Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Cube

I found this one the internet today and it completely fried my mind.

The Cube was an early Jim Henson television play that pre-dated the era of the Muppets. The story is of a man caught in a giant "cube" encountering various visitors over the course of a delirious hour. Metaphysics, reality, epistemology, all of those great philosophical questions of existence come into play in this drama. I am not quite certain how to describe it, but it reminds me greatly of Faust by Jan ┼ávankmajer. The parallels of being trapped in a game run clearly through both films.

The film is just under an hour long, but it is well worth sitting down and watching through its entirety. 

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