So I just saw Annihilation (which was dope!) and thought it would make a great companion piece to Arkane’s Prey. Both are about encounters with an alien other, the shifting nature of identity, and uh… both have Benedict Wong in them.
It reminded me of the few other times I’ve thought about this like with the wonderfully surreal , and darkly funny Swedish film Songs from the Second Floor and the similarly tragic and stark video game Inside.
I think it’s interesting to think about how different elements of media, with vastly different aesthetic values, can collide. This kind of cross media examination can expand how we think about those works. Seeing the threads between different mediums will never not be exhilarating for me.
So what other films would be good companion pieces to video games? What albums would make interesting companions to books? What paintings would go well with what poems?
What examples of this do ya’ll have?