posted on Nov, 15 2012 @ 01:31 PM
Originally posted by prevenge
LOL @ people who 'try to find meaning in movies to make sense of reality and it being conincidence" ahahahaha
whomever does that is an idiot.
whomever realizes that CIA has massive Hollywood influence and they write scripts to intentionally sway collective consciousness and public opinion
via philanthropic agendas... well then you can see exactly what MEANING is actually INTENDED to be there.
but just magicly thinking movies are reality?? lol that's beyond stupid and i feel sorry for whomever does that.
I think you've severely misunderstood OP's intent with that comment. (Though I find your comment about the CIA's influence on hollywood to be
interesting. something I've personally suspected for quite a while)
As a writer, I can tell you that humanity has used fiction as a vehicle for discussing and philosophizing about major life issues, sparking debate,
and sharing viewpoints, for MILLENIA. I think this is what OP is talking about, not that most of us think that movies necessarily portray reality
accurately (some do, most don't)... more that he means looking at one writer's portrayal of life and humanity, for clues about meaning, and ways to
reflect on our own life experience.
I think this is much easier to understand for someone who is a regular reader of fiction books, than someone just watching movies, as most movies tend
to do this at a more shallow level, or accidentally / casually, whereas a lot of authors of fiction novels strive to specifically, purposely convey
something "meaningful" in their work. The medium of film also lends to more easily "shutting off" one's mind, and not thinking too deeply about what
is going on. Someone used to reading a lot of well-written fiction will be a little more used to searching for the meaning in a story...even a
seemingly "mindless" filmed one.
IMO OP is correct about this, and that is not stupid at all.
And on that note, I really have to say that for a site whose motto is "deny ignorance," a lot of members here seem pretty quick to laugh at and mock
that which they do not understand. Unfortunately, this usually says more about the short-sightedness of the mocker, than the stupidity of the
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