“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hi Def Unreal

All the hi definition movies I've seen so far look like TV documentaries of the “making of” an absent original. The sense of reality is totally lost, replaced by a televisual accuracy that must have to do with the scanning rate of a TV rather than the frames-per-second approach of traditional film. To have a sense of reality there must be a certain aesthetic sheen in front of the action.


C-Nihilist said...

i had the same issue with a new hd tv. found some weird settings that the older tv's i'd had did not have adjustments for. things like: 'Noise Reduction,' 'Color Enhancement,' 'Advanced Adaptive Luma,' and so on. fiddled with those and was able to tone the hd down a bit. we're now back to basking in the blissful escapism of "realistic" video entertainments.

Zach Keebaugh said...

this sounds ambiguously uncanny

bobbyjgeorge said...

Check out this Errol Morris stream: https://twitter.com/#!/errolmorris