Scenes of Psychic Devastation in Wolfen (1981)

RND/ to consider scenes of urban anxiety / psychic devastation in wolfen 1981

dewey/ ir keep in touch?
eddie/ with what – guy next door/ ir mother – with what?
dewey/ with mother nature
eddie/ sure..
– scene from Wolfen

while generally underwhelming – wolfen 1981 features remarkable scenes of urban anxiety/ utter psychic devastation – new york considered as existential bomb site

naturally twin towers [1] feature in movie

films main shocking aspect – violent gap between pale city rich / brown skinned poor

in which such images mirror sense of civil war / ruin seen / felt in films like good / bad / ugly or el topo – which makes n simultaneously western / shallow cinematic experience of deep western void [2]

Reference Link

  1. Twin Towers
  2. NVA

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