Concerning acid trips, Gaspar Noé asked my advice
when he was developing his film "Enter the Void."
We are both huge fans of Kubrick's 2001 as well
as of abstract psychedlic films such as by Jordan
Belson and the Whitney brothers. He is also a
neighbor in Paris.
He asked me what films he should watch to get
ideas of how to represent a drug trip, and
because he already saw all the films I suggested,
his research had consisted in taking various
quantities of interesting drugs.
I think he succeeded in representing the trip
visually as abstract patterns filling the screen.
The film is shown strictly in 1st person POV of
the main character (we even stare into his eyes
as he looks in the mirror, while his eyeblinks
are represented as periodic black flickers), and
the drug trip clouds that vision.
Incidentally there is a structural similarity
with 2001 in his film, as the character spends
the second half of the film in space-limbo, and
the journey ends with a psychedelic trip through
a uterus to end in an explosion and a fetus...
At 10:41 -0600 22/03/17, Gene Youngblood wrote:
Friends, I¹m seeking recommendations of feature
films with scenes that attempt to visualize
inner states of mind such as breakdowns
(Vertigo), nightmares (Spellbound), acid trips
(Easy Rider) or any other kind of hallucination
(Altered States). Ecstatic or horrific doesn¹t
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