By Robert Coover
From Hollywood B-movies to Hollywood classics, an evening on the videos invents what may have occurred in those Saturday afternoon matinees. Mad scientists, vampires, cowboys, dance-men, Chaplin, and Bogart, all flit throughout Robert Coover's riotously humorous reveal, doing issues and uttering strains which are as surprising to them as they're humorous to the reader. As Coover's application publicizes, you'll get Coming points of interest, The Weekly Serial, event, Comedy, Romance, and extra, yet became upside-down and inside-out.
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Our duty is to get a rope on our wayward souls, to throw them and brand them for the Lord! We must ride herd on --" "Cut the horseshit, Slough! I want you down at --" "Henry Harmon! This is the camping place of the Lord! " Henry bellowed up at the preacher. "I want you in Flem's general store at twelve noon sharp -- that's less than twelve minutes from now! I ain't askin' you t' wear a sidearm, so don't look so sick in the face! I just want you there as a witness. I want you t' show the riffraff of this damned town what side God's on.
Nothin'. All I want you t' do is when I got the Mex licked, I want you t' come out together, bring some rope, and show all the other yella-bellies of this goddamn town how the cards lie. That's all. " The three of them nodded glumly. None of them spoke. Finally, Flem said in his soft easy drawl, "I wish the stage'd come in. Bring the Judge and the Marshal. " (Don Pedo the grand terrible Mexican he is raising up the bandanna on his fat nose, concealing his gold-tooth smile. He gives a spur to the flank of his decrepit pinto and wobbles down into the path of the speeding stagecoach.
Once in the dress, he throws the shawl over his head, stoops, and peers up at: the pallbearer standing before her. The pallbearer smiles faintly, nods emphatically, and runs out of the house. In the street, the pallbearer hesitates, then bursts through the door of the next house, the camera following. Again, a plain room and clothes on a chair. And again he pulls on the dress and shawl, stoops, peers up at: the pallbearer, now grinning, almost as though in greed or lust, rubbing his thin white hands together.
A Night at the Movies, or, You Must Remember This by Robert Coover