Oooooh….an article (click through) about Munch’s “The Scream” being auctioned mentions the Silence….or does it?
From the article:
While The Scream’s fame is undeniable, its ubiquity and widespread popularity are, at least on the surface, more difficult to explain.
An icon of misery and desperation makes for an unlikely decorative addition to the typical living room wall, after all.
“I think this compulsion to look at things that trouble us is a fundamental part of the human condition. If you go to WH Smiths or Waterstones you find all these books on sale about abused children. The whole myth and industry around Vincent van Gogh is based on the same thing.”
Perhaps for this reason, The Scream’s influence on modern art has been considerable, as seen in Francis Bacon’s Screaming Popes series, Picasso’s Guernica and, of course, Andy Warhol’s silk prints of Munch’s work.
Popular culture has embraced the iconography, from the mask in Wes Craven’s Scream films to the Munch-inspired alien villains The Silence in Doctor Who. Munch himself was the first to produce this image in bulk, creating four versions - two paintings and two pastels - between 1893 and 1910, as well as a lithograph.
@TheSilencePR: It’s not that there aren’t new Doctor Who episodes airing now, it’s that we’re in every episode and you can’t remember them.
Reason #268 to buy the Series 6 Box Set.
As part of the premiere for Season 4 of Being Human (Saturday, February 25 at 9/8c, btw) BBC America wants you to share your best worst roommate story. In return, you get entered into a contest to win everything you see in the photo above:
Hair in the sink, odd sleep schedules, disgusting eating habits and crazy mood swings … Supernatural Saturday’s “Being Human” knows roommates suck.
But you don’t have to be a werewolf, ghost or vampire to have a beast of a roommate. So, tell us your Roommate from Hell story with a photo or video, for a chance to win a killer Supernatural Saturday prize pack including “Being Human” Seasons 1-3, multiple “Doctor Who” DVD sets, a “Doctor Who” Silence Nano-Recorder, plus much more!
The Doctor Who swag includes Series 5, Series 6, A Christmas Carol, and The Doctor The Widow and The Wardrobe on DVD, The Silence nano recorder, a TARDIS t-shirt, an Amy Pond action figure, a TARDIS playset, The Time of Angels Mini Set, and a Dalek.
The Silence in Minecraft
Socially awkward silence
Nope, nothing out of the ordinary inside my refrigerator.
Matt Smith has revealed he gets frightened by The Silence on Doctor Who.
The Doctor Who star reckons the alien species are the “scariest” monsters on the TV series because they get into people’s minds.
“They are the best monsters since the Weeping Angels - they are certainly some of the scariest,” he said.
“What is wonderful is that they toy with your psyche. They mess with what you know and don’t know and what you can and can’t remember - they can influence your mind. They look horrendous and are really mean. So if you’re under the age of ten, a good sofa to hide behind is essential.
“That’s what Doctor Who should be about: ‘I don’t want to watch this, but also I do!’”
Silence will only fall…
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