My Bloody Valentine

Orlando Bloom Artwork via Netflix

I recently got a Netflix film packaged in what I thought was a cheesy Valentine’s day ad (see above image). I was partially right, it was cheesy a holiday-inspired ad, the only rub was that it was being passed off as art because it was created by the legendary Orlando Bloom, a.k.a. Legolas. All right, I don’t want to be overly critical because I’m no art critic -although I know when it sucks- and the donations are going to a good cause… yadda, yadda, yadda. But enough already with mainstream Hollywoood actors as psudeo-renaissance figures who can excel in any artistic medium. I mean come on, hasn’t the sad state of Hollywood already suffered enough from the disastrous trend that every celebrity who makes two or three relatively successful films has somehow earned the right to direct an “important” film? Enough already, please -you’re choking out any fragment of creativity that might be left in the aging dinosaur known as Hollywood.

Ok, now that I got that off my chest, here’s my little holiday themed nod to great art and two degress of separation…

One of my favorite low-budget, Canadian slasher films, My Bloody Valentine

…inspires another My Bloody Valentine, one of the great bands of the 1980s and 90s, right up there with the Pixies.

(The above video feature’s My Bloody Valentine’s “Soon” put to random road footage taken by AmpleWarning -a very cool homemade music video via YouTube)

Happy Valentine’s Day all you lovers!

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