Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Dreams in Japan's Battle Memories

Still from "The Tunnel," Dreams (1990). Image Source: Collin County Community College.

In Dreams (1990), Japanese director Akira Kurosawa and Ishirô Honda produced a fourth dream, "The Tunnel," which looked back on Japan's ghosts from the Second World War. This is a tricky sequence because Kurosawa began his career in 1942. Then and later, he produced war narratives which attracted criticism. The segment was remade recently in a student effort (see it here), which shows how the bland Millennial dilution of World War II washes away controversies. All the same, the original chilling excerpt reveals how survivors remain suspended between the realities of conflict and the unrealities of civilian peace that follows. A defeated officer, shamed by his survival, trails home after the war; as he enters a tunnel on the road, he is greeted by an anti-tank dog. Soon he confronts his whole dead platoon ...

The Tunnel Pt 1

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The Tunnel Pt 2

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The Tunnel Pt 3

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"The Tunnel," in Dreams (1990) © Warner Bros. Parts 1, 2 and 3. Video Source: trilulilu. Reproduced under Fair Use. See the complete movie here.

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