Posted by Virge | Filed under Deliberating
Okay people, well, firstly, whoaaaaa ….. !!!!!!
Condolences to those who have, sadly, been touched by the Colorado shooting … !!!!!
Articles are springing up all over the place regarding this crazy incident !!!!!
Here are a couple :
The second one is particularly, poignant, as the woman who is the subject of the article, had literally just avoided being caught up in a mass shooting incident in Toronto !!!!!
It’s amazing to me, that, this could of happened, so soon after a conversation I had with people on Tuesday night, where, the subject of conversation was relating to art, creativity & it’s reflections on the very world we live in.
I spoke of watching a movie recently, called, “Puncture”, which I highly recommend, again … !!! …
…. On the basis of it’s reflections on, an apparently, true story of corporate greed & corruption, which, has hindered the safety of medical professionals & may well have had some influence on the spread of the AIDS/HIV, virus.
Well, it would seem that, “The Dark Knight Rises”, or, as I think would be more appropriate, the idea of what the Dark Knight Characters, represent, may well have been the deciding factor in the shooting, allegedly, by, James Holmes, who is originally from San Diego.
I am a big believer in the ideal, that, what is represented in movies, is a reflection of reality, be they, fantasy based, or, what we deem to be …. REALITY based …..
In many cases, it is a reflection of the future, in movies of recent times.
Animated series & movies, continually distinguish human traits within their superhero representations, but, hey, it’s all in peoples imaginations right …. errr …. WRONG …. !!!!!
Stan Lee’s characters are incredibly fragile, yet, constantly show the resilience that, we humans, take so much pride in claiming.
I have really enjoyed the first two parts of Chris Nolan’s trilogy, simply because they are reflective of the times, in my opinion, dark, yet, driven towards a light at the end of the tunnel, that may well indeed, just be train lights, as per, Phontes song, “The Good Fight”,
…. but, A LIGHT, nonetheless …..
The original movie, “Batman Begins”, seemed to be a look into the heart & soul of the dark, avenging angel, that is Batman, nothing too disturbing there, apart from the idea of peoples’ fears becoming the only things they see ….
An interesting concept, as all I hear & see from people, is this constant wish to view everything as being positive, when they, Damn Well KNOW, that, for the past few …..
Things have been far from positive … !!!
9/11 & 7/7, respectively, changed the world forever, in my view, and may well be defining moments in human history … !?!
Sad as it is, the shooting in Colorado, should not be deemed as such, as this cannot be seen as an attack on the people of the world. It is a clear indication of some of the issues of the world today, but, their needs to be caution applied to how people react to this !!!
Shootings, as we all know, happen everyday, in …… Cold, Dark Places & in apparent, Paradise like locations, here in Barbados, for one, where, within the last couple of weeks, minutes from my very secluded & private location, on the South Coast, gun point hold ups & shootings have occurred !!!
Heath Ledgers’……”Joker” …..
….. will go down in history as being, one of those things that, millions of people will never forget, but, to me, it’s not just his performance, but, it’s the story he was given to work with. I tried to get into another of Nolans’ works this week, “Memento”, but, not for the first time, fell asleep, as the idea of not knowing ones’ memories, just seemed to drag on, rather than, have a definitive point to make.
The Dark Knight brought a much deeper, straight forward issue, to the fore, peoples’ propensity for self-preservation, be it Batman’s wish, to remain an anonymous hero, whose mask is his power & strength, or, the apparently,
“Good People” …. of THE WORLD vs THE SCUMBAGS & DREGS ….. of Society …..
….. who deserve nothing more, than to be removed from existence, so that the, “Good Citizens”, could continue to follow the orders, guidelines, or, maybe, restrictive existence, imposed upon them, by the powers that be ……
Corrupt powers ….. ?????
Well, the vibe of what has happened, is indeed, as one reporter wrote, Very Hollywood … !!!!!
Yeah, Soooooo Hollywood, that, without getting all conspiracy theorist about it, has … Definitive Tinges of … “Set-up”, running through my mind.
As controversial & painful as this may be to the family members who are suffering, this is a very REAL possibility, no-one, other than the perpetrators of these crimes, TRULY knows why they are perpetrated ???
Jack Holmes has allegedly stated to police, that, “He is the Joker !!!!!”
No surprises there ……
So, the … Insanity Plea … begins, but, maybe, as per Michael Caines’ story, in the 2nd film, he just wants to see the world burn for no other reason, than …..
…. because that’s what he wants to see,
….. and i’d venture the opinion, that, right about now, he’s not alone !!!!!
There are so many people who are feeling low, feeling as though the people of the world are completely lost & in a state of turmoil, that, demands very serious action, or straight up DENIAL, of that, which surrounds ……….
