"One of the smallest , independent kingdoms in the ciberuniverse. Nothing fancy. Population? Just me, myself and my jaguars, my movies and my books (and, at this very moment, YOU). Hided and secret like Skull Island or Opar, the ancients in Guelyland use to read the scrools of a minor god called Voor-Hes.
Most of the treasures of Guelyland are made of paper, plastic and vinyl.Guelyland dreams with expanding in deep more then in surface. The music of Nik Kershaw has been heard here. There are apes, lots of apes in Guelyland. Woody Allen and Bob Hope visit it quite often. Here we love books (the Kingdoms Library is both celebrated and secret) Here we are atheists but very tolerant and think of god a bit too often and much. Guelyland is, the stuff my dreams are made of..."



Wednesday, February 4, 2009


This is one of the most famous and beloved cult movies ever. If you don't know it i gonna borrow the entrance from "The Film Snob's Dictionary"(1) to enlight you properly. By the way this is a little good book that if you don't know you should get as well.

"Genuinely aberrant studio film from 1932, directed by Tod Browning for MGM, that featured malformed sideshow folk (including pinheads, Siamese twins, and an armless, legless man known as "the Living Torso")as the cast in a plotline about a traveling circus whose comely trapeze artist meanly manipulates an amorous midget, only to get her gruesome comeuppance. Renowned among cultural-studies dorks for the number of "pop" references it produced, including the Ramones' "Gabba gabba hey!" cry (an aproximation of the affronted freaks' chant) and bill griffith's Zippy the Pinhead cartoon character (based in part on Schlitze, the male pinhead who padded around in a housedress)"

Tod Browning is, yes the same guy who gave us the first Dracula with Lugosi and The Unknown with Lon Chaney, the unforgettable "man of the thousand faces".

(1)David Kamp with Lawrence Levi, Broadway Books,2006


Gigi Peligro said...

Muy buena. Esta película me impresionó muchísimo cuando me la puso mi madre... más que nada porque me comentó que los personajes no son falsos sino reales. Es verdad, no llevan postizos ni maquillaje es que son así!

Guely of Sweden said...

A mi también y como muchas películas viejas primero la conocí por fotos en libros y me pasaba esperándolas mucho tiempo hasta que luego sorpresivamente aparecían en la tele y tenía que cancelar cualquier otra cosa por verla. Ahora ya la tengo en DVD pero alguito de esa magia vestida de incertidumbre y paciente espera de esos años se ha perdido(créo que sigo pegado un poquito con lo que escribiste sobre la adolescencia).

Gigi Peligro said...

Suele pasar... el tiempo mata muchas cosas... entre ellas la magia de algunas sensaciones. Sin embargo, también pone las cosas en su sitio y eso es bueno. Hay veces que ves películas que te parecen geniales y luego tiempo después no tanto..

Guely of Sweden said...

No recordamos sinó la copia de una copia, el recuerdo de nuestros recuerdos.Todo fluye y, como decía Heráclito, nadie baja dos veces al mismo rio.


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