Vengeancia (updated February 2014) Here are some films, videos, and related stuff that I like and/ or have stumbled upon, a random selection; please select a film or other topic from the menu at the left. For lots of great films and activism, check out Spread the Word.

“Heavy Rain is a sort of interactive crime noire thriller that has players exploring the mystery of the Origami Killer through four different protagonists. Heavy Rain made quite a splash when a tech demo hit in 2006 called The Casting.” Read more.

42 The infinite improbability drive is a wonderful new method of crossing interstellar distances in a mere nothingth of a second, without all that tedious mucking about in hyperspace. It was discovered by lucky chance, and then developed into a governable form of propulsion by the Galactic Government’s research center on Damogran….

Dr. Emmett Brown: "Great Scott!"

Check out The Power of Love from Huey Lewis and the News, here.

Fight Club is a 1999 American film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher and stars Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton plays the unnamed protagonist, an “everyman” who is discontented with his white-collar job. He forms a “fight club” with soap maker Tyler Durden, played by Pitt, and becomes embroiled in a relationship with him and a dissolute woman, Marla Singer, played by Bonham Carter…..

….The narrator, held by Tyler at gunpoint, realizes that in sharing the same body with Tyler, he himself is actually holding the gun. He fires it into his mouth, shooting through the cheek without killing himself. Tyler collapses with an exit wound to the back of his head, and the narrator stops mentally projecting him. Afterward, Project Mayhem members bring a kidnapped Marla to him, believing him to be Tyler, and leave them alone. The explosives detonate, collapsing the buildings, and the narrator and Marla watch the scene, holding hands.

Fincher outlined the narrator’s background: “He’s tried to do everything he was taught to do, tried to fit into the world by becoming the thing he isn’t.” The narrator cannot find happiness, so he travels on a path to enlightenment in which he must “kill” his parents, his god, and his teacher. At the start of the film, he has killed his parents. With Tyler Durden, he kills his god by doing things they are not supposed to do. To complete the process of maturing, the narrator has to kill his teacher, Tyler Durden…..more here.

Check out Stuart Gordon’s film, Dagon.Have you seen Inside Job?


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