Upstream Color: A Contemporary film Review
I wanted to end in something abstracted from the white walls and put into a theatrical situation. I have never written a film review, but this seemed to be one of the few current mainstream films that resonated with something in an interesting way. This film directly engages with the strange nature of writing, reading, and living with a book while dealing with a fragmented reality.
There is a strange distance in the beginning of the film that circle to the end. The characters in the film seem to intertwine while facing two enemies or darker controllers. I have not quite settled on the darker character the first antagonist being the carrier and initial manipulator or the second being the farmer of direct surgical detriment and secondary interference of motorization. Both mentally and physically take and alter the victims, but which remains more sinister as manipulative crimes.
The introduction to Walden was a matter that confused the individualization of the victims’ reality. The crime seemed to have been an act of self-sabotage to the victim of waking up. What really becomes alienator in the end, is it the individual mentality of the victims or farmers? Which displays more animal qualities in the end the pig or the human?
I recommend at least one viewing of the film it really deserves two in my opinion. Contextualizing the harmful bodies becomes difficult to resolve when equating the small organism that in the end becomes the true farmer.
It is an interesting movie to align with the current wave of capitalist manipulation of government. Billionaires are feeding activist movements to the public to suit their reckless agendas. The Koch Brothers are a prime example in their lobbying of political power. The cut taxes of the richest and the draining of the poorest populations that cannot voice an informed opinion as most of the corruption is sealed underneath a blanket of undisclosed agendas in public access. Private lives hold the most insidious truths behind a failing system of ruthless individuals willing to throw 99% of the population under the bus for a tax cut that isn’t about the additional money, but is rather clear it is about the power of being able to control the population.