Saturday, March 15, 2008
In the Realms of the Unreal
I have this movie poster hanging in my livingroom. The movie is about Henry Darger, who, when he died in 1973, his landlords found that the recluse had led a much more vibrant life than anyone imagined, through the writing and painting that had been the focal point of his life. Darger’s 15,000 page fantasy manuscript The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, the work which give this film its name, was the centerpiece, a story of child slavery, epic world war, and battles between the Christians and heathens. A fascinating movie, I highly recommend.