One of those sentiments was posted in a comment strand I saw, where someone suggested that the level of violent crime is no higher now, than it was 50 years ago ……
According to whose statistics smart ass … !???!
The same mass media, who, choose to celebrate, or, TARNISH, who THEY WANT, to gain favour with, their Government Pals, who, most people now, accept to be the, “Scum of the Earth, who, NOBODY, can trust !???!”
I’ve even heard this from a man who I have lived with, who, has lived a very lavish life at points, VERY far away from the pressurised cookers of London Estates & Ghettos, across the globe.
It is amazing, how, basic common sense goes out the window, when things like this happen …..
Why is there talk of the film being pulled, to increase ticket sales over the next few weeks … ???
What are the odds that this movie will now become one of the biggest grossing movies of all time … ???
Why … ??? … because the film’s good ???
Well, I for one, certainly hope so, but, this conversation I had on Tuesday, confirmed to me, that, what Heath Ledger did in his performance, could be the best thing to have happened for the trilogy, but, it could also have been the WORST thing that happened …
Again … why … ???
Well, the obvious reason being, that, having been made to wait for this instalment, as the public has, knowing that, the reprisal of, The Jokers’ character, is never gonna return, in the persona of Heath Ledger ….
How does this film earn the type of plaudits that warrant it’s HUGE budget, in a time where, so many people are struggling to make ends meet huh … !?!
How do Nolan & Warner brothers, ensure, that their investors are happy & receive the types of returns that would make his efforts worth while …..
A shooting in the week of it’s release, fit that bill !!!!!
I am here, writing about it, which means that a few people will check this & start to think & talk about this, but, as an artist myself, I don’t really see my thoughts as being a contributory factor to such agendas, as I do not have the power of ABC, The Telegraph, or the numerous powerhouses, including the Whitehouse, in bringing this incident, to the attention of the worlds’ masses !!!!!
Already, the UK has got the increased security measures vibe, rocking & rolling, bag checks etc, in Leicester Square cinemas … !!! … as if this is the work of some Al Qaeda, “Nutta”, who’ll use this as their vehicle to further their fight against western oppression ….
Come on y’all ….. !!!!!
A host at an event I once used to perform at, once said, “Don’t ever apologise for something that you’ve written & are about to say !!!!!”.
Now, this is why I feel more than comfortable in saying what I have said, prior to this statement.
Why are Warner Brothers making public apologies & why is there talk of pulling the film …. !?????!
Seriously now …. WHY …. ???
Did they send Mr. Holmes to this theatre in Denver … ???
Well, did they … ???
If so, don’t just apologise, put the cuffs on & go sit on death row … !!!!! …
Otherwise …. get on with your marketing & promotion, express your sympathies to the parties affected by this young mans’ actions & let’s celebrate the artistry that, should be the focus of, “The Dark Knight Rises”.
If this is a ploy to create revenue, it is the, “Darkest of Nights”, for reeeeaaaaaalllll !!!!!!!
…. but, if this is the action of a … “Disturbed Individual”, let’s leave it at that, get him the help that is available, and keep him safe & sound, locked away from access to any, visual, or, physical tools, that could motivate him to damage the lives of others, ever again !!!
I think that it is important to also add, that, in all honesty, the Gun Lobbyists, The NRA, and the Charlton, “pusssyclaat”, Heston wannabes of today, and, all their investors, need to be the ones apologising !!!!!
America still cherishes the … “Right to Bear Arms !!!”
So, explain to me where the exact problem is here !???!
Is it in the bedroom of this young man, or, is it in the boardrooms of Washington & beyond, I hear no-one in the media, crying for a guns crackdown, in the sense of a lobby for the destruction of munitions of all types !!!
…. but, especially in London, unsurprisingly, the need for MORE SECURITY measures, ahead of the Olympics, where, the army, with plenty of munitions to hand, will apparently, now be, patrolling the streets, in the name of keeping the days & nights of the Olympics in London ….. ” Bright ” ……..
Hmmmm …… ??? …….
Well, this film may be called ….. The Dark Knight Rises …….
But …. is it not true to say that ……
“The night is darkest, before the sunrise !!?!!” …..
Darkness reigns in much of the world today …..
Let’s do the right thing now …… annnnddddd ……
Leave munitions on film tapes …… !!!!!
annnndddd …….. do the RIGHT THING, for a change ………
In this world, that, we are supposed to be able to live in …… FREELY …… !!!?!!!
“Put The Guns …….. AWAY !!!!!!”
For them to, NEVER AGAIN, see ….. the RISE of ……
The LIGHT of Day ….. !!!!!!
Peace, Blessings & Guidance, & Once again …..
Condolences to those affected by this night of madness !!!!!