allegory of science


Planetary Alignment in Film.

2001: A Space Odyssey (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1968)

The Tree Of Life (dir. Terrence Malick, 2011)

Under The Skin (dir. Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

Melancholia (dir. Lars Von Trier, 2011)

  • me, as a supervillain: we are not so different, you and I...
  • hero, struggling against their bonds: That's not true! I'm nothing like you!
  • me, rolling out several whiteboards filled with diagrams and charts: No, it's literary foiling. See? I've been very careful about this.
  • hero: Why? Why are you doing all this?
  • me, cackling: You fool! For thematic consistency, of course! Now prepare to metaphorically reconcile with your father figure!