Every film is a subjective “journey” of the director through a certain universe. This “journey” can be understood in the hallucinogenic sense that we associate with recreational drug use: a film, when seen and conceived, is a hallucination, an interpretation and a recovery of certain moments that have nothing to do with reality itself do have. The director first selects pieces of time and space in his head that he will show with a specific intention. At the time of this election, the first journey takes place when a director escapes from the real and stylizes or distorts it through his vision. This happens in fiction and documentation. Given the immense possibility of time and an overall viewing angle, the choice will guide what is said and reduce that part of what is seen through an optical lens that removes much of the environment from the field of view and a microphone pointed at the selected one Sounds. All of this is then fine-tuned and aligned in the assembly. The second trip occurs when the film is seen and captured. It is “a journey” that is offered to us without the side effects of drugs, but which can and should also leave the viewer with after-effects that he takes with him after the finished film. Let us therefore leave here as an obvious and superfluous example (but by no means less relevant) the final sequence from 2001 – Space Odyssey by Kubrick, in which the hallucinogenic lysergic experience is taken as the inspiration for a sequence that has been manipulated according to a resolute aesthetic for the ” real “experience (?) of an LSD journey, which is here transformed into a journey of space and time.
April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021