…PATION! As promised a few days ago, here’s the big announcement from Twentieth Century Fox and MAC!
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND M·A·C COSMETICS ANNOUNCE FABULOUSLY FREAKY ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW COLLECTION
M·A·C To Kick Off Cult Classic Film’s 40th Anniversary Celebration With Collection Available October 2nd
Los Angeles – September 2, 2014 – Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and M·A·C Cosmetics kick off the celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in wild style with an untamed M·A·C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favorite characters from Richard O’Brien’s cult classic film. Fans will transform into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.
The wonderfully weird collection features lipsticks and lip pencils ($17.50), eye shadow palette ($44.00), glitters and pigment ($23.00), blush ($24.00), powders ($27.50-35.00), liquid eyeliner ($20.00), lashes ($18.50) and more and will be available in stores everywhere on October 2nd and online at http://www.maccosmetics.com/
“It is hard to believe it has been almost 40 years since we released The Rocky Horror Picture Show, but as we approach this milestone anniversary, the film is as outrageously entertaining and relevant as it ever was,” said Lou Adler, executive producer of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. “It has certainly taken on a life of its own, and continues to transcend generations and hold a solid spot in pop culture year after year.”
“As the fortieth anniversary is looming with great…’Antic-i-pation’ lifelong fans and even newbies to the cult of ROCKY will be very excited by the kick-off of this great product line, says Sal Piro “RHPS Fan Club President.” What better response can there be to the audience call-back “LET THERE BE LIPS” !!!!
James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
Today I got a ride back to my place via the generosity of a Korean friend. Normally I take a cab, but I’m trying to budget so when she offered to drive me back to my place I was more than happy to accept.
Feeling the need to break a somewhat awkward silence, I decided to start with some conversation basics:
"Your English is very good! Where did you learn?"
"Oh, no," she laughed, "I am still studying. English is… uhm… how say?"
"Well, yes. But also… art."
"Yeah. I love English. It is a beautiful language."
Now, this really surprised me. I’ve never really thought of English as particularly beautiful-sounding. I mean, to a native speaker, I can see why we might take a certain amount of pride in our language—- knowing the ins and outs of it, but I was shocked to hear this from a non-native speaker.
"What do you mean?"
"English sounds like singing, to me. You sing when you speak."
This made me laugh. I have often compared Korean to chanting, so hearing English described the same way made me feel like the shoe was on the other foot.
"In Korean," she explained, "we do not have stressed syllables. And words have only one meaning. For example, if you are talking to someone, you can say ‘I like you’, or ‘I like you’ or ‘I like you’, and they all mean different things. And the word ‘like’ has so many meanings! It is just one word, but you sing it. You sing it and your meaning is not always clear, so you have to paint with it. English is art.”
I gave this some thought. For one thing, that was a shockingly eloquent way of putting it. But I think my silence made her uncomfortable, because she continued:
"In Korean, if I say ‘I love you’, I say 사랑해 (saranghae), that is how to say it.”
I wasn’t really sure what she meant by this. I repeated the phrase, though, as best I could, imitating her inflection.
"You sing, too!" I told her.
She laughed, “If that is what Korean sounds like to you, I am very happy.”
After that, the conversation followed different lines of thought (cars, driving, America, etc.), but it’s stuck with me. I think it’s interesting that she sees my language as musical or artistic— not just in its meaning, but also in its sounds. Food for thought, I guess.