Monday, October 10, 2005

animated food for thought

Sorry for a post-less week last week. We had been out of the Shelf office due to: life happening. We are back now, and to whet your appetite for later (longer) posts this week - I would like everyone to check out one of those rare finds- something we like to feature on the Shelf- an insightful, intelligent, and important article (you can't go wrong with all three "i"s). We found it linked through a post on the always great Cartoon Brew, which is a Shelf recommended link on the sidebar. For time's sake I will post the link here (you should continue your daily trip to Jerry and Amid over at the Brew however) to this great Film threat Article by David M. Korn. It is an article about Disney's missing-in-action movie: Song of the South, but it is really much more. A bit long, but worth it. Here is a brief snippet- a thought provoking parsect, if you will- from Mr. Korn's piece. "What does it say about our time, then, with its alarmist self-righteous indignation and moral superiority making their shrill presence known at every conceivable opportunity, as opposed to the previous one, a much more thoughtful era, in which the ability to maintain a distance from the content of its popular art created some of the best films and TV shows in American cultural history? Because of this lack of obsession with score keeping and ethnic cheerleading, there was also much more crossover interest back then." Yeah, I did say this was an article about a movie.
If you are a cartoon/animation buff: read it.
If you are interested in film history: read it.
If you are interested in an intelligent discussion on contemporary issues such as racism, stereotypes, political correctness, and corporate acumen: read it.
If you can't be bothered: make yourself read it.
Later: a new post and possibly a pop quiz. Please be on time, class. And if that's chewing gum you have there Tommy - I sure hope you brought enough for everyone else.

Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?

you can't run away from trouble. there ain't no place that far

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hey flynut "these are the days of our lives", life is happening for us all. I love the photo at the end.



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