Luis Buñuel, Simon of the Desert. (1965)
More on The Desert, faith, technology, consumerism, gadgetry and endless-loop mutually dependent negative relationships:
Sam Jacob, "More Scenes in Cartoon Deserta". (2009)
Reyner Banham, "The Great Gizmo". (1965)
Footnote 1. Consider that while gadgets might fail consumer capitalism hasn't. Gadgets aren't only delivered everywhere anywhere: they are the means of delivering consumer culture, everywhere anywhere. The magical-mechanical coffin is only the medium.
Footnote 2. Modern Consumerist Cities as the ultimate Desert.
Footnote 3. Buñuel takes the fall of Simon as the fall of Heroic Modernisms. (Vid. Spain under Franco or Post-Revolutionary Mexico.) Consumer culture was the final nail on the coffin for Revolution. The calm of consumer culture conquers the scary wilderness of sociopolitical disruption.