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see how they run

by Art Chantry: a rare publicity still from the ill-fated and aborted, but legendary cinema classic “Godzilla vs. The Beatles.” sadly, only a few pull-frames like this still remain to give us some idea of what may have been truly … Continue reading

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when they were fab

The optical unconscious.The truth shoppers would have to parse through all the footage to strip away the false consciousness maintained under the neo-liberal economic model with regard to video and film. Cult values and elements of the ritual predominate and … Continue reading

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won’t get fooled again:NOT a sampler but a sampling

It was a lot of money back then, and sampling has evolved to become a lucrative promotional vehicle for advertisers…. ….”I really hate the way the money grubbers constantly peck aroudn the edges at things until they can wiggle their … Continue reading

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SOMEONE KEPT MOVING THE DOOR

Nowhere Boy. Everywhere Man. In any examination of ┬áJohn Lennon; mainly because of the exalted, now mythological esteem held, there is a real danger of ┬áloss of perspective and sliding into idolatry, hero worship and misplaced identification. The lesson of … Continue reading

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PARADISE LOST

On looking back on 2009, one of the most telling signposts was the 40th anniversary of Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. The film ”Taking Woodstock” appeared to be filled with inaccuracies, stereotypes and false archetypes which folded back onto each … Continue reading

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REVOLUTION OF THE SEXY LAMB

” it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. Duke Ellington’s 1931 composition in reverse.Were there Subliminal messages in Beatles songs when played backwards? The famous dead-man messages contained within the marketing and the more subliminal experiments … Continue reading

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