Archive for January 17, 2012

Hobbs’ End

Posted in FILM with tags , , on January 17, 2012 by dcairns

A new piece over at The Chiseler today — uncharacteristically stepping outside of the 30s and 40s, this one holds a guttering candle to the cinematic work of outsider artist Fredric Hobbs, sculptor and, briefly, filmmaker, creator of one of only two movies I know of (the other being THE REVENGE OF BILLY THE KID) to explore the potential genetic horrors of human-ovine intermarriage.

But hey, there’s SO much more to him than that.

As the Welsh joke concludes, “I built seven bridges around here, but do they call me Evans the bridge-builder? That they do not. I built four roads, but do they call me Evans the road-builder? That they do not. I dug twenty ditches, but do they call me Evans the ditch-digger? That they do not. I fuck ONE sheep…”

Image via No Room In Hell.