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Originally posted by steggyD
Kinda like, "oh, the light, it's so pretty." ZAP!!!
Romero's satirical depiction of instant and celebratory gratification is consistent both with classical European images of luxury and with modernist denunciations of the restlessly acquisitive postmodern zeitgeist, such as Christopher Lasch's melancholic Culture of Narcissism (1979). Of the film's characters, however, only Fran (Gaylen Ross) voices the film's moral insight. Accusing the men of being hypnotized by the mall, she tells Stephen: "It's so bright and neatly wrapped you don't see that it's a prison too." Fran is expressing, albeit rather preachily, Romero's own perspective: far from endorsing consumerism, she highlights the tendency of human beings to become cultural dupes. In this sense, the "fool's paradise" of the mall is a pretext for a classical humanist condemnation of visceral indulgence.
Originally posted by Justmytype
You're hypnotized by this place, all of you. It's so bright and neatly wrapped that you don't see it's a prison too."
Is this someones way of saying. Im trapped and so are all of you. I want to be free..
Originally posted by Bangin
Life is a prison, for some of us at least. I feel that the day I die will be a day of celebration. For once the struggles of life will cease and a new journey (or nothing at all) will begin.