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Really Weird And Twisted...

All this is very complicated and boring, but started with my remebering an animation called HOOK THE HAWK that scared me as a kid. (The style was very peculiar for the time, and the same artist/studio , who seemed to have a thing about empty, bleeding eye sockets, also produced an even scarier one, showing various people disintegrating in a nuclear blast...)
So, I googled for "Hook" and only found a mention of it in a back issue of LIFE. We got LIFE when I was a kid, and it often had quite edgy, gory pictures. It was generally a real window on the outside world for kids like us, who were so restricted, in many ways. Actually, LIFE was considerd a bit raunchy by the nuns, who didn't approve of it, and I knew kids who weren't allowed to look at it,( although, of course, I wasn't dumb enough to tell my parents they were letting me expose myself weekly to Occasions Of Sin.)
I vividly remember Gordon Park's photo story about Flavio the boy in the Brazilian favella. I thought it looked kind of cool, living in a shack, and my sister even used to play favella with cardboard boxes, etc...
I also seem to remember this bizarre sequence of photos of an execution somewhere, which showed a young Oriental man being sort of crucified, then having his limbs chopped off, one by one. It was pretty graphic, and I can't imagine anything like that appearing in Western media today...Was it real, though, or an especially demented fantasy on my part? I was definitely still in school, so it wouldn't have been any later than about '64. If it was real, where was it (everyone looked Chinese, or similar-) and what the hell was going on?
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