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Friday, July 19, 2013
Bring Back Cinema!
Please share on social media or something similar if you agree:
will cinema come back? More and more, the masses of people are being
sucked into television and the most routine genre pictures. These are
nothing more than scripted dramas, a simple logical unfolding of events
that bores in its predictability. When will we get back to something
more subtle and abstract . . . i.e. the universal, the metaphorical? How
much more beautiful is the face of a woman from the countryside or a
certain sunrise than another formulaic celebration of the careers of
lawyers, junior executives, or stockbrokers? Audiences are so submerged
in these topical dramas that they are taught to hate cinema, and love
the most rushed, poorly crafted entertainment. 'As long as there's a
story, and it has a surprise!' some say. I hope the art won't die along
with its audience.