Hi Poetry and Film Lovers,
The Yarre Stooker film Mary, based on my poem “Mary” and starring the virgin whore poetess Win Harms in the title role, has now been wonderfully presented in Urban Graffiti magazine. You can read the write-up and see the film right here
Once you have done, by all means send the link to your friends and colleagues. We want Mary to go viral. She deserves to!
We will of course be entering Mary in film festivals. Should it win anything like an Oscar, you’ll surely hear 🙂
“I suspect Mary will win many awards at film festivals. It is the best
cinematic treatment of a poem I have seen in a very long time.”
– Urban Graffiti editor Mark McCawley
Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen, the Yarre Stooker film
based on my poem “Mary” and starring Win Harms in the title role is now online for general viewing! The film is only 12 minutes in length, and you can watch right now
Be sure it’s on full screen and the volume is up. Then send the link to all your friends!
Ever onward to ecstasy, EDDIE
ps If after watching the film you’d like to read (or reread) the poem “Mary,” it’s here:
“I am Mary, anarchist princess of spiritual revolution, scarlet perpetrator of crimes against ignorance…”
I was initially intending to do this as an email signature only. But then, looking through my mailing list (which is several hundred strong), I realized that many people on it are either themselves filmmakers (though not necessarily animators) or have contacts in the film world. So hey (thought I), why pussyfoot around? Just go for it and send out a mailing. The old tried and true Babe Ruth theory.*
And this is what I have to say:
Wanted: Animators (and producers/directors) for The Faerie Princess
I would like to see The Faerie Princess (my erotic fairly tale in verse) done as an animated film. Using the complete text of the poem, exactly as written (there are 63 quatrains, all of them rhymed). The animated visuals could either be sexually explicit (as per some of the action/activities described in the poem), or softer but nonetheless romantically sensual. The difference between what I believe in Japanese anime is called hentai and ecchi.
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The Junky’s Christmas is a 1993 short claymation film directed by Nick Donkin and Melodie McDaniel. William S. Burroughs wrote the story and narrates the film. He also appears in live-action footage at the beginning and end. The story originally appeared in the 1989 collection Interzone and the recording of Burroughs reciting it was additionally released on the CD Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales. The film was produced by Francis Ford Coppola and released by Koch Vision on DVD in North America on Nov. 21, 2006.
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Hi there music and film lovers!
Whether doo-wop is your thing or not (although after this it probably will be!), here is one short film you’ll definitely want to see.
For 20 years (1987-2007) the American writer William Levy, aka Dr. Doo-Wop, deejayed what was undoubtedly one of the premier doo-wop radio programs anywhere. Now Michiel Brongers has posted his excellent 2008 film about Bill the DJ on the internet for all to see. For free. Ready for a wild ‘n woolly 15 minutes?
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