|Changeling. This film inspired a few of my projects, the beautiful vintage aesthetics contrasted with the disturbing story of kidnapp and murder. Revealing the corrupted police system and people who control communities. I like the films I watch to install raw emotion although i do enjoy a comedy or romance now and then. This also applys to my art, making political statements that i would dare to express verbally.|
I used the execution scene in one of my projects, typing up the dialog script using a vintage typewriter. Filming each letter in stop motion. The installation in which this video playes can be seen in my previous post.
WARDEN Gordon Stewart Northcott, you have been found guilty of murder, the penalty for which is death by hanging. There have been no stays or reprieves, therefore the execution will go forward as stipulated under the laws of the State of California. Do you have any last words? GORDON No...nothing. (to chaplain) I kept clean after I confessed, reverend...just like I said I would. The chaplain nods silently as the warden looks to the guards, who begin to escort Northcott up the steps to the gallows. GORDON Will it...will it hurt? (no reply) Please...not so fast...don't make me walk so fast! They struggle with him now, pushing and carrying him up the last of the thirteen steps to the top. They tie his legs together, and cinch his arms tightly in place. GORDON Thirteen steps...thirteen steps... but I didn't touch all of 'em, you bastards...I didn't touch all of 'em! They start to slip a black felt mask over his head and secure the rope. He looks desperately to the witnesses. GORDON A prayer! Please, somebody, say a prayer for me! The mask goes on and is tightened into place. The executioner approaches the handle that will open the trap door. The warden looks to the clock...9:59. From beneath the hood we HEAR, in a terrified, shaking voice: GORDON Silent night...holy night...all is calm...all is bright...round yon virgin mother and child...holy infant so tender and mild -- Just then the warden nods to the executioner who pulls the lever and the trap door JERKS OPEN.
|The fashion is also inspiring.|