Maniac Box

By C.E. Putnam
Price: $18.00

In the year 2000, the author wrote twenty-seven film treatments and sent them to every movie studio he could think of foreign and domestic. Despite his tenacity, the project was, from all accounts, a complete failure, and lead to a minor personal and financial breakdown. Originally published in 2001 as a limited edition chapbook, this newly revised Maniac Box is printed in lurid color and features movie posters for each of the twenty-seven film treatments.

Maniac Box - Cover

Maniac Box - Cover

8.25″ x 6″ (20.955 x 15.24 cm) | Full Color Bleed on White paper | 68 pages | Publication Date: September 22, 2012


One Film Treatment and Five Movie Posters from – Maniac Box

The Spaceadelic Method and the New Golden Era

Hello wheel! | night—rolling drums | begin with a vessel used for a snake and then line up seventeen old-style capital “A”s | Crystal, the dangers of drugs will discover you | all attempts at sky exploded | the platinum roars | she hides them under her red bandana | boy policemen keep finding Holmes and the rooster babies | sex severed hands presented as the stereotypes they are | then dropped immediately into the boiling oil | when they returned she was not the Colonel Sanders they thought | the pole star fell off the star chart | I don’t think she can take any more new colors being added to the kaleidoscope tank | groping in the echo chamber’s darkness | the only new ideas came out of the Ferrari in a series of steamy “Delacroix’s” just like the guide book foretold | an acceptable feeling of loss | pant theory discounted | I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but this vortex project sounds pretty interesting— tell me more | you don’t have to change your current religion or system of beliefs | deciding on magenta | the Bible comes out when the tongue goes in | why do things keep happening? | bumpkins the right prescription for photography | another version of people are motorcycles | must find a way to make them stop | where is the door? | the world wiped clean so as to shine | crispy skin | hope you like bugs

The Spaceadelic Method and the New Golden Era - Maniac Box

The Spaceadelic Method and the New Golden Era - Maniac Box

Maniac Box - Watching You Screw Me Down

Maniac Box - Watching You Screw Me Down

Maniac Box - The Imperial Fork

Maniac Box - The Imperial Fork

Maniac Box - Valley of the Hazy

Maniac Box - Valley of the Hazy

Maniac Box - The Duplicators

Maniac Box - The Duplicators