Cruel Intentions (1999)


What do you remember?

The girl-on-girl kiss :: The visceral physical effect is one of the strongest drives of cinematic expression [Medium Specificity] —

When the image represents a bodily sensation, we can not help but feel the same sensation on our own body (by a conjured empathy / association) like a phantom pain.

Notice the way an audience will rub their wrists during a suicide / razor-blade sequence, or their soft forearm veins during the portrayal of a heroin-injection.

That’s because movies are not a tangible thing, but an unfolding play of senses.

Play itself does not focus specifically on either a subject or an object; it is an activity in which the activity itself is focused on.

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Biggie and Tupac (2002)

Nick Broomfield // Errol Morris