The new weapon was the movies.
"Research has shown that movies have a powerful
influence on the behavior of children and teenagers. That's why corporations
spend money for product placement in films to market their
soft drinks." - Jay A. Winsten,
Harvard School of Public Health
"It is an odd dilemma. Film is The
Art Form of the 20th century, undeniably.
As Lenin said, 'the most
powerful tool ever invented to
man'. Yet more and more, we see films
made that diminish the American experience and sometimes trash it completely."
- Charlton Heston
"It hardly needs re-stating that Talmudwood is
driven by the desire for dollars rather than artistic integrity. As such,
cinema is open to product placement in a variety of forms, from toys, to cars,
to cigarettes, and even state-of-the art weaponry hence the "special thanks" to
Boeing in the credits of Iron Man (2008)." - Matthew Alford 02/09
1907 "Should you ever
seek the source of the moving pictures of the
vaudeville theater you will learn
that the comic, the
mystic scenes so swiftly enacted in
photographic pantomime are not real but feigned." - Moving Picture
1917 Before classical continuity
emerged the traditional approach to shooting a scene was the tableau technique
reminiscent of theatrical presentations. Action was played out in a full shot
from an audience standpoint, using staging to vary the composition and express
dramatic relationships. At this time the consolidation of Talmudwood's
characteristic approach to visual storytelling occurs.
When there was
cutting within the tableau setup, it usually consisted of inserted close-ups of
important details, especially printed matter, like a letter or telegram.
Occasionally the close-up of an actor could be inserted, usually filmed from
the same angle as the master shot. The tableau approach was more prominent in
scenes taking place in interiors; filmmakers were freer about cutting action
occurring outdoors. The master shot was typically closer and more tightly
organized than a scene on the stage would be. The tableau approach was the
default of Talmudwood filmmaking through the early 1910s.
Watch people filing silently out of
a movie theater,
their eyes vacant, their faces slack. They look and act stoned. One must
reemerge after being submerged this way in hyperreality.
Art was said
to provide ekstasis, which in Greek means "letting us stand outside
ourselves," presumably to lend us perspective.
Everyone desire from
personal experience that entertainment usually
provides just the opposite:
intertenere , pulling us into ourselves thus denying us perspective.
Hugo Munsterberg, writing of this almost mesmerizing effect, cited reports that
"sensory hallucinations and illusions
have crept in; neurasthenic individuals are especially inclined to experience
touch or temperature or smell or sound impressions from what they see on the
screen. The associations become vivid as realities, because the mind is
completely engrossed in the moving pictures."
Movies have interpenetrated reality in a way no other art
or entertainment has, in part because as
a photographic medium they were
fashioned from the matter of reality. Early audiences reportedly would
shrink as a train on-screen pulled into a station, fearing that it would burst
through and run them over. They had to be constantly reminded that what they
were seeing was only an illusion.
What makes the movies appear even more
real, and what makes them even more powerful in their effect, is how the
audience mentally processed them.
Munsterberg noted, the movies
played in our heads and seemed to replicate our own consciousness.
Conspiring with the dark,
they cast a spell that lulled one from
his own reality into theirs until the two merged.
precisely what concerned some of its more astute critics. They realized that
the movies seemed to cross the line that
seperated reality from imagination.
"Jane Addams, the social
reformer and director of Chicago's Hull House community center, the movie
theater was a "veritable house of dreams," which was "infinitely more real than
the noisy streets and crowded factories."
- Neil Gabler
time, after tens of millions had watched thousands of motion pictures, the
movies gradually began occupying the common imagination like an expeditionary
force, not only filling heads with models to appropriate but imbuing them with
an even more profound sense than anyone in the nineteenth century could
possibly have had of how important appearances were in producing just the
"Since audiences have no way of distinguishing
between what is real and what is fabricated, they are asked to
swallow the whole sugar-coated
confection in one gulp. In the real world
a bald faced lie is easy to
identify, but half truths are more insidious." - Preston Lerner
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