Archive for May, 2007

  Around the age of ten or twelve I was struck more than anything by The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and the fear of seeing a gorilla appear at the window haunted my childhood insomnia for a long time (at the age of three I had been extremely frightened of a small marmoset which […]


  Images du monde visionnaire is a film which would match very well with UBUWEB. But in this case the place to go is Canal-U a French website for medical films. And it’s indeed not an experimental but an educational film which was produced in 1963 by the film department of Swiss pharmaceutical company Sandoz (best known for synthesizing LSD in 1938) in […]


I guess you’ll have to forget YouTube for a while, because at http://www.ubu.com/film  you can see loads of “really” magnificent films. UbuWeb was founded in November of 1996, initially as a repository for visual, concrete and, later, sound poetry. Over the years, UbuWeb has embraced all forms of the avant-garde and beyond. Its parameters continue to […]


I was able to track down “the first summary study” (Gérard Lenne) of horror and science fiction cinema. The list of authors who contributed to this special issue of Cinéma 57 is really impressive: Included are articles by favorite surrealists Robert Benayoun and Ado Kyrou; Lotte H. Eisner (The Haunted Screen); Raymond Borde and Étienne […]


… as a foretaste of my upcoming post on Kooks, Outsiders and Fous Littéraires