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Thread: Disney, The Serpent Swallows its Own Tail?

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    “Kekulé dreams the Great Serpent holding its own tail in its mouth, the dreaming Serpent which surrounds the World. But the meanness, the cynicism with which this dream is to be used. The Serpent that announces, "The World is a closed thing, cyclical, resonant, eternally-returning," is to be delivered into a system whose only aim is to violate the Cycle. Taking and not giving back, demanding that "productivity" and "earnings" keep on increasing with time, the System removing from the rest of the World these vast quantities of energy to keep its own tiny desperate fraction showing a profit: and not only most of humanity—most of the World, animal, vegetable, and mineral, is laid waste in the process. The System may or may not understand that it's only buying time. And that time is an artificial resource to begin with, of no value to anyone or anything but the System, which must sooner or later crash to its death, when its addiction to energy has become more than the rest of the World can supply, dragging with it innocent souls all along the chain of life. Living inside the System is like riding across the country in a bus driven by a maniac bent on suicide . . . though he's amiable enough, keeps cracking jokes back through the loudspeaker . . .”
    this quote is the thematic of this record idr if i've linked this here before some of u may enjoy it.
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    It says bless the lads and it means bless the lads.
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    i don't know, probably some marxist cultural theory or something

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    Apr 2008


    Luka did you ever go and see this?

    I'm a big fan. As capitalist propaganda goes it's very charming.

  4. #18
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    Jan 2018


    This recent run of live-action remakes is insane. They've got Marvel, Star Wars, their own streaming platform and now they're remaking seemingly every Disney classic too.


    Maleficent (2014)
    Cinderella (2015)
    The Jungle Book (2016)
    Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
    Beauty and the Beast (2017)
    Christopher Robin (2018)
    Dumbo (2019)
    Aladdin (2019)


    The Lion King (2019)
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
    Lady and the Tramp (2019)
    Mulan (2020)
    Cruella (2020)
    The Sword in the Stone (TBA)
    The Little Mermaid (TBA)
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TBA)
    Lilo & Stitch (TBA)
    Untitled The Jungle Book sequel (TBA)
    Pinocchio (TBA)
    Rose Red (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) (TBA)
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (TBA)

  5. #19
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    Apr 2008


    I think their dominance is partly about the juvenilisation of adults in our era. They're not just selling superheroes and talking lions to kids now, or even to kids parents - its to everyone.

    Even more 'gritty' films like the Dark Knight or Logan are just kids' movies for adults.

    Saw a clip of that new Lion King and was disgusted by how bland it looked. Whatever you think of those 90s disney films "ethically" or "politically" or w/ever, the animation is beautiful. These new photorealistic CGI ones look ugly and aren't purpose built to make you believe animals are talking and its adorable not sinister and creepy.

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