Monday, 12 October 2009

La cabina

Worth a watch. Great Spanish film from 1972 - has some interesting, twisted purchase on the imagination - something to do with the fear of technology, alienation, anonymity, the city, faceless corporations, powelessness, paranoia, fear of modernity, loss of connection - the phone - the symbol of connection?, becomes the glass box/coffin/goldfish bowl...echoes of other '70s themes including later films like 'Duel' and 'Coma'. And perhaps also an existential parable

An update (March '10) - the film has disappeared from YouTube, a bit like the bloke in the telephone box, but here's a documentary/commentary from Spanish TV about it...followed by the film in full. Totally worth watching. Mesmerising.

Update again (October 2014). Back on Youtube and in full. New link added above. 

Friday, 22 May 2009

Logan's Run - Pilot - Part 1

Logan's Run (trailer)

Made a quick note on the Wolfram Alpha blog about this - their choice of logo has a strange resemblance to the uber-computer's crystal in this bit of 70s futurism

Monday, 4 May 2009

Monday, 9 February 2009

Friday, 6 February 2009

1970s watches

If you want to buy some iconic watch designs from the 70s, this seems like as good a place to go as any.