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A good movie to see when you're high, 14 January 2011
9/10

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In the Spring of 1966, I had a dream about visiting a site and the UFOs were flying 1950s cars & The Mothership was a 4 funneled ocean liner & the aliens were African-American kids in uniforms & the one who is last to board the ship was a black girl dressed in a sailor girl's uniform and does a 5 hand wave & has a smile on her face and goes inside the mother ship. Among the people they bring back were children from the 1930s and they didn't age & lost people from other stories come back. There was a blonde pony-tailed single mother & her son also & husband was one who was KIA in Vietnam. This was a far-fetched dream. But in 1977 it came back in CE3K. The first version was good & the second version was good with The Mothership Interior. The third one has been covered and I got all three series. [-] Now the next story that I can do is Close Encounters, 30 years later. In a talk show episode, Various characters would come back. Among them would be Jillian & her son, Barry & Brad Neary, the oldest of the three children & was the one who accepted his father's fate & knew the clues where his father's last where abouts was & to honor his father he has a DVD copy of Walt Disney's Pinocchio & shares if with his off spring. The other two children are not there and neither is Ronnie Neary. Brad, the oldest of Roy's children is the one who accepted his father's departure & said his father was a the right choice. As Brad got older he understood why his father was obsessed with "The Devil's Tower". It would be a good story on how the characters survived The 1977 event & return to talk show in 2007 about their roles. When the night sky is out & see the stars, Brad will tell his children that their grandfather is out there. So that's it for now. Marcus Brainard

What happened to The Cupid who matched Charles Starkweather with Caril Ann Fugate?, 7 July 2010

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This was a good story set in 1936. The black cupid was named "Marcus" and the object was to set up W.C. Fields with the woman in the story and they did it. However today there are various people they cannot get with their arrows among them is one like me. I've been rejected since the 1970s and frown on computer dating scams & cannot find who I want to be Mrs. Marcus Brainard. All the good ones have been taken and that's the bottom line because Markie Brainard says so. But there was a mishap with the Cupid squad in 1957 in Lincoln, NE. One cupid which we address as "Cyrus", he was behind in quotas and decided to match Charles Starkweather with Caril Ann Fugate & the results was a tragic love story with 11 people taken out when Starkweather went into "Maximum Overdrive". You wonder what happened to "Cyrus" the cupid after his stint mating Starkweather with Caril Ann Fugate? Perhaps he was banished or sent to "The Phantom Zone" for his actions. You decide the fate of "Cyrus" The Cupid. So that's the bottom line because, Marcus Brainard says so. Marcus Brainard

Duel (1971) (TV)
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Duel or "The David Mann Experience", 25 March 2010
10/10

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This is a classic movie. Both Dennis Weaver & his stunt driver & Carey Loftin did a Grade A performance. This movie was based on a real life event & Richard Matheson would have been one of the victims of "The Unfortunate Events of 1963" However he survived and did a story & it worked for him.

Duel in some circles is called "The David Mann Experience" and Dennis Weaver survived his event. But what about other subjects going thru the grind as Weaver's, David Mann?

One example is Matt Wagner, an artist & writer who did Grendel and two of three segments of his Mage series. In Mark Titan's variation of "Duel", Mr. Wagner will play Mr. Weaver's role and his "Carey Loftin" is one of his minor character, "Edsel" an African-American girl who was killed off in his first series return as "Billie Earnhardt" the driver of the black & silver tanker. Her name is a combo of tragic beings, Billie Holliday & Dale Earnhardt Sr. Unlike Loftin, she is seen and dresses like Wagner's Edsel character & looks like her & has 7 teeth necklace & for some of the tuned-in people symbolized Dale Earnhardt's Status as a 7 time champion. The truck part is black & the tanker is silver with the name "GRENDEL" on the sides & back of the Tanker. Mr. Wagner goes thru the same experience that Dennis Weaver does and drives a red 1971 Duster with front bumper guards. Then finally the final face off. The truck & '71 Duster goes over the cliff & then Mr. Wagner sees the wreckage & find out that "Billie Earnhardt" was an android & not a person at all. The big question is this? Who designed "Billie Earnhardt" & her rig? Carey Loftin portrayed an unseen psycho in "Duel", but in Titan's variation of "Duel". Some obsessed fan of "Edsel" with the wealth of a millionaire designed "Billie Earnhardt" and designed her after Mr. Wagner's "Edsel" from his first "Mage" series and decided to sic "Billie" on him. We'll never know who that person was. But in one scene, Mr. Wagner flags down a teenage couple in a 1949 Mercury Club Coupe and there known as "Red & Kitty" and they resemble Starkweather & Fugate & they get out when the tanker rolls backward & also Mark Titan is shown as "The Undertaker" at Chuck's Cafe & leaves the place in a 1959 Cadillac Hearse, other notables in The Cafe is an adult version of "Little Lotta" who is accused of being the driver of the black-silver rig & slams Mr. Wagner on the pool table & two racists, a black guy & a white guy playing a friendly game of pool & it gets canceled & the guys move on in there vehicles. The black guy has a pickup truck & the white guy has a luxury sedan. Also The School Bus scene was intact & "Billie" plays the "good girl" & takes them to safety & Mr. Wagner looks on. But there are other players who can experience what Dennis Weaver's David Mann experience. But that's it for now. Duel is always tops in movies. Also when the chase begins, "Locomotion" by Little Eva is played. Marcus Brainard

