By Edward D. Wood Jr.
No matter if you're thinking that you don’t comprehend him, you recognize him. Few within the Hollywood orbit have had better impact; few have skilled extra humiliating failure of their lifetime. thank you partially to the biopic directed by means of Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and bearing his identify, Ed wooden has turn into an icon of Americana.
Perhaps the purest expression of Wood’s théma—pink angora sweaters, over-the-top violence and the fraught relationships among the sexes—can be present in his unadulterated brief tales, a lot of which (including “Blood Splatters Quickly”) seemed in short-lived “girly” magazines released during the Seventies. The 32 tales incorporated right here, replete with unique typos, lovingly preserved, were proven by way of Bob Blackburn, a relied on affiliate of Kathy wooden, Ed’s widow. within the 40 years or extra due to the fact these preliminary appearances in grownup magazines, none of those tales has been to be had to the public.
Wood died in 1978, however the legacy of the director of “Plan nine from Outer Space,” “Glen or Glenda,” “Jail Bait” and such a lot of different cherished reveal classics has simply grown in value. wooden speaks—not least for himself—as one among America’s “outsiders” stuck up within the fight to discover popularity inside—and by no means extra at once than within the fabric during this booklet.
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Forvandlingen var fullbragt, og under det personlige mørkets beskyttende kappe oppdaget jeg at jeg hadde oppkastet meg til en slags røver og politi i ett, dommer og tiltalt, aktor og forsvarer, statsmakt og undersått, overfallsmann og offer, alt sammen, utøvende og unngjeldende part i en og samme instans, motsatt samfunnslivet forøvrig hvor slike motpoler ikke uten grunn er parvis adskilt, hver enkelt av dem pålagt etter loven ikke å opptre som mer enn denne ene. Jeg, derimot, måtte sørge for alt selv.
Blood Splatters Quickly: The Collected Stories by Edward D. Wood Jr.