A WRITER’S NOTEBOOK: SEX, HORROR – ALFRED HITCHCOCK, HENRY MILLER AND THE NEED TO CREATE

         Once more it’s

        5:00 A.M in my laboratory

         The mirror winks at me


“What are you sexually?”

       she asked yesterday,

“I am a bit of everything,

  if we’re talking sex, I’m all

  needs and desires of the psyche.”


That shut her up for a while…




a piece  of garnet (ruby)

glimmers beneath the reef

the water’s clear

ocean flowers gleam

all colours of the sub-aquatic 

palate


infinite colours in this palace

“where is the painter we need?”


“Hush, little one, he is evolving

his palate in the mirror

of infinity… the mind as

deep and complete and irradiates

the palate of sight and sound”

        “It’s spiritual and sexual

and cosmic awareness at

the same time – the Big Boom

of blowing your load

at the psyche-center of

your perception.”


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        Henry Miller,

a very substantial writer,

said:


        “IT’S NOT BEING ALONE

THAT YOU NEED TO WRITE;

IT’S LONELINESS.”


Sexual jealousy and obsession. Miller

was never quite sure  where the

woman he loved was, whether she

was having an affair with some rich man,

who was supporting Mara and Miller, too…

or whether she was engrossed in a lesbian

encounter with a dominant woman.

         What mattered is she obsessed him.

As an extension of his own cuckoldry, he

was able to write. She fueled his dreams.

Then he shared his dreams with us.

          There is a reason that the last words

in one of his books is: “Woof! Woof! Woof!”


         Hitchcock needed it, too. He imposed

his passion for blonde woman with ample 

hips in pencil skirts on his leading ladies.

          His obsession was for a fantasy woman.This is true of many men.

A particular type turned the crank

of his sexual hunger – and so long as he 

could project his fantasy onto various

women, he was creative.

         And he was perhaps the most creative

filmmaker of all time. He knew how to

ride his obsession and make suspense out

of it.

         He knew how to dive into the murk

of human passion – his own passion. The

key is to be engaged and not be engaged.

To be a voyeur, in fact, and to share his voyeurism with the rest of us.

        The passion creates the suspense.

And the suspense builds up to…A shock! 





(C)2018 by W.G. Milne

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