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Translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden At first glance, everything looked the same. My father glows in the dark, like one of those deep-sea fish that the light never touches.
I confirm the correct years now with a rapid dance of fingers across the keyboard and, instantaneously, the more or less accurate electricity of the encyclopedias in that other simultaneously outer and terrestrial space. The end of an adventure and an impulse that kept mankind looking outward, forward, far away.
And all of this happens—happened—in when, one summer afternoon, I went to see a movie called Invasion of the Body Snatchers and I thought I understood everything, having, of course, understood absolutely nothing.
And I understand now that I have been defeated too: A pale green glow so similar—I already said it, already remembered it—to that of the pieces of the Aurora-brand model kits. Claws and heads of ancient monsters.
Monsters imported from the Old World by Universal Studios to star in movies full of shadows and stairways and bats flitting in through windows and Egyptian mists roiling in cauldrons and wolves running across mountain passes.
And there is nothing more irremediably old than that which happened before you were born. Something that happened much farther away than on another planet and, at the same time, as close and as unsettling as one of those parks or forests we are advised not to go anywhere near once the shadows trip and fall.
But, at the same time, there is something too. Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney—they like to act, to associate with normal beings, with their victims who fear them at first, then succumb to their charms, and later destroy them in intimate combat, body to body.
They are, yes, histrionic monsters. In those movies, the monsters play monsters. Really, the most scientific thing about them is that they appear on television. The inexplicable and still novel wonder in whites and grays and blacks.
Late television nights when everyone else is sleeping and I get up and turn on the TV and watch those movies as if they were ancient scrolls, with the volume down really low and my ear almost touching the screen.
Almost nothing like the movies of today, the ones I go to see at the cinema on Saturday afternoons. Science-fiction movies that have science in them. The Thing, The Blob, Them!
Double Session and Creature Features and a brief intermission between one and the next to fill up on the stimulating fuel of sugar. In them, all humanity—never this or that human being in particular—is nothing but a vast living organism to enslave or exterminate.
In the end, beaten by the Army or the Marines or the Air Force all of them, always, played by awful actors in spotless uniforms firing off quick technical outbursts in front of their computers and most-dubious radar screens the creatures something very different from the monsters; as I said are changing or changed humans.
The creatures—even when their origin was a sane doctor falling victim to an accident or mad scientist causing an accident—seem to expire with little anguish, aware that others will arrive from some corner of deep space or that something will once again go wrong in some top-secret and subterranean sanctuary.The lausannecongress2018.com video experience serves up the best video content from AOL and around the web, curating informative and entertaining snackable videos.
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