Message - Re: Visions of the Future City in Film

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Posted by  Piotr on February 15, 2004 at 01:26:51:

In Reply to:  Re: Visions of the Future City in Film posted by Richard Haut on February 14, 2004 at 18:38:05:

That is the point exactly, isnt it?
What is wrong with the gleeming glass towers of Metropolis, what is wrong with the 7-block wide megastructures of BladeRunner, what is wrong with the Metabolist living capsules of The Fifth Element. All these films, including Brazil, show us a dystopian vision of the future, but one that somehow represents a failure of one of the many visionary ideals of the great architects of our times: Sant Elia, Le Corbusier, Mies, the list goes on.
Why is teh future of the city so often portrayed as a dystopia? run or planned by such socipaths that u mention? why is modern architecture portrayed as evil...consider the architecture of Batman: all teh villians live in modern apartments, etc, whil teh hero resides in a Gothic mansion. What is wrong with modern architecture, or more precisely what is wrong with its image in film?

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