Saturday, November 15, 2008

Child of Glass

The other day I had an exchange at The Secret Sun that sent me back to my childhood.  These ideas may grow into a post-especially so considering my background (music major in college-I dropped out to become a rock god) and because I've been reading The Hidden Origins of Western Music(k).  The jury is still out on that site.  I don't know if he is absolutely brilliant or just nuts.  I hope one could say the same about me.

Anyway here is the exchange that will likely grow into something:

Here is something I just thought of as my children watch E.T.

Spielberg-it is a German name. (I was a German major.)

Spiel = play; Berg = Mountain.
Which brought to mind the mountain everyone in close encounters was obsessed with. They "meet" the aliens at the mountain, that spikey, pyramid-shaped (this is wrong, that's how I remember it) mountain-called. . . Devils Tower-jesus, this should really be a post.
Is Spielberg the literal mountain at which to "meet" the aliens?

Devil's Tower? E.T. (a reworking of Peter Pan)
Pan? Tower?
The Devil and the Tower?
one last tickle.
When I think of close encounters and its "magic mountain" I can't help but thinking of Disney's 1975 Escape To Witch Mountain.

If you've forgotten this film, I don't know if I've seen it 25 years, check out its plot: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_to_Witch_Mountain.

--The movie is waiting for me at the Library today.  I'll let you know if it is important (you know to SAVING THE WORLD!!) I hope you know that I'm joking.

The point of this post though is to remember a movie that has haunted me my whole life. I think about it every couple of years or so, but have never gone out and found it. Child of Glass (1978).  I found a couple of youtube deals for it.  Check em out. (Obviously I didn't become a rock god.  I ended up back in college later and studied German Literature.) My interest is piqued enough now to try and find this movie.







--notice the beginning of the video (I didn't plan that) and also the date of this song, 1978 (that was news to me too).  What's up '78?

2 comments:

HOWMusic(k) said...

Hahaha... "Brilliant" or "nuts" eh? Well, my critical thinking faculties are still in tact, but I don't know if that disqualifies me from the latter category. Anyway, glad to see someone is reading the blog.. especially a music major, who might be able to appreciate some of the little musical gems that pop up now and then.

Thanks!

Eunus Noe said...

I didn't explain what I was talking about there. In Close Encounters, the aliens make contact through music. I just read Musicophila. Music plays a role in our lives that we barely understand. Big bang or Big Klang? Is everything vibration? Maybe.