I tried to watch the DNC and gave up, life is short and it was too depressing. No uplift even for the true believers. It was the locker room of the losing team at halftime with a pissed off team owner.
The message was “You are not voting hard enough! The problem is you!”... [Read More]
Few people remember Since You Went Away. Produced (and written) by David O Selznick in 1944, after his great successes Gone with the Wind and Rebecca, it was a commercial and critical success at the time, nominated for 9 Oscars, including Best Picture and 3 of the 4 acting Oscars.... [Read More]
The film Planet of the Humans, directed by Jeff Gibbs and backed and promoted by Michael Moore, has been released for free on YouTube. Those plugged into The Happening World by joining the SCANALYZER group learned of this hours ago, but here’s an announcement for a wider audience.
I started watching this video. I enjoyed the first part with its light humor. At the 22 minute mark the director showed a scene from one of his movies. It was a courtroom scene and was powerful because it was so matter of fact. I made it to about two minutes in.
From Hollywood, to kids’ cartoons, to sappy inspirational Facebook posts, entertainment culture is full of advice on how to live our lives. Imagine the consequences of taking this wisdom seriously. Actually, you don’t need to imagine: our culture is littered with living examples of men and women who embraced the subtle and not-so-subtle popular messages. Still, it would be interesting to flip through a book called A Year of Living Hollywood. Here is some of the most common propaganda of social media, celebrities, and movies:
1. Follow your heart. This pretty saying comes first, because it’s our culture’s favorite. I remember years ago asking a wise older friend for advice about getting married, and this is what she said to me, very tenderly though: Follow your heart. I was confused. My very problem was that I had followed my heart, and it wasn’t getting me anywhere. What I needed was some sensible input, help weighing up the pros and cons and identifying flags of all hues in this relationship.... [Read More]