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.