Yes I’d actually read it before without seeing the film and read it again last night. I’m gonna take another look sober. been thinking about that point of power relying on the banal and the magical/theatrical co-existing together
 
“... Deprogramming simultaneously retro-produced the program, just as witch-trials preceded devil-worship and regressive hypnotherapy preceded false memory syndrome. Yet, once these ‘fictions’ are produced, they function in and as reality. It isn’t that belief in Project Monarch produces the Monarch Program, but rather that such belief produces equivalent effects to those the reality of Project Monarch would produce, including some that are extremely peculiar and counter-intuitive.”

Consider Q-Anon in this respect
 

luka

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A lot of these eighties films are set in towns that look like film sets in the same way but they're not film sets its just what America looks like
 

luka

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Those one story buildings, bars, gun shops, diners. Wide streets. Empty space everywhere. A feeling of impermanence
 

WashYourHands

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Apologies for this in advance preamble, the droopy eyelids coerced me

 
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