Disillusion

Feb. 4th, 2015 08:28 am
[personal profile] j_v_lynch
Gentle Readers,

It's been a surprisingly disappointing week so far, but thankfully not for any really important reasons.

The first reason being that the SCA BoD has a phone conference on Monday in which they passed the rapier peerage that they voted against 2 weeks ago. They keep saying that our comments are important but how can we comment when we can't even make assumptions about what is happening at a meeting. How could we possibly know that they were going to vote on the thing that they shut down 2 weeks before. How could we possibly provide any useful commentary on a decision we couldn't anticipate they would make? If we get enough people to write in, will they change their decision again? It probably doesn't help that I think the decision is stupid and short sighted.

The other disappointment was that I went to see Blade Runner in the theater last night. It's my favorite movie. I love every moment in the film. Well, almost every moment. I had apparently blocked out the very rapey seduction scene and by rapey, I mean actual rape. Goddamn-it. I can see why it might be there but it really doesn't do what it should be doing which is pushing Dekkard to stop thinking of Rachael as an it out at least starting him on that path. Arguably, it does the opposite. It just doesn't work. There are so many ways it could have been done better.

So, I don't think I will be able to watch it again, at least not without fast forwarding.

That being said, setting it again really cemented in my mind that Deckard is a replicant.

I'm also enjoying the my mental remake. What would I change? How would my experience of the future change their vision of it. I mean there weren't even any computers.

I think that may have to take the place of a rewatching.

Date: 2015-02-04 04:44 pm (UTC)
twistedchick: General Leia in The Force Awakens (Default)
From: [personal profile] twistedchick
For what it's worth, I have been re-reading "What Lie Did I Tell" by William Gibson, and am looking in the bookcases for his previous book, "Adventures in the Screen Trade". He says a lot about different ways to look at scenes, and how some don't age well and some change meaning over time, and what that does for the viewer.

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