The Terrifying Allure of Nonhuman Cinema

When the drama of human life is secondary to the plot

A still from Shane Carruth’s Upstream Color (2013)

The characters exist to further the life cycle of a thing whose intelligence, inner life, and even existence cannot be known

The inner lives of these characters are as interesting as the inner lives of the orchids or the pigs.

Failed histories, histories of failure. Author of four books: The Unidentified, Ghostland, Afterlives of the Saints, and Cranioklepty.

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