Taken from Gillian Flynn‘s book ‘Gone Girl’, the passage below describes a terrifying reality where true humanity has forever been replaced with a collection of robots that sleepwalk through life re-enacting scenes from the various soap operas vomited forth by our favourite pusher, television. It also suggests that our addiction to the various media we consume has made the physical world we inhabit second-best, a dull facsimile of the hyper-reality provided by the movies and TV.
Whilst I was walking through the park in the fog over the weekend I got to thinking… What if this phenomenon wasn’t simply a collection of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth’s surface, but a symptom of memory issues in the matrix leading to the need for a reduction in the render distance?
I don’t usually write film reviews as I’m a huge believer in “see it and make up your own mind”, but after watching Zack Snyder’s latest visual feast on the ear-shattering, eye-filling 26 metre wide screen at London’s IMAX I felt compelled to put finger to keyboard.
After watching the trailers for Sucker Punch I was, as I’m sure most of you were, pant-wettingly excited about seeing it. Gun-toting, lingerie wearing hotties shooting Dragons from the back of a WW2 Bomber? Steampunk Nazi’s? Giant Samurai Warriors with gatling guns? This was the guy that brought us the amazing 300 and the previously considered unfilmable Watchmen, what could possibly go wrong?
This weeks #Top10Thursday was inspired by a conversation concerning a previous Top 10 list. After some debate about which Toys from the 80’s each of us had owned, the discussion moved on to the classic film The Goonies. Without considering the consequences I said that I had never seen this particular 80’s classic and suddenly the full force of Twitter was unleashed upon me.
Clearly I had touched a very raw nerve and I set about discovering what other classic films my fellow Tweeters hadn’t seen. I created the #filmconfessions hashtag and started an amnesty on classic movie misses. Here, in their own words, is the Top 10 Classic Films I Haven’t Seen…