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At the Cocteau

This will be a great weekend at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

PETER S. BEAGLE and his travelling show return tonight, with THE LAST UNICORN.

We have one screening tonight (Friday) at 6:00, and two tomorrow at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Peter will be introducing each screening personally, and fielding your questions afterwards. He'll also be on hand to sign copies of his original novel, and many of other classic works. If you missed him last year when he passed through, don't make the same mistake again. And if you were here last year, well, come again.

In between the two Saturday screenings of THE LAST UNICORN, we'll be showing THE SALVATION a new western in the classic tradition, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green.

Come Sunday, ELLEN DATLOW will be here with new anthology, THE DOLL COLLECTION.

Ellen will be joined by two of her authors, Jeffrey Ford and Stephen Graham Jones. We'll have readings from the book, an interview, a question-and-answer, and of course Ellen, Jeff, and Stephen will all be available to sign their books.

All that... and our CREEPY DOLL CONTEST! Check back here on Monday to see the winners.



Mar. 13th, 2015 07:26 pm (UTC)
Hey, George!

I don't even know how to talk to you, but i'll try.
I'm from Brazil and a huge fan of your work e all that blablabla stuff that you hear every single minute.

I made a tattoo on my back, big. I made a heart tree, and it's so beautiful as everything you write.

You can see it here https://instagram.com/p/zazZhPQyFk/?taken-by=gabicoiradas
And here https://instagram.com/p/zcsmqJwyC0/?taken-by=gabicoiradas

If you like it, please, let me know. Tweet to me (@gabicoiradas) ou send me a private message at gabrielacoiradas@gmail.com

With all my best feelings

Mar. 13th, 2015 07:34 pm (UTC)
Tattoo 2
Well, i've tried to comment, and it was marked as spam.

A think it's cause the links. if you want see the tattoo of heart tree, tell me.
Mar. 13th, 2015 07:40 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge fan of both Eva Green and Mads M.
Mar. 14th, 2015 12:51 am (UTC)
I agree. Mads and Eva are intoxicating to watch!
Mar. 14th, 2015 01:10 pm (UTC)
The Last Unicorn
When I was a young warthog, we used to go to the library twice each summer to sit in a dusty old basement with a rickety film projector (with actual reels!) to see two films: The Last Unicorn and The Hobbit. Great movies.
Mar. 14th, 2015 02:54 am (UTC)
That Doll is giving me the shivers!
Ronald Grimsson
Mar. 14th, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
I really liked The Last Unicorn as a kid, and I probably still does even if I haven't seen it in years. If I remember correctly, the harpy had two, or maybe three, breasts hanging freely. Back then it was a non-issue for me so it never struck me as something that was standing out from the rest of the movie. It's still a non-issue, but now I am aware of much of the puritanism in society, and it makes me wonder if such elements would have been possible in an animated theatrical movie today (Disney's Pinocchio would probably never have been made the way it was back then).

In books you can describe person with more beauty than it will ever be possible to find in the real world, and music and sound that can never be composed for a movie. At least not without failing to live up to the expectations. But I still like to hear what the sound of a spider crying sounds like as described in the novel:

"The magician crept as close to the unicorn's light as he dared, for beyond it moved hungry shadows, the shadows of the sounds that the harpy made as she destroyed the little there was to destroy of the Midnight Carnival. But another sound followed them long after these had faded, followed them into morning on a strange road—the tiny, dry sound of a spider weeping."
Mar. 14th, 2015 11:07 am (UTC)
The Last Unicorn
I used to watch The Last Unicorn movie over and over and when I was kid. Also watched the cartoon version of The Hobbit and LOTR and then I'd get out the books and read the book while watching the movie. I was a weird kid! Very cool, George, wish I lived closer so I could attend!
Mar. 14th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
Man, all these Jean Cocteau events just keep sounding better and better! Dare I say it's time to open up a second theatre, only this time in Scotland? ; ) I can dream!
Mar. 15th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green in the same movie? Um, yes please!

Seven hells, that last pic of the doll is the stuff of nightmares. I'm kind of dreading and looking forward to the results of that contest.
Mary Ellen Wofford
Mar. 16th, 2015 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the trailer on The Salvation. As a fan of westerns I am often in a true dry spell and turn to Encore Western channel! hehe Many of the old ones aren't that good but sometimes I just crave the scenery, the action...the good, the bad and the ugly. This one looks like a banquet to me!

Just saw The Last Unicorn again a few years ago at a special screening here. Took my grandkids. Guess what? They loved it too although they cried, just like me. Wish I were out there, I'd take myself to see it.


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