Directed by Guy Maddin. Starring Isabel Rossellini,
..and Maria de Medeiros.
Isabel’s character , Helen has had her legs amputated. They are replaced by glass legs.
Set in Winnipeg during the Great Depression, a beer baroness organizes a contest to find the saddest music in the world.
Musicians from around the world descend on the city to try and win the $25,000 prize.
Big Oops! The above is not an ice rink, rather a vat of beer. The smoke stacks & telephone pole represent Winnipeg
Pics taken by: Resa – November 5, 2014
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
This Mural is based on scenes from Guy Maddin’s films, & is a 4 part post. Guy Maddin is a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba. You can visit Guy Maddin’s Website
38 thoughts on “The Saddest Music the World”
Momentarily I got confused with “Blue Velvet….”
Understandable, it’s her face!
Great art work here, and such an innovative way to advertise the films.
I’ve heard of drinking champagne from women’s shoes, but a whole leg of beer ? That’s definitely a sobriety test fail 😀 xoxox ❤ #<
Keg of beer? No, leg of beer. Guess the cats just need to see the movie! xoxo ;-)<3#<
Ha ! I need to see the movie dear friend 😀 xoxo ❤ #<
My friend Ralph – guess drinking champagne from a woman’s shoe, it’s english gentlemen style – maybe everybody else prefer body-tequila.? 😀 😀 😀
lol. That would put a smile on anyone’s face my friend 😀
One of thee most beautiful!
Yes, it is!
It’s very cool, although I haven’t seen the movie.
Complex and fascinating mural, beautiful find!
I like this one a lot. I find the individual pieces more interesting than the whole, and that’s just fine!
There are so many wonderful symbols! Great capture. I used to live in Manitoba. I 💛💛💛 Winnipeg.
You’re a prairie girl! I ❤ Winnipeg, too! Manitoba is a beautiful province! I love the endless prairie, the humongous lakes that you can almost walk across because of the repeating shallows and sand bars, the northern lights and the prehistoric feel of finding bull rushes as tall as trees! (Too, bad about the winter weather!) Where did you live there?
I am – and there are many times I miss the open spaces.
Me, too! I find it a bit unnerving in elevators.
Wonderful art, wonderful captured – so fascinating… 🙂
It is very fascinating! 🙂 Thank you, LDN!
Now that is a fabulous mural … Very classy with a clean look. … and you’ve reminded my that I must visit (to take pics) of Cincinnati’s beer history mural. … FYI … there is a preview announcement. 😉
Cool & cool!
Haha the one where he’s drinking out of the leg is crazy!
Totally crazy! It is a part of the actual story.
I am liking the string of these posts, and I am learning so much, and getting inspired as well!
I love the thought that you are inspired! That means new poems/posts. I’m headed over!
I am currently really enjoying just immersing myself into other people’s art, so nothing new from me! 😀 But I do have the continued post of the graffiti open in one of the tabs, and am looking forward to seeing it 😀
Love your creativity, and just discovered your musical works!
Totally creative Resa – this artist is quite good. Drinking out of the leg – whoa, awesome.
Thanks, Mary! Just another comment I missed! Do you ever miss comments?
Embarrassed, but yes – I try not too though. Don’t worry about it, Resa ~ I’m not, nor did I notice my friend!
Your previous post made me think to send you a sad song. St. James Infirmary came to mind. I’ll try to send you You Don’t Know Me.
Thanks, Bumba! I don’t know how I missed this comment. Seems I can’t keep up with my own blog sometimes. You are so very kind to think of me & send me a song. Cheers to you!
Cheers to you. And cheers for sad songs, which cheer us up?
How about looking at the mural whilst listening to Gloomy Sunday? Now that’s a proper sad moment.
Very proper sad! That’s the beauty of all types of art. It evokes feelings.