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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A WRITER'S NOTEBOOK: SEX, HORROR - ALFRED HITCHCOCK, HENRY MILLER AND THE NEED TO CREATE



        Once more it's
        5:00 A.M in my laboratory
         The mirror winks at me

"What are you sexually?"
       she asked yesterday,
"I am a bit of everything,
  if we're talking sex, I'm all
  needs and desires of the psyche."

That shut her up for a while...



a piece  of garnet (ruby)
glimmers beneath the reef
the water's clear
ocean flowers gleam
all colours of the sub-aquatic
palate

infinite colours in this palace
"where is the painter we need?"

"Hush, little one, he is evolving
his palate in the mirror
of infinity... the mind as
deep and complete and irradiates
the palate of sight and sound"
        "It's spiritual and sexual
and cosmic awareness at
the same time - the Big Bang
of blowing your load
at the psyche-center of
your perception."

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        Henry Miller,
a very substantial writer,
said:

        "IT'S NOT BEING ALONE
THAT YOU NEED TO WRITE;
IT'S LONELINESS."

Sexual jealousy and obsession. Miller
was never quite sure  where the
woman he loved was, whether she
was having an affair with some rich man,
who was supporting Mara and Miller, too...
or whether she was engrossed in a lesbian
encounter with a dominant woman.
         What mattered is she obsessed him.
As an extension of his own cuckoldry, he
was able to write. She fueled his dreams.
Then he shared his dreams with us.
          There is a reason that the last words
in one of his books is: "Woof! Woof! Woof!"

         Hitchcock needed it, too. He imposed
his passion for blonde woman with ample 
hips in pencil skirts on his leading ladies.
          His obsession was for a fantasy woman.This is true of many men.
A particular type turned the crank
of his sexual hunger - and so long as he 
could project his fantasy onto various
women, he was creative.
         And he was perhaps the most creative
filmmaker of all time. He knew how to
ride his obsession and make suspense out
of it.
         He knew how to dive into the murk
of human passion - his own passion. The
key is to be engaged and not be engaged.
To be a voyeur, in fact, and to share his voyeurism with the rest of us.
        The passion creates the suspense.
And the suspense builds up to...A shock! 




(C)2018 by W.G. Milne