Tag: Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken in Hertogenbosch
Part One is Below Part Two, which begins…..NOW.
|Hieronymus Bosch as DeNiro as Jake LaMotta|
Originally posted May 14, 2008 @ 12:36 and read by about twelve people, all of whom did not understand what was going on with the ExNil leitmotif; now that I have a wider audience hopefully more will get into the spirit of dreams, alternate realities, the fact Robert De Niro looks like a descendant of Hieronymous Bosch and insight into how I dream. Adult themes ahead.
I told Bosch how much the actor Robert DeNiro resembled him and how he could portray the Oscar winner in a sequel to Raging Bull (1980), which I call Raging Bull 2.0: LaMotta in the Garden of Earthly Delights, wherein the aging prizefighter takes on the hybrid creatures in Hell. With a reworking of Bruce Lee’s film Enter the Dragon (1973) themes of individual battles leading to more difficult opponents, the climatic bare knuckle brawl with the Price of Darkness would warrant an NC-17 Rating for the horrific bloodletting.
After seeing RB and Goodfellas (1990), Bosch felt comfortable with the idea he and DeNiro could do a parallel universe acting combination, where Bosch plays in RB 2.0 while DeNiro portrays Bosch, sans any New York accent.
While Martin Scorsese would probably not be attached to such a peculiar continuation of his Academy Award winning film I see Emir Kusturica, the Sarajevo-born director (Crna macka, beli macor) teaming with French helmer Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie, City of Lost Children) from a screenplay by Darron Aronofsky (Pi, Requiem for a Dream) and a score by Vangelis morphing Flemish composer of the Renaissance, Jacob Clemens non Papa.
After Bosch’s rebirth as Hollywood film star he’d probably get involved with coked-out starlets and start painting murals on downtown LA high-rises.
Bosch wisely decided to avoid that route so as to not diminish his real talents, although he found Angelina Jolie alluring and thought Family Guy and South Park would really have enjoyed living through the Protestant Reformation; “We could have used a few laughs.”
“You have to understand that the Catholic Inquisitions condemned many citizens as heretics and they controlled the many illiterates with the fear of beheadings, burnings-at-the-stake and hangings. It was easy to see the world was going to end in 1500. It didn’t, of course, but with thousands killed by plagues it might as well been the end.
My imagery was intended to communicate warnings and premonitions of the final judgment. The devil, hybrid monsters and Hell overflowing with all types of people suffering, even Bishops!”
As for the real man:
Hieronymus Bosch (c1450-1516) was born Jeroen Anthoniszoon van Aken in Hertogenbosch, present-day Holland, near the Belgium border. The Dutch painter became a church cleric as a member of the Brotherhood of Our Lady, which although a Virgin-Mary cult, used as their emblem as white swan which is used to sacrilegious effect in his paintings.