Bela Tarr: Werckmeister Harmoniak/ Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
Sion Sono: Love Exposure (2008)
Michael Haneke: Cache`/ Hidden (2005)
Christopher Nolan: Memento (2000)
Zhang Yimou: Ying Xiong/ Hero (2002)
Chan-wook Park: Sympathy for Mr Vengeance (2002)
Kim Ki-duk: Shigan/ Time (2005)
Chan-wook Park: Old Boy
Pedro Almodovar: Mala Education/ Bad Education (2004)
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu: 21 Grams (2003)
The full list: http://www.scaruffi.com/cinema/chro000.html
Stills from these films: http://www.scaruffi.com/director/gallery.html
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
It is a beautiful infinite
whether you are the puma-shaped cloud of a storm chasing imaginary deer across imaginary forests of belly-dancing trees in the crumbling sky that inhabits it;
or you are a snail gliding down a dewy spiral inside the trunk hollowed by lighting and your twitching antennae probe the dark defenseless vacua that drain it;
or you are a fly watching it through the jungle of glass threads that clawed your wings under the silent motionless scrutiny of the spider;
or, identically, you are the hiker who found a long-lost route to the summit and feels that he has entered naked an infinite room fitted with infinite doors leading into other infinite rooms of infinite doors.
(Written on Mt Williamson, second highest mountain in California, 6 July 2013, after discovering the “red chute”, but ironically found only recently while packing for a flight)
Formatted version: http://www.scaruffi.com/poetry/apophenia.html
(And see http://www.scaruffi.com/monument//hikes13/willgl.html for the Red Chute route to Mt Williamson)
*The universe is a pointless distraction
*Nothing has killed more people than religion, and, still, all religious people claim that their religion is about peace
*Death is a mystery only for those who are alive
*Your identity, dignity and privacy are the collateral damage of any business plan based on advertising revenues
* Nature is a vast cemetery
*Anybody who claims to understand science does not understand science
*Are we mapping the territory or is the territory mapping us?
*Humans want to build machines that think like humans while machines are already building humans who think like machines
*The less you know about the past the more likely you are to be amazed by the present