Thursday, September 19, 2019


Last night we watched Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, staring Humphrey Bogart, on Turner Classic Movies.   Most of the movie was shot outdoors at night or in dark rooms. 

It became clear early on that the dialogue was the basis of the story and the videography was background – the platform to deliver the dialogue.   If you did not pay attention to the dialogue you would lose the narrative of the story. 

This is so different to the movies of today, where the videography, the blazing color, the special effects, the extreme action, and the too loud background noise is designed to entertain movie goers, with little requirement for cognitive investment.   The dialog, in most of today’s movies, is designed to loosely tie together one action scene with another. 

Being fed intercerebrally  may be just one indication of a cognitive change in humans that will result in a Darwinian evolution of our species.

How about that word: intercerebrally.  I just made that up - but it makes sense - it's a good one.
the Ol'Buzzard


  1. I think that you have hit on the reason I do not watch movies anymore. Gave my unused for four years TV away a couple of months ago.

  2. And that it the reason why I love old movies on TCM. It's Bogart week too. I was going to comment that intercerebrally is not a word but you mentioned it at the end. In any case, it should be added to the dictionary.


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