Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mommy-Mômo, &/ou once more: Dolan, le TEMPS HORS DE SES GONDS***

Antoine Olivier Pilon in Xavier Dolan's Mommy (2014)
(pictures taken from the Internet);

Modeselektor's & Tommy Cash's Who;
Henry Plotnick's The Nearest Exit May be Behind You;
Indochine's College Boy;
Le passe pur & le temps hors de ses gonds (by A/Z, for more see here);

"... la béance abyssale du visage en l'ouverture de tous ses trous, de sa bouche de vérité, de ses yeux creusés..."
Jacques Derrida, Artaud le Moma
"Mais tout cela est triste? Oui, si vous ne savez pas en rire... Chez l'enfant aussi, l'instinct régit la raison."

***perhaps what they all celebrate here is le passé pur (& simple), but the imbalance of this movie is much more truthful to...

See also:
The House that Jack Built's simple equation;
- pan doron &/ou la boîte vidée dehors;
- Bellocchio &/or Eye of (Dreadful) Beauty;
- des jeunes évaporées;
- liste des figures du chaos primordial;

Monday, December 11, 2017


(from Lars von Trier's Europa, 1991)
(from Selim Gunes' Kar Beyaz, 2010)
(from Semi Kaplanoglu's Bal, 2010)
(from Guillermo del Toro's El espinazo del diablo, 2001)
(from David Lynch's The Grandmother, 1970)
(from Hideo Nakata's Honogurai mizu no soko kara, 2002)
(from Ingmar Bergman's Vargtimen, 1968)

"Who said love will save the kids?"
Tommy Cash
"When one is a child, one has such enormous categories that they would now almost make one dizzy."
Constantine Constantius (translation by M. G. Piety)

"Face aux états de détresse que nous évoque l'enfant qui se fait entendre mais est incapable de se faire comprendre, nous employons, nous adultes, le mot de 'peur'."
Julia Kristeva, Pouvoirs de l'horreur
"Pourtant la pulpe à l'intérieur est veloutée et souple, neutre et apaisante."
Julia Kristeva, Le vieil homme et les loups
"... ma mère adore l'odar de ma merde..."
Marcel Duchamp, Notes
"Crianças não se dizem adeus."
Iberê Camargo, Gaveta dos Guardados
"There is little Harry calling me."
Pierre Angelici

"...un étalage de figurines translucides qui paraissaient soufflées dans le sucre... des têtes en cire de garçonnets..."
Hervé Guibert
"I like a rut... When I was little and I was sick a lot, those sick times were like little intermissions. Innermissions. Playing with dolls."
Andy Warhol
"... by the age of about ten or eleven most children have learned what Piaget calls the 'correct' view, namely that thoughts are located inside the head... younger children believe that they travel outside their bodies when they dream... that thoughts are in the mouth, breath and air."
Rupert Sheldrake
"The worst event of the early months was the incident described in A Portrait and confirmed by Joyce to Herbert Gorman, when another boy broke Stephen's glasses and Father Dolan pandied the victim on the mistaken premise that he had broken the glasses himself to avoid study... Joyce was to speak of Father Dolan later to Gorman as 'low bread'... He did not submit, but went home crying to his mother, who comforted him and mended his clothes.
Richard Ellmann

List of ingenious movies about children (under construction): 
- Aniki Bobó (Manoel de Oliveira, 1942);
- Germania 90 Graus (Rossellini, 1948);
- Ivanovo detstvo (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962);
- Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967);
- The Grandmother (David Lynch, 1970);
- Le Souffle au Coeur (Louis Malle, 1971);
- Ivanovo detstvo (Tarkovsky, 1972);
- Sjecas li se Dolly Bell? (Emir Kusturica, 1981);
- Je suis le Seigneur du Château (Régis Wargnier, 1989);
- Europa (Lars von Trier, 1991);
- L'année de l'éveil (Gerard Corbiau, 1991);
- Léolo (Jean-Claude Lauzon, 1992);
- Badkonaki sefid (Jafar Panahi, 1995); 
- Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan, 1997);
- La Ciénaga (Lucrecia Martel, 2001);
- Honogurai mizu no soko kara (Hideo Nakata, 2002);
- Tout Contre Leo (Honoré, 2002);
- Palindromes (Todd Solondz, 2004);
- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Mark Herman, 2008);
- Das weisse Bande (Michael Haneke, 2009);
- Kar Beyaz (Selim Gunes, Turkey, 2010);   
- Bal (Semih Kaplanoglu, 2010);
- Submarino (Thomas Vinterberg, 2010); 
- Pelo Malo (Mariana Rondón, 2013);
- Mommy (Xavier Dollan, 2014); 
- Território do Brincar (Renata Meirelles, David Reeks, 2015);
- Fai bei Sogni (Marco Bellocchio, 2016); 

