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Alice in Wonderland, first (silent) film, 1903, score by Wendy Carlos

View the film here.

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The Innocents, 1961, horror film based on Henry James Turn of the Screw

Both the story and the film deal with the unreliable narrator. In this shocking scene, one of the nanny’s charges, Miles, stands before a window in which we see the apparition of Quint. This is one of the scariest movies … Continue reading

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Dante Gabrielle Rossetti, Sir Galahad

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William Turner, Undine Giving the Ring to Massaniello, Fisherman of Naples, 1846

“The water nymph Undine was born without a soul. She gains one by marrying a human, but in return has to take on the burdens of the world.” I love Turner but was unaware that he had ever done any … Continue reading

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Luca Signorelli, c.1445; Cortona, Italy, Dante and Virgil Entering Purgatory, 1499-1502

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Against the Grain (À rebours ) by J. K. Huysmans

Read about the book/author here. This is an image I ran across that reminded me of this quote from the book about the main character, Esseintes, the anti-hero. “He desired colors whose expressiveness would be displayed in the artificial light of … Continue reading

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Lazy Tommy Pumpkinhead classic Sci-Fi dystopian children’s story by William Pene Du Bois

Watch and listen to the story here. 

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Chasseriau, Macbeth, the Apparition of Kings, 1856

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Mr. Twee Deedle by Johnny Gruelle

Children’s author and illustrator of Raggedy Ann books and comics Little Orphan Annie. 

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