ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR MAY 8, 2017

Here are ten more alt-posters for your enjoyment.

Alien Covenant by Ertaç Altınöz

Birdman by Joel Amat Güell

Blade Runner by Ciaran O’Donovan

Mulan by Craig Drake

Predator by Timothy Pittides

Sleeping Beauty by Florian Bertmer

The Crow by James Rheem Davis

The Mask by Jeremy Pailler

The Thing by Jason Edmiston

Tomb Raider by Victo Ngai

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MURDER IN SONG: THE FALL OF TROY-TOM WAITS (1996)

The Fall of Troy is such a deceptively beautiful song that one tends to forget that it’s a murder ballad. There’s something about the music and the soothing (yes I said soothing) quality of Tom Waits’ voice that nearly lures us into a false sense of security. Ah. but read the lyrics and that security goes away and a darkness takes its place. Originally featured, along with Waits Walk Away, on the Dead Man Walking soundtrack in 1996, The Fall of Troy has since appeared on the “Bawlers” disc (2) of his three disc “Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards” compilation. Of The Fall of Troy waits says that he and his wife Kathleen Brennan were inspired by an article about two kids that were killed in New Orleans. I present to you Tom Waits and The Fall of Troy.

It’s the same with men as with horses and dogs
Nothing wants to die
Evelyn James they killed in a game
With guns too big for their hands
Just off St. Charles in no man’s land
And you’ll have to find your own way home boys
You’ll have to find your own way home

The oldest was Troy
An eighteen year old boy
Shot dead in March in a robbery
His brother started out to hell and to ruin
Troy’s killer was never caught they say
Young Nick he just went bad that day
Now he’ll have to find his own way home
Boys, he’ll have to find his own way home

Why cook dinner
Why make my bed
Why come home at all
Out the door and through the woods
There’s a world where nothing grows

It’s hard to say grace and to sit in the place
Of someone missing at the table
Mom’s hair sprayed tight and her face in her hands
Watching TV for answers to me
After all she’s only human
She’s trying to find her own way home boys
She’s trying to find her own way home

My legs ache
My heart is sore
The well is full of pennies

SHORT FILM SATURDAY: OASIS

After her husband dies, Nieves inherits his job as the super of a decaying apartment complex in New York City. But the job becomes more difficult than she anticipated when she discovers that there’s a prostitution ring in one of the units.

Directed by  Carmen Jiménez.

Written by  Carmen Jiménez in collaboration with Chris Boyce.

Starring Aida López, Juan Carlos Pinedo, Scarlett Sperduto.

Fifteen minutes and fifty-six seconds.

Here’s an award winning piece on the darker side of human life. Don’t let the quietness of the film fool you; it packs a hell of a punch. Enjoy.

 

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE TRAILER PARK: RESIDUE

Synopsis: Private investigator Luke Harding (James Clayton) reads a book of sinister origins owned by seedy crime lord Mr. Fairweather (Matt Frewer). Unbeknownst to Luke, the book is a much sought-after supernatural artifact and Fairweather’s greatest rival, the enigmatic Mr. Lamont (William B. Davis), pursues Luke with his henchmen (Costas Mandylor, Michael Matic). While the criminal underworld is desperate to retrieve the book and harness its power for their own dark agendas, it’s evil begins to take root in Luke’s apartment; putting himself, his daughter (Taylor Hickson) and his secret love (Elysia Rotaru) in a fight for their lives… and their eternal souls. 

First allow me to apologize for taking so long to post this week’s Friday Night at the Trailer Park. My wife and I are in the process of moving into our first house and the house we are currently residing in is, how shall I say it, a friggin’ mess. Add to that the fact I’ve started driving for Uber on my days off and I have been a busy man.

Anyway, I present Residue to you better late than never. It stars James Clayton, Taylor Hickson, Costas Mandylor, Matt Frewer, and William B. Davis and is directed by Rusty Nixon. Look for it on VOD and iTunes on July 19. Meanwhile, enjoy the trailer and poster↓.

 

ALT-POSTR-MONDAY FOR MAY 1, 2017

Goodbye to April and hello to May; here’s ten cool posters to start your day.

Alien by Richard Davies

Batman by Casey Callender

Chinatown by Nelson Gonçalves

Forrest Gump by Daniel Nash

Ghost In The Shell by Amien Juugo

Jurassic Park by Dan Hipp

La La Land – Here’s to the Fools Who Dream… by Stan & Vince

Legend By Beery

Mary Poppins by Marc Aspinall

The Graduate by Laurent Durieux

MURDER IN SONG: DOWN BY THE RIVER-NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE (1969)

Is “Down by the River”, from Neil Young’s second album (and his first with Crazy Horse) Everybody Knows This is Nowhere a murder ballad? There is a murder; that much is true. Once again water plays a factor as the narrator of the song tells us “Down by the river/I shot my baby…dead,oh shot her dead”. What is it about bodies of water that lead us to acts of violence? Yet, before we truly classify “Down by the River” as a murder ballad let us hear from the man himself. Young has claimed “there’s no real murder in it. It’s about blowing your thing with a chick. It’s a plea, a desperate cry”. However, when introducing the song in New Orleans in 1984 he stated that song is about a man “who had a lot of trouble controlling himself” after catching his woman two-timing him and so he meets her, and shoots her down by the riverside.

Murder ballad or no (I say yes), “Down by the River” is one of the three songs, “Cinnamon Girl” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” being the other two, that he wrote while suffering from a 103º fever and which would be featured on his first true masterpiece (no, I am not forgetting After the Gold Rush) Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. I present to you Neil Young & Crazy Horse and Down by the River. Enjoy.

Be on my side,
I’ll be on your side, baby
There is no reason
for you to hide
It’s so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away

Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

You take my hand,
I’ll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness
is too much sorrow
It’s impossible
to make it today.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
send me away

Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river,
Dead, oh, shot her dead.

Be on my side,
I’ll be on your side
There is no reason
for you to hide
It’s so hard for me
staying here all alone
When you could be
taking me for a ride.

Yeah, she could drag me
over the rainbow,
and send me away

Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river
Down by the river
I shot my baby
Down by the river.