You rarely see top-bottom split screens used in movies, but this scene makes me wonder why not. Bela Legosi lords over a stock shot of city streets, in the classic transvestite liberation film, Glen or Glenda. The world-weariness could apply to Solomon himself — if he had a morphine problem, anyway.
“… good and bad. I like both.” — Duke Ellington, apocryphal
I often wonder: Why do humans invent things? Why do we have culture?
Let’s face it, all we really need to do is eat and copulate. Why do we bother with so much more than that? To an outside observer, say an alien zoologist, what could possibly explain all the details in the following picture?
Who are these humans, he/she/it ponders? What are their machines? What, particularly, is the significance of the fuzzy ball on the cap of the human at the right? Is he, perhaps, a priest? …more