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How Television Destroys Thinking…

21 January 2011 3 Comments

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Here’s a dope audio clip I mixed down from one of my favorite movies EVER: “Network” starring Faye Dunaway, Peter Finch and many others…it speaks for itself.

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I suggest you check it out. I had the idea of doing film reviews once, and so if I ever get around to it, this film will be first on the list.

For now, here’s another classic video tutorial where I go further in depth…it’s pretty old (I think Summer of 09), but still good:

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  • Kazi said:

    Tight production. Go head!

  • Inaambura Yisrael said:

    This was truly dope! Both clips….I really like how in the audio, the excerpt you used and the music truly complimented. The content was fierce and the music was soft and subtle…which was like tai chi or feng shui…perfect harmony and balance of opposites…I had not checked the ‘Network’, but thanks to you, now I am….peace, love, and guidance.

  • Anonymous (author) said:

    The film is dope…literally filled with abstract concepts and jewels (about how television effects the psychology of different types of people, different social classes and even world economics)

    Television reduces the content it portrays into a digestable image…the true depth, complexity and significance of an issue, person or situation can NEVER be explored, but the viewer leaves with the impression that he has explored it (that’s where the danger lies)

    >> You can’t KNOW a forest by watching National Geographic
    >> You can’t KNOW about the Wild Wild West by watching “The Law vs. Billy the Kid”, and
    >> You damn sure can’t know about relationships by watching…what’s this new joint coming out? “Friends w/ Benefits” or something (w/ Ashton Kutcher???)

    (Note that even documentaries have to be reduced: there’s only so much that can be learned through the medium…compare watching “Supersize Me” to reading “Fast Food Nation” or actually visiting a flavoring company or meat factory)

    It’s what you can call a “pseudo-experience”: you don’t REALLY know something, you just get a pre-assembled series of images and audios to tell you about it, and this so-called “knowledge” ALTERS the way you think and the way you interact with the world.

    Remember that television is the main source of education for most people: it gives us all kinds of assumptions and subconscious beliefs, and the theatri

    The subjects of television even reduce themselves: people simplify who they are or what their message is in order to fit 30-minute (or even 30-second) clips.

    The film Network GOES IN: it covers
    >> Corporate takeovers
    >> Inter-generational (romantic) relationships
    >> the conscious community (what were the Black Panthers at that time)
    >> World Banks/Economics

    …and A LOT more. To keep it real with you, I feel like this movie was deeper then the Matrix (especially because it wasn’t as obvious, or science-fiction).

    Watch a clip here:

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