Implosions and the Pleasure of Destruction
November 21, 2002 8:53 AM Subscribe
All Fall Down:
Remember the famous explosion sequence in Antonioni's Zabriskie Point
? Fiona Villela says
: "Flying toward the viewer, these many shards of shiny bits and pieces that once served a utilitarian purpose when part of a greater object here exist in and of themselves in a purely dazzling spectacle. This is the only way Antonioni can see the beauty of American capitalism, as a rainbow of shattered objects lost in space and time.
". What is the (undeniable) pleasure of watching big structures, that took years to build, destroyed in a few seconds? And has September 11 taken the fun out of implosion voyeurism
[Via memepool; original post by yoyology; Real required.
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