History Film / MediumCool

14th Nov '15 1:57:05 PM DeisTheAlcano
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Interestingly, when the film was first scripted, it wasn't intended to be about the [[NewAgeRetroHippie Movement]] versus TheMan at all. The director wanted to shoot a piece [[ShakyCam in docu-cam]] about the indifference of the media towards the problems of the poor in inner-city Chicago, focusing on [[DecoyProtagonist an Appalachian family]].[[labelnote:*]]Chicago and Baltimore once had large Appalachian slums.[[/labelnote]] After all, [[CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] was promising a major march on poverty in lieu of racism that LongHotSummer, similar to his March on Washington in '63, to urge the next administration (which [[WhatMightHaveBeen he hoped would be RFK]]) to take the money from TheVietnamWar and use it to re-fund Great Society programs.

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Interestingly, when the film was first scripted, it wasn't intended to be about the [[NewAgeRetroHippie Movement]] versus TheMan at all. The director wanted to shoot a piece [[ShakyCam in docu-cam]] about the indifference of the media towards the problems of the poor in inner-city Chicago, focusing on [[DecoyProtagonist an Appalachian family]].[[labelnote:*]]Chicago and Baltimore once had large Appalachian slums.[[/labelnote]] After all, [[CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] was promising a major march on poverty in lieu of racism that LongHotSummer, summer, similar to his March on Washington in '63, to urge the next administration (which [[WhatMightHaveBeen he hoped would be RFK]]) to take the money from TheVietnamWar and use it to re-fund Great Society programs.
16th Oct '15 3:47:04 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[NobleBigotWithABadge The cops]] / [[MoralEventHorizon have shot some]] / [[CheerfulChild girls and boys]].''

->''[[YouBastard You'll sit home & drink all night]].''
->''[[WhatMeasureIsANonCute They looked too weird]] ... [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing it served them right]]."''

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->''[[NobleBigotWithABadge The cops]] ->''The cops / [[MoralEventHorizon have shot some]] some / [[CheerfulChild girls and boys]].boys.''

->''[[YouBastard You'll ->''You'll sit home & drink all night]].night.''
->''[[WhatMeasureIsANonCute They ->''They looked too weird]] ... [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing weird ... it served them right]].right."''
16th Oct '15 3:46:31 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''[[Music/FrankZappa The Mothers Of Invention]]''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4gncvE57A#t=3m0s "Mom & Dad",]] from ''Film/MediumCool''

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-->-- '''[[Music/FrankZappa The Mothers Of Invention]]''', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4gncvE57A#t=3m0s "Mom & Dad",]] from ''Film/MediumCool''
''Medium Cool''
16th Oct '15 3:44:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Network}}''. For a similar film in the same year, but [[HilarityEnsues more farcical]], see ''PutneySwope''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''{{Network}}''. ''Film/{{Network}}''. For a similar film in the same year, but [[HilarityEnsues more farcical]], see ''PutneySwope''.''Film/PutneySwope''.
23rd Aug '15 8:47:00 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* EnforcedMethodActing: ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MydIOnH5ac0&feature=related "Look out, Haskell. It's real!!"]]''



* RealitySubtext: The director considered ending the film at MLK's planned Poverty March on Washington in 1968 and have it be how [[DoNotDoThisCoolThing the media will only cover violence]]. Then MLK got shot. Then the director was told about the Chicago demonstration by the people the actors were interviewing for the film. Then RFK got shot...
23rd Aug '15 8:46:13 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In the climax of the film, the female protagonist is shown wandering through the midst of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the actual police riot]] (with the real camera-men in tow behind her). To avoid losing her in the crowd, she is dressed in a bright yellow dress.

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: In the climax of the film, the female protagonist is shown wandering through the midst of [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the actual police riot]] riot (with the real camera-men in tow behind her). To avoid losing her in the crowd, she is dressed in a bright yellow dress.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: As mentioned, the message is about media exploitation of real life violence for entertainment. The medium is... a film that uses a police riot as a stage for actors to walk around in.
18th Jul '15 11:54:36 PM C2
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The film is hard-to-find, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WtsIyDf-o0 except online of course]].
20th Jun '14 9:12:28 AM rexpensive
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->''"Mama! Mama! / [[DyingLikeAnimals Someone said they made some noise]].''

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->''"Mama! Mama! / [[DyingLikeAnimals Someone said they made some noise]].noise.''
20th Feb '14 1:57:19 PM m8e
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That's right: [[RealLifeWritesThePlot they filmed all the scenes "in real"]],[[labelnote:*]]:as JamesCameron might incredulously put it[[/labelnote]] with the scripted actors and cameramen wandering through historical events. AluminumChristmasTrees abound for contemporary viewers, since as we all know, RealityIsUnrealistic.

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That's right: [[RealLifeWritesThePlot they filmed all the scenes "in real"]],[[labelnote:*]]:as JamesCameron Creator/JamesCameron might incredulously put it[[/labelnote]] with the scripted actors and cameramen wandering through historical events. AluminumChristmasTrees abound for contemporary viewers, since as we all know, RealityIsUnrealistic.
9th Aug '13 12:10:12 AM arbiter099
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That's right: [[RealLifeWritesThePlot they filmed all the scenes "in real"]],[[hottip:*:as JamesCameron might incredulously put it]] with the scripted actors and cameramen wandering through historical events. AluminumChristmasTrees abound for contemporary viewers, since as we all know, RealityIsUnrealistic.

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That's right: [[RealLifeWritesThePlot they filmed all the scenes "in real"]],[[hottip:*:as real"]],[[labelnote:*]]:as JamesCameron might incredulously put it]] it[[/labelnote]] with the scripted actors and cameramen wandering through historