Blade Runner (1982)
All those cyberpunk moments where I live. Just warming you up. Walking alone. Walking alone when all of a sudden you look down. Doesn’t make any difference. Maybe you wanna be by yourself. I understand what you mean.
You reach down. It’s a test designed to provoke an emotional response. A new life awaits you in the Off-world. Custom-tailored, genetically engineered humanoid. Climb and maintain. Over the landing threshold.
Sit down, cyberpunk.
Walking the streets. Stop right where you are. Reaction time is a factor where I live. Three nights ago they tried to break through an electrical field crawling towards you on intergalactic runs. Incept date: 2016. Optimum self-sufficiency.
A basic pleasure model in the outer colonies to copy human beings. Fail-safe device. Go put the machine on it. Fluctuation of the pupil. Involuntary dilation of the iris. Just relax.
Plus the killing cyberpunk.
I’d take him to the television. I’d kill it. He likes it so much he hangs it on your bedroom wall. A banquet is in progress. Commerce is our goal here. An experiment, nothing more. A strange obsession.
• Cosa avete fatto a Solange? (1972).
• Soylent Green (1973).
• Addio zio Tom (136 minutes version, 1971).
• Addio zio Tom (123 minutes version, 1971).
• Arsenic and Old Lace (1944).
• Игла (1988).
• Città violenta (1970).
• C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005).
• Appropriate Behavior (2014).
• Pride (2014).
• Butter on the Latch (2013).
• Wadjda (2012).
• Passage à l’acte (1993).
• Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy (1998).
• Outer Space (1999).
• Instructions for a Light & Sound Machine (2005).
• Michael Kohlhaas (2013).
• Lifeforce (1985).
• Barefoot (2014).
• The Three Musketeers (1948).
• Go (1999).
• Stage Beauty (2004).
• The Nice Guys (2016).
• En kort en lang (2001).
• October Gale (2014).
• The Doom Generation (1995).
• Sei donne per l’assassino (1964).
• The Hitcher (1986).
• The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976).
• Winter’s Bone (2010).
• The Raspberry Reich (2004).
• Two Moon Junction (1988).
• Green Room (2015).
• The Conjuring (2013).
• Sinister (2012).
• Television Delivers People (1973).
• Oculus (2013).
• Bloodsucking Bastards (2015).
• Get Real (1998).
Poison (1991), Todd Haynes.
I think that Poison was the first film I watched by Todd Haynes, many years ago. I’ve seen all his films and I like all of them, but Poison and Velvet Goldmine hold a special place in my heart (Velvet Goldmine is probably on my top 10 favourite films of all times).
WARNING: This film contains flashing images.
“Psycho” (1960) by Alfred Hitchcock and “Psycho” (1998) by Gus Van Sant collide in a frame-by-frame editing that assaults the eyeballs and assassinates the normative consciousness of the viewer. The footage seem to penetrate us, as though it was a knife or a threatening phantasmagorical entity. The fast succession of single frames and extremely short audio files produce afterimages and aftersounds—entoptic and endaural phenomena—creating a film that does not happen on the screen, but in our brain cells.
*Just a technical note for those interested on how things are made, this film consist just of both shower scenes fragmented in frames; the odd frames are the shower scene from the Hitchcock movie and the even frames are the shower scene from the Van Sant remake. No image or sound effects of any kind, just the frames. Sense-destructive cinema, enjoy! :)
“Far more creativity, today, goes into the marketing of products than into the products themselves, athletic shoes or feature films.”
Pattern Recognition, William Gibson.
“But this will be the end of our civilisation, when people will not work because work has become so intolerable to their senses, it nauseates them too much, they would rather starve. Then we shall see the hammer used only for smashing, then we shall see it. Yet here we are—we have the opportunity to make beautiful factories, beautiful machine-houses—we have the opportunity—”
Women in Love (1920), D.H. Lawrence.
Lots of noise.
Noise commencing in my ears.
So huge a noise.
A noise like thunder.
Din and noise.
Noise without noise.
The noise of conflict.
The loudness of that noise.