Tag Archives: James Urbaniak

Lynn Hershman-Leeson – Teknolust (2002)

Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, (Tilda Swinton), a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part human, part computer named Ruby, Olive and Marine (also played by Tilda Swinton). The SRA’s act as ‘portals’ on the internet, helping users to fulfill their dreams. The SRA’s are nourished through touch. Because they were bred only with Rosetta’s DNA, they need the balance of an X chromo or male sperm to survive. Read More »

Hal Hartley – Henry Fool (1997)

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Plot summary:
Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talent-less novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ‘great American poem’. As Simon begins his controversial ascent to the dizzying heights of Nobel Prize winning poet, Henry sinks to a life of drinking in low-life bars. The two friends fall out and lose touch until Henry’s criminal past catches up with him and he needs Simon’s help to flee the country. Read More »