π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π‘€π‘œπ‘›π‘‘π‘¦ π‘ƒπ‘¦π‘‘β„Žπ‘œπ‘›. π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ πΉπ‘–π‘Ÿπ‘ π‘‘.

Most {well, all…} of these videos were wiped from the face o’ the earth, or at least from YouTube, semi-recently. It has been one of my ambitions to reinstate them, preferably in even better quality. These absurdist geniuses must be made available!! {7/21/2019}

And so…as Kevin Phillips-Bong stoically accepts the somewhat-less-than-one-might-want voting numbers, this concludes this, the first installment of re-Montying the planet. These pioneering wonders must—and shall be—well, you know what I mean.

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ π΅π‘™π‘Žπ‘π‘’π‘™π‘Ž

William Marshall

The great William Marshall, with his stentorian delivery, and dignified/exalted bearing, brings much to the table in these two films.

{Revised with Full Intensity 7/6/2019}

The Scott Walker.

Track 6.
Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James.
It’s Raining Today.
Little Things That Keep Us Together.
Old Man’s Back Again.
World’s Strongest Man.
Jackie.
Get Behind Me.
Best of Both Worlds.
Plastic Palace People.
Next.
Such a Small Love.

The above are audio tracks that span a fairly large time period of Scott Walker’s remarkable body of recorded work.

Scott Walker VII
Scott Walker VIII

{NOTE: Revised 11/19/2019}

Scott Walker, born Noel Scott Engel, 1943, a musical artist of profound depth and originality, was (and is) a cherished figure for millions worldwide. Reclusive, enigmatic, innovative, Scott occupies a unique place in the pantheon of recording artists. He’s also very near and dear to my own heart. He will be deeply missed.
Many will remember Scott Walker’s sublime work with ballads; many others love his idiosyncratic, Brel-influenced blossoming into a top-notch composer and performer; still more prefer the uneasy, discomforting terrain and eerie beauty of his later recordings. I’ll remember him for all of it, for everything. There’s no replacing him. We’ll never see his likes again.

Memorial post here.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒐𝒏 𝑩𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒐.

Amazing how Marlon could so casually convey supreme menace from situations which are hardly synonymous with menace-conveying.

Sheer, unnerving menace…from the confines of a bubble bath...

The truly great Marlon Brando, appearing here in The Missouri Breaks, One-Eyed Jacks, Apocalypse Now, and The Island of Dr. Moreau. One of the supreme practitioners of his art, ever to stride across the earth.

π‘‡β„Žπ‘’ πΊπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘¦ π‘‚π‘™π‘‘π‘šπ‘Žπ‘›.

{Note: Massively Revised 7/8/2019}

Gary Oldman, in a titanically twisted, iconic, canonical, epoch-defining performance, portrays psychopathic, corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield in the film LΓ©on, The Professional. Stansfield really gets down to some serious malevolent weirdness in the above video scene with would-be DEA agent-slayer Mathilda (Natalie Portman).  He calmly interrogates the young lady in ways that would bamboozle, unnerve, and intimidate anyone in human history. Throughout, the crazed but {mostly} composed DEA agent manages to be one moment menacing, the next pleasantly conversational. Stansfield presents an enigmatic, occasionally humorous, malevolent-ly inclined figure. Quite unforgettable.