It's funny, watching David Carr & A.O. Scott's field trip to MoMA, I had all these associations flood my brain. Some clips I can't find online, like a fucked-up Iggy Pop on some 70s talk show explaining how he wanted the Stooges' music to sound like Detroit's machines [did I imagine this?] or Robert Flaherty's studies of Guernica at MoMA for a film he never completed.
But then there's also the style the Times used to film this spot. The optical effects had me thinking about that bananas Casablanca trailer.
But also about Leger.
And The Thomas Crown Affair [split screens and museums].
The cinetrix is still waiting for a dumbed-down technology that allows her to teach film like a DJ, showing the equivalent of a multichannel flicker film of all the allusions and references she wishes students could have in play when considering the art[s] histor[ies] informing a given image.