Anticipating..... Chris Cunningham's "Rubber Johhny"

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jed_ (jed), Saturday, 16 April 2005 14:48 (fifteen years ago) link

my editor saw it last week and said it was absolutely bananas

eagerly anticipating a screener

mark p (Mark P), Saturday, 16 April 2005 16:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh my. This is beautiful.

happy fun ball (kenan), Saturday, 16 April 2005 16:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Would anyone care to summarise it for those of us without Flash on our computers?

caitlin (caitlin), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:20 (fifteen years ago) link

it's just a trailer caitlin. there's not much to it other than a deformed manchild mumbling "mama".


jed_ (jed), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:24 (fifteen years ago) link

actually i'm not anticipating this anymore. i don't think i want to see it.

jed_ (jed), Saturday, 16 April 2005 20:29 (fifteen years ago) link

ok, so it's six minutes long. the majority of it is pretty similar to the aphex teaser, and the middle section has a spastic, heavily edited music video wheelchair dance sequence. there are a few arresting scenes near the end, but overall, if this is what he's been working on for (years?) now, what a giant disappointment. as short films go, its wonderful, but i'm really starting to get tired of his absolutely glacial workpace.

mark p (Mark P), Tuesday, 26 April 2005 18:51 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...
rubber johnny is perfect!! i dont give a damn how long it took cunningham to make it. the man has standards, i respect that. not sure if im actually going to pay for the dvd tho, eur 3,- a minute seems a bit much

fe zaffe (fezaffe), Friday, 15 July 2005 10:41 (fifteen years ago) link

There was a link on another board. I immediately recognized his style. I dunno, it's very good, but *whatever*. Time to move on, I say.

nathalie's body's designed for two (stevie nixed), Friday, 15 July 2005 10:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Love the teaser, I have it on his Director's series DVD. The whole thing looks delightfully fucked up. The Aphex Twin soundtrack is genius (as is everything about Mr Richard D. James).

I've a feeling that if Cunningham could deal with the idea of making "proper" films, he'd do very well; his somewhat detached style reminds me a little of Kubrick.

Stone Monkey (Stone Monkey), Friday, 15 July 2005 11:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I found the film on slsk, it's...meh. The ending, with the mashed up face-and-meat-against-glass bits, is great. But the previous four or five minutes feel like a step backwards really.

Anyone actually bought the dvd? What's the book like?

JimD (JimD), Friday, 15 July 2005 11:55 (fifteen years ago) link

fifteen years pass...

What happened to Chris Cunningham? Does he still do any work?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

good question. still working on that Neuromancer film (no, I know he isn't)?

akm, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:00 (two weeks ago) link

Obscur: Where in the World is Chris Cunningham?

Dior: Portrait of an Artist (a 2020 CC short film).

Sanpaku, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

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