I finally found the crossroads between J.G Ballard and Chuck Palahniuk when it comes to material asphyxia, here in plain view from the best "doom" director to ever live I'll include Tarr as the only contender. Carpenter was able to find the paradoxical and adapt it into normalcy with a whole lot of thrills. Carpenter had an all seeing perspective. I mention Tarr without any real contrast, but both directors are the best I've seen in breathing personality into every person and every thing in their films there are no extras or props everything you see or even hear has personality not just resonance, Carpenter was able to do this with the cinema Tarr with life. You can say Tarr is Bruegel, separated from the cinema, and Carpenter, Hitchcock. In both their films doom is doom but it is also freedom, whether it be freedom from the world or freedom from solitude.