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!WELCOME

 

BACK


ALSO

 

TO THE

SLIGHTLY CHANGED

 

WWW.ZONEWARSONFILM.ORG!

 

 

WoW.

 

 

 

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There can be

no more exceptions

or privileges.

Everybody must be equal...

 

The power of peace

must be dominant.

 

- Ukrainian President

Volodymyr Zelensky

 

 

!'Nuck said,

Brother Vol!

 

 

!!!!Mir

Peace

Salaam

Shalom!!!!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

!EXIT 2023

2024'S ZONE WARRIOR

GETS HIGH ON YOU

AND THE ENERGY YOU SHARE

CUTS WRIGHT ON THROUGH

THE ALLEGORICAL FICTION AND FILMS

OF THE DAY!

 

- Gardevil,

with thanks to Neil Peart

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

THE SMART PHONE

HAS BECOME THE NEW RETINA

OF THE MIND'S I.

 

- Doctor Brian O'Blivion

 

 

 

****

 

 

"I often say

that there are two languages:

the words that I wrote-

the words you can understand-

and behind that,

there's a silent language."

 

- Jon Fosse,

winner of the

2023 Nobel Prize in Literature

 

 

 

****

 

 

"It sounds silly,

but when people talk about

Jane and Finch

or Downsview,

certain images

come to mind,

and a lot of those images

don't have the beauty...

There's so much history

and impact

that comes out of our community

that gets overlooked

because of media narratives

that have been there

for decades."

 

- Kayode Brown,

CEO of BGRAPHIC,

TORONTO STAR,

Together section,

Sunday, January, 21, 2014,

p. A16.

 

 

 

****

 

 

RIP

 

NORMAN JEWISON

 

1926-2024

 

 

"THEY CALLED HIM

 

MISTER JEWISON!"

 

 

 

****

 

 

!Whoops!

 

!Happy!

belated

20th anniversary

to

Sir Peter Jackson,

Viggo Mortensen,

Elijah Wood,

Sir Ian McKellen,

Bernard Hill,

Andy Serkis,

and

the rest of

the talented cast and crew

of

the daylit, allegorical,

CGI enhanced, Ozian themed

and

implicitly Jason Reitman toasting

and

George Lucas roasting

indie animaction film

THE LORD OF THE RINGS:

!THE RETURN OF THE KING [2003]!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

!!Feel free

 

to

 

drop by the

 

Zone Warriors

 

section

 

and

 

the re-revised

 

Ben Affleck

 

"essay"

 

for

 

already revised

 

and

 

expanded insights

 

into

 

the daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced, Ozian themed

 

and

 

implicitly Lucas toasting

 

indie docufeature films

 

ARGO [2012] and LIVE BY NIGHT [2016],

 

and 

 

elevating insights

 

into

 

the daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced and Ozian themed

 

indie docufeature film

 

AIR [2023],

 

and also

 

the

 

re-revised

 

Lee Ang

 

"essay"

 

for

 

mind bending insights

 

into

 

the daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced and Ozian themed

 

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

 

indie docufeature film

 

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE

 

ALL AT ONCE [2022]

 

and

 

the first thoughts

 

on

 

the twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

CGI enhanced

 

indie docufeature films

 

RIDE WITH THE DEVIL [1999]

 

and

 

GEMINI MAN [2019],

 

and,

 

last but not least,

 

the

 

Zhang Yimou

 

"essay"

 

for slightly revised insights

 

into

 

the twilit, allegorical

 

and

 

Ozian themed

 

docufeature film SHADOW [2018]

 

and

 

the daylit and allegorical

 

docufeature film

 

CLIFF WALKERS [2021]!

 

 

 

Also feel free

 

to

 

take a boo at

 

the

 

James Cameron

 

and

 

Terry Gilliam

 

"essays"

 

in the

 

Zone Warriors section

 

and

 

check out

 

the

 

ASTONISHING

 

insights

 

into

 

the daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced and Ozian themed

 

Alan Taylor

 

supersatirical animaction film

 

THOR: DARK WORLD [2013]!!

 

 

!!Also

 

check out

 

the slightly

 

re-re-revised

 

Luc Besson

 

"essay"!!

 

 

!!!'NUCK SAID!!!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

Well, luckily for us all,

 

2022

 

ended the dread

 

fortieth anniversary year

 

of

 

the helicopter crash

 

that killed

 

actor/writer/director Vic Morrow

 

and

 

child extras Renee Chen and Myca Le

 

around 2:20 pm in the early morning

 

of

 

July 23, 1982

 

on

 

the George Folsey jr. produced

 

John Landis set

 

of

 

the twilit, allegorical,

 

computer generated imagery enhanced, 

 

Landis and Steven Spielberg

 

executive produced,

 

Frank Marshall produced,

 

and

 

Kathleen Kennedy associate produced

 

Landis, Spielberg, Joe Dante

 

and

 

George Miller

 

docufeature film

 

TWILIGHT ZONE:

 

THE MOVIE [1983].

 

 

!Thank God for that!

 

 

Alas,

 

 while that dire and infuriating

 

anniversary year

 

has been left behind,

 

we are still

 

trapped

 

in

 

the

 

fortieth anniversary year

 

of

 

the release

 

of

 

TWILIGHT ZONE:

 

THE MOVIE

 

on

 

June 24, 1983.

