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01

Sep

nowthisisgothic:

Patricia Morrison during the shoot of Dominion
Still frustrated I were not able to add a SoM/Dominion/with Patricia-section in the book. Like srsly-dreaming-about-it-frustrated? 

nowthisisgothic:

  • Patricia Morrison during the shoot of Dominion

Still frustrated I were not able to add a SoM/Dominion/with Patricia-section in the book. Like srsly-dreaming-about-it-frustrated? 

I interviewed the director of The Sisters of Mercy’s Dominion: David Hogan

nowthisisgothic:

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Dominion: the ultimate combination between rock-opera, gothic and glamour

The Dominion music video is still my favorite video all time and for Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace I did serious effort to find promotional photos made in Jordan. For a book you need the HQ and original photos, so it requires tracing those back. Story goes that the result of the promotional shoot were given to the record company and were never seen back. Neither I got my hands on HQs of the behind-the-scenesphotos. With the stressing deadline for the manuscript, it became an impossible task to include (unseen) ‘Dominion’ photos in Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace. But.. who I did get to speak to was the director of the Dominion video: David Hogan!

Not the espionage-theme (FIY: Andrew was not looking for the holy grail!), the irony of wearing white by the then band-members Patricia Morrison and Andrew Eldritch, and the overly seriousness of the video make it so memorable, but especially the location, the City of Petra in Jordan was the best choice. If shooting the This Corrosion video would go well, the record company would give The Sisters of Mercy a green light for Jordan. David Hogan, a well-known music video director was willing to do the not-so-awful job.

The filming was during the first Persian Gulf war and the King of Jordan turned out to be very helpful to the the American director and his crew. For instance, they could borrow a military helicopter! A large part of the video was smoothly filmed with help of this huge chopper. However, not everything went well: Andrew is scared of horses, the first day it was snowing in the dessert(!), and the camels were a pain to work with! Hogan almost had to cut all the camels out the scenes. The animals definitely didn’t appreciate the cameras and never wanted to do what Hogan planned. One of the Bedouin men suggested they should dress up the camera with cloaks, so it looked like a person. It was a hit.

The local people were polite and helped cast & crew, says Hogan: Several of the elder Bedouins even had experience working in front of the camera on Lawrence of Arabia. But that only the men could be on camera was something Hogan didn’t know: “In their society it’s impolite to say no, which is a blessing and curse, when it comes to production. Everything they promised was delivered, but when I requested three women in traditional clothing (covered in burqas) my bodyguard told me yes, when the answer was absolutely no. Photographing Arab women is strictly prohibited!”

Smoking joints in Petra, horse racing with Bedouins during sunrise in the dessert - Hogan has good memories filming here. Also, Patricia considers Petra as her favorite ”The Sisters of Mercy”-memory. And for me? For me it is a great memory too: it was the first Sisters of Mercy song that I heard - the combination of a bombastic song and the impressive video made me an instant fan.

moderncorsetiere:

corsetier: Andrew Kanounov

links: Facebook

location: Russia

theblacklacedandy:

Dave Vanian is judging if you’d be good in his vampire clan…

YES. YES I WOULD.

theblacklacedandy:

Dave Vanian is judging if you’d be good in his vampire clan…

YES. YES I WOULD.

(Source: firedances)

How to witchcraft

staxilicious:

rikkalorelei:

veevigil:

thecarvingwitch:

earth-horn:

  1. light those
  2. stab this
  3. carve that
  4. shake jar
  5. say the thing

6. Knock pans together

7. yell

8. Collect items that are completely useless but you need them anyways.

9. Burn that

10. Bury this

11. Eat this

12. throw those into the pot, wait. 

13. throw other stuff into the pot. 

14. do the thing. 

15. Look at the cards.

16. Throw hands in the air, muttering expletives.

17. Light more candles.

18. Talk to the fanged bunny for his views on what’s going on.

annabellioncourt:

hannibals-cheekbones:

Headcanon: Lestat has been watching Only Lovers Alive on repeat for the past two weeks. When he goes on his nightly walks he’s listening to the soundtrack on one of his dozens of ipods. He’s considering turning Jim Jarmusch, Tilda Swinton, and Tom Hiddleston. 

This is a good headcannon. I like this headcannon. But you forgot to mention the singer, Yasmin, from the end of the film. He’d turn her in a heartbeat.

Or, well, lack of a heartbeat.

I love everything about this headcanon. Yes. 

31

Aug

Mina:
Professor, what can you make out of this?
[Hands him the transcriptions of Jonathan's diary]
Van Helsing:
This? Why, I can make a hat or a brooch or a pterodactyl...
thehappysorceress:

The Addams Family by Beatrice Bencivenni

thehappysorceress:

The Addams Family by Beatrice Bencivenni

This is why we generally have adult supervision. No matter what we may claim at other times, we are not grown-ups.

This is why we generally have adult supervision. No matter what we may claim at other times, we are not grown-ups.

I’m out drinking with the StuntSherlock. Be afraid, peeps. Be very afraid.

I’m out drinking with the StuntSherlock. Be afraid, peeps. Be very afraid.

cyndi-von-spook:

Art by Robb Vision on Deviantart

http://robbvision.deviantart.com/

These are fantastic! I want a cartoon series with them.

And silver buttons all down her back.

ravensquiffles:

Silk evening jacket by House of Worth
Silk with jet beading
c. 1890
The Met

ravensquiffles:

Silk evening jacket by House of Worth

Silk with jet beading

c. 1890

The Met


Jessica Chastain - “Crimson Peak” set (x)

This movie. I cannot wait for this movie. 

Jessica Chastain - “Crimson Peak” set (x)

This movie. I cannot wait for this movie. 

(Source: molly-hhooper)

It has been decided that Halloween season officially begins on September 1 and lasts until 11:59 p.m., October 31. There is far too much to see, do, taste, touch, listen to, scare, hide and/or run from to contain within the 31 available days in October.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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