B.S. Johnson - You’re Human Like the Rest of Them
BFI has collected Johnson’s ten finest films together for this dual format edition (DVD+Bluray). It’s being released under the Flipside moniker, which is, in the words of the Institute, a home for those “weird and wonderful British films that have slipped through the cracks – overlooked, marginalised, or undervalued at the time of release”. Johnson’s canon most certainly fits the bill; during his fairly short working life, he created a mind-bending variety of artistic endeavours: short stories; plays; cultural criticism; reviews; experimental poetry and literature (including the ground-breaking novel The Unfortunates, which was sold unbound and thus encouraged readers to consume the story in a chronology of their own choosing); avant-garde documentaries; biopics; weird comedy animations and agitprop.