Friday, August 12, 2011

Why We Need Cinema...





...because Life is thus described:

The look of the world's a lie, a face made up
O'er graves and fiery depths; and nothing's true
But what is horrible. If man could see
The perils and diseases that he elbows
Each day he walks a mile; which catch at him
Which fall behind and graze him as he passes;
Then would he know that life's a single pilgrim,
Fighting unarmed amongst a thousand soldiers
It is this infinite invisible
Which we must learn to know, and yet to scorn,
And, from scorn of that, regard the world
As from the edge of a far star

Death's Jest Book,
Thomas Lovell Beddoes

20 comments:

  1. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 12, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Phantom, the medium of the moving image is a ludicrous, pathetic, empty, hollow, false, phoney, joke. It has been for 122 years since its invention circa 1889 and it always bloody-well will be, irrespective of what it may or may not evolve into in the future. Its always been amazing to me how something so inherently crappy and dog-shitty has achieved the status that it has on the world stage, how millions of people worldwide are still falling for "La Grand Illusion" (as it were) on a daily basis and still being idiotic enough to pay as much as $15 each to see "NOTHING" ! ! !.

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  2. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 13, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Phantom, why did you refuse to publish my com-girl-t where i trashed the medium of the moving image ?, once again was the truth to difficult for you to deal with ?.

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  3. hamster -- Clearly, I disagree, and have no idea where you're coming from. Like everything else, there is good and bad in cinema. Perhaps you need to broaden your horizons and look harder.

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  4. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 13, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    What about its unbelievable in-authenticity, how its much better to see live entertain-girl-t with real living breathing hu-girl beings rather than something that was recorded years (or perhaps even decades) before. In fact, i cant think of anything in the world thats more "IN-AUTHENTIC" than the medium of cinema.

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  5. hamster -- whoever claimed cinema is authentic? You're arguing a point that is not in contention. Cinema is very much its own evolving medium. I'm not prepared to limit my engagement with art to that which is occurring live directly in front of me. One of the things I love most about cinema is its ability to be a window into a biased representation of another culture. Synthesize all those biases and you have a global filmmaking culture.

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  6. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Phantom, you said some very interesting things there but i still think the medium of the moving image is a steaming pile of horse-shit.

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  7. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 14, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    Phantom, have you seen the new blu-ray of Poltergeist II ?, the picture of Heather on the cover is quite stunning, i might buy it just for that picture even though i dont own a blu-ray player.

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  8. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 14, 2011 at 11:17 AM

    Neil Patrick Harris is a faggot, i wish someone would kill that dirty pansy queer bastard.

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  9. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 15, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Phantom, as i`ve said before, i really am becoming so totally and utterly contemptuous of films that haven`t got any special effects in them, if we must have the bull-shit medium of cinema in our midst lets at least make sure that every movie ever made from now on is a special effects extravaganza of some kind, then at least it would be a tolerable medium that at least had the decency to provide punters with their moneys worth every time (and never ever disapointed them), a visual roller-coaster guaranteed every time, as it were, that would at least be something good in its favour, (although of course it would still be an intrinsically bull-shit medium by definition, nothing will ever change that).

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  10. I think hamster is just, you know, trolling you Phantom.

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  11. I'm very curious to know which films jervaise brooke hamster has seen. Hamster, do you have the reputation of being a contrarian rabble-rouser? Undoubtedly, there is a lot of crap in cinema, or more accurately "movies." However, I don't think authenticity is what the medium of film is meant for, at least in terms of absolutes instead of degrees. Art to me has been about expressing yourself in a way that writing an essay, giving a speech, talking to your coworkers, or acting (not in the thespian sense) in the real world cannot. I think we engage with the "language" of painting, music, cinema, and other art to exercise a part of us that needs to be satiated, expressed, or understood because our regular daily life cannot do this. We can't go into a book of history or get in a political debate with the same mindset that is accustomed to gazing at impressionistic or expressionistic paintings. That is why we diversify our lives; to meet our various needs. We all relate to our world differently and this is why we have to stimulate our senses in different ways. Some people like S&M, others go to live concerts, others read books, others work a full-time job and go to positive psychology clinics to feel good about it. Film might be crap when it comes to the ultimate truth, but for some it is necessary. Plus, if people like Mark and I have grown WITH movies in our lives, there's an absence without it. Lately I've been fine with more of that absence due to a change of priorities, but that does not mean that I think less of it or would rather not have it. Anything with honesty and integrity is good in my book. If I find that in a film, than it has served its purpose.

