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“Nocturnal Emission”

“Nocturnal Emission”

If a major goal of democracy is to give everyone a gun, then a major goal of storytelling must be to prevent us from pulling the trigger. The preservation and protection of personal liberties could not be of greater importance in the minds of the great storytellers. The films in this series have that in common.

 

What Goes in Must Come Out – The Machine as Man

What Goes in Must Come Out – The Machine as Man

Does the rest of the world comprehend now how random citizens go on killing sprees in my country? The malfunction of the American dream is not part of some twisted conspiracy, but an unfortunate side effect of toxins churned up by our misuse of machines.

 

Being Venus in a Venus Crazed World

Being Venus in a Venus Crazed World

The filmmaker has gradually imposed on his audience a hip cinematic predicament, but it’s not our camera, so we can’t be blamed. We are only watching.Right?

 

The Cult of Venus in Motion Pictures

The Cult of Venus in Motion Pictures

Few of her modern adherents still connect with her illustrious lineage. Present day folk place are less superstitious and more literal. She’s morphed from The Morning Star into The Ideal Babe, blown up thirty feet tall at the local movie theater.

 

Arab Spring

Arab Spring

2011’s Arab Spring played in real-time on the Internet, with gloves off, like the Viet Nam War played on national television in the sixties and seventies. Not since those days has youth captured and held the attention of the world so impressively. (click here to read entire article.)

 

What if digital age folk are getting smarter, not dumber?

What if digital age folk are getting smarter, not dumber?

Here is proof that the political stage is not being managed by a secret cadre of money-grubbing fascists. If such a group existed, they would never have given us all these cameras. (click here to read entire article.)

 

Hope in a Handbasket

Hope in a Handbasket

BILLY-“You know, unbelievers liked to make fun, but I ask you, believers and unbelievers alike, what more literal proof of a bona-fide hell does anyone need? As we live and breathe, the flaming bowels of the under world, swell with fires in which you, me and Mother Nature are slowly roasting.” (click to read entire article)

 

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

It was too long. So is hell. I looked around at the audience. No one was breathing. The movie theater felt like a Petri dish. (click to read full article).

 

Psychedelic Cinema

Psychedelic Cinema

These days “outside the box” is a commonplace term for innovative thinking and drugs are by no means the only way to achieve it. Moviemakers keep on paving the way in popular culture. Whether or not you ever ingested hallucinogens, we have all experienced them through their influence in music, movies, fashion, advertising, games and so on. (click here to read full article)

 

Point of View

Point of View

If every story combines three essential elements, plot, character and point of view, we must realize that the creators of these social websites that we are supplying with our character and plot are supplying the point of view.