..this is 2012.
this is what synkpocalypse feels like.
the irony being, for me, that on a practical level, ain't shit really changed. socially, politically, culturally, it's been essentially more of the same. albeit much more.. we've been synking deeper and deeper.. are we supposed to hit bottom this year? doubt it, but, i haven't a clue what that means. are we making contact this year? well.. that depends..
is a parody of contact acceptable?
synk pop - commercial contact
"ummm.. she's just touching water, man.."
from Garden State
the idea of exploring an abyss, speaking practically, seems pretty wack to me. it's not like discovering an untouched rainforest, or scouring a previously un-see-able portion of space; the abyss is seemingly infinite darkness, endless shadow.. deep dark cold empty, with nothing to keep you company but your thoughts and tweets.. [but that's just me]
is reaching the abyss considered contact?
or.. does the contact happen when you make it back..
director extraordinaire and jesus parody James Cameron made headlines last week by diving really really deep into the ocean and coming back un-squished. this seems like a great example of the Contact Parody; i distinctly remember being exceptionally unmoved by his historic heroic undertaking.. yet the synknificance was unmistakeable.. the guy directed The Abyss for crying out loud..
"When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you."
contact - touching water kinda
touching water, from Seven Pounds
..and his most recent film, Sanctum, is a true story, about a guy diving really really deep underwater to reach a place that no one has ever been before
what good is a water door if your whole world is water?
[sketches for the set design of Sanctum's ending scene]
as i've written before- the whole 3D IMAX super hi-def craze reflects the parody of synk quite.. um.. synk-ly. because of the parody nature of film, all of a sudden, it's a huge expensive deal to view movies in a parody of three-dimensional projection.. i honestly think it's lost on many people that we naturally see in 3D, and that those bulky glasses do for flat film what our eyes and brain do for the world around us.
but- i Gladly paid twenty bucks to see Inception on an IMAX screen..
..and given the chance, i would love to see the Titanic sink in 3D..
as if reality wasn't surreal enough
synk of the century
definitely not blu-ray
the movie 2012 also exemplifies the Contact Parody concept. released just a few short years before doomsday was supposed to take place, the film used high-end computer animation and explosive action sequences to Make Fun Of a deeply spiritual idea that the ancient mayans took very seriously.
and many many many people got the joke, hence our current pop-culture doomsday punchline, while considerably fewer people grasped the cosmic esoteric occult nuances and what not..