“At my age, I wouldn’t release it if I thought it didn’t work.”
Cli-fi is the cultural prism through which we monitor and experience ourselves as we bleed our planet dry while trying to become machines.
J.R.R. Tolkien legendarily wrote In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, one Oxford summer while “laborious[ly]” grading papers for some always welcome side money. Both of us, he could have added, will be stinking rich someday.
It is no irony that Jackson’s cinematic adaptations of Tolkien’s work have arrived in a world at war
Peter Jackson’s CGI-soaked fever dream of innocence and evil revolutionized blockbuster cinema in the early ’00s and made a zillion dollars to boot.
One of animation’s most influential artists, Ralph Bakshi made his mark on pop culture by refusing to sacrifice his singular vision to popular tastes and trends.
“Further devastation of the air, land and sea is obviously a very real possibility.”
we may never experience this kind of cinema storytelling again in our lifetime.
Those who run this country and hand-feed carefully crafted propaganda to the media will immediately and automatically label a show of genuine curiosity about the world and the role of the U.S. government in it as unpatriotic.