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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Alin
    October 14, 2016 @ 9:04 am

    As you’ve described it in the beginning as a comic book movie I think I want to suggest that two of the biggest influences on it are Mister X and The Walls of Samaris.

    Mister X itself is inspired by german expressionism and American Art-Deco architecture. But it’s concerned with architecture and psychogeography, with the city as a living entity with hidden secrets and it also inject a pale bald figure into the setting. So I’d say there are more distinct commonalities beyond the visual style. Also, it was referenced by the Proyas, for all that is worth.

    And Samaris for the idea of a simulacrum of a city, always shifting and consuming its inhabitants, with characters that lose their memories and have a rigid schedule. The spiral as a visual motif is also prevalent in it. In fact, If you were to make a Hollywood adaptation of The Walls of Samaris, you would get to something pretty close to Dark City.


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