Our cinema is a joyful deformation of the universe
September 18, 2015 12:22 PM   Subscribe

[Warning - flashing lights in some links] Bradley Eros & Tim Geraghty have collaborated on some interesting de/re/constructive film making, with the blockbuster buster TransTrans (TransformersTransformed) (11:58) - "a radical remix of the recent Transformers film, via synthetic collapse and critical revenge on its old & new fascist tropes," blending film imagery with text from the Futurist Cinema/Manifesto and soundtrack by Einstürzende Neubauten | Eros C'est Lamour, a wedding gift (7:57) - "The missing link between Rose Hobart and Maria Montez via Rrose Selavy's bride stripped bare by the song of the sarong" | FOOLS! (30:11) - "Remember, fortuna favet fatuis [fortune favors fools], but fortuna caeca est [fortune is blind]."
posted by filthy light thief (11 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
 
Random notes: Eros C'est Lamour and "wedding gift" are the same video, but with different descriptions (the latter with the note on why it was created); and the videos are unintentionally listed in order of how de/re/constructive the films are, with the last more of a clip show than a cohesive/chaotic creation.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:07 PM on September 18, 2015


I can't watch any of these right now, but the description is pressing all of my geek buttons in the proper sequence and it is taking a superhuman amount of willpower not to subject the whole bus to ... delicious... experimental.. fiiilllmmmsss
posted by louche mustachio at 1:21 PM on September 18, 2015


*flails muppetously*
posted by louche mustachio at 1:21 PM on September 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


I say do it, and if anyone complains, say you're an ambassador for the arts.
posted by filthy light thief at 1:32 PM on September 18, 2015


I can't identify all of the music in the TransTrans clip, but the piece that plays from ~1:35 to ~3:15 isn't a Einstuerzende Neubauten composition, but Frank Zappa's "The Chrome-Plated Megaphone of Destiny", as performed on The Mothers' We're Only In It For The Money. The piece is already something of an audiovisual mashup; in the liner notes, Zappa asks that the listener read Kafka's "In The Penal Colony" along with the recording.
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:45 PM on September 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


First impressions -- my cat fled the room.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:46 PM on September 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Epilepsy warning, flashing screens in some of these, goddamn it
posted by gusandrews at 4:20 PM on September 18, 2015


Would somebody play out how this relates to YouTube Poop?
posted by gusandrews at 4:27 PM on September 18, 2015


Epilepsy warning, flashing screens in some of these, goddamn it

Thanks for noting this - I flagged this for an edit.
posted by filthy light thief at 5:04 PM on September 18, 2015


[Added a note, thanks. ]
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 5:12 PM on September 18, 2015


Strange Interlude , thanks for the additional music credits - I'm not well versed in Zappa, and I couldn't find much in the way of credits for these.

restless_nomad, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 5:38 PM on September 18, 2015


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