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If that's what they want, it follows that they get it from the things they choose to engage with.
 

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i guess what im saying is the matrix resonated on a deeper level than any modern novel. the things which seems to have got close are the dan brown thing and the harry potter stuff
 

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'art' proper is not hitting the buttons the matrix did. until it does it's irrelevant.
 

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a lot of the big films tap into the myth-stream. star wars etc. you want to be working with those big power sources
 

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Well, it made a shitload of money and seemed to resonate with a lot of people re: how mental illness is currently viewed.
 

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That Ballard stuff about modern life essentially being an enormous novel is probably why art's no longer relevant. Trump and Brexit and Q have replaced the books and films and paintings.
 

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That Ballard stuff about modern life essentially being an enormous novel is probably why art's no longer relevant. Trump and Brexit and Q have replaced the books and films and paintings.
well not replaced, just joined on the same plane of fiction
 

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films and television shows and computer games play an enromous role in shaping peoples understanding of reality and themselves and so on. they provide mythic templates and so on
 

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well not replaced, just joined on the same plane of fiction
I think they have replaced them. People have a stronger connection to them than they do to any works of art. Art's much more disposable than Trump currently is.
 
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