I am happy to announce the release of my first ever album of my sound creations. The album is called Soundtracks and Sound Paintings and contains 5 tracks. Three tracks are soundtracks to the films A City in Four Parts, an Afternoon at Oyster Bay and The Colors of Boulder in the Summer. The other two tracks are non film compositions , During the Cold Dark Months of Winter and Frozen . I like to think of these tracks more as sound paintings then songs. This release goes on sale on Sept 1st but I am accepting pre orders. all advanced orders will ship out on Sept 1 st 2017. $9.95 plus $3.00 shipping
I wanted give a shout out to all the film people I could think of and let you know about ICS Interbay Cinema Society. It is an experimental film group that I co founded last year. please spread the word and let people know that we are out there and that we offer these services
our mission is to provide goods and services to filmmakers who work outside of what the mainstream conception of filmmaking is. We provide these services to filmmakers free of charge with no strings attached. We look for filmmakers who have built a body of work and have shown dedication and work ethic over the years. These services are designed to help off set the enormous costs involved in filmmaking and to encourage them to produce more work and to promote cinema as an art form .
LIGHT PRESS GRANTS
One of the things that ICS does are the LightPress grants, 10 of these are giving out twice a year January 1st and July 1st. These are 3 hour vouchers to use at LightPress to have really nice HD scans of your films made. These are a $900 value. Since July 2016 ICS have given out $28,000 in these grants. visit us online
This was one of the first films I remember going to see in a theatre as a kid, and was my first exposures to psychotronic cinema.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 British comedy horror film directed by Robert Fuest, written by William Goldstein and James Whiton and starring Vincent Price and Joseph Cotten. Its art deco sets, dark humour and performance by Price have made the film and its sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again cult classics. The film also features Terry-Thomas and Hugh Griffith, with an uncredited Caroline Munro appearing in still photographs as Phibes’s wife.
The film follows the title character, Phibes, who blames the medical team that attended to his wife for her death four years prior and sets out to exact vengeance on each one. Phibes is inspired in his murderous spree by the Ten Plagues of Egypt from the Old Testament.
Dr. Anton Phibes was an expert in theology and music who was supposedly killed in a car crash in 1921, shortly after the death of his beloved wife, Victoria, during an operation. However, he survived the crash, horribly scarred by the accident and left unable to speak, forcing him to remake his face with prosthetics and use his knowledge of acoustics to regain his voice. Resurfacing in 1925, Phibes believes that his wife died a victim of incompetent doctors, and begins elaborate plans to kill them.
Phibes begins his quest for vengeance with the help of his beautiful and silent female assistant Vulnavia, using the ten plagues of Egypt as a basis, wearing an amulet with Hebrew letters corresponding with the appropriate plagues as he commits the murders. After three doctors are killed, Inspector Trout, a detective from Scotland Yard, learns that they had all worked together under the direction of Dr. Vesalius, who reveals that all of the deceased had been on his team in Victoria’s case, as well as four other doctors and a nurse. When another murder is reported, Trout suspects Phibes is alive, and he and Vesalius go to the Phibes mausoleum at Highgate Cemetery. They find ashes in a box in Phibes’ coffin, which Trout believes are the remains of Phibes’ chauffeur; Victoria’s coffin is empty.
Despite all of the police’s best efforts, Phibes is able to kill the remaining doctors and the nurse. Reserving the final punishment for Dr. Vesalius, he kidnaps the doctor’s son, Lem, then calls Vesalius and tells him to come alone to his mansion on Maldene Square if he wants to save his son’s life. Despite Trout’s protests, Vesalius knocks the inspector unconscious and immediately races to Phibes’ mansion, where he confronts the mad doctor. Phibes has placed Vesalius’ son under anesthesia and prepared him for surgery; a small key implanted near the boy’s heart will unlock his restraints, but Vesalius must perform the surgery within six minutes (the same amount of time Victoria was on the operating table before her death) to get the key before acid from a container above Lem’s head falls and destroys his face. Vesalius succeeds and moves the table out of the way; Vulnavia, backing away from the police, is sprayed with the acid instead.
Convinced he has accomplished his vendetta, Phibes retreats to the basement of his house to lie in the stone sarcophagus containing the embalmed body of his wife. He drains out his own blood and replaces it with embalming fluid as the coffin’s inlaid stone lid slides into place, concealing them both in darkness. Trout and the police arrive and discover that Phibes has mysteriously disappeared. Trout and Vesalius recall that the “final curse” was darkness, and they speculate that they will encounter Phibes again. From Wikipedia