Transcendence Written by Jack Paglen Directed by Wally Pfister United …
Drako Oho Zahar Zahar is an enigma of sorts, having survived two comas, two nervous breakdowns and two suicide attempts, emerging on the other side with his life intact yet his mind forever shattered into uncollected fragments. This documentary’s ostensibly crude title, The Man Whose Mind Exploded, refers to the destructive effect Drako’s comas have had on his memory. Each day he awakens, vaguely aware of who he is, where he is, though uncertain of what may have come before.
Welcome to Strange Interpretations, a new column on Sound on Sight, positioned somewhere between thought provoking symbolic truth seeking and experimental novelty. Each week, a well known motion picture will be put on the operating table in the asylum’s film studies theatre and dissected to prove that a bizarre hidden meaning exists, running underneath the narrative arteries…sort of like the thing from The Thing.