Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The world's last Jew does himself in, live!

The lights go down; the movie starts. Almost before you register his face on the screen, you see his hands looming in the foreground, holding a stack of neatly aligned bullets. Their long, gleaming cylinders seem outsize, given how close they are to the camera, which provides the fixed, warped perspective you associate with a monitoring device. A logo on the right-hand side of the image confirms your impression—“MBT AutoBioCam,” it reads—while the canned musical cue of a cable network trumpets the importance of the moment: This is news, and we’re going live!

I've never been a big fan of David Cronenberg's films but he's a thoughtful, engaging interview and this piece about a (very) short film sounds interesting.

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