The Internet King’s Corner with Jaimz Asmundson

The Internet King’s Corner
With Jaimz Asmundson, King of the Internet

Greetings Film Grooper! I though I’d kick off the first issue of The Moose with some interesting finds from a magical land called the Internet. If you are not already aware of Al Gore’s claim invention, I think US Senator Ted Stevens explains the internet perfectly when referencing why it took so long from him to “get an internet”:

“It’s a series of tubes. And if you don’t understand, those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and it’s going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.”

So there you go. Moving ahead with the tubes, these is a great website called YouTube where you just might find that obscure Underground film you saw at a Film Festival a couple of years ago.

This issue I would like to introduce you to, J.X. Williams. You can find a great short film of his from 1970 called The Virgin Sacrifice on the tubes (see below) or you can just search for “jx williams”.

The film starts as a B-horror 70’s gem with bad dialogue and goofy disco wardrobe then turns the corner and becomes full-on visual assault of satanic imagery and optical printer madness.

J.X. Williams is what I’d call a cinematic fairytale. He started as a teenager in the mailroom room for RKO, was invited to the “blacklist” meeting, warned the commies about their impending doom, invited to work for the mob by one of said commies, turned the mob’s Scopitone-like music jukeboxes into a peep-show porno booth cash cow, makes a film (Peep Show) about the mob and their drug-grip on Hollwoodites such as Sinatra and goes into hiding for the rest of his life. Phew, if I got any of this wrong don’t worry, it just adds to the fairytale.

If you’d like to learn more about J.X. Williams, visit The J.X. Williams Archive.

The Virgin Sacrifice is featured on the Other Cinema DVD compilation Experiments in Terror.

– From The Moose, Spring 2007


~ by cineflyer on July 7, 2011.

One Response to “The Internet King’s Corner with Jaimz Asmundson”

  1. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or
    guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same ideas you discuss
    and would love to have you share some stories/information.
    I know my audience would appreciate your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to send me an e-mail.

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