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Why Everyone Films At The Same Damn New York Chinese Restaurant

heh... remember men in black 3 with the giant fish that came out the tank at the chinese restaurant.


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 11:06 PM
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When I was in college (the first time), I was astonished to discover that there was an entire world out there that exists in, and only in, the world of film. Through high school, I dismissed the phrase, "like in the movies," thinking that no one actually said things like that, nor actually believed that the movies had any relation to reality (being a poorly Americanized second generation immigrant, I had no point of reference and thought that "slice of life" and "modern day" films and books were describing some really weird alien planet that everyone knew was fake but accepted as "normal" for some bizarre and as yet unidentified reason). By the time I delved (briefly) into computer animation, it was brought to my attention that not only do people say "like in the movies," they actually believe it - and it blows their minds that movies are not an accurate portrayal of real life. Yet because they saw it in a movie, they think that's how it should be - so that's how they try to arrange it in real life. Thus, real life now imitates art, instead of the other way around - because most people have absolutely no idea what real life is like.

So I basically gave up on the computer animation course, because the fancy new medium as a form of art expression was acutely depressing when I found out that no, really, people take this stuff waaaaay too seriously.
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That was a fine article. The only problem with it is its title. It should read 'lazy mofos with no grip on reality who eat stereotypes and swallow falsehoods cos they dumb.'

Chibi, you nailed animation. Imagination was once to help you cope with unpredictable circmstances but now its just a cheap fantasy, porn world. Plug and play. People need to read more books.

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I really like Chinese Tuxedo !
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 09:02 PM
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Wow! What an elaborate article! I didn't waste my time in reading it though. People are really digging deep to find things to write about these days.
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