When I find myself booted out of remote access on my computer – again! – I like to reflect on those films that feel my pain. Whether it’s Bishop crawling to the other tower to remote pilot the dropship (Aliens 1986), Neo battling bots while waiting by the telephone – dial up, eek! (The Matrix 1999), Nedry on repeat… ‘ah ah ah, you didn’t say the magic word’ (Jurassic Park 1993), Kevin Flynn taken prisoner and held captive within a computer (Tron 1982), or like Dom Cobb waiting for the spinning top to fall over (Inception 2010), I find their struggles comforting.
Any other films that sooth your digital frustrations?
Amanda Slack-Smith, Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA
RELATED: More 5 film suggestions to watch
SIGN UP NOW: Subscribe to QAGOMA Blog for the latest announcements, film highlights, behind-the-scenes features, and stories.
Explore #homewithQAGOMA / Hear artists tell their stories / Read about your Collection / Subscribe to YouTube to go behind-the-scenes / Know Brisbane through its Collection
QAGOMA is the only Australian art gallery with purpose-built facilities dedicated to film and the moving image. The Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) provides an ongoing program of film and video that you’re unlikely to see elsewhere, offering a rich and diverse experience of the moving image, showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and international cinema, rare 35mm prints, recent restorations and silent films with live musical accompaniment on the Gallery’s Wurlitzer organ originally installed in Brisbane’s Regent Theatre in November 1929.
Feature image: Jurassic Park (1993) Dir. Steven Spielberg
#tron #aliens #jurassicpark #thematrix #inception #homewithQAGOMA #QAGOMA