Song, Film, Same Title Vol 1: Screen Music & Sound Clips over Cinephile Cappucinos
Liberté, Egalité, Solidarité: Film and pop music are free, they are in solidarity with each other, and they are equal – even the same. By mere chance, many movies and songs share the same title without knowing it. Half of Hitchcock´s oeuvre exists as same-titled songs: The Beastie Boys´ Sabotage, Duran Duran´s Notorious, The Sonics´ Psycho, The B52´s Topaz plus several Vertigos. No less pop-homonymic than Hitch´s cinema is Jessica Hausner´s: Françoise Hardy´s Amour fou, Broken Social Scene´s Hotel and The Beatles´ Lovely Rita all have their titular share in it.
Theory-twisting talking DJ Drehli Robnik – a “living” legend in his own left – plays tunes named the same as the film of which he shows a clip along with it. Will it fit?
Drehli Robnik is a Vienna-based free-lance film and political theorist, part-time critic, essayist, talking disk-jockey and edutainer. He works on democracy, public history and cinema. His PhD is from Amsterdam University (2007). He is author/co-editor of German-language books on anti-nazi resistance in film, on Cronenberg, on Rancière, on Kracauer. Recently: Kontrollhorrorkino: Gegenwartsfilme zum prekären Regieren (2015). Forthcoming: DemoKRACy: Siegfried Kracauers Politik[Film]Theorie.