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Logistical Fictions

All Aboard

At turns wonderfully evocative, spectacularly heavy-handed, and frustratingly impotent. Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer (2013) skillfully realizes a fantastically dystopian setting drawn from the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige (1982) where all of humanity lives on a single train powered by an eternal engine. Within, the temporary institution of the certain kind of class which accompanies our […]

Logistical Fictions

Doors

It shouldn’t be surprising that a movie whose premise rests on energy production offers a rich landscape for exploring alternative imaginations of a monstrous interpretation of logistics. Monsters, Inc. (2001) follows its protagonists through a nightmarish world where energy and economic infrastructures are primarily founded on fear (or more specifically, screams). From the first view […]

Logistical Fictions

Logistical lamentations of the dispossessed

This overlooked masterpiece carefully choreographs the internal and external conflicts of the men assigned to the transportation of unstable quantities of nitroglycerin. Based on the French novel, Le Salaire de la peur, the men set out with two trucks (one named as the eponymous sorcerer of the title) from a remote Chilean village. Sorcerer (1977). […]