Shapes of an alternate reality – Il gatto a nove code (1971)

    The dreams I dream only the lonely dream
    Of lips as warm as May
    That hopeless scheme only the lonely scheme
    That soon somewhere you’ll find the one that used to care

    (Frank Sinatra – Only the Lonely)

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Fragen an das leere Zimmer

Do you believe Steven Spielberg is an ideal guide and influence for our culture? Do Steven Spielberg’s films question our culture? What do Steven Spielberg’s films question?

Der Schauspieler Crispin Glover veröffentlichte 2003 ein kontroverses Essay unter dem Titel „What Is It?“. Darin ging es unter anderem um die Wirkungsmacht, die das Werk von Steven Spielberg auf die Gesellschaft hat.
Der Kinostart von Ready Player One ist ein guter Anlass, Glovers Text noch einmal zu lesen und ihn vielleicht sogar fortzuschreiben.

Does our culture congratulate itself for taking interest in the lack of original ideas personified by the name of Steven Spielberg? Do his films take chances or take risks in order to amplify, change or challenge the cultural thought process? Does Steven Spielberg take risks, or does he simulate the idea of taking risks? What risk was involved in making Saving Private Ryan or Schindler’s List (…)?
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Dekonstruktion eines deutschen Helden – Joachim Fuchsberger in “Der Teppich des Grauens”

    My old man is a bad man
    But I can’t deny the way he holds my hand
    And he grabs me, he has me by my heart

    (Off to the Races – Lana Del Rey)

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Auf Schicksalspfaden im Wilden Westen – All’ombra di una colt (1965)

    The animal dies with fear in his eyes
    With a gun
    Don’t touch him, don’t touch him
    Stay away from him, he’s got a gun

    (Lou Reed – The Gun)

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Drácula contra Frankenstein (1972) or: Deconstructing horror with Jess Franco

    As you look through my window
    Deep into my room
    At the tapestries all faded
    Their vague and distant glories
    Concealed in the gloom
    The icy fingers of forgotten passions
    Softly brushing my lips
    At the tips of my primitive soul

    (Black Sabbath – Born Again)

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Liebestraum (1991)

Not really now any more. Is there, then, no now because the past has consumed the present, reduced it to a series of compulsive repetitions, and what seemed to be new, what seemed to be now, is only the playing out of some out-of-time pattern?”
(Mark Fisher, The Weird and the Eerie)
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Deutschland im Film: Johannisnacht (1956)

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Blossom Time

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Éric Rohmer – Zelluloid und Marmor

„Kritik ist eine Sache der Jugend, sie verlangt Ungestüm und freie Zeit.“
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Nočni izlet (Nächtlicher Ausflug, 1961)

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