Posts from October 2008.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor (1976) by Mitsuo Yanagimachi
UPDATE: Seems like the whole documentary is available online here! The subtitles are horrible in this version though.
-Jeg tar en spansk en!
-Takk for meg!
Surreal, partly autobiographical film by Fernando Arrabal about a boy whose communist father has been imprisoned by fascists after the boy’s mother turned him in. We get to see the horrors of the boy’s subconsciousness (though through annoying colour filters) as he tries to imagine what happened to his father. Antifascist film with peculiar soundtrack (pay attention to the robot voice!) and strong visuals.
The tortured mindscape of the boy is visualized in the opening credits drawn by Roland Topor , heavily contrasted by the cute, Danish children’s song Ekkoleg sung by Grethe Agatz:
Clearly inspired by dutch horror master Hieronymus Bosch.
Undeniably, both of the above must have had a strong influence on Martin Skauen, whose drawings have been all over the place recently. Skauen also use guided video-tours around his drawings in a style simmilar to Topor’s shown above.
My suggestion to recover from all these horrible drawings is to download and listen to Ekkoleg, wich can be found for free here: Surfin Dead.