Coffy (1973)
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Jack Hill's Version of "The Birmingham Angel"!, 31 January 2010
8/10

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In Fairmoor's tales of terror. The Birmingham Sunday event brought a nightmare that came in the form of a black girl with a lethal, 1957 Plymouth Fury powered by Mad God Chaos. By September to November, 1963; 60 white people & 8 African-Americans was killed by this unstoppable force & met her end at Garfield's Garage. The re-enactment of the Birmingham Angel's last stand was used in King's movie, "Christine". In 1973, Jack Hill decided to have his version of Christine McKay. In the form of Coffy. And instead of going after Church Bombers, his McKay, takes after the drug trade that overdosed her 11 year old sister. Jack Hill used her sister for a stand-in for Denise McNair, one of the Sunday school girls killed on "Birmingham Sunday". Coffy did better than Vincent Price did in "Dr. Phibes" & "Theatre of Blood". In the two movies one victim survives. However the worst of the worst was played by now-gone actor named Booker Bradshaw & he gets it in the end. However Booker Bradshaw appeared in many stories & worked for Ruby-Spears outfit as voices for cartoon characters. As for Coffy & Christine McKay, they both wear white outfits & Coffy is a nurse & at her place of work she wears white. Christine McKay used a '57 Fury to run down people. Coffy used a hijacked, 1962 Chrysler to crash into the mobster's house & gets him. The actor who played the mobster was also Dr. Sidney Freud & was featured in episodes of M*A*S*H. The King George Character ended up dragged by his car & in Jasper, TX an re-enactment of the scene in 1998 is now termed as "Hate Crime". But Booker Bradshaw did a good job playing the top villains who gets it in the end. Pam Grier gets them all. And I wonder where Pam Grier was when the events of September 15, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama went down? By the way Coffy's real surname is "Coffin". And at least Coffy didn't end up like Christine McKay did at Garfield's Garage, November 8th, 1963. Coffy was a good film & as the for the guys who bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church & were still free in 1973, perhaps had nightmares of Coffy coming to get them after she got the drug dealers. But we'll never find out about that. So this is Marcus Brainard, good day!

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Jack Hill is halfway right on this movie, 31 January 2010
6/10

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Jack Hill also did Coffy & did a good job about updating The 1963-era "Birmingham Angel" to Pam Grier. I wonder if Pam Grier remembered, "Birmingham Sunday"? The Jezebels got some reinforcement from a black girl group that followed Mao. However In life I've seen a black girl with a 1955 Packard Clipper beat up a bully in real life back in 1963. The urban assault car came from a 1955 Packard Patrician 4-Dr. Sedan so Jack Hill & I met halfway. Kitty Bruce's Donut was a thankless character, but she was loyal to the end. The Movie was unreal in some parts, but people actually think they can get away with it but in reality check, you get it in the end. If I did the screen writing, The black girl gang led by Muff would be shown as spirits & have 1950s cars with lethal death rays installed in them and poisoned black smoke & the led car would be a 1955 Packard Clipper Sedan & when the black girl gang leave the scene a mist is used and they go into the mist and vanish. And when they unleash there weapons on Crabs' Teen Patrol they would yell: "We didn't forget what happened on Birmingham Sunday, on September 15, 1963 & this one is for Denise McNair & her fellow school girls!" and they would zap The Teen Patrol with death rays & vaporized them & get most of the members. However Crabs gets it by Lace. The movie was good and Jack Hill met me halfway with the urban assault vehicle made from a 1955 Packard & didn't name the leader, "Esther Williams". I liked the movie & it's in my collection. With a girl gang like The Jezebels, they make Charles Starkweather look like Pope John Paul II. That's it for now. Marcus Brainard

