The Way Things Go ★★★★

Before the internet existed, I was heavily involved with video trading through the mail and was always on a quest for crazy and unique stuff to watch and share with friends. Every Friday was "weird VHS night" in my basement and 'The Way Things Go' was always one of the things that blew people's minds (next to the Bud Dwyer clip, of corpse, hardy har!). It's the first "chain reaction" film I ever saw and to this day, it still impresses. Two artists with crazy skills take over a warehouse space and turn a sequence of inanimate objects into a gripping performance piece as they play off each other and interact. Chemistry! Gravity! Insanity! With Youtube and the like, these videos are now commonplace, but at the time this came out it was one helluvan original thing to witness.

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