WHY CAN’T SOMEONE MAKE A SPACE MOVIE
WITHOUT A HAPPY ENDING ?
said my 22 yr. old film school nephew as I was growling
about Ridley Scott’s: THE MARTIAN An American feel
good flick for deathdenyers + Hollywood hi-flyers Complete
with Abba tracks + Bowie’s: STARMAN (WTF?)
Had it been SPACE ODDITY I’d have walked out +begun stalking
Ridley immediately Dear Ridley Scott: why not make a space film
about a place where all of our dead-loved-ones live except the only
way to get there is by dying Too real? Too much of a downer?
Depress the masses who self-medicate so passionately?
Anesthetize me Mr. Stoli Mrs. Skinnygirl Chardonnay I guess that is
what happy endings are for Though in truth the effect may be paradoxical
If you were bold enough brave enough NOT to candy coat it Ridley we may
get so used to the idea of death it might become the other birth In the same
way that violent video games helped prepare us for Littleton Sandyhook +Umpqua