Darren’s latest lament is up…
Last summer, I watched perhaps one the best films I’ve seen a long while in ‘Looper’, it reminding me of Michael Mann’s 1995 Masterpiece ‘Heat’.
Even, after six months the themes of ‘Looper’ still come to my attention just like that of ‘Heat’ did some seventeen years earlier, in that BOTH Motion Pictures attempt to explain the motivations of why people decide to become Professional Criminals.
Not for the needs of attention & power over others, just that the rewards are normally worth the risks. This being a theme that isn’t shown in Hollywood Cinema as it’s still the ‘Goodie vs. Baddie’ format with the Baddie losing at the end.
Yet, as we know life isn’t like this but it’s possible the reason that this simplistic format still exists is simply because it delivers fantasy; and isn’t this a major reason why people attend the Cinema? Another connection and the reason you are reading this article is a main theme within ‘Looper’. Set in 2044 (32 years in the future), it goes out to showcase that creativity has stalled across the Globe, therefore creating a major obsession in 20th Century Music & Fashion (1945 – 1999) within the Youth of that period.
It seems everything that could be created in terms of art at this point has young people looking towards the past instead of the future. It’s hinted in ‘Looper’ that Technology was the central factor in the end of creativity/imagination. Being creative & having some originality, I decided to look for a villain that is making the lowering of standards acceptable yet also making vast amounts of money doing so. Their are many contenders but really ONLY one whopper worthy of such an accolade…
Can anybody, even Lady Gaga fans or ‘Monsters’ as she calls them (Humans have intellect), inform me why she is worthy of such coveted attention? The Music seems secondary, with more focus placed on whatever item of clothing she is wearing. I’ve expressed more concerns on her Ladyship in a previous article, that’s an original read: All aboard the #BornBraveBus ?
Will the prophecy of ‘Looper’ occur? It’s possible when the UK’s & possibly the World’s Leading Music but Over-Hyped Festival – Glastonbury™ allows the following example of utter s**t to perform. Warning: If you find this performance impressive, congratulations you’re a proper Double Whopper with the Cheese…!!.
For all the corporate endorsement deals of the current Global Pop Music ‘Elite’, they don’t surprise or say anything interesting. It’s all about living in the V.I.P & maintaining that status, so the code of Wall St. has been transferred into Music. I’ll leave you with the below live performance all the way from 1976, whilst 37 years old contains more energy than Lady Gaga, a Woman who’s entire act is basically impersonating a Gay Male Drag Artist which is about replicating a Woman. If you re-read along with ponder on this point, you’ll realize it’s correct.
Unlike Lady Gaga this is entertaining as the Stage Set & Clothes whilst extravagant can’t complete with the music & THAT’S what it’s always been about…