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Genug! Manifesto (pure A/Z certified original ass), the man who died eating oranges und ein mittelalterlicher Albtraum

Sid Vicius Family Moments, Ma Mère (for more photography & potlatches invitations, see here);
Vincent Kartheiser, Melanie Griffith & James Woods in Larry Clark's Another Day in Paradise (EUA, 1998);

"Dr. Spock personalizes quantum psychology: 'Treat your kids as individuals, as singularities.' Here was the most radical, subversive social doctrine ever proposed, and it was directed to the only groups that can bring about enduring change: parents, pediatricians, teachers."
Timothy Leary
"Je souffrais de ses sorties continuelles, mais comment n'aurais-je pas admis qu'elle tentât par tous les moyens d'échapper à l'être abhorré?"
Pierre Angelici
"... virei mentor dum garoto judeu e gay... Eu dizia, você não acredita em nada? Marilyn Monroe? Elvis Presley, George Harrison?"
Júpiter Maçã, A Odisséia
"Look in the mirror. You are unemployable."
Julian Cope (magazine anecdote)
"Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup..."
Crowded House
"When I hit 15 my vision turned green..."
Tommy Cash

"... l'être PHOTOSENSIBLE devient la victime consentant d'un progrès qui ampute sa vie privée, l'addiction électro-optique à l'information aliénant de plus en plus souvent son quant-à-soi."
Paul Virilio
"se usássemos um sistema lógico — não haveria um sistema lógico..."
"o artista é uma persona PÚBLICA..."
Gerald Thomas, Entre Duas Fileiras
"Si nous ne savions dramatiser, nous ne pourrions sortir de nous-mêmes."
Georges Bataille, L'expérience intérieur
"Car la réalité est terriblement supérieure à toute histoire, à toute fable, à toute divinité, à toute surréalité."
A. Artaud
"Bovarism is by no means invariably disastrous."
Aldous Huxley, The Devils of Loudun
"Long live the post-horn!"
Constantine Constantius (translation by M. G. Piety)
"Im gleichen Jahre, wo sein Leben abwärts gieng, gieng auch das meine abwärts: im sechsunddreißigsten Lebensjahre kam ich auf den niedrigsten Punkt meiner Vitalität, — ich lebte noch, doch ohne drei Schritt weit vor mich zu sehn. Damals — es war 1879..."
"So wie ich mich immer gewöhnt habe — eine extreme Lauterkeit gegen mich ist meine Daseins-Voraussetzung, ich komme um unter unreinen Bedingungen —, schwimme und bade und plätschere ich gleichsam beständig im Wasser, in irgend einem vollkommen durchsichtigen und glänzenden Elemente."

"... before World War I, 'A ballet dancer was available for any man at any hour in Vienna for two hundred crowns'. To marry someone with such associations could destroy even a well-established career." 
"Morgenstern was astonished to learn that Gödel took an interest in ghosts, and he was very dismayed by Gödel’s choice of wife, whom he described as 'a Viennese washerwoman type: garrulous uncultured, and strong-willed'."
"Gödel’s fondness for telephone conversations, his difficulty in ending them, and his insensitivity to other’s sleeping habits have been attested by a number of informants."
[From John W. Dawson Jr, Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel (Wellesley: A. K. Peters), 1997]
“... dès qu’il cessa de faire la guere, sa vie assuma le lamentable cours que lui donnèrent ses crimes, et la suite de ses vains efforts...”
“... ce qui intéresse dans le personage de Gilles de Rais est généralement ce qui nous lie à la monstruosité que, sous le nom de cauchemar, l’être humain porte en lui dès la tendre enfance...”
[From Georges Bataille, Le Procès de Gilles de Rais (Montreuil: Jean-Jacques Prevert), 1965]

See also:
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