 

 

So we have gone

 

from the frying pan

 

into the fire,

 

people.

 

 

!Frak!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

"...Quite the movie fan

is Holly Gibney

(although she hasn't been in

an actual theater

since the previous spring),

and she enjoys

Hollywood tentpole movies

every bit as much as art films.

One of her faves

from the eighties

is Conan the Barbarian,

and her favorite line

from that film

is spoken by a minor character.

"Two or three years ago",

the peddler says of Set

and his followers,

"they were just another snake cult.

Now they're everywhere.""

 

- a paragraph from p. 17,

 

and another misquote from p. 326

 

"...Holly channels The Empire

Strikes Back.  "Everything

means something, it does.""

 

and still another quote from

 

the all too fittingly

 

and

 

ominously twilit p. 382

 

"..."Excuse my husband, " Emily says.

"He's upset and it makes him

garrulous.""

 

and

 

this Fourceful and final one

 

from p. 389

 

"...I have a bad feeling about this,

 

Ba."

 

from

the allegorical

and

implicitly Stan and Joan Lee roasting

Stephen King

indie docufiction novel

Holly [2023]

that affirmed

the implicit link

of

lonely, eccentric,

indie, solitary,

STAR WARS luvin',

and mystery solvin'

Holly Gibney

to

equally lonely, eccentric,

indie, solitary,

STAR WARS luvin',

and allegory crackin'

Gary Wright.

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

!By the way,

 

feel free

 

to

 

drop by

 

the

 

Luc Besson "essay"

 

for

 

ASTOUNDING

 

and

 

already re-re-revised

 

insights into

 

the

 

daylit, allegorical,

 

CGI enhanced, Ozian themed

 

and

 

implicitly Besson roastin' and toastin'

 

James Gunn

 

super satirical animaction film

 

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3

 

[2023]!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"Very few critics

 

work carefully,

 

thoughtfully enough.

 

To see a film once

 

and

 

write a review

 

is an absurdity."

 

- Stanley Kubrick

 

from p. 106

 

of

 

STANLEY KUBRICK: interviews,

 

ed. by Gene D. Phillips

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"...The truth is always the best,

 

the only trouble is-

 

what is the truth?"

 

- Rockie

 

from

 

OUT IN THE OPEN:

 

life on the street [1997]

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"...Then

when we in turn

write, speak

or do things,

we release our ideas

out into the environment,

where they can infect

new brains.

Ideas,

like viruses,

thus proliferate

at prodigious rates,

changing at prodigious rates,

as they do so."

 

- George P. Smith

 

 

 

****

 

 

"...Received opinion

is

often wrong

and

usually boring;

the text is yours

to interpret...

This ability

to read symbolically,

to view

the very world around us

symbolically,

is at the heart

of

the whole literary

[and cinema games].

To accept things

at first glance

to be

as they appear

on the surface

is to be trapped

in the literal.

To be able

to see

symbolic possibilities

allows one

to begin to make

connections

between things

that at first

seem to have

little to do

with each other."

 

- Doctor David R. Williams, PhD

 

from pp. 88 and 136

of

SIN BOLDLY:

Dr. Dave's guide to writing

the college paper [2004]

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

"...The Evil

running rampant

around the world

shows no sign

of disappearing.

It hasn't changed

since I became

a Hero for fun.

In other words,

I am having no effect

on society.

I'm not sad about that.

I do this for fun,

so I just need

to satisfy myself."

 

- from

the intriguingly garish,

twilit, allegorical

and

CGI enhanced

One and Murata Yusuke

indie manga

ONE-PUNCH MAN:

volume one,

p.92.

 

For some equally garish thoughts

on

ONE-PUNCH MAN,

with "...his lifeless expression

to his bald head

to his unimpressive physique"

[from the Chapters/Indigo Books website],

check out

the

Wright "essay"

in

the Zone Warriors section.

 

!Wright on!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

...life is the same as death

but the soul continues

in the same blinding light

 

- Ti Jean Kerouac

from

the 123rd Chorus

of

MEXICO CITY BLUES

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

And remember,

when in the Greater Toronto Area [GTA],

always visit

Image Collections,

the

finest emporium

of

collectibles, games

and

narrative art

in Streetsville,

the "Village in the City"

of

Mississauga.

 

!!'Nuck said!!

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

RIP

 

 

 

Shawn Barber

Edward "Ed" Broadbent

Aaron Bushnell

Christopher J. Chambers

Herbert Coward

Peter De Vries

Nathan G. Ingram

David Gail

Russell Grigg

Norman Jewison

Toby Keith

Noor I. Khan

Dexter S. King

Annik Klepser

Madita Klepser

Kinga "Kay" Kriston

Maxim Kuzminov

Lori Ann Lapp

Lynne Marta

Cindy Morgan

Shawn Murphy

Alec Musser

Alexei Navalny

Christian Oliver

Samuel Paty

Joyce Randolph

Lee Rigby

Robert Sachs

Melanie Safka

McCanna Sinise

David Soul

Mary Weiss

 

 

 

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