A Sunday reading suggestion, Super-Toys Last All Summer Long. It’s a sci-fi short story written by the english novelist Brian Aldiss. This was the story which influenced Kubrick to write Artificial Intelligence, which after Kubrick death was poorly directed by Spielberg.
One of my favourite movies.
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is nonexistent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.”
— Jim Jarmusch, The Golden Rules of Filming
Yesterday I watched Hellstrom Chronicle (1971), and literally I just watched because as darkness filled the theatre I realized it was dubbed in finnish with swedish subtitles. Maybe now I should read the movie subtitles to create an asynchronous movie experience. However, not everything was lost, the movie has very good insects scenes. I’ll try to watch it again at some point. Here the first minutes of the film (in english):