Umbilical World (2018)

Umbilical World (2018) British animator David Firth compiled 13 years of macabre humor into this crazy quilt of paranoid nightmares. Internet surfers will recognize favorites from YouTube past and marvel at the stylistic unity that emerges from this retrospective of experimental, underground art. Independent in every sense of the word, David Firth joins the company … More Umbilical World (2018)

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly (2006) Richard Linklater adapted Philip K. Dick’s novel using rotoscopic animation to enhance the eerie life in a dystopian world of police surveillance during a drug pandemic. Substance D, which causes bizarre hallucinations, has swept through the entire population. It has become increasingly difficult to differentiate between what is real and what … More A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Lights (1966)

  Lights (1966) Poetry comes alive through associative meanings full of sound. Words are the medium, bringing with them a history of usages and allusions. What would the poetry of film involve? A movie comes to life from optical illusions of motion because of a rapid flow of single frames; the primary medium becomes the … More Lights (1966)

Fando y Lis (1968)

Fando y Lis (1968) Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film was an adaptation of Arrabal’s play, written as part of the 1962 Panic Movement, a celebration of surreal anarchy, after the Greek God Pan. Jodorowsky fled its premiere at the Acapulco Film Festival because “People wanted to kill me. Literally kill me!” Subsequently it was banned in … More Fando y Lis (1968)

Dalí’s Greatest Secret (2013)

  Dalí’s Greatest Secret (2013) Paul Perry wrote and directed this documentary that focuses on Salvador Dalí’s commission to paint the first vision of Fatima, The Vision of Hell. Conceived by John Hartford of the Blue Army as publicity celebrating the Vatican’s proposed 1961 disclosure of the secret third vision, the painting, over which Dalí … More Dalí’s Greatest Secret (2013)

Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999)

  Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999) Apichatpong Weerasethakul documents where stories come from. “The Mysterious Object and the Dogfar story had been told and acted by the Siamese Villagers from the north to the south and ended in December 1998.” What results is an innovative deconstruction of narrative itself. Elvis Mitchell wrote, “Mr. Weerasethakul’s film … More Mysterious Object at Noon (1997–1999)

Fractal Delight

Blog with a View After Terry Wright’s Fractal Blog Page 1. By the image in the word Meaning casts its shadow By the word in the image Colors strain to stain. 2. Flow sweeps away on Mercury wings With magnification The hidden emerges 3. Gaudy or polite Or impish wisdom   Sharing the void Ought … More Fractal Delight

Alphaville (1965)

Alphaville (1965) 99 Min With no special sets, shot on location in Paris, Jean-Luc Godard cast B-Film Detective Eddie Constantine with Anna Karina to make a dystopian comment on the dehumanizing nature of a technology, using self-referential film noir techniques that often mock the genre.   Blinding headlights flash Flash on and off neurotic codes … More Alphaville (1965)