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03 JULY 2015

The Phone Box: allegory about the consequences of dehumanisation

"In a bland square in Madrid, some workers, who are wearing a strange uniform, are installing a phone box. Some moments later, an anonymous citizen, after taking his son to the school bus, gets trapped in the box for no understandable reason. As the day goes by, all kind of strangers go there to see the strange event: some of them try to free him; others make fun of him… Everyone looks interested in this little man. After a distressing delay full of surrealistic moments, the trapped man is taken to a strange factory full of thousands of phone boxes. In each one, a single corpse is trapped, in some strange ritual. The movie ends with a new phone box in another square of the city."

(Aaron Rodriguez, World Cinema Directory)

Antonio Mercero (1972). "La Cabina/The Phone Box", -phone booth location: Calle de Rodríguez San Pedro, 5, Madrid, Spain [http://filmap.tumblr.com/post/98879196634/la-cabina-antonio-mercero-1972-phone-booth-calle].

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1972absurd situationsallegory • Antonio Mercero • black tale • caught in a trap • claustrophobic spacescyclical narrativedehumanisation • dehumanised society • distressdisturbing taleenclosed space • entrapment • environment as antagonist • eternal cycle • fait accomplifantasy about deathfeelings of panic • futility • get me the hell out of here • helplessness • high concept • Jose Luis Garci • Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez • La cabina (1972) • macabreMadrid • mummified remains • no escape • phone booth • powerlesspsychological horrorsadisticsarcophagusshort filmSpanish filmspeculative fictionsymbolic meaning • telephone booth • telephone box • The Telephone Box (1972) • tombtrapped • twisted game

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Simon Perkins
12 DECEMBER 2014

Sex Criminals: high-concept comic book about time freezing deviance

"Suzie's a normal girl with an extraordinary ability: when she has sex, she stops time. One night she meets Jon... who has the same gift. And so they do what any other sex–having, time–stopping, couple would do: they rob banks."

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2013alternative cartoons • alternative culture • arresting time • bank robbing • Chip Zdarsky • comedy seriescomic bookcomicscriminal actsdeviance • deviant desires • formal conceit • freeze time • frozen in the momentfrozen in timefrozen momentgraphic novelhigh concept • Image Comics • in media resindividual gaininterzoneliminality • Matt Fraction • mature readers • moment of climaxopportunityorgasmpetite mort • robbing banks • rule of law • sex comedy • Sex Criminals (comic book) • slice of frozen timespeculative fictionthefttime

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Simon Perkins
28 NOVEMBER 2011

The Black Hole

"A sleep–deprived office worker accidentally discovers a black hole – and then greed gets the better of him..."

Philip Sansom and Olly Williams "The Black Hole" (2008) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430144/].

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2008black circleblack holehigh conceptholeoffice setting • Olly Williams • Phil Sansom • photocopierphotocopyshort filmspeculative fictionvisual literacyvisual metaphor

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Simon Perkins
08 NOVEMBER 2008

Snickers Don't Stop ad campaign: traffic light men rise up

"The ad was shot in Saudi Arabia, all the post was done in Amsterdam and the music is by a hip hop band out of Kuwait."

Client: Snickers; Agency: BBDO/Impact Dubai; Creatives: Jennie Morris, Sian Binder; Production Company: X Ray Films; Director: Joeri Holsheimer.

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2007ad campaignAmsterdamanimation • Army of One (band) • Azza Aboual Magd • BBDO • BBDO Dubai • chase scenecrosswalkduelfightfight backfight sequencegreen • Hans Loosmann • high concepthip-hop • Impact BBDO Dubai • Jennie Morris • Joeri Holshheimer • Kuwait • Lets Roll (song) • lights • little green man • little red man • Masterfoods Middle East • Middle East • Niels Scheide • Peter Russellreanimatingred • Rolf Van Slooten • Saudi Arabia • Sian Binder • Snickers • Soeren Schmidt • street sign • Tarek Abdallah • traffic lightUnited Arab Emirates • Valkieser Capital Images • X Ray Films

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Simon Perkins
19 JUNE 2007

Copy Shop: photocopying infinitum

"A man who works dedicatedly in a copy shop copies himself until he fills the whole world with his clones. This film actually consists of nearly 18,000 photocopied frames, which are animated and filmed with a 35mm camera."

(iFILM)

Writer/director/editor: Virgil Widrich; Cinematographer: Martin Putz; Music: Alexander Zlamal; Actor: Johannes Silberschneider

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2001 • Alexander Zlamal • authenticityblack and white • clone • cloningcopydoppelgangerduplicationessencefilmhigh concept • Johannes Silberschneider • loop • Martin Putz • photocopierphotocopyrepeatreproductionshort filmspeculative fictionsuffusionsurreal • Virgil Widrich
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