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“It’s Reality TV:” Jonathan Glazer on His Nightmarish Short “The Fall”

"[The imagery] tied into this sense I had where we’re living in times when reason is under attack and aggressive ideas seem to be in the ascendancy."

From “The Fall.”

“There was a man with a noose around his neck. It wasn’t clear who he was, or who the men were that had been chasing him before they strung him up, or why they were after him. Jonathan Glazer was not privy to the details. In fact, the British filmmaker behind countless legendary music videos (Radiohead’s “Karma Police,” Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity”) and movies like Sexy Beast could not even tell you why the scenario had lodged in his head.” Source: Rolling Stone

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WHY THIS MATTERS: 

Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer discusses what prompted the disturbing imagery in his short film, “The Fall,” his first project since his 2013 feature film, Under the Skin. “[The imagery] tied into this sense I had where we’re living in times when reason is under attack and aggressive ideas seem to be in the ascendancy,” he says. “So I wanted to use this as an opportunity to express that notion, in the hopes that someone else out there was feeling the exact same thing I was.” The full film is available to watch here.

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