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That's where you lost me. I'll grant you that most if not all are social commentary on the times when they were made, but I defy you to find ONE ACTUAL, VERIFIABLE, UNDENIABLE use of subliminal-content intentionally put in any one of the films you listed. And don't waste your time making a list of YouTube videos like Revolution-2012 always does. It doesn't help your case. People can see anything they want to see, if they look hard enough. Doesn't mean it was put in the movie with direct intent to mean what you think it means.
Originally posted by ghostsoldier
I've seen a number of these movies... And they often contain quite a bit of subliminal-content, not to mention the reflections on human society as we know it today. You could almost say they are the culture-jammers of the film world.
Originally posted by JoshNortonThat's where you lost me. I'll grant you that most if not all are social commentary on the times when they were made, but I defy you to find ONE ACTUAL, VERIFIABLE, UNDENIABLE use of subliminal-content intentionally put in any one of the films you listed. And don't waste your time making a list of YouTube videos like Revolution-2012 always does. It doesn't help your case. People can see anything they want to see, if they look hard enough. Doesn't mean it was put in the movie with direct intent to mean what you think it means.
Originally posted by ghostsoldier
A dystopia is a fictional society that is the opposite of utopia. It is characterized by opressive social control by an authoritarian or totalitarian government or corporation. Hollywood has examined dozens of dystopias from Metropolis to Children of Men. The view of the future is often bleak but always facinating.
Some Characteristics of a Dystopian Film:
*It takes place in the future. Sometimes only a few years but often centuries from now.
*Something happened to destroy life as we know it today. It could be a world war, a pandemic, or a cataclysmic environmental disaster.
*Human life is devalued or controlled completely. Deprivation, oppression and terror are used to control whatever humans remain. The birthrate is often controlled or suppressed.
*There is an evil force pulling the strings. It could be a totalitarian government, a multinational corporation, an alien race or robots.
Shades of Dystopia :
Five different kinds of dystopia films
*Governmental or Societal: the societies created claims to be utopian but are really dystopian because some segment of society is excluded from the utopian dream. Exclusion can be for many different reasons including genetics. Examples of governmental/societal dystopian films include 1984 and Aeon Flux.
*Cyberpunk/techno: uses elements from the hard boiled detective novel and fim noir. The evil force is at least partially technological. The alienated outsider's battle against a repressive system is a common theme. Examples of cyberpunk dystopia films include: Blade Runner and Strange Days.
*Post-apocalyptic: after a great disaster either man-made or natural. The world is dirty and run down. Very little still works. Humans scrounge for survival. Examples of post-apocalyptic dystopia films include: Mad Max and A Boy and His Dog
*Corporate based: control of the world has been taken over by a corporation. This corporation controls everything from food production to medical services and policing. Examples of corporate dystopia films include: Minority Report and RoboCop.
*Alien controlled: the world has been taken over by aliens. Usually humans don't realize it until someone stumbles on the truth. Examples of alien control dystopia films include: Dark City and They Live
Some dystopia films have elements from more than one category. Tank Girl and The Matrix Trilogy are good examples.
On July 1, 2008, film experts in Berlin announced that a 16 mm reduction negative of the original premiere cut of the film, including almost all of the lost scenes, had been discovered in the archives of the Museo del Cine (film museum) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The find was authenticated by film experts working for Die Zeit. Passed around since 1928 from film distributor, to private collector, to an art foundation, the Metropolis copy arrived at the Museo del Cine, where it stayed undiscovered in their archives. After hearing an anecdote by the cinema club manager—who years before had been surprised by the length when this copy was screened—the museum's curator and the director of the film department of the Museum of Latin American Art reviewed the film and discovered the missing scenes. The print was in poor condition and required considerable restoration before it was re-premiered in February 2010. en.wikipedia.org...(film)