that, here:

http://thedancingimage.blogspot.com/2008/09/finding-holy-grail.html

Jonathan Lapper said...

Wow, that was some effort on your part, not only listing all of those but putting a link in for the blogger who picked them each time. That deserves a direct link.

12 Movie Meme Master List

Great work compiling that. I looked down the list and can you believe it - some guy hadn't seen Babe: Pig in the City or La Dolce Vita! Unbelievable.

Just kidding Bill. But seriously my picks are extraordinary.

bill r. said...

I have since seen Salesman, by the way.

Rick Olson said...

Jeez, Jonathan, if you don't get 200-gazillion-bazillion comments you think nobody cares?

Hell, I'm lucky to get three (plus Fox).

From where I stand I think 43 (now 44) is pretty f*cking good.

Oh, by the way: have a nice day! :)

Peter Nellhaus said...

I looked at that master list, too. Some of those films are easily available from Netflix negating any kind of difficulty in seeing them. I thought it was interesting that three people want to see The Day the Clown Cried. I guess it can't be any worse than Life is Beautiful.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Rick, for one thing I was joking! For another, your blog gets a hell of a lot more than 3 and you know it. You get anywhere from 10 to 40 plus comments on your posts now Mr. Popularity so keep your faux underdog sentiments to yourself.

And you have a nice day too, my blogging brother.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Peter, I gotta say I'm little curious to see just how maudlin and horribly bad it would be, aren't you?

Peter Nellhaus said...

Yes, I'd still like to see what Lewis does anyway. In the meantime, we have Paul Schrader's new film with Jeff Goldblum coming soon.

Rick Olson said...

As a certain blogger said to a certain Bill the Blogger,

"You seem to think I take your jokes seriously these days. How long have we been doing this? Over a year now, come on."

Fox said "...and Rick Olson is still mad at your for something, I don't know what exactly," and I thought I'd make it about blog post numbers ...

Anyhow, I love the idea of a Kill Fest.

Jonathan Lapper said...

By the way, I think Fox was right. I believe Rick is "mad at your" for something.

As soon as I determine who "your" is I'll get back to you.

Life is Beautiful.

Fox said...

Your was supposed to be followed by "penis", but I caught myself at the last minute and pulled back. But, now it's out in the open, so...

I feel like defending Life Is Beautiful, but it's been too long. I don't think it's great, but I think it gets unjustly beat up. And if you try to dispute that, then that just means you hate Jews. So, good luck!

(I hope ladies like Marilyn and Sheila won't read all the way down to this point and judge me. Hurry, Lapper, post something else so this gets buried!)

p.s. Rick, dude, you get TONS of comments! You break 20 on many posts. In fact, I'm proud of all of us on here. I'm sure we've all gone through periods of silent blogging for months/years, so it's nice to know that I even have regulars at this point. By 2012 I will be like Andrew Sullivan minus the hysteria.

Rick Olson said...

Fox, pulled back or out?

Come on Jonathan, post another and bury this stuff ...

Kimberly said...

3 cheers for Kill Fest! I'm looking forward to it and to October in general. I hope AMC and TCM have some prime (and rare!) stuff on their October schedules. Last year when I finally got cable TV it was around the last week of October but I didn't get to fully enjoy the Halloween programming. This year I'm getting prepared early so I can record a lot of movies. October can't come soon enough!

Jonathan Lapper said...

Jesus, Fox, do you ever look at the comment before hitting publish and think, "uh, maybe not." Come on man, let's get some self-editing going on here. I mean really, "Rick is mad at your p...," ah hell, I'm not even going to repeat it.

I'll bury it soon, worry not.

Jonathan Lapper said...

Kimberly, I think TCM has some good stuff this year from what I recall seeing in their preview guide but I can't remember the specific movies right now. I do love October so much and can hardly wait myself to start getting all those horror and monster movies I still haven't seen lined up for viewing.

Fox said...

Oh gimme a break. Like you guys are adults all the time. Need I pull some comments from other posts to show you?

Jonathan Lapper said...

You know I'm just giving you a hard time Fox, right? Although I will say yeast infections are a topic of estimable merit.

bill r. said...

Boobies.

Fox said...

Oh, I know... I know...

Did you just purposely set that last comment up so I could hang myself in front of the ladies again? It's so tempting!!! LIKE A GOLDEN CARROT!!!

Remember when Bill went on a roll of single word comments like "b**bs", and "p**p"? I am very juvenile, so when I sometimes go to far, I think of Bill's comments and feel (a little) better In fact, I've printed them out and framed them above my desk.

Jonathan Lapper said...

And here he is doing it again. Bill, stop now!

Fox said...

I promise to you that Bill and I did NOT coordinate that!

WOW!

bill r. said...

Wang.

I'm sorry, did somebody say something?

Jonathan Lapper said...

Well at least you've taken the attention away from Martin Prince for the time being.

bill r. said...

You mean Fox? You think he's like Martin Prince? Or am I missing something?

Balls.

Jonathan Lapper said...

I'm referring to the classic Simpsons scene of Martin on the bus with the Wang t-shirt on.

bill r. said...

Ah, yes...I haven't seen that one in a long time. Forgive my faulty memory.

Crap boobs crap!

Rick Olson said...

I believe the proper spelling is "Whang." You know, with an 'h.'

pee-pee.

bill r. said...

Rick, that's crazy. I've never seen it spelled that way. That would be like spelling testicles "testukklz".

Testicles.