Friday, April 17, 2015

Retro 2015-13:Retrograde Films

Today's my thirteenth post on annual Saturn Retrograde, 2015. Today I want to discuss about some films that I saw currently, and in other Saturn retrograde periods, which reflect the true quality, essence, nature and characteristics of Saturn Retrograde. While watching any of them, you can actually feel the nature of Saturn retrograde, especially from the Saturnine perspective.

The magnificent, yet eerie visual spectacle of Lars Von Triers film Melancholia perfectly describes Saturn retrograde beyond any other movie in comparison. Especially the super slow motion, super static, super stagnating, opening sequence. I had already written about my personal experience of watching Melancholia in the post Saturn Retro: 2014/02/ Melancholia by Lars von Trier. Even this retrograde I couldn't help opening my selection of films by this Retrograde magnum opus, from beginning to end, both from screenplay wise, treatment, and the visual style..

The films of Tarsem_Singh reflect the static, suspended, hypnotic, floating, unworlds. There are always secnes where things are suspended in extreme potential energy looming with oozing release, explosive supernova to come. the viewer is left breathless with the impact of static energy, collossal unfolding, static energy perfectly expressing the Saturn Retrograde energies...

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2 comments:

Mani said...

Interesting. So static energy is saturnine retrogade energy? Very interesting. I would love to explore that through movies. Seems a nice idea

Adim Phukan said...

Yes, Mani, many subtle, elusive emotions are lucidly expressed by some movies.