All today, we're celebrating London producer Actress's jaw-dropping new album, Ghettoville. Possibly his last release, it's a dark journey to a dystopian capital, so we asked him to curate content to take you on a day trip to Ghettoville. His favourite writer, Mark 'kpunk' Fisher offers his thoughts on the album, and we interview early inspiration Adamski, premiere the awesome video for "Street Corp." and catch up with the artists that drew Ghettoville. Here, Actress tells us the films that inspired the album.
To coincide with Dazed’s exclusive premiere of the video to "Street Corp.", Actress aka Darren Cunningham has chosen a list of the films he’d like to screen at the Ghettoville multiplex.
These films evoke Darren’s preoccupation for all things sci-fi, dystopian and strange. Kicking off the season is Runaway from 1984, in which Tom Selleck has to defend himself from murderous household appliances. Elsewhere there’s Disney’s 3D opus Captain Eo and Fritz Lang’s classic Metropolis, a science-fiction epic from 1927 about social isolation and class divides in a city where rich the rich rule and the poor are forced underground. Sit back and enjoy.
Stars Tom Selleck, his moustache and some homicidal home appliances.
DOGS IN SPACE (1986)
Fucked up Australian punk film with young Michael Hutchence.
REPO MAN (1984)
Let's go get sushi and not pay.
THEY LIVE (1988)
Obey. Stay Asleep. Submit to Authority.
CAPTAIN EO (1986)
The 3D film with Michael Jackson they used to show at Disneyland.
1/2 MENSCH (1985)
Insane experimental performance film with Einsturzende Neubaten in a Japanese factory.
TRADING PLACES (1983)
A mathematical Aronofsky headfuck.
You say automata, I say automato.
Featuring: Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace.
ENTER THE VOID (2009)
This is intense.
LA HAINE (1995)
90s Paris streets story. Gritty, sad, funny as fuck.
A BOY AND HIS DOG (1975)
A really weird post nuclear war film about a boy and his telepathic dog.
MAD MAX 2: ROAD WARRIOR (1981)
Australia would be a shit place to be in an apocalypse.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981)
Though New York wouldn't be much better.