i'm reminded of a well-known quote from irish novelist james joyce in his book ulysses stating,
“history is a nightmare from which i’m trying to awake”
which reminded me after a horrifying scene of norma waking up in blood (or was it?),
“christ, what an ugly dream”.
i think both quotes perfectly illustrate what blonde is about or at least going for ; a nightmare consuming one’s own being whichever force that may be stemming from.
one aspect i took away…
The Wizard of Oz 1939
the symbolic nature of the wizard of oz, and the several distinct details swarming around it, is not only something resorting in fiction stories/films for children but also operates in more “adult” films through dream logic - tapping and playing with our perceptions and subconscious. watching this as an adult reminds me of being a kid discovering the fantasy and story of the wizard of oz for the first time - but mostly the story. that feeling of wandering. the…
We Fuck Alone 2006
gaspar noe could put a piece of turd in a mason jar and rotate the camera and I’ll still think it’s the best thing to ever exist on earth.
Mean Streets 1973
small thing that I kinda just realized but maybe I don’t connect with scorsese’s films as much on an emotional level is mostly because these are stories and characters that don’t speak to me. nothing I can relish in or relate to on a deeper level. not a bad thing, just… a thing I guess. yet, the filmmaking is just so rich with care and attention that it nearly makes up for that emotional disconnect. the personality that illuminates from…
Crimes of the Future 2022
you ain’t fucked me
you fucked the old body