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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Conversations With Myself


Apparently the surrealist movement was originally a political movement. I don't have a problem with capitalism necessarily. It's very easy for this culture to point out the corruption of communism and fascism; but it's difficult for it to point out the corruption of itself. But that corruption does exist and it is in the element of corporate entities taking the element of individualized thinking away. That's really where bad corruption comes into play in all of these areas. It's the most evident in film and television because it's an expensive art form and they need to be able to feel confident in salesmanship. They need a group they can point to and sell it so since there isn't a countercultural movement that they can point to, they won't bother. If anything makes anyone feel uncomfortable at all, which good art can do, they won't support it. Now that's being taken out of stories in the media because it's considered something that could drive audiences or sponsorship away. Now all films and media are being approved by committees, which is an absolute corruption no matter how you look at it.

In the end... it really doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about you or your work. You have to be exactly who you are and what you want to be. On your terms, with your own ideas and philosophies and the absolute FREEDOM to express them. Not what has been marketed to you or at you or created perhaps to help you to think better by the corporate "suits" with a target demographic to uphold.

Copyright © 2005 Bridget Petrella Media Relations

1 comment:

Brian M. Ross said...

I agree whole-heartedly. Life is just too short and too complex to give in to the hoi poli. And in actuality, it is more often than not when the suits are wrong.

Just look at Star Wars, Apocolyps Now, and recently Serentiy. These are films that are not only captivating, but hold underlying human truths that cannot be created or expressed by corporate ideologies.

I don't know if independant films will ever reach the masses like many film-makers believe, but I do think that they will become a much more important arm of creativity than the genre films of Hollywood.