Nice Murakami quote, well done Norwich. (at The Book Hive)
“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” The theatrical dialogue, the back-projection, the set pieces: all of these things work with the contexts and presented facts to present alienation in an alienated way. Eric Packer lives in the science fiction condition. At one point, in his glowing information-highway limo, he even says, “Why am I seeing things that haven’t happened yet?”
There is, in fact, a possible reading of COSMOPOLIS wherein Packer comes apart simply because humans cannot exist inside an event-stream of that intensity for that long. In fact, if you really squint at it — look how Sarah Gadon is made-up, lit and presented in each shot. Look to see who, aside from Packer, actually interacts with her. What if Packer’s wife isn’t actually there?
Finished: Julie Maroh: Blue is the Warmest Colour. Read before seeing the film. Just as good, if slightly different. In a good way.
This lovely little tune has captured my imagination this morning.
Listen/purchase: Stonehaven by Darren Hayman
|—||Stephen King (via cup-of-letters)|
Grading on Baseline for the #FIBS grade and this is a timeline of the film and all it’s layers of colour correction