Monday, March 10, 2008
SOUTHLAND TALES preceded my Saturday night viewing of the latest LOST. Graced by JUSTIN TIMEBLAKER who plays Pilot ABILENE, a town found in both Kansas and Texas. He dances with plastic girls bearing Swiss Cross Insignia on a checkerboard floor in a hallucingeneric pharma-phase.
The movie deals with the fate of time-travellers, or time-distorted Boxer Santeros/Jericho Cane [ Jerry CoCaine] and Roland/Ronald Taverner, the ongoing wars that the US can't afford to feed with fossil fuels until TREER comes up with LIQUID KARMA, an ocean-based NRG source.
One of Treers employees is KATERINA KUNTZLER, while Boxer indulges an amnesia-based affair with KRYSTA KAPOWSKI, slooming in a double KK., but that's just the tip of the IceMountain.
With all media and messages merged into the synchronoosphere we greet the self-proclaimed Twin Guardians of the Island who have joined forces to play out their needle match. John Locke and Ben Lynus, the Ls cancel each other out in time-honoured fashion due to Ls ling to the Law via its correspondence with Justice/Adjustment tarot card infused as it is with LMD, the Hebrew letter L. Thus J&B, the Twin Pillars, somewhat opposite though at times complementary.
Pillars and other such archetypes prove less than loyal, swopping partners at a moments notice, the intertwining energy dance. Here Ben and Juliet , either side of the capstone-cathedral middle roof, learn of the Goodwins or Goodwood's death. Now Juliet has lost something as has apparently Ben, but then he did gas most of his previous friends.
John & Ben, Juliet & Ben, Jack and Ben - the dysfunctional trinity
The Island like Camelot effects mass confusion so let's transmaterialise to the inside of the MegaZeppelin in Southland Tales. The Pillars invert and at cluBJenny we get a sweet BJ.
KRYSTA KAPOWSKI changes her name to KRYSTA NOW, a timely insert linking the KK to the word NOW. In posts at the BLOB the word NOW has been used to describe an attitude to living[ in the NOW]. The pun with Krysta Now = K.NOW.
Krysta plays a porn-star from California, and uses her show to promote Teenage Horniness as well as railing against a proposed new law enumerated 69 [ 69 = 3 x 23 and W = the 23rd letter of the Alphabet- English version].
She hangs out , in camera, with her VALI-girl crew. The Valiness creeps into the script with lines such as ' Scientists claim the future is going to be more futuristic'. Below she gets kissy while NeoMarxists watch her and Boxer/Jericho attracting the camera crosshairs.
To grok fully with DES from Lost we spin off to the Isle again, to catch the full-on VALIS appearence, no mere bookcase extraction, Ben has had the pink-light induction scenario and like PKD remains somewhat temporairily imprisoned in his own home. No big-breasted Christian girls for Ben, just Hocke , Surley and Lawyer , the least together firm of attorneys ever.
Last time I snapped the book as ALIS and now its VALI, something akin to a rabbithole, well it goes down don't it. The AV glyph returns after a layoff and we get double K'd and the 2 Dicks do double duty for the Pillars , a freewheelin' phallic funferall
PKD's various journeys in inner and outer space/times runs riverlike throughout Southland, Here Officer BOOKMAN 'shoots' a B&W married couple, who merely pretend to have a domestic squabble. he utters the words ' FLOW MY TEARS' gleaned from PKD's FLOW MY TEARS THE POLICEMAN SAID. Felix Buchman appears in PKD's book as a policeman I think, playing across the book's main protagonist JASON TAVERNER, a celeb who loses his identity and all documentation. Justin Timberlake, a celebrity, loses his identity by playing a part in Southland Tales.
The Taverner synch gets covered by one of the main characters - Roland/Ronald Taverner who = TWINS, one a UPU2 Cop, the other a Neo-Marcyst. Perhaps they're the same person, I can't be sure, but come together they sure do.
Sitting together in CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT's Ice Cream van, which takes a tumble, they get so close that a STARGATE opens, as they join hands.
2 RTs opening a time/space door , opposing forces thus RTTR. Luckily for Vapo we can make groovy palindromes thus RoTaToR and RoToR- found often on Helidoptera, massive buzzing insects that feed on fossilized sun-juice pummeled into a flammable fluid. As Hebrew and Egyptian dispense with short vowels RaT is no great leap. 2008 [ most of it] belings Chinesiacally to the RAT, while the consort of RA- Sungod = RAT thus lending more queenly qualities to the effervescent ROBIN TUNNEY. The reverse TR brings on ToR, a celtic word for a mountain/hill/mound/tumulus. The whole RT phenom increases its charge with the aforementioned Stargate Queen Robin Tunney, time-travelling Tim Roth from Youth Without Youth, the 2 Taverners Roland/Ronald , while sneaking in comes DrWho's ex-time-travelling partner Rose Tyler.