Friday, May 30, 2008

A Tomb Of Silence

The skeletal spotlight shines this time on:
"A Tomb Of Silence," a 1972 Jess Franco film.
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The bandolier-wearing lady and her large ghostly skull companion fearfully explore a silent tomb.

OK, folks, this is one rare instance where I feature a blog on a poster for a film that I know nothing of, have never seen, have never heard of before, and will probably never see.

Here's what I do know, from researching it on the web: the 83 minute film, made in 1972, in Spain, is a mystery by Jess Franco. That's probably all one needs to know; enough to avoid it. I apologise to any fans of this film or Mr. Franco who might like it. Feel free to review it in the comments section.

Why feature it, then? It's got a really cool skull on the poster. And that's what this blog is about. I like the poster, and thought you might also.

Since I know so little about the film itself, I won't waste time and page space going on and on about it. Don't you hate it when someone writes about something they know nothing about, and they try to add stuff that really doesn't relate, just to be writing? They talk about their childhood, and how wonderfully precious it was, and they never know when to stop glorifying memories that mean nothing to anyone else other than them. And they ramble on endlessly, blathering about this or that, and they wear you out with all the pontificating. And then they...

Oh, wait. Oops.

See you next time, with something I can actually write about.


John W. Morehead said...

Thanks for having a great blog, and for linking to my own. We were born in different decades but enjoyed similar influences that resulted in present day fascinations. Keep up he good work.

Fred said...


Thanks for the comment, the compliment, and the link! I appreciate it.

To have you red my blog is an honor, as I hold you in esteem as a brilliant guy and an awesome writer. My simple writings are silly ramblings compared to yours.


Karswell said...

Beautifully painted poster, these foreign ads from this era are much more evocative of the film itself than what the American release version one-sheet re-design would wind up looking like.

Also, I for one love your silly ramblings, so keep rambling on extra silly overload.

I do have a request though Fred, can you possibly keep more than just one of your posts up on the main page at a time? I'd love to be able to scroll down and compare maybe a week's worth of your skull art posts together on one page instead of having to click back so much.