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Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby Canteloupe » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:15 pm



Rubber Johnny, a six-minute experimental short film cut to a soundtrack by Aphex Twin, remixed by Cunningham was shot between 2001 and 2004. Shot on DV night-vision, it was made in Cunningham's own time as a home movie of sorts, and took three and half years of weekends to complete.

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Johnny is a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child, kept locked away in a basement. With only his feverish imagination and his terrified dog for company, he finds ways to amuse himself in the dark.

Rubber Johnny is the latest creation from the UKs most imaginative filmmaker, Chris Cunningham. Featuring music by legendary electronic composer, Aphex Twin, this nightmarish and hallucinatory experimental short film is accompanied by 40 pages of drawings and photographs - Cunninghams first published book of original artwork.
So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence. — Bertrand Russell

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed — and hence clamorous to be led to safety — by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H.L. Mencken
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby Yarrow » Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:20 am

cunningham is nightmarish. much prefer michel gondry.
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby dinsdale » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:47 am

Yarrow wrote:cunningham is nightmarish. much prefer michel gondry.

There does seem to be a nexus with Radiohead and with DirectorsLabel.com. The above film is a remarkable interpretation of the Aphex Twin piece. I don't particularly care for the beat-box rhythms that seem to be the hallmark of Aphex Twin and Autechre ambient music, but the video unmistakably captures that aspect of it to interesting effect. I prefer rather the beat be far more subtle and difficult to fathom, as in the forms Harold Budd has tended to follow. More drift.
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby vaguelyhumanoid » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:51 pm

I think it's supposed to be nightmarish, and it succeeds.
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby nannaphat » Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:44 pm

thank you so much



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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby mapang » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:24 pm

this very nice
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby inlove » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:32 pm

good kidding
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby wellcome » Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:38 pm

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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:06 am

Hey IK! Just got nostalgic and thought I'd have a look. Crazy. How's everyone going? What's everyone up to these days?
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Re: Rubber Johnny by Chris Cunningham

Postby SokSareth » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:40 pm

Tomorrow is holiday, so anyone want to go for a walk with me ?

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