“I had to sit down so I went into a movie house. I didn’t know what was playing or anything, I just needed a moment to gather my thoughts and be logical and put the world back into rational perspective. And I went upstairs to the balcony, and I sat down, and the movie was a film that I’d seen many times in my life since I was a kid, and I always loved it. I’m watching these people up on the screen and I started getting hooked on the film. Look at all the people up there on the screen, they’re real funny, and what if the worst is true? What if there is no God and you only go around once and that’s it. Well, you know, don’t you wanna be part of the experience?” – Woody Allen, Hannah and Her Sisters
Immediately after completing the first volume of The Criterion Vine Of Living Art—a project in which Criterion Collection cover art is recreated as six-second, in-motion Vines– I was anxious to develop more.
While I was very proud of those initial pieces, which paid not only homage to Criterion, but to three of my favorite filmmakers, Terrence Malick, Charlie Chaplin, and Robert Bresson, it was very important to push my team and I further if we were to continue this project.*
Enter David Cronenberg.