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Matt Stevens could have been a "Papa Doc Duvalier", 5 January 2010
6/10

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John Ashley did a good job being Matt Stevens, at his High School & in the past there has been various "High School Caesars" and some were good and some were bad & there were also "High School Princesses" who did good and bad. And the worse "High School Princess" would have been a nerd girl who her peers look up to her as a goddess. Now there was another story about a white-faced version of Francios Duvalier aka "Papa Doc". And this guy was a cross between Starkweather & Papa Doc and he would rule the school as a hidden leader. Teachers and Students who oppose him are taken out by "The Tonton Macoutes" and never seen again & they appear as normal looking people, but they are bad to the bone. Then comes a brave soul who had enough of "Papa Doc Starkweather" and it's time to rid of him & they do it with a car bomb & then the High School Caesar is history. However in return for his demise The High School gets a taste of Hiroshima. Then many years later we find out that "Papa Doc Starkweather" survived & he has a son who will go to his high school & become "Baby Doc Starkweather". And thank God, John Ashley's Matt Stevens didn't go the same direction as Papa Doc Duvalier did. So that's it for this movie. Marcus Brainard

The Day After (1983) (TV)
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Why Wasn't Mary Jo Cleveland in the movie with her parade of the damned?, 14 September 2009
5/10

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In The 1950s and 1960s there were plenty of "End Of The World" movies dealing with post-nuclear attacks and so forth. The 1983 version of the subject was used for one thing: TO DEFEAT THE RE-ELECTION OF RONALD REAGAN! The movie was played on ABC-TV on a Sunday Night in November, 1983 and had to go to work on that night. I did see the movie and do have a copy of it. But there is one thing missing in the aftermath of the movie. A funeral caravan.

In the stories and comic books done by various underground writers and artists, there is a mystical, black girl who goes by the name of Mary Jo Cleveland & she is sometimes shown wearing her hair in twin braids and a curled bangs, red ribbons & granny glasses & clad in an over-sized motorcycle jacket that is black & wears a white swimsuit a combo of Marlon Brando meets Esther Williams, and wears black shiny dress shoes & white socks. Her car is a 1951-54 Henney-Packard Hearse that is a "limosuine" model and the car is black and the engine sounds like thunder. Ms. Cleveland would lead a funeral caravan and behind her is a tractor trailer with a Titanic Mural on the sides of the trailer part of the truck, the third vehicle is a transporter with a black car parked in reverse, a variation of the "riderless horse" and the car is dubbed as "Black Jack" the riderless horse used in JFK's funeral. The rest of the caravan are civilians in 1950s and 1960s cars and buses and other cars & the last car is a red VW that is "the caboose" of the funeral caravan. It's too bad the people who did "The Day After" was not hip about Mary Jo Cleveland and used someone like her to have her funeral caravan in the main street of Lawrence, KS. That would impress me for that scene in "The Day After". However if that scene was placed in the movie, Ronald Reagan would be defeated in the 1984 re-election, however no one in the script crew decided the funeral caravan of Mary Jo Cleveland was needed in the movie. So the movie did well without Ms. Cleveland. Well that's it for the underground comic book culture, see you soon. Marcus Brainard

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Lincoln, Nebraska's "Freddy Krueger", 26 July 2009

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I did see this one back in 1993 and haven't seen it on DVD yet. Tim Roth did portray Starkweather and showed him with glasses on and off. Starkweather even angered, President Eisenhower and President Eisenhower wanted to see Starkweather executed in person, however he did send a Presidential Aid as his stand-in. As I said in comments on Charles Starkweather, he is not a civil rights martyr. And as for Caril Ann Fugate, she has to live this scene over and over for the rest of her time. Some blame her for the massacre of innocent people, but she will have to live with it. However Starkweather's family live in dishonor and disgrace with the people of Lincoln, NE. If an event came down in Japan, the Starkweather Family would be banished to a banished community. And those who carry the surname of Starkweather has the surname tainted because of the misdeeds of Charles Starkweather. However there is a question? Is the country better off after the demise of Charles Starkweather? Then how come we read about "Birmingham Sunday" to "9/11".? On the 50th Anniversary of the demise of Charles Raymond Starkweather, we lose Farrah Fawcett & Michael Jackson. It looks like the bad elements surpassed the antics of Starkweather and it looks like Charlie Starkweather has the last laugh on us in spirit. He was the real equivalent of "Freddy Krueger" of the locals in Lincoln, NE. Signed, Marcus Brainard

