Saturday, October 9, 2010

Zombie Apocalypso

A story is told in the song
of troubadour strolling along
He sings in each verse
of family's curse
and how they done islanders wrong

Calypso singer Sir Lancelot in I Walked With a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur, 1943). From Arbogast on Film: "Does he even have a name in this movie? He's credited as "Calypso Singer" but he's pretty much Sir Lancelot. I love that he plays it all Jim Crow but then he goes around the island with his guitar singing whatever-the-f*** he wants and telling Whitey like it is. It's like he can't help himself, which is what I love about the character." Image source: Arbogast on Film. Another post in our ongoing Countdown to Halloween.

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