Thursday, September 01, 2011

Dark And Bloody Boy, Inspired by Akira Kurosawa and Buckeye Blake

September 1, 2011

Went home for lunch and met the garage door guy to fix our garage door which has been broken for 9 weeks and 6 days. That cost $553, but I needed to get it fixed before Kathy arrives (tonight). Also cleaned up the kitchen, killed a couple ants on the counter, hosed out the bathroom and used an industrial snow blower on the patio.

Okay, half of this is true, but you do understand the pressure I'm under? Man Cave activity. Without women we really would be closer to feral dogs than I'd like to admit.

Meanwhile, as I waited for the garage door to be fixed I whipped this out.

Dark And Bloody Boy Inspired by Akira Kurosawa and Buckeye Blake

This was inspired by Akira Kurosawa's watercolors and storyboards for the movie Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior) AND from an iPhone image Buckeye Blake sent me of a Navajo boy which he poached off an old rodeo pic.

Bloody enough for you? When Paul Hutton talked originally of our version of Mickey Free, he kept saying he saw him as a dirty, little bastard. A bit of Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Charles Bronson from Chato's Land. Oh, and don't forget Micky Dolenz from The Monkees.

Back to Kurosawa, he had a real downturn in his career, was considered a failure in Japan, tried to commit suicide, but then George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola pulled strings to get another movie made and he came back to produce Kagemusha and Ran, considered by many a classic. Gee, I wonder what ol' Fyodor has to say about this?

"Inventors and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning, and very often at the end, of their careers."
-—Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky

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