Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Between Impression and Expression: Alan Moore

There seems to be an audience that demands everything be explained to them; that everything be easy.  And I don’t think that’s doing us any good as a culture.  The ease with which we can accomplish or conjure any possible scenario imaginable through CGI is almost directly proportionate to how uninterested we’re becoming in all of this.  I can remember Ray Harryhausen’s animated skeletons in Jason and the Argonauts; I can remember Willis O’Brien’s King Kong.  I can remember being awed at the artistry that had made these things possible.  Yes, I knew how it was done; but it looked so wonderful!  These days I can see half a million orcs coming over a hill, and I am bored.  I am not impressed at all.  Because, frankly, I could have gotten someone — a passerby on the street — who could have gotten the same effect if you’d given them half a million dollars to do it.  It removes artistry and imagination and places money in the driver’s seat.  And I think it’s a pretty straight equation, that there is an inverse relationship between money and imagination.

Mirrored from LEONARD PIERCE DOT COM.

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