I want to believe.
— Fox Mulder, closing line of “Conduit” (S01E04, The X-Files)
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Oh! By the way-

The premiere of Game of Thrones was amazing. I am so excited for this series. My friend Matt has lent me his copy of A Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and I’m going to start reading it tonight. 

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black swan / dance / film / filmmaking / important / television / Film /

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A behind-the-scenes featurette on HBO’s new, very interesting looking series, Game Of Thrones, premiering this month. 

From HBO’s official press release:
"Based on the bestselling fantasy book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, the new series GAME OF THRONES launches its ten-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 17 (9:00-10:05 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are executive producers and writers of the show, which was shot at the Paint Hall Studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as at various locations in Northern Ireland and Malta. The production received funding from Northern Ireland Screen and the Malta Film Commission.

GAME OF THRONES follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power. As the series opens, King Robert Baratheon, who is married to Cersei Lannister of the wealthy and corrupt Lannisters, asks Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark to come south and help run his kingdom after the questionable death of his right-hand man. Meanwhile, there is a threat to the throne from the east by the exiled teenage Princess Daenerys and her brother Viserys, whose family ruled the Kingdoms for many years before their bloody ouster. And there are rumors of strange things happening at the edge of the Kingdoms, north of the Wall, where Jon Snow, Ned’s bastard son, goes to be part of the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, which is sworn to protect the Kingdoms.”

Like I did with my Walking Dead nod, I’m going to make this an exception to my films-only format because of this series’ cinematic quality. Also, they’re releasing tons of behind-the-scenes videos which, all film lessons aside, are damn cool and super-relevant to some of the content we’ve been producing for MashPlant.com.

I hope this series is as awesome as it looks.

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Help POX make its network debut!!

Well… not yet. The pilot needs to be made first. But once the pilot is complete, PREPARE FOR GLOBAL TELEVISED DOMINATION~*~*~*

Click here to visit POX/Lisa Hammer’s Kickstarter page and toss a couple pennies their way to help make this pilot a reality. DONATE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE~*~*~* POX IS OUR ONLY HOPE IN FORGING STRONG INTERNATIONAL SEXUAL RELATIONS~*~*~*

(If you haven’t seen any episodes of POX yet, you can peep Lisa Hammer’s Youtube channel here for all or many of the episodes. You can also check out my scintillating POX write-up here.)

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Presenting: POX Episode 1: Cyberspies (2003), dir. by Lisa Hammer

This isn’t exactly a film, but an introduction to the work of underground multi-disciplinary, multi-media visionary Lisa Hammer. A prolific staple of NYC avant-garde, Lisa’s work spans from rock operas to silent films to musical acts encapsulating all levels of morbid. Her most well-known collaborators include the wild and witchy Dame Darcy and a man many of you know as the creator of the show The Venture Brothers: Doc Hammer.
Actually, if you’re familiar with The Venture Brothers, then you already know of Lisa; she contributes to the show frequently as the voice of Triana Orpheus.

I absolutely love Lisa’s work, and POX stands out as one of my favorites in her portfolio. Variety shows have always been a point of interest for me, so naturally POX just furthers my desire to produce one of my own. It also displays a high level of collaboration with Doc Hammer, who was not only in three bands with Lisa (in which he contributed vocals and played a wide variety of instruments), but also acted in many of her works and provided animation via AstroBase Go!. Pretty cool to be able to see what artists were doing and what they looked like prior to whatever they’re on today.

Basically, POX is damn clever in its production and absolutely hilarious in execution - POX himself (played by an enigmatic creature called “Alizarinkryz”) is so spot-on, I doubt he’s even acting. He simply is, he simply be, he is divine.

If you’re into all things ~*~*darque*~*~ and ~*~*spooky cute*~*~, you’d definitely love everything this woman creates, especially in conjunction with Dame Darcy, though I feel to categorize Lisa Hammer’s work as such is to belittle it. This ain’t entry-level alt, this ain’t Hot Topic brand. Her usage of period settings and the macabre only heightens the eroticism and taboo nature of her subjects; chaste, but sensual nonetheless, with the slightest touch of mirth. Also, it takes a high reference level and a bit of practice to produce a convincing silent-era silent film, and Lisa’s managed at least a dozen.

P.S. - degenerates denizens of FaceBook can follow The Pox Show [here], and vote for POX for president in 2012 [here]. You can also check out Lisa Hammer’s YouTube channel for more of her work by double-clicking the video above.

2000s / animation / independent / inspiration / lisa hammer / multi-media / nyc / television / the pox show / underground / women in film / doc hammer / mors syphilitica /

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