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EYES IN FILM: 2014 EDITION

"I am eye. I am a mechanical eye. I, a machine, am showing you a world, the likes of which only I can see." — Dziga Vertov


Left to right, top to bottom:

Man With a Movie Camera
 (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
Un Chien Andalou (Luis Buñuel, 1929)
Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren/Alexander Hammid, 1943)
The Lost Weekend (Billy Wilder, 1945)
Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945)
The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1945)
Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder, 1950)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
Peeping Tom
 (Michael Powell, 1960)
Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)
Woman on the Dunes
 (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964)
Alphaville
 (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)
Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)
The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming (Norman Jewison, 1966)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman, 1971)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)
Deep Red
 (Dario Argento, 1977)
Rubens
 (Roland Verhavert, 1977)
The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert, 1977)
All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979)
Blade Runner
 (Ridley Scott, 1982)
Goodfellas
 (Martin Scorsese, 1990)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)
Hard Boiled (John Woo, 1992)
Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997)
Titanic
 (James Cameron, 1997)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
 (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
Requiem for a Dream
 (Darren Aronofsky, 2000)
Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly, 2001)
Mulholland Drive
 (David Lynch, 2001)
Vanilla Sky
 (Cameron Crowe, 2001)
Gangs of New York
 (Martin Scorsese, 2002)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
 (Peter Jackson, 2002)
The Magdalene Sisters (Peter Mullan, 2002)
Minority Report (Steven Spielberg, 2002)
The Fountain
 (Darren Aronofsky, 2006)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
 (Julian Schnabel, 2007)
Hunger (Steve McQueen, 2008)
Splice
 (Vincenzo Natali, 2009)
Let Me In (Matt Reeves, 2010)
Hugo (Martin Scorsese, 2011)
Looper
 (Rian Johnson, 2012)
Prometheus (Ridley Scott, 2012)

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The Bling Ring (2013)

The Bling Ring (2013)

Thirst

 All the love in the world, if merely coming from one, loyal, sweet well, will not be enough for you. You need infinite oceans. You need flowing rivers. You need rushing, deafening falls. You need torrents of rain. You need the universe, or what you worship as your universe (this superficial world of celebrity!) to tell you, in the most enormous, grandest gesture, what you could be and what you could be presented as to others. But in the overwhelming deluge, as you bob among the waves, you realize that there is no love, right? There is only the consuming awareness. But you prefer it. You crave it. Selfish but you can’t help it.

I called him on the cab ride. Desparate to have someone to spill these thoughts to. Ring, ring. He picks up. His voice is thick with sleep. As usual, I ask him, “tulog ka ba?” – even though it’s plain as day that I’ve woken him up. He had just fallen asleep, he manages to say. Or mutter. Or should it be utter? I try to engage. I begin with – “I saw the movie tonight. It was bad.” But instead of the “why,” which should liberate me with the righteous film student diatribe, there is instead silence, then a soft moan. Because he is falling back to sleep. Because he is not in the mood for righteous film student diatribes. I try a second time, until I realize that there I was – cab ride, blue practicals giving my skin an eerie glow, Friday’s night lights zooming past me – and I was a movie trope, one of the sad ones, that of a girl going home, alone, in a cab, failing to illicit the right reaction from the stranger on the other end of the line, it’s a missed connection, it’s a moment where the audience realizes that the girl is in a pitiful situation, and that she must get out of it soon, but she doesn’t know it yet. Or maybe she does – unfortunately the actor gives it away, on account of her having read the script too many times already – but anyway, we can write that off as being in denial. And then she realizes that how silly it is, imagining this moment as something worthy to appear in the movie. And then she realizes the movie she watched wasn’t so bad after all, for making her think these things in that actual order. And then she proceeds to do a mental once-over of her perennial to-do list again, and she proceeds to remember everything she wants to do that she hasn’t done yet, and everything just keeps starts feeling much sadder, and also very very normal, and also super tedious, and things just seriously finally fade to black.

— 0905

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