"[Could] Utopia be the emblematic TV drama of the decade? Quite possibly. We live in the age of algorithm-driven consumerism, of capitalist realism, of state surveillance that's no longer hidden but seems almost entirely accepted anyway. We live in a world which has just reacted to an unprecedented crisis of capitalism by destroying essential public services in order to restore almost exactly the same system that caused the collapse."
Yup. Sounds more than a little crazy if you spell it out like that, doesn't it. And along with the fact that the show sneaks in the occasional laugh-out-loud subversive humour coupled with excessive on-screen violence and not-so-laugh-out-loud political, social and ethical subject matters... hm, doesn't all of that sound like a quite logical or possibly mandatory pick for a director who has both tackled FIGHT CLUB and HOUSE OF CARDS?
Enough with the rhetorical questions? Let's see what Fincher and screenwriteress Flynn do with this...
So it's obviously easier for some of us to find a measure of enjoyment in the movie, and now Cinephilia and Beyond has just posted a massive article on the hellish mess that was Alien³ — and that definitively is wildly enjoyable, packed with set photos, interview snippets, creatures, alien and domestic, and open wounds (so, uhm, these could probably retraumatize Fincher all over again).
Thanks, Gould, for dropping this in the inbox.
© Chuck Palahniuk / chuckpalahniuk.net
"Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke, Haunted), director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network, and Gone Girl), Gerald Howard (Doubleday executive editor), and special guests discuss the seminal novel's journey from book to film and beyond. Moderated by Rick Kleffel (TheAgonyColumn.com)." 7 p.m. to 8 p.m, Room 25ABC.
That's right, cancel everything else and go there! If anyone will be able to attend, make sure to take some snaps and report here for the rest of us hungry brains. Thanks Daryl, this sounds fantastic!