Archive for the ‘The Medium is the Message’ Category
I’m digesting the film tonight and later on during a stroll with morpheus. More on the film’s delicious casse toi to our glass bourgoiserie tomorrow, along with a discussion of that most overrated of all narrative and aesthetic tropes – catharsis, and what it really means in the inverse.
The surrealists André Breton and Paul Éluard used to enter movie theaters at random and stay only a little while, until the plot became clear to them and the films’ images were drained of their power. In the Cineplex you can do the same thing all in one building. I did that one day this summer. What I saw was not excerpts from ten different movies, but one movie made up of ten interchangeable parts—the imperial power of Hollywood, still alive and well, surviving postmodern fragmentation and resisting détournement.
In what sphere of heaven will we one day find Jimmy Page in our revised Danté?
I say Sphere 7: Saturn, the contemplative.
Posted by Såladin, Jim Swift and John Owen.
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