Movie N° 191: Tron – S. Lisberger – 1982 USA

A huge spectacle, but also a spectacular disaster. Disney´s behavior at this movie was visionary and the director Steven Lisberger enjoyed enormous creative liberties. It is almost unfortunate how badly this film is ahead of its present and therefore very alienated at publication.

At that time a computer was as big as a cupboard and the interface was a flushing vertical beam on a green background. This movie personifies abstract software by means of shining lights, a space is created for the inner life of switching circuits.

We choose this movie with its sets because of the creativeness to give a form to intangible things.


tron 1982 poster