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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Destruction in Film: Blowing Up What Really Matters (Essay)

It’s no secret that action and explosions sell movie tickets, but on the one hand there is a significant difference between heroically crashing $250,000 Nissan Skylines in drag races and police chases, fictional shootouts inside the Matrix, and secret agents destroying evidence with exploding pens, and on the other hand, the complete and utter destruction of midtown Manhattan and all its residents. It does not seem that filmmakers, or audiences, are really considering this difference seriously. [...]

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