Thursday, September 26, 2013
This month I am pleased to announce the following:
1) Lucid has been named an official selection of the 2013 Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival. This will be considered its world-premiere event.
2) The essay, The Ideal Candidate: Solaris as Philosophical Riddle Box has been published in issue 68 of the film journal Senses of Cinema. The article can be read here:
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Access the complete articles on the journal's website: HERE
Title: The Ideal Candidate: Solaris as Philosophical Riddle Box
Abstract: This article seeks to evaluate Steven Soderbergh's 2002 adaptation of Solaris in lights not often considered. In addition to a comparison of the film’s Visitors to Baudrillard's notion of the hyperreal, the author wishes to draw connections to the hosts’ abnormal psychological states and the effect on one's morality. Finally, the text itself is discussed as self-reflexively commenting on its own status as simulacrum through the concept or reproduction as adaptation.