4.20.2006

Turn it off; read a book



Finished this little book in under 3 days. Fastest I've read a book in a while. There is a very recent interview with Ray Bradbury (21st century, I think) which included this bit from him:

"The whole problem of TV and movies today is summed up for me by the movie Moulin Rouge. ... It has 4,560 half-second clips in it. The camera never stops and holds still. So it clicks off your thinking; you can't think when you have things bombarding you like that. The average TV commercial of 60 seconds has 120 half-second clips in it, or one-third of a second. We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for thinking."

1 Comments:

At 10:38 AM, Blogger Scribe said...

I want to turn off the tv, and I do read a lot of books, but if I turn off the tv, I will miss the NHL season, the History Channel, and various other interesting things.

But there are many times when I want to chuck the tube into the street...

 

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