"…work is not a gift that the proletarian could contribute in an exchange of love. Work, properly speaking, is his alienation, not something he divests himself of but something that comes to him from outside: the bourgeois people are the ones who give work. And the relationship to be had with them as workers is always that of asking for work, whether it be humble or sullen, individual or collective. Love is necessarily beyond this obligatory relationship between work and the request for it."

— Jacques Rancière. Proletarian Nights. p. 211. (via marcusoralias)

salamcinema:

The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, 1936)

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I missed Clint’s work over the last year or so.

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"The essence of equality is not so much to unify as to declassify, to undo the supposed naturalness of orders and replace it with the controversial figures of division"

— Jacques Rancière (via rianadhivira)

Snowpiercer is a bloated, obvious mess. There is a scene where someone says “The train is the world.” As if the aesthetics hadn’t been hammering you with that idea for the entire runtime. But there were some neat images, some entertaining thoughts/actions. But mostly it was just really dumb, hyperbolic class criticism without any real bite to it. Tilda Swinton, who usually has no problem knocking me over, is in her Johnny Depp mode which is something I’ll try to avoid from here on in. It’s not her fault her character is written so broadly it’s just disappointing to see her so misused.There’s one scene in Community during the fake clipshow episode where Jeff is standing on a train giving a speech to the rest of the group and he says “It’s a locomotive that runs on us.” That’s pretty much it.

Snowpiercer is a bloated, obvious mess. There is a scene where someone says “The train is the world.” As if the aesthetics hadn’t been hammering you with that idea for the entire runtime. But there were some neat images, some entertaining thoughts/actions. But mostly it was just really dumb, hyperbolic class criticism without any real bite to it. Tilda Swinton, who usually has no problem knocking me over, is in her Johnny Depp mode which is something I’ll try to avoid from here on in. It’s not her fault her character is written so broadly it’s just disappointing to see her so misused.

There’s one scene in Community during the fake clipshow episode where Jeff is standing on a train giving a speech to the rest of the group and he says “It’s a locomotive that runs on us.” That’s pretty much it.

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"Images. Millions of images. That’s what I eat."

William S. Burroughs (via tat-art)

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cinemaguild:

Tarr Bela: I Used to Be a Filmmaker - Filmed during the production of Bela Tarr’s final film, The Turin Horse, this documentary features behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with longtime collaborators such as Mihaly Vig, Erika Bok and Tarr’s wife and co-director Agnes Hranitzky. //  iTunes

Bought this the other night. Was such a fucking great viewing, so nice to see how he works. Also the manufacturing and maintenance of that oppressive wind is just such a fucking chore, it’s incredible.

Almost took the bait and got into an argument about the (in)validity of the auteur theory in the Mubi forum. That would’ve been dumb.

Le Sang d’un Poète, Jean Cocteau (1932)

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