An American Tragic Story, 24 July 2009
1/10

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Charles Starkweather is not a civil rights martyr. He killed 11 people for his "Teen Queen". I haven't seen this movie & know the story. He was so bad that even President Eisenhower wanted to see him die in the electric chair in person. However he sent an aide as his stand-in. But The Question remains this: What has happened since June 25th, 1959 when Starkweather paid for his sins in the electric chair? The evil did not die when Starkweather paid the price. We had "Birmingham Sunday" and then JFK was killed in Dallas. We heard about Richard Speck & Charles Whitman, We saw the demise of Dr. King & Senator Kennedy & then we heard about Charles Manson & his Family. And before that what about Mi Lai? At least Lt. Calley didn't ended up like Starkweather for his role in Mi Lai. We had Kent State & The Munich Olympics where The PLO terrorists killed 11 Isareli Athletes, that's how many Starkweather killed. In time we see The Jonestown Massacre, The Iran scene, The demise of John Lennon, and other events leading to "9/11". There are so many events that makes Charles Starkweather look like Fred Rogers. However I did have a nightmare that there was an event in Lincoln, NE where a plague would kill off children & teenagers or Lincoln, NE would end up like Hiroshima, Japan, 8/6/1945 & the spirit of Charles Starkweather gets the last laugh. However on the 50th Anniversary of his death we lose Farrah Fawcett to cancer and we lose "The King of Pop", Michael Jackson. At least Lincoln, NE didn't get nuked. And I'm glad my dreams are false. However there is still bad elements out there post-1959. And it seems that Charles Starkweather in spirit has the last laugh on us & Starkweather is Lincoln's answer to "Freddy Krueger". And that's it on this subject. Starkweather is no civil rights martyr. Marcus Brainard

Cars (2006)
My View of "Cars", 23 October 2008
10/10

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If I was in "Cars" I would been a modified, 1953 Ford Victoria Hardtop and the vechile would have 1952 Ford Wheel Covers, a 1954 Ford decklid handle, and a brake light where the Ford Crest used to be and have backup lights & a 1954 Skyliner Roof and where "Crestline" would be on the trim it would be "Supercar". And the eyes would be in the windshield & it would be thick to show my status wearing glasses and billed as "Markie Brainard, Supercar" and the 1953 Ford Victoria hardtop would fly & serve in Radator Springs as a supporter of the town & had a son would be a 2005 Hyundai Accent. Dubbed Marcus, Jr. The color of the car would be black with a white top. Lighting McQueen started out as a brash rookie & after his visit to Radator Springs he learned about things and learned what happens to a three time Piston Cup winner named Doc Hudson, voiced by the late, Paul Newman in one of his best roles. The final race did well when Chick takes The King out & Lighting saw what happened to The King, Strip Weathers and helped him finish the race instead of winning the Piston cup and that was an act of a hero. Chick did get the cup & still got dissed by his peers. However Lighting McQueen had a status of a winner for his act pushing The King to finish the race. Markie would explain to his son, Marcus, Jr. and told him "You can win The Piston Cup like Chick did and still don't get any respect!" There was some truth about interstate highways that bypassed some communties and they ended up becoming ghost towns. US 40 was a main way for many years until I-70 arrived and some communties became ghost towns. I liked the story and I liked Lighting's Courage saving The King & The Drive-In scene was good with car versions of Pixar's Hits. I wonder what "The Boomobile" would looked like? She would been a 1974 Dodge Monaco, black sedan. Matt Wagner's characters, Kevin Matchstick & Edsel would be cars & Kevin would be a black, 1968 Mustang with a white lighting bolt on the hood & Edsel would be a red & white, 1959 Edsel Corsair Sedan and her mouth is the vertical grille. But "Cars" was good movie. Are they going to do a sequel? Marcus Brainard.


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