The Camera Adds 10 Pounds: A Short Film Analysis

By | 13 October 2020

A body in Cube (1997)
A body in Ghost Ship (2002)
A body in Resident Evil (2002)
A body in Elfen Leid (2004)

The One Where an Infinitely Thin Blade Penetrates the Skin, Goes Clean Through, and it All Stays Together for a Moment, in Memory, Until it Forgets, in Gravity.

A body in The Thing (1982)
A body in Akira (1988)
A body in Death Becomes Her (1992)
A body in District 9 (2006)
A body in Antiviral (2012)

The One Where, Like Plasticine, the Skin’s Integrity is Compromised or Redefined.

A body in Re-Animator (1985)
A body in The Fly (1986)
A body in Frankenhooker (1990)
A body in American Mary (2012)
A body in Excision (2012)

The One Where the Mainstream Medical Industry is Disregarded for More Home-Grown, Self-Taught Methods.

A body in Demolition Man (1993)
A body in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
A body in Futurama (1999-2003, 2008-2013)
A body in Idiocracy (2006)

The One Where Waking is Substituted by Freezing, a Group of Cells on Pause, to be Warmed Up at a Time When the Future has Arrived.

A body in Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
A body in The Matrix (1999)
A body in Vanilla Sky (2001)
A body in Paprika (2006)
A body in Inception (2010)

The One Where Waking is Substituted by Sleeping, But You Wouldn’t Know, Unless You Can Somehow Remember the Physics of Yourself.

A body in Videodrome (1983)
A body in Lost Highway (1997)
A body in Total Recall (1990)
A body in Adaptation (2002)
A body in Extraordinary You (2019)

The One Where a Space Exists Inside Another Space, and so on, Where the Spaces Forgot Where They Once Belonged.

A body in Brazil (1985)
A body in Jacob’s Ladder (1990)
A body in Mulholland Drive (2001)
A body in Click (2006)

The One Where a Traumatic Event, Such as Death or Falling Asleep, Cannot Be Comprehended, so Must be Reconstructed, in Order to Conclude the Traumatic Event for Oneself.

A body in Tron (1982)
A body in Existenz (1992)
A body in Tron: Legacy (2010)
A body in Sword Art Online (2012)

The One Where a Virtual, or Semi-Virtual, Reality Forces a Confrontation of Mortality.

A body in Sliding Doors (1998)
A body in Run Lola Run (1998)

The One Where the Copenhagen Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics is Realised.

A body in Vertigo (1958)
A body in The Prestige (2006)
A body in The Double (2013)
A body in Enemy (2013)
A body in Coherence (2013)

The One Where a Doppelganger Comes Around, and Around, and Around, and Around, and Around.

A body in Big (1988)
A body in Seventeen Again (2000)
A body in 13 Going On 30 (2004)
A body in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
A body in 17 Again (2009)

The One Where Time and Age Have No Correlation.

A body in She’s the Man (2006)
A body in Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
A body in Coffee Prince (2007)

The One Where a She Allows Herself to Be Mistaken as a He, in Order Gain a Position Within a Male-Dominated Field.

A body in The Beauty Inside (2012)
A body in The Beauty Inside (2015)
A body in The Beauty Inside (2018)
A body in The Beauty Inside (Forthcoming)

The One Where Homeomorphism, a Continuous Function Between Topological Spaces, is Exhibited, as All Humans Contain the Same Number of Holes and Handles.

A body in Pinocchio (1940)
A body in Life-Size (2000)
A body in Ponyo (2008)
A body in Under the Skin (2013)

The One Where in Becoming-Human, a Non-Human Attempts to Perform Human Rituals, to Mixed Results.

A body in The Falls (1980)
A body in Ginger Snaps (2000)
A body in Twilight (2008)
A body in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
A body in Tusk (2014)
A body in The Lobster (2015)
A body in Sorry to Bother You (2018)

The One Where, Through a Curse, Crime or Convention, a Human Non-Voluntarily Becomes-Animal.

A body in The Six Million Dollar Man (1973-1978)
A body in The Bionic Woman (1976-1978)
A body in Inspector Gadget (1983-1986)
A body in Robocop (1987)
A body in Ghost in The Shell (1995)
A body in Iron Man (2008)
A body in Iron Man 2 (2010)
A body in Iron Man 3 (2013)

The One Where, Due to Carceral Techno-Capitalism, Man Becoming-Machine Enforces Law and Order.

A body in Child’s Play (1988)
A body in The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
A body in Freaky Friday (2003)
A body in It’s A Boy Girl Thing (2006)
A body in Avatar (2009)
A body in Secret Garden (2010-2011)
A body in Your Name (2016)
A body in Altered Carbon (2018-2020)

The One Where Mind and Body Operate Independently From One Another, so in the End, Descartes Got His Way.

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