thechronologicalsuperman:

Action Comics vol.1 #78 - Cover date November 1944
In this very unusual story - scripted by Alvin Schwartz, a writer of whom it might also fairly be said was an unusual man - Superman befriends the owner of a diner in the bohemian part of Metropolis, a colorful Russian character named Sergei who trades sandwiches and soup for artwork from his eccentric clientele, charges on a sliding scale, and deliberately keeps customers out so he never has to rush his cooking. We have similar places here in Seattle. 
Alvin Schwartz was an important figure in Superman’s history - a prolific contributor, he wrote Superman and Batman’s first teamup in World’s Finest and the first adult Bizarro story (Bizarro had debuted in an Otto Binder story for Superboy) complete with now-trademark speech patterns. Conflicts with editor Mort Weisinger drove Schwartz away from comics.
A deeply intelligent man, Schwartz had a temperament which made him an excellent fit for superhero comics - he was profoundly interested in Jungian psychoanalysis, Eastern mysticism, Wilhelm Reich’s theories of Orgone Energy, to name only a few of his many sidelines.
Following his departure from the comics, Schwartz claimed to have “met” Superman - or the tulpa of Superman, the idea of the character given physical form - in the very quotidian environment of a New York taxi cab.

Schwartz’s book about meeting his Superman tulpa, An Unlikely Prophet, is really interesting.

thechronologicalsuperman:

Action Comics vol.1 #78 - Cover date November 1944

In this very unusual story - scripted by Alvin Schwartz, a writer of whom it might also fairly be said was an unusual man - Superman befriends the owner of a diner in the bohemian part of Metropolis, a colorful Russian character named Sergei who trades sandwiches and soup for artwork from his eccentric clientele, charges on a sliding scale, and deliberately keeps customers out so he never has to rush his cooking. We have similar places here in Seattle. 

Alvin Schwartz was an important figure in Superman’s history - a prolific contributor, he wrote Superman and Batman’s first teamup in World’s Finest and the first adult Bizarro story (Bizarro had debuted in an Otto Binder story for Superboy) complete with now-trademark speech patterns. Conflicts with editor Mort Weisinger drove Schwartz away from comics.

A deeply intelligent man, Schwartz had a temperament which made him an excellent fit for superhero comics - he was profoundly interested in Jungian psychoanalysis, Eastern mysticism, Wilhelm Reich’s theories of Orgone Energy, to name only a few of his many sidelines.

Following his departure from the comics, Schwartz claimed to have “met” Superman - or the tulpa of Superman, the idea of the character given physical form - in the very quotidian environment of a New York taxi cab.

Schwartz’s book about meeting his Superman tulpa, An Unlikely Prophet, is really interesting.

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foreignmovieposters:

The Long Goodbye (1973). German poster.

I’ve never seen a The Long Goodbye poster that wasn’t excellent.

foreignmovieposters:

The Long Goodbye (1973). German poster.

I’ve never seen a The Long Goodbye poster that wasn’t excellent.

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vamosvideo:

“True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure - the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature. But this? Using scissors to cut off the tip of a slice of pizza? I don’t know what this is. ”
― Robert McKee, Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

vamosvideo:

“True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure - the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature. But this? Using scissors to cut off the tip of a slice of pizza? I don’t know what this is. ”


― Robert McKeeStory: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

(Source: two-fisted-dynamo)

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A pretty boss cover for a Scandinavian translation of The Last Good Kiss, except that in that book C.W. Sughrue drives an El Camino. 

A pretty boss cover for a Scandinavian translation of The Last Good Kiss, except that in that book C.W. Sughrue drives an El Camino. 

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octobermoonlight:

I think Rockford Files is cool.

octobermoonlight:

I think Rockford Files is cool.

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highway62:

LORDS OF LIGHT - A short documentary on the making of THUNDARR THE BARBARIAN. I can’t imagine anyone reading this feed who wouldn’t be interested.

Via Benjamin Marra.

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highway62:

Copyright infringement is your best entertainment value
Sacramento CA 2014

highway62:

Copyright infringement is your best entertainment value

Sacramento CA 2014

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