Instructional designer. Twin Peaks (2017) Episode 8 Rewatcher. Opened for Sir Mix-A-Lot a few times.
Film 1 of 33.
Wow. It's wild how rapidly film became a densely symbolic and capable artistic medium. That such a rich and layered psychological horror film could be produced almost concurrently with the birth and early development of psychoanalytic theory is mind boggling to me.
The aesthetic features of German Expressionism are widely touted for their impact and influence, but films like this serve as important reminders of the inner-world…
Because the news had given up reporting them as political struggles, it meant there was now no way to understand why these terrible events were happening.
And instead, political conflicts around the world — from Darfur to Gaza — are now portrayed to us as simple illustrations of the mindless cruelty of the human race, about which nothing can be done… and to which the only response is ‘Oh Dear’.
It’s like living in the mind of a depressed hippie.