“To take ‘Dogville’ primarily as the vehicle for this [anti-American political] view, however, is to make it a much less interesting movie than it is… Mr. Von Trier offered, ‘I think the point to the film is that evil can arise anywhere, as long as the situation is right.’ It is the pervasiveness of that . . . → Read More: 138. DOGVILLE (2003)
A journey beneath a man’s skin reveals a carnival of creatures and sheer unpredictability.
This week we feature Nicholas Zavala’s high school project which was inspired by the works of David Lynch and David Firth… and it doesn’t disappoint.
In this series, Greg Barth uses ingenious sets and effects to make statements on three separate subjects.
Essays On Reality, Chapter 2 from Greg Barth on Vimeo.
Explanations of each message, and how each episode was made are available in the making-of video here.
A twenty-year-old boy prepares for death with a bowl of bloody corn flakes. Sensitive viewers should beware of some bloody, grotesque imagery.
“We’ve always had a thing with how people treat little people at Everything Is Terrible!, like it’s really weird and creepy… I think it’s the same thing with humans and dogs. They’re weirdly sexualized, they’re weirdly turned into little kids at the same time. When they’re your best friend it turns into this weird, gross, . . . → Read More: 131. DOGGIEWOGGIEZ! POOCHIEWOOCHIEZ! (2012)
DIRECTED BY: Hollis Frampton
PLOT: The prologue is a reading from the “Bay State Primer.” The main body of the film cycles through one second shots of signs each beginning with a successive letter of the Roman alphabet; each letter is gradually removed and replaced by a scene of waves or grain or . . . → Read More: CAPSULE: ZORNS LEMMA (1970)
DIRECTED BY: Derek Jarman
FEATURING: Nigel Terry occasionally narrates. There are no characters or speaking parts, and no actor can be said to be “featured” in this film; a pre-fame Tilda Swinton appears prominently in it, however.
PLOT: An abstract, impressionistic view of Britain in the late 1980s, contrasted with nostalgic memories of simpler times.
. . . → Read More: LIST CANDIDATE: THE LAST OF ENGLAND (1988)
Those of you who enjoy loud abrasive music and gory images (we know you’re out there!) will enjoy this over-the-top depiction of madness, sculpted in clay and entrails. The title translates as “mental images of a man losing his mind.”
Performance artist a dandypunk reads from The Alchemy of Light, and becomes the center of a world of perpetual luminous mystery.