Welcome to the ICM Forum. If you have an account but have trouble logging in, or have other questions, see THIS THREAD.
NOTE: Board emails should be working again. Information on forum upgrade and style issues.
Podcast: Talking Images (Episode 22 released November 17th * EXCLUSIVE * We Are Mentioned in a Book!!! Interview with Mary Guillermin on Rapture, JG & More)
Polls: TV-series (Results), Directors (Jan 2nd), 1980 (Jan 24th), <50 checks (Jan 31st)
Challenges: 1000<400, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Central American/Andean
Film of the Week: The Milagro Beanfield War, February nominations (Jan 29th)

¶ Short of the Day #99: Tame Impala: Let It Happen

Post Reply
User avatar
Perception de Ambiguity
Posts: 3806
Joined: July 9th, 2011, 6:00 am
Contact:

¶ Short of the Day #99: Tame Impala: Let It Happen

#1

Post by Perception de Ambiguity »

"Short of the Day" is the daily discussion of a short.

Tasks:
1) Watch.
2) Discuss.
3) Send me your suggestions for the next Short of the Day per PM, along with links to the shorts and comments, questions for the other users to think about, and/or info about the short.

Detailed project introduction & index: here


Tame Impala: Let It Happen (David Wilson, 2015) :ICM: :imdb:
Length: 4 minutes 16 seconds



Suggested by: Carmel1379


Humans are the first(?) terrestrial animals to technologically achieve aviation, radically steering its evolution into "modernity". So the everyman walks across the ads-ridden airport (note "Camus" around 0:20), hurriedly, to reach his TERMINAL and swiftly travel to another part of the world. Hence George Carlin is quite right in saying that "flying on the airlines" is something we all have in common.

Another thing that we all have in common is dying. Flying will likely precipitate many thoughts of existential threats, as an inhospitable environment that suffocates and pulls one down to certain death is only thinly metallo-plastically separated from the carrier one's inside and shares with single-serving friends, meals, ... A linked theme is definitely alienation and dissociation, 'Fight Club' and 'Anomalisa' being two good examples that prominently feature aviation and these themes, and thus would liken to this short in some respects.

Anyway, I think the music video is pretty self-explanatory, it's quite captivating and wrenching. I find the music palatable too.

Comments by: Carmel1379
We do not have to understand new things, but by dint of patience, effort and method to come to understand with our whole self the truths which are evident.Image
LETTERBOXD | MUBI | IMDb | tumblr.
User avatar
mightysparks
Site Admin
Posts: 31280
Joined: May 5th, 2011, 6:00 am
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Contact:

#2

Post by mightysparks »

My friend and I were obsessed with this last year, it's such a good high song and the clip is super cool.
"I do not always know what I want, but I do know what I don't want." - Stanley Kubrick

iCM | IMDb | LastFM | TSZDT

Image
Post Reply