Archive for October 23, 2017

Primitive Pleasures of Primitive Passions

Posted in FILM with tags on October 23, 2017 by dcairns



The hyperbole of old movie trailers already make them sound like screaming maniacs. If you imagine anyone actually talking like that… like imagine you asked a friend what the movie he just saw was like, and he came out with this junk… Splice them together in themed groups like this and the hysterical repetition becomes totally psychotic. Nobody’s ever invented a system for injecting Thorazine into celluloid.

Modern advertising is more subtle, but incessant repetition is still one of its weapons.