Saturday, June 1, 2019

THE SCHOOL OF MAYA DEREN PART SEVEN: NICOLAS WINDING REFN

Meshes Of The Afternoon / The Neon Demon

These comparisons could be forced (and I'm sure there's some of you reading this right now ready to prematurely call out how completely different you think my comparisons are), but I see quite a few similarities between the works of Maya Deren & Nicolas Winding Refn...
From the symbolism (Witches Cradle & Neon Demon) & tight spaces (Meshes Of The Afternoon & Fear X) to the exploration of the weirder/surreal side of Los Angeles (Meshes Of The Afternoon & Drive), I think things aren't exactly coincidental.

This all came out from a previous entry where I posted up a series of side-byside's between Deren's Meshes Of The Afternoon & Refn's Fear X...






After that I started to explore their entire filmographies and came out up with the following comparisons.

Enjoy...


Witches Cradle / Only God Forgives

Meshes Of The Afternoon / Fear X

Meshes Of The Afternoon / Fear X

Witches Cradle / The Neon Demon

Meshes Of The Afternoon / The Neon Demon

Meshes Of The Afternoon / The Neon Demon

Meshes Of The Afternoon /
Fear X

Witches Cradle / The Neon Demon

Meshes Of The Afternoon / The Neon Demon

Meshes Of The Afternoon / Only God Forgives

Witches Cradle / Only God Forgives


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