The Frankenstein Collection

Equally as provocative as the original Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein is a well-deserved classic.

The Bride of Frakenstein eerily and accurately presages American’s late 20th century and current obsession with plastic surgery–of cutting up a person until you have sewn enough pretty parts of other people on to them that they finally, albeit briefly, satisfy your lust.

It is also curious how much Rose McGowan resembles Elsa Lanchester.

David Jetre
Writer | Producer | Director | Designer
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Negotiating the Contrarian

I have a friend who thinks Timothy Dalton was the best James Bond.

He will tell you, most assuredly, that he holds this opinion solely on the merits.  He doesn’t.  The reason why he thinks Timothy Dalton was the best James Bond is because no one does.

My friend is a dyed-in-the-wool, obstinate contrarian.

My friend only adores those things no one else will.  Why?  Does he really love them? No, what he loves is the self-servicing sense of whatever secret he has convinced himself he has “found” (read her, invented) to defend his choice.

By choosing what no one else will, my friend feels important, as if he alone has found some heretofore unknown gem.

He despises all things popular.  For example, he liked J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings until Peter Jackson shared those literary works with the rest of the world (albeit in film form) — now he disavows any respect for them.  Why? Again, because everyone now knows about them.

So why am I sharing this with you?

Because at some point you will run into your contrarian.

Nothing you can say will dislodge his prejudices, because his prejudices are not based on logic or reason.  The contrarian’s prejudices, his or her ridiculous preferences, are based in an emotional need for non-conformity.

Know this, and you will be able to successfully maneuver around the contrarian in your life.

David Jetre
Writer | Producer | Director | Designer
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A Terrible Dream

In the last few months I have had some rather emotionally brutal dreams.  These nocturnes have been, in many cases, difficult to get over as they have delivered deep impacts to my mind and soul.

People who dream in such hyper-resolution as I do, will relate to this burden: you wake up and feel like you just lost your best friend.  It can takes days, sometime weeks, to recuperate from the emotional sides-swipe.

Because I am a dedicated visualist and storytelling, these powerful dreams often take the form of films.

Sometimes, I even dream that I drive to a theater, buy a ticket and popcorn, take a seat and the dream is presented exactly as a film.

On such occasions, I can easily wake up and simply jot down the entire movie like dictation.

On February 22th, 2010 I had such a dream.

I will have this new property finished in about a week.  I’ve been moving so I have lost a week, but knocked out over 80% of the dream in a matter of days.

David Jetre
Writer | Producer | Director | Designer
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