8.29.2011

THE WICKER MAN

It's Burning Man time in Nevada. Again. Some of us are just too old, too tired, or too cranky to drag ourselves into the desert to play. But hey! We can have our own  festival. 







Put on an Incredible String Band CD, and invite your friends over for a slumber party. Buy lots of Pop Tarts, ice cream and potato chips (that's to get the parched desert thing going.)















Wait till it is really, really late, and you and your chums are really, really thirsty and somewhat addled with sugar, then pop in a DVD of The Wicker Man. It has to be the original 1973 version. My son Theo turned me on to this cult classic. And it would take me all day to explain all the ways in which I love this insanely pagan movie. For that matter, something about it seems weirdly relevant today....You in, Jim Wolcott

6 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ooh. That movie is one of my husband's favourites from that era. It gives me the willies.

For the ultimate in ridiculousness.... the Nicholas Cage version tops them all. We caught it on TV not long ago, and seriously wondered if it was supposed to be a comedy.

Project Girl said...

Oh my! Logging into my Netflix queue....

profA said...

Ahhh, our sons lead us to higher ground. We see lots of Nostalgia Critic and other web guys here. I will put these on the queue.
Very fun post. Thanx.
Linda B.

Warren said...

Way up yonder in Seattle some chefs celebrate with a Burning Beast celebration -- whole critters slow cooked over fire -- feeding 300 or so locavores. No drugs needed -- just bring your wine!

Anonymous said...

The soundtrack to this film is one of my all time favorite recordings... Or should I say LP / album :-).

with love.

Dominique said...

Didn't even know there was a soundtrack, must find! many thanks. d