In the Flesh Meme [1/4] Characters - Maxine Martin
All the the terrible things we’ve done can be wiped clean. A fresh start. No more grief. No more guilt.
scully: mulder what do you think happened here?
"I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I would be grateful to die surrounded by my friends."
David Lynch poses for a photograph at his studio in Hollywood, California, 20 July, 2005.
"You know, when I was married to the Cuban, I never had to worry about a thing. Desi was so damn smart about everything - scripts, cameras, lighting, costuming, you name it. I would simply waltz in on Monday mornings and the cast and I would read a perfect script, all ready for rehearsal. All I had to do was be Lucy. Desi took care of the rest. We made a great team. Plus, it didn’t hurt that we we were crazy about each other.”
Enchanting Anna Karina in Alphaville (1965) dir. by Jean-Luc Godard
“I saw my first two hundred films on the sly, playing hooky and slipping into the movie house without paying—through the emergency exit or the washroom window—or by taking advantage of my parents’ going out for an evening (I had to be in bed, pretending to be asleep, when they came home). I paid for these great pleasures with stomachaches, cramps, nervous headaches and guilty feelings, which only heightened the emotions evoked by the films. I felt a tremendous need to enter into the films. I sat closer and closer to the screen so I could shut out the theater. […] At that period in my life, movies acted on me like a drug. The film club I founded in 1947 was called—somewhat pretentiously but revealingly—the Movie-mania Club (Cercle Cinémane). Sometimes I saw the same film four or five times within a month and could still not recount the story line correctly because, at one moment or another, the swelling of the music, a chase through the night, the actress’s tears, would intoxicate me, make me lose track of what was going on, carry me away from the rest of the movie.”
fact: david bowie wonders when this bisexual doctor and gay detective will finally kiss
In The Flesh is a BBC3 show about zombies. Reading that, you’d expect something akin to The Walking Dead or at least a horror movie. But In The Flesh uses the post-apocolyptic zombie theme as a conduit, rather than a shallow focus. A conduit for some of the most gripping, emotional, political, sensitive, complex, and intelligent drama I’ve seen in a long while. The main character, Kieren, is compelling and a joy to watch, as are the supporting characters, who all have their own arcs —lives, if you will. The showrunner gives so much credit to the viewer’s own intuition. Nothing is shoved in your face, and that makes the emotional impact of this show, and Kieren’s story, so much more intense. I can’t recommend it enough.
It currently has two seasons and I’m sure it would be secure for a third in a heartbeat, if it weren’t for the fact that BBC3, the channel it’s airing on, is in trouble. Save the channel, and I’m pretty confident the show will be safe too.
There’s a petition to save BBC3 and it already has over 200.000 signatures. It needs more. If you’re as excited about the show as I am, or if you want to give it a go, please sign the petition: