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Christopher Fowler
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It's no secret that over the last five years I've stopped believing in Hollywood movies. It's as if they have nothing at all to do with me. They fail to reflect anything in my life, or in the lives of anyone I know. I can't believe Jennifer Aniston has trouble dating. I can't believe anyone finds Will Ferrell funny. I don't want to watch talking animals. I catch a few superhero movies for the odd…
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Christopher Fowler
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Interesting article in the Guardian today reminds us that movies reflect the times in which they are made, and how we've arrived at imagination-free clones... 'The key point about the 'Helvetica Blockbuster' (after the standard typeface used on all of them) is that it's a decadent style, for the twilight of US empire. The subtle fascism and the hollow heroics belong to the decade of botched…
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