Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on July 24, 2010
Plot Synopsis: Abbot Reeves is a renegade scientist who is conducting time travel experiments, plotting to travel back into time and rule the world. Reeves orders his latest creation, a former test pilot remade into a Mandroid, to be dismantled. Rebelling against his evil creator, Mandroid escapes with the help of Dr. Nora Hunter. Mandroid and Nora travel into the Mexican jungle where they go in search of Reeves’ jungle fortress. Joined by Harry Fontana, a rogue river boatman and Kuji, son of Reeve’s assistant Dr. Takeda, killed trying to help Mandroid escape. Mandroid and his companions set out to fight back against Reeves and stop him from achieving his goal, as he plans to travel back into time to the Roman Empire and become the Emperor, as part of his goal to rule the world. http://moviesintheoc.blogspot.com
As part of their experiments in time travel, Drs. Reeves and Takada construct a cyborg “Mandroid” with the body of a downed pilot. After the success of the initial experiments, Reeves decides to have the Mandroid scrapped. Not wishing to be taken apart, Mandroid flees with the help of Dr. Takeda, who is killed for his disobedience. Distraught by the death of his one friend, the Mandroid goes north to America in search of someone who can help him in getting revenge and stopping Dr. Reeves in whatever evil plan he intends to use his time machine for. Written by
Abbot Reeves is a renegade scientist who is conducting time travel experiments as he plots to travel back into time and rule the world. Reeves orders his latest creation, Mandroid, a cyborg constructed from the body of a pilot named John, injured in a plane crash to be dismantled. Rebelling against his evil creator, Mandroid escapes. Helped by robotics scientist Dr. Nora Hunter. Mandroid and Nora travel into the Mexican jungle where they go in search of Reeve’s jungle fortress. Joined by Harry Fontana, a rogue river boatman and Kuji, son of Reeve’s assistant Dr. Takeda (Who was killed trying to help Mandroid escape). Mandroid and his companions set out to fight back against Reeves and stop him from achieving his goal, as he plans to travel back into time to the Roman Empire and become the Emperor, as part of his goal to rule the world. Written by
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on October 23, 2009
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, changed the perception of the human mind and its workings. His influence on the twentieth century is generally considered profound. The series describes the ways public relations and politicians have utilized Freud’s theories during the last 100 years for the “engineering of consent”.
Freud himself and his nephew Edward Bernays, who was the first to use psychological techniques in public relations, are discussed. Freud’s daughter Anna Freud, a pioneer of child psychology, is mentioned in the second part, as is one of the main opponents of Freud’s theories, Wilhelm Reich, in the third part.
Along these general themes, The Century of the Self asks deeper questions about the roots and methods of modern consumerism, representative democracy and its implications. It also questions the modern way we see ourselves, the attitude to fashion and superficiality.
The business and, increasingly, the political world uses psychological techniques to read and fulfill our desires, to make their products or speeches as pleasing as possible to us. Curtis raises the question of the intentions and roots of this fact. Where once the political process was about engaging people’s rational, conscious minds, as well as facilitating their needs as a society, the documentary shows how by employing the tactics of psychoanalysis, politicians appeal to irrational, primitive impulses that have little apparent bearing on issues outside of the narrow self-interest of a consumer population. He cites Paul Mazer, a Wall Street banker working for Lehman Brothers in the 1930s: “We must shift America from a needs- to a desires-culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things, even before the old have been entirely consumed. […] Man’s desires must overshadow his needs.”
In Episode 4 the main subjects are Philip Gould and Matthew Freud, the great grandson of Sigmund, a PR consultant. They were part of the efforts during the nineties to bring the Democrats in the US and New Labour in the United Kingdom back into power. Adam Curtis explores the psychological methods they now massively introduced into politics. He also argues that the eventual outcome strongly resembles Edward Bernays vision for the “Democracity” during the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
According to BBC publicity:
To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?
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Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on October 12, 2009
Russ Meyer is known primarily for writing and directing a series of successful low-budget sexploitation films that featured campy humor, sly satire and large-breasted actresses.
Russ Meyer‘s lifelong unabashed fixation on large breasts would feature prominently in all his films and is his most well known character trait as both an artist and a person. His discoveries include Kitten Natividad, Erica Gavin, Lorna Maitland, Tura Satana and Uschi Digard among many others. The majority of his discoveries were naturally large breasted and he occasionally cast women in their first trimesters of pregnancy as it enhanced their breast size even further. – Wiki
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
1950 – The French Peep Show
1959 – The Immoral Mr. Teas
1959 – This Is My Body
1960 – Eve and the Handyman
1960 – Naked Camera
1961 – Erotica
1962 – Wild Gals of the Naked West
1963 – Europe in the Raw
1963 – Heavenly Bodies!
1963 – Skyscrapers and Brassieres
1964 – Lorna
1964 – Fanny Hill
1965 – Mudhoney
1965 – Motorpsycho
1965 – Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
1966 – Mondo Topless
1967 – Common Law Cabin
1967 – Good Morning and… Goodbye!
1968 – Finders Keepers, Lovers Weepers!
1968 – Vixen!
1969 – Cherry, Harry & Raquel!
1970 – Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
1971 – The Seven Minutes
1972 – Black Snake
1975 – Supervixens
1976 – Up!
1978 – Who Killed Bambi? (unfinished)
1979 – Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens
2001 – Pandora Peaks (film) (Meyer’s last movie)
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on September 2, 2009
“The thesis of this visually stunning documentary feature is that plants have feelings, too, and that they have a variety of ways of expressing them. Based on the best-selling book by Peter Topkins and Christopher Bird, the custom of talking to one’s houseplants is strongly recommended by the filmmakers. Though scientific in tone, the film does not air the opposing view advocated by, perhaps, a majority of scientists. One highlight of the film is its original musical score by Stevie Wonder.” – AMG
Conjured by o~ SeMeN SPeRmS ~o on August 21, 2009