How a Tell-Tale Compliment Became a T-Shirt Dare
My friend Dean Jackson recently watched “The Tell-Tale Heart – a musicabre” and sent me a message about his reaction to my short film. I don’t make a habit of repeating on this blog the compliments I’ve received from friends, but in this case Dean’s words led to an amusing little side thought, specifically a T-Shirt design that I dare anyone to wear.
Here’s the salient excerpt of Dean’s message:
“Danny, I finally watched your film. Your performance was mesmerizing and the cinematography was captivating. I loved your score and I am haunted by your film. I’m reminded of Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou, beautiful and yet painful to watch.”
I thanked Dean for his generous praise. But the phrase that really struck me was “beautiful and yet painful to watch”. What a potent turn of phrase. I love it.
And now I can’t help but imagine it emblazoned on a T-Shirt.
I even went on Cafe Press to create a mock up of it:
I’m trying to imagine who would wear such a shirt in public.
Someone brutally narcissistic? Brave and ironic? Cosplayer?