" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

November 7, 2022

The Hunger and Bram Stoker's Dracula?πŸ§›πŸ‘½

I couldn't help thinking how amusing it was to learn that in Bram Stoker's Dracula the Count is more or less killed by being stuck with a Bowie knife and how David Bowie plays a vampire in the movie 'The Hunger', which was based on a book written by Whitley Strieber, who would later write the "true" story 'Communion'.
David Bowie's character and performance as John Blaylock in 'The Hunger' has been said to evoke his characterization from Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) made and released about seven years earlier.
"After The Hunger's commercial failure, a distraught Tony Scott gave up on filmmaking and went back to making commercials. It wasn't until in 1985 when Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson approached him with a spec script based on the California magazine article "Top Guns" by Ehud Yonay. Simpson wanted to produce the script into a film, with Scott behind the camera. Scott reluctantly agreed and made Top Gun (1986) by the next year. To his surprise, the film became a smash hit and the highest-grossing film of the 1986 box office. Scott was re-motivated to continue filmmaking and would later go on to become one of the most influential filmmakers of the 1980s and 1990s."
Looking Back at SyncJack in 2022 as Tom the Tiger Turns 60?
"On 23 September 2009, Warner Bros. announced it planned a remake of 'The Hunger', with the screenplay written by Whitley Strieber. Warner Bros, after years of silence, shared news about the remake in 2021 with a new screenplay by Jessica Sharzer and it being produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Mike McGrath."
Catherine Deneuve who plays the lead vampire in 'The Hunger' turns 80 in 2023 and the film turns 40.
Vale Vampire Queen?
Talk about life and art ... and how both can really suck at times?-)

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