songanddancegirl

"It's about words, and words are all I have…"

HAPPY

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

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FALL 2015

 

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