Friday, September 23, 2005
Why Movies Matter
Movies matter now more than ever. Today, when real world narratives no longer make sense, film (and to some extent, written) narratives are our only resource for meaning. For example, it is still possible to see a humorous story in film in 2005, whereas, in the external world, irony remains the sole modus humorous. Melodrama, though rare today in film, is still possible. By contrast, there are no more real world melodramas; there are only tragedies.
We recommend rewatching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, then comparing it to the recent failed remake.