Two of Cups

March 28th, 2017 § Comments Off on Two of Cups § permalink

Here’s an interesting (if not somewhat disturbing) short film called Two of Cups by Javier Badillo. It’s based on the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem I thought once how Theocritus had sung …

The Lovers

December 29th, 2016 § Comments Off on The Lovers § permalink

Here’s an odd little Tarot-tale written and directed by Allyssa Swearingen.

Sometimes you just don’t know how a reading might play out. Take a look at The Lovers

Tarot and James Bond

July 21st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

James Bond fans who find themselves in London, England this summer might want to check out Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style at the Barbican Centre.

James Bond 007 Tarot Deck by Fergus Hall - 1973

As described by the presenters, the exhibition is ‘a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history’.

It’s a show about what made James Bond the style icon he is today – high fashion costumes, sets, gadgets, cars, exotic locals, death defying stunts, and of course, props.

It’s specifically the props that interested me in this story.

In the 1973 Bond film Live and Let Die, Jane Seymour plays a Tarot reader named Solitaire (see the video clip below) who uses a Tarot deck by Fergus Hall designed especially for the film.

Card Back of James Bond 007 Tarot Deck by Fergus Hall - 1973

As you might have already suspected, that very Tarot deck is on display at the Designing 007 show. What fun!

I have my own beat up copy of the deck and really like it. You can find it now under the name of The Tarot of the Witches, but I love that the backs of my cards say 007.

Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style will run through September 5th. See it if you can.

comment on this post

Julie's Haircut Plays the Tarot

January 28th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a nice quiet way to start off the day … a beautiful rendition of The Tarot from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film Holy Mountain.

This version of the piece is performed by the Italian band Julie’s Haircut and is from their limited edition 10” single Julie’s Haircut play Jodorowsky & Rota.

The original song was written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, Ronald Frangipane and Don Cherry, and can be found on the Holy Mountain Original Soundtrack.

The image is by Jon Carling.

comment on this post

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with film and tarot at The Tarot Room.