It’s painfully obvious that WB tampered with the post production on The Legend of Tarzan, which sucks because it had so much potential!! It has a great cast, interesting jumping off point in the story, good score, and what Yates and his dp did with the visual style of the movie was really unique imo. But all that is boggled down by choppy editing, hit or miss visual effects, and a rushed feeling that made it seem like at least 20 minutes of the movie was missing!! It’s 110 minutes, but I feel Yates director’s cut would be closer to 2 ½ hours, hence why he practically did no press for the movie; studio took over and fantastic beasts were calling.
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ON VALENTINE’S DAY SANDRA WAKES UP EARLY to go to the flower shop. It isn’t to buy anything—she has nobody to send flowers to, or at least nobody who would accept such a gift from her gladly. The flower shop is where she works, and the morning is like any other. She eats breakfast alone, smokes two cigarettes in the bathroom, showers, towels dry. She changes into a brightly printed blouse that, as she eyeballs it on the hanger, still looks like it belongs to somebody else. She stands in front of her mirror and says: “You can do this.” Then she opens the front door, and leaves.
Alexander Yates’ work has appeared in Salon, The Kenyon Review, Five Chapters, and This Land. He is the author of Moondogs (Doubleday) which was listed as one of the best books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews. He lives in Rwanda with his wife and cats.
“Valentine” by Alexander Yates - An Electric Literature Single Sentence Animation
The Sentence: “From that perspective, the heart must look enormous, she thinks—it must loom. ”
Animation and music by by Donna K. Single Sentence Animations are creative collaborations. The writer selects a favorite sentence from his or her work and the animator creates a short film in response.
Moondogs, by Alexander Yates, is fantastical and adventurous, but it also contains some truth about human nature within it’s “mystical realist” pages. Even though you’re reading about a seemingly super-powerful rooster, a magical posse of men, and an earthquake-causing lady, you’ll also be witnessing some human emotion that normally does not coexist with such fantasy strewn pages. The character of Efrem, even though not touted in the summary of the book’s amazon page, was the vehicle for all this human suffering for me.
Efrem is a man who can shoot exceptionally well, and he is taken in by Reynato Ocampo to join his own league of extraordinary gentlemen. But Efrem is subtly complex in the midst of the macho, sad, and comic characters in this book (Ocampo, Benny, the rooster) and that endeared him to me. I understood his idealism and confusion, and Yates writes his perspective almost tenderly. I greedily and speedily read through MOONDOGS, but the parts I loved best were about Efrem. His sense of justice, his super ability, and his eagerness to love were elegantly constructed, and his character was vivid and alive, almost effortlessly so.
It’s this effortless construction of character, which is pretty much universal throughout, even though I had a soft spot for Efrem, that makes this novel shine.