You know for the first time, seeing that word alone in the title, I read it as "Brainded" or braindead.
On the trivia side, did you catch the twisted tribute to "The Red Balloon"?
brainpanhandler wrote:you never take any interest in.
I miss Hugh, sorta. I wonder if we could allow Hugh to post in this subforum only.
JackRiddler wrote:Maybe I missed it but this thread seems to lack the observation that at this stage of the global culture's development, the most common conditioned mode of viewing everything, at least insofar as it is viewed through the electronic media, may be described as pornographic. I think this is inherent in the now almost universal and near-infinite power to reproduce images. Everything's chopped up, sexed up, blown up, and thrown about in rapid-fire scattershot, most all of it striving to maximize sensation and raise stakes in environments where everything screams for attention and viewers' capacity to grant it has been over-stimulated and overwhelmed. Advertising, as I'm hardly the first or ten-millionth to observe, is essentially pornographic: dazzle the eyes, occupy the cerebrum, capture the reptile underbrain. Constructed reality using fill lighting, makeup and standardized mannerisms, costumes and head-shots long ago came to be considered the necessary precondition for seeming real with authority, which reality often no longer does. Note that certain extremes of religious fundamentalism don't ban only pornography, but representational art altogether; iconoclasm has a long history of conceiving images in themselves as exerting a form of mind control or bad magic.
Release Date: September 7, 2012 Studio: Roadside Attractions Director: Jamie Bradshaw, Alexander Doulerain Screenwriter: Jamie Bradshaw, Alexander Doulerain Starring: Ed Stoppard, Leelee Sobieski, Jeffrey Tambor, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Max von Sydow Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller MPAA Rating: Not Available Official Website: brandedmovie.com
Plot Summary: "Branded" is a dark and mind-bending journey into a surreal, dystopian society where corporate brands have unleashed a monstrous global conspiracy to get inside our minds and keep the population disillusioned, dependent and passive. One man's Misha (Ed Stoppard) passion to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with the hidden forces that really control our world....
And is this idea of limiting someone to one forum even possible?
Ed Stoppard as Misha Galkin
Leelee Sobieski as Abby Gibbons
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