Death & Transfiguration …

Death and Transfiguration could also be one of the many sub-titles for ‘The Fugitive Stag‘ …

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration, Op. 24 (Karajan, Berliner Ph… https://youtu.be/4f92pYZYGfc via @YouTube

KISS OF THE SPHINX BY FRANZ VON STUCK
Franz Ritter von Stuck 1863 – 1928

RICHARD S WAS ONLY 24 WHEN HE COMPOSED D & T – GREAT MUSIC FOR A FILM SCORE … AND WILL FEATURE IN ‘THE FUGITIVE STAG‘ …

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen takes aim at pro-gun rally with spoof racist singalong …

As they stormed the stage in an attempt to silence him, the security detail posted around Baron Cohen moved in to fend them off. The security squad, it transpired, had been paid for by a mysterious benefactor who stepped in at the last minute to sponsor the event.

Baron Cohen and his entourage later fled in a private ambulance. The organisers, a pro-gun, pro-Trump group known as the Washington Three Percenters (WA3%), said that they were “appalled” by the stunt, which they complained made them “look bad”.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/comedian-sacha-baron-cohen-takes-aim-at-pro-gun-rally-with-spoof-racist-singalong-vqfdrkxfv

Sacha Baron Cohen has mocked American racism while playing Borat,

All is within us …

“All is within us”, purgatory and hell,
Seeds full of will, the white of the inner bark
the rich and the smooth colours,
the foreknowledge of trees,
sense of the blade in seed, to each its pattern.
Germinal, active, latent, full of will,
Later to leap and soar,
willess, serene,
Oh one could change it easy enough in talk.
And no one vision will suit all of us.

Say I have sat then, the low point of the cone,
hollow and reaching out beyond the stars,
reaches and depth, the massive parapets,
Walls whereon chariots went by four abreast

Ezra Pound

Screenplay as exorcism!

There is a hex on us … the authority of the past; and to exorcise these ghosts is the great work of magical self-liberation. Then the eyes of the spirit would become one with the eyes of the body, and god would be in us, not outside. God in us: entheos: enthusiasm; this is the essence of holy madness. (Norman O Brown 31 May 1960 Columbia University).

On one level, ‘The Fugitive Stag’ is just that .. an exorcism. Breaking free of the ghosts of the past … and celebrating that liberation.

Goddess by Teodor Axentowicz

“The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth.” Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound -one of America’s greatest poets and probably the most influential and controversial figure in 20th-century British and American poetry

This is what The Fugitive Stag is all about, and because of ‘discovery’ its sequel is now underway. I look forward to discovering its director and producer and lead actors.

“My function is to make whoever sees my films aware of his/her need to love

... AND TO GIVE HIS OR HER LOVE, AND AWARE THAT BEAUTY IS SUMMONING HER or HIM.” … wrote Andrei Tarkovsky.

BEAUTY SUMMONED ME. BEAUTY CHALLENGED ME. I TOOK UP THAT CHALLENGE, AND ITS FRUIT IS THE TALE OF THE FUGITIVE STAG.

MAYBE BEAUTY IS SUMMONING YOU – IF YOU ARE A FILM DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER OF ACTOR, WILL YOU CONSIDER GETTING IN TOUCH WITH ME?

Aphrodite

Aletheia …


“A man was journeying in the wilderness and he found Aletheia (Truth) standing there all alone. He said to her, ‘Ancient lady, why do you dwell here in the wilderness, leaving the city behind?’ From the great depths of her wisdom, Aletheia replied, ‘Among the people of old, lies were found among only a few, but now they have spread throughout all of human society!’”
[This fable is preserved only in a Latin text. Aesop’s Aletheia (Truth) is Veritas in the Latin – 6 BC]

Aletheia
 Aletheia by Rene Aigner

ALETHEIA IS CELEBRATED IN THE TALE OF THE FUGITIVE STAG

The velied image of Sais – Schiller 1795

Perhaps there has never been a more sublime utterance, or a thoughtmore sublimely expressed, than the well-known inscription upon the Temple of Isis: `I am all that is, and that was, and that shall be, and no mortal hath raised the veil from before my face’.

So said, he seized the cover of the veil.
Well', you will ask,what was it that he saw?’
I cannot tell; unconscious, pale and wan
The temple priests discovered him next morning
Prostrate before the pedestal of Isis.
Whatever there he saw and there experienced
Did never pass his lips, for evermore
All cheerfulness had vanished from his life.
A searing grief soon brought him to his grave.

O woe to him who comes to Truth through guilt,
For it will never, never, bring him joy.