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  12. jervaise brooke hamsterAugust 29, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    Jesse, Hollywood revolves exclusively around lies, hypocrisy, and ludicrous nonsense. The absolute polar opposite of honesty and integrity. I watch fewer and fewer films of late, because i`m becoming fed-up with the repetitiveness of the Hollywood product, i know films are made outside of Hollywood (including England, unfortunately) but those films dont entertain me or say anything to me either, like i said, the medium of the moving image has had its day, besides when i watch a moving image now the only things i want to see are beautiful young girls gaping wide arse-holes, everything else just seems so ludicrously out-moded now. Perhaps another way of putting it would be to say that all the non-sexual images produced by Hollywood and the other film industrys around the world represent the past and all the graphic sexual images on the internet and DVD represents the future, that seems so obvious to me, i think if you disagree with what i just said you are in denial about the future, like the people 100 years ago who were in denial about electricity, horse-less carriages, powerered flight, and the telephone.

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  13. Jervaise, you sound kind of like Holden Cauffield in Catcher in the Rye, a creepy, basement dwelling, porn obsessed Holden with a twisted Heather O'Rourke fetish, of course.

    He hated movies because he thought they were fake and phony and all that. I think you're probably right, at least about some movies. It stood truer when Catcher in the Rye was written as people were watching cheerful Hayes Code approved fare as Nazis shoveled dead Jews into ovens at concentration camps. As you may well know, this world can be a miserable fucking place and at least movies offer some escape from that misery for me and others, whether it's phony or what, it's a positive force in the world. The mere fact that a source of pleasure as great as cinema is so easily obtainable has stopped from committing suicide several times.

    Also, sex is just one aspect of human nature, to be obsessed with nothing but sex and to only watch porn is being just as unbalanced really as the prudes who want to see all erotica censored.

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  14. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 2, 2011 at 7:48 PM

    J.L., your description of me was exactly right (although i think my obsession with Heather is charming and magical not twisted). Also, i would only be percieved as "creepy" because we are still living in "THE TIME OF SEXUAL REPRESSION", 30 years from now when that truly hideous period of history is over, everybody will be like me, thankfully (you know, normal instead of hideously sexually repressed). Sex is the future, everything else is the past.

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  15. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 2, 2011 at 8:29 PM

    J.L. you dont seem to understand, the world is "a miserable fucking place" specifically because it is currently governed and poisoned by lies, hypocrisy, and sexual repression. If you could somehow edit those 3 abominations from the equation the world would become instantly perfect and all the misery would literally disapear overnight. J.L. you dont need cinema to stop you from committing suicide, all you need is to fuck, and bugger, and sodomize, and spunk-all-over, beautiful gorgeous sexy 18 year-old girls 24 hours a day, thats all anyone needs believe me. "THE TIME OF SEXUAL REPRESSION" what a fucking hideous time in history to have been born into.

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  16. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    J.L. the second world war (and all wars and violence for that matter) are derived directly from sexual repression, thats right, 57 million people were slaughtered because the silly bastard with the silly moustache couldn`t get his end away with all the gorgeous sexy young girls that he would have liked to. Think about it my old mate, think about it. Sexual repression is an appalling horrifying thing, it destroys people and nations, just like religion, alcohol, all (so-called) sports, and communism.

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  17. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 2, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    J.L., the Hayes office (so-called) code of conduct destroyed American film-making for 34 years from 1934 to 1968 and was based totally in lies, hypocrisy, and sexual repression. By the way, "whether" is spelt "w-HEATHER", OK.

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  18. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    J.L. the Nazi's murdering of the Jews was derived from hatred, and what is hatred derived from ?, thats right, you guessed it..."SEXUAL FUCKING REPRESSION", when will you realise my old mate ?.

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  19. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 2, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    J.L. sex should indeed be the only activity that people should ever indulge in, literally everything else is put there to distract us from it, something else that you`ve yet to realise perhaps.

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  20. jervaise brooke hamsterSeptember 11, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Odd that J.L. Carrozza didn`t reply to my last 4 com-girl-ts, perhaps he realised i was right after all.

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