Now Playing @ the Vleeptron Drive-In!
full EM spectrum colour 4D
hologram by Lenny & Spike)
Hey hey hey hey hey! Vleeptron_Z is working swimmingly, the Zeta Beam is working again so I don't have to be stuck on that totally sucky, dangerous, psycho, violent, radioactive, hate-reeking Earth this week, it's summertime, and my absolute fave attraction, the Vleeptron Drive-In, is open again!!!
Everybody is driving his/her/its/qqr spacecraft into low Vleeptron orbit to park, see the finest and most extraordinary Cinema of the Melkweg and Dwingeloo-2 Galaxies, and also let's face it, it's a drive-in, so ppl are not always glued to the montage and the exposition and the anticlimax and the deconstruction and the subtext on the screen, but sometimes they're just necking their brains out and feeling each other up like crazy. HAVE YOU & A FRIEND EVER STEAMED UP THE WINDOWS OF A CAR? Leave A Comment. (If you didn't bring a friend and steamed up the windows of your car all by yourself -- by all means, LAC, Vleeptron_Z wants to hear about this.)
The Vleeptron Drive-In -- okay, okay, indulge me in a moment of Nationalistic Pride here -- was not an original Dwingeloo2nian idea. The Drive-In is a Creation of The United States of America, even though it is also now nearly extinct in the Land of its Birth. There's still one about 20 miles north of me, The Northfield Drive-In, it runs on weekends and the parking lot is still packed!
But throughout the Melkweg and both Dwingeloo Galaxies -- what's a better place to see a great movie in the Open Air (or hot sulfur vapour gas), eat nutritionally questionable but delicious food (including Hot Dogs, geboren Frankfurters) and suck face and use your six tentacles and 83 suckers to feel every square centimetre of one another's surfaces at the same time, 'cause you're 16 and can't Get A Room like rude people like to yell at you. (There used to be, maybe still is, an artsy-fartsy expensive slick magazine called "Public Sex," certainly the only special-interest magazine I have ever encountered devoted to that particular special-interest.)
First, for the kiddies, to exhaust them so hopefully they will fall asleep by the time the Adult Feature comes on, we have Walt Disney's animated 1941 feature "Dumbo," a heart-warming story about a circus baby elephant whose mother has been chained to a stake and sentenced to death for getting angry when drunks were threatening her baby. For the home viewers -- "Dumbo" was the first Ancient Disney movie to be re-issued in Modern Times to hose in $$$$$$ and cause lifelong Freudian trauma for a New Generation of children -- I recommend perhaps not showing it to any child younger than 33, and to make sure each viewer has a signed certificate of Rigorous Mental Hygiene from a state-licensed shrink of some kind. There is a theory among Child Psychiatric Professionals that "They're going to execute my mom!" stories can have negative consequences for children. I'm not sure if I buy this theory or not. Leave A Comment, particularly about your own childhood memories of seeing several old Disney flicks and soiling yourself and having to see psychiatrists or therapists for decades. "Old Yeller." "Bambi." Walt was ein sick puppy.
But it's a magnificent movie, one of the great achievements in film animation, from the days when the Disney Studios were packed with remarkable talent, usually old former movie stars and singers who desperately needed work and could be hired cheap and non-union.
But the Disney artists -- well, rent the DVD and watch it. This was Disney's Shining Moment, and it is unlikely such a moment will ever come again in commercial animation. Walt himself was an artist, and drew some kind of mouse character, and an incomprehensible duck, and a mute dog, and a talking dog. If you know the names of these obscure animated anthropomorphisms, please feel free to Leave A Comment.
WILL BE PLAYING
AT THE VLEEPTRON DRIVE-IN
We begin with a PizzaQ -- 1/2 of a large pie, with your choice of halvah or anchovies.
No Honour System, google your dupa off, use Voice-Over-Internet or your video cell phone to call Klaas in Rotterdam, we don't care. Ask your Mom. (If she knows, you have A Very Smart Mom.)
and neighbors watching
on the screen above?
(HINT: Notice nobody's using the speakers, they're still hanging on their poles.)
What are the names of the actress and actor?
Who is the Director?
The Director was also a famous movie actor. To ballyhoo himself as an actor, what was this guy's motto or slogan?
What is the Literary Original this movie was adapted from? Who wrote it?
The man character on the screen: What's his Profession/Job/Career?
What city is this domestic violence taking place in?
and now the Vleeptron Drive-In
Schedule for the coming Week:
Special Short: "Bambi Meets Godzilla"
Kiddies Feature: "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad"
score by Bernard Herrmann
special effects: Ray Harryhausen
Adult Feature: "Wag the Dog"
screenplay: David Mamet
with Robert di Niro, Woody Harrelson,
Anne Heche, Dustin Hoffman
* Bratwurst & Wienerday *
No Children / Adults Only
Sam Peckinpah Fest
"The Wild Bunch"
Robert Ryan, William Holden, Warren Oates,
Ernest Borgnine, Edmund O'Brien, Jaime Sanchez,
Ben Johnson, Emilio Fernández
"Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia"
Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Gig Young
* Kielbasa *
Chick Flick Nite
"Belle de Jour" par Luis Buñuel
avec Catherine Deneuve
"The Russia House"
Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer
Sissy Spacek, Martin Sheen
* Andouille *
"Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
by Terry Gilliam
Adult Feature: "Brazil"
by Terry Gilliam
* Bangerday *
"The Thief of Baghdad"
Conrad Veidt, John Justin, Sabu, Rex Ingram
Adult Feature: "Night of the Hunter"
Robert Mitchum, Lillian Gish, Shelly Winters
"Babette's Feast / Babettes gaestebud"
from short story by Karen Blixen / Isak Dinesen
* Haggis *
"The American Friend / der Amerikanische Freund"
Wim Wenders / starring Dennis Hopper