26 - they/them - cecilcore
greatest living scholar of spongebob, death stranding, and ass
post-cinema...beyond authorial intent and intuitive understanding...a dialectical relationship between image and narrative...a fruitless attempt to forge objective narrative out of something that can only be understood as subjective, personal, of the heart itself
Man's constant groping with things unknown...startling because they seem new - sudden - but most are not new
the macabre contrasted against the "real" - contradiction through familiarity...the fanciful becomes as ridiculous as the "scientific" explaination...duel framing devices, both insufficient to capture the interiority of their subject,…
joseph campbell found dead in a pineapple under a pineapple under a pineapple under a pineapple under the sea...the Best of Us (mr. Bob) need not a journey of self-discovery but an odyssey of re-assertion...the unraveling of hierarchy, the king has no clothes...but our protagonists seek not to overthrow but re-establish...thematic depth the best artists could only dream to impart found in the simple recurring image of Two Krusty Krabs
what i'm trying to say is that SpongeBob is…
...the unending century. The screen tore into black shapes reminiscent of other forms, blueprints for the century's suicide...engraving images in our minds...
digital as an endless loop of 20th century horrors, something of an addendum to Historie(s) of Cinema and precursor to The Return
Hasn't he been through enough?
There's a feeling of futility to writing negatively about a film that seems to, for better or worse, have captured the public's attention to such a degree that praise is ecstatic and virtually unanimous. Especially so when the broad strokes of your issues with it are more so a reflection of industry trends that are by now well-established and moving with an urgency in one direction than anything specific to the film itself.
If Holy Motors was Carax's tribute to the human body in motion and early cinema's limitation to the contained scene, Annette is his exploration of the film industry's mid-20th century foundational canon of romance films and, of course, musicals, and where we are now as the 21st century moves forward but popular media remains bound to the past, content to wrap old ideas in new clothing.
The film's opening lines, taken from the…