anAnnoying little insect* hovering haughtily above. Spying on us, sniping at us.
Light it up like a firework and bring it down to earth.
What knavery is this to deny us explosion by cutting away before the deed is done (I Am Legend) or worse leave a crumpled heap of metal, dry and unexploded?
If you want a picture of the future of cinema, imagine a helicopter exploding - forever.
Its eye is shining...
...is it here for good or ill. Is it here to take us away from this hell...?
...and we ascend vulnerable, hanging as if by a string.
A helicopter can be devil, a swarm of death from above, or, in the same guise, angel - mercy and salvation on its whirring wings.
Maybe it is just a mystery...
*A helicopter being looked upon like an insect is an image brilliantly used in the first (later pulled) trailer for Spider-man, when it is caught like a fly in a web that spans the gap between the twin towers of the World Trade Center :