What a leap! From Saul Bass to George A. Romero in one shot. And yet it’s seamless. Take one Saul Bass arm, rotate it, and boom!—The Zombie With The Golden Arm.
The blurred Bassian background text is so evocative, I can almost hear the entreaty.
And yet… there’s something oddly dignified about that undead piece of zombie filth in the foreground.
If you prick us, do we not bleed? he asks.
If you shoot us in the head, do we not sport a supremely fashionable third eye?
Yes, a third eye. For what looks like drops of blood may in fact be tears …brain tears. Perhaps this is referring back to volley number six, but amending the quote ever so slightly:
No brain tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering.
It’s all coming together now. The autumnal sepia tones of the movie poster, the horror of human existence, and of course, a Saul Bass reference.
I am so posting this to Ffffound.
All that’s missing is a side of bacon.
Play by play commentary for this match is provided, as it happens, by Jeremy Keith.
Congratulations to Mig Reyes, Layer Tennis Season 3 Champion.
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