FUTURE CINEMA MANIFESTO
ARROGANT YOUNG PEOPLE OF ROTTERDAM PRESENT
CINEMA KILLED PROMETHEUS.
NOW IT’S TIME TO SET IT FREE
CINEMA SHOULD LEARN
THE SINCERE LESSONS OF IRONY.
MANIFESTOES ARE KITSCH.
Manifestoes are kitsch. This very modernist way of thinking is old and overdone. Yet we, young people, love kitsch. We grew up in a post-post modernist world.
We love kitsch works not because of their anti-status but because of their honesty. Irony is honest. Many people find it easier to engage in honesty through the protective layer of irony.
Irony is very real. Irony can touch the soul. Cinema has not been dealing with this fact too much. Meme culture has not truly permeated into the cinematic language.
A girl on tiktok explained to her therapist that she started taking care of herself ironically as she couldn't take it seriously. She started cleaning her room ironically, showering ironically, eating well ironically, etc...
“Look at me I’m a lifestyle guru”
TO BREAK THE
DREAMLIKE HYPNOTIC EFFECT
WE SHOULD ALLOW
Cinema induces a near infantile primal state in the mind, related to voyeurism and narcissism.
We suspend our disbelief which makes us vulnerable. We sit in a dark room and experience something with a hundred people, alone.
Even though we are a collective audience in the cinema we don’t experience it together. We are a blind collective to the filmmaker.
We could learn the lessons from the musicians. Take audience participation into account.
Live editing, leaving discussion moment in your movie, directions for physical actions etc...
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