Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Space Project: Films

Stalker: Directed By Andrei Tarkovsky 1979

The majority of Stalker is set within an area called 'The Zone' which has apparently been destroyed by a 'meteorite' or some other alien force. The Zone is mostly a desolate, overgrown wastleland, home to only a few wild animals.

Eraserhead: Directed by David Lynch 1977

Eraserhead is a surrealist, psycho-analytical film directed by David Lynch. It is shot entirely in black and white and the film is set in an industrial and almost post-apocalyptic world.

El Topo (First Video) and Holy Mountain (Second Video): Directed By Alejandro Jodorowsky 1970 & 1973

El Topo and Holy Mountain are two very sureal films directed Alejandro Jodorowsky. Both films are known for their heavy use of religious symbolism. El Topo is set to a Spaghetti Western style landscape while Holy Mountain is similar in stlye to a religious epic type film although at times presents odd visions of the future.

Blade Runner: Directed by Ridley Scott 1982

Blade Runner is a Cyberpunk film with a look highly influenced by Fritz Lang's Metropolis. Blade Runner's overall feel to the world is a lot grittier and darker than Metropolis but it shares similarities in the way that the rich mega-corporations are located high up and the poorer areas of the city are closer to the ground.