It is not easy to emphasize that addiction to incredible monsters is not easy to capture in art, because there is always a danger of something overly complex, which is marked very volatile relationship, A recent example that is very timely that does this in an interesting way is ‘Never Let Me Down Again’ depeche modeWho has a significant appearance in the first episode of ‘The Last of Us’.
Another great example has just been added to the Amazon Prime Video catalog for streaming (it can also be viewed on Filmin). is about’AddictionA fascinating reimagining of the vampire myth in the key of expressionist-influenced independent cinema, by Abel Ferrara. a great movie Which makes wonderful use of the fantastic to talk about real and very personal problems.
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Lily Taylor plays a college student who is unexpectedly approached by a woman who turns her into a vampire. a junkie desperate for fresh blood Which quenches your intense thirst and also intensifies your senses. It would end in a spiral of addiction, along with other underground vampire circles, in which we would also see people like Christopher Walken (a regular Ferrara collaborator).
ferrara Here he leaves his experiences of being addicted to heroin For years, I’ve been trying to figure out the hodgepodge of sensations experienced while hooking up. High, desperate searches, extreme decisions made during this period, the impossibility of escape until a small loophole is found that presupposes salvation.
‘The Addiction’ doesn’t fall into addiction cinema’s most sentimental trends, however it can’t avoid a religious background when it comes to escape and redemption. Here we find a rethinking of a great classic made in a very urban key, using the New York night as another character. charged with danger and tension to maintain a terrific pulse expected in the work of a vampire.
‘The Addiction’: Uncontrollable Impulse
Taylor is dedicated to bringing to life this complex and fascinating character with whom the director is obsessed. The film isn’t overloaded with plot because it doesn’t have to. A film that seeks to study a complex sensory experience, Ferrara takes the most radical independent route, pure guerrilla and experimental cinema with a meager budget but which does not sacrifice a spectacular visual personality.
Black and white, location on the streets of New York, nightclub aesthetic. ‘The Addiction’ is full of cleverly used visual details that help make it an engaging whirlwind. interesting precursors’problem every day‘ In showing a sexual drive that also shows a thirst for blood. definitely, One of the weirdest vampire movies you’ll ever see,
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