Tag Archives: movies

Character

Without moral structures and the literature that they amass, what remains to counter the siren song of entertainment, the responsibility-less world of sheer fantasy, the make-believe land where consequences never happen? There is a reason why the juvenile media make … Continue reading

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Actors are Whores

Hello, I am an actor. I wear clothes I did not buy, have other people arrange my appearance, and have another set of people tell me what I must say. I have trained myself to lie for a long time, … Continue reading

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Staged

People lie to themselves daily. They see a photograph of people and think, “Oh, that happened!” What they don’t understand is that yes, it happened, but on the 33rd take. You see, photographs, like movies, are created art. That is, … Continue reading

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The Exploitation Cycle

I have seen the death of quality. Why should writers, directors, or musicians care about quality, if there is a ready-made audience for crap? Just pastiche it together, make it wowie-zowie with SFX or be extreme, and your audience will … Continue reading

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Upgrade or Die

Another day, and another essential upgrade. Essential to what? If I don’t board the tech train to HappyShinyFunNow town, then what? Will my life be over? Stuff your hype. Air is essential. Food is essential. Water is essential. God is … Continue reading

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Compartmentalization

Compartmentalization is a useful tool, mentally and spiritually, to prevent hysteresis. You don’t want to freak out over every thing that happens to you, and so you decide to not let the driver who cut you off put you in … Continue reading

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Ruining Art

The worst trend in American culture at the present moment is the hijacking and revising of older works by perpetually offended activists and their artistic enablers. The examples are sadly plentiful: Captain America movies, where Bucky’s race was changed Star … Continue reading

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Thralls of Deceivers

The thralls swallow anything, as long as it is coated with something that imitates sweetness. Junk food or nerve gas, both are acceptable, or anything – anything except truth. That compels screams as it burns them like pain; the pain … Continue reading

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Abandoned to the World

Those who refuse to put up with evils are the ones who hurt most in this world. My response to betrayal by those who love us not is to pray through clenched teeth: “Make me purer still. Let me burn … Continue reading

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Paid to Pretend / The Death of Creativity

When actors have a prominent role in society, the society is doomed. What are actors but people who pretend to be other people? They can’t be too picky about whom they pretend to be or else their income dries up. … Continue reading

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