the wicker man 1973

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Comb your smooth and stroke your hair

Published July 21, 2012 by Sandee


This video below is from the bizarre movie Wicker Man (1973).  A man investigates the cult murder sacrifice of a girl on a pagan island in Scotland.  (Nick Cage did the laughable remake.) Britt Ekland tries to seduce the investigator through the walls of the inn.  He’s a virgin.  He’s tortured as she calls out to him and bangs on the walls. Youtube doesn’t allow the complete video because of Britt Ekland’s titties and ass, so maybe you’ll rent the movie if you want to see those, and you do.  This movie is brilliant.  It transports you very effectively to another planet where the laws of gravity are different – here’s a place where you’ll be completely ungrounded.  Britt Ekland’s song is bizarre because it comes out of nowhere.  It’s haunting, lovely and disorienting.  I swear I’m going to sing this karaoke one day.  I think of her as a witch in this scene.

The second video from the movie is a very short lullaby. The women in this scene are so strangely disconnected that they stroke and groom their victim, who is about to be killed, as if he would be soothed by it.  With the lullaby playing, the scene reaches your gut.  The ‘comforting’ of the women and the song make you think of being a child in your mother’s loving arms, yet you’re being prepared for a fiery death.  You wonder for a second if perhaps this is a good thing, to die by fire, then you shit your pants.