Thursday, September 11, 2014


Before I settled on for the name of this blog, I went through a number of different potential titles, some better than others. First there was, but seeing as that's a callback to late-19th century "decadent" novelist Joris-Karl Huysmans, I decided to save that one for a blog dedicated to my fiction writing. One of my favorites, however, turned out to be a touch too goofy in the end, and that was This, based on a credit that runs at the end of a great many Stanley Kubrick films. Army of Dave has a funny story about this credit, in which he relates an experience he had whilst watching Full Metal Jacket, which I found to be all too familiar.

Oh, and just FYI, "Leonard" also took care of "Hair" for Kubrick in Barry Lyndon and The Shining.

Another point of interest: when credited for his work in other movies - such as Ragtime, Rollerball and The Bounty - Leonard apparently prefers to be referred to as Leonard of London.

And yet anther Further point of interest: Leonard's first film credit is as wig provider for the very strange, 2001-inspired Hammer Studios Western/Sci-Fi pastiche Moon Zero Two, which isn't too bad a flick in its own right, and is downright magnificent as the subject of a mighty, early riffing by the Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys.

Here's a review of the film, and here's one of the Misting.

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