I know it's a bit childish, but I think Coraline has that kind of feel:
A young girl walks through a secret door and discovers a parallel reality that is eerily similar to the life she already knows, yet deeply unsettling
in a number of ways,... (kind of like waking up, if you know what I mean)
When I first saw this movie, I remember thinking ... no is impossible. Persons couldn't burn this many books, we would just write new ones and hide
Then the internet happened. It got bigger, and bigger, and the books on my Kindle ereader now get 'updated', my web pages go missing, and sometimes
the only evidence of it is a discussion page comment say, 'didn't this used to be [somewhere else/different]'.
If digital content is scrubbed from our precious internet it only exists in memories. Further to that though, I sometimes think of how it's becoming
unfashionable to offend people. When I think of that, I think of this quote from the film:
"Here's a book about lung cancer. You see, all the cigarette smokers got into a panic, so for everybody's peace of mind, we burn it."
1984 is almost exactly what is happening, right before our very eyes. The only thing wrong with the title is the date, it should have said "2013", or
perhaps a bit higher. In this "post 9/11" world -every time reporters use this line I get a bit pissed, knowing that it was used as a catalist to
achieve exactly what is unfolding now- We got all sorts of (camera, digital mechanical) surveilance coming out the wazoo, emotionless drones, piloted
by brainwashed game-kids. following our every move and bombing the crap out of the "enemy" and who knows what other kind of cyber-suppirises they have
in store for us, It won't be long before you are stared back at by your televisions. It's only a matter of time before it's telling you that you're
not eating your soylent green fast enough. 30 years ago I would have laughed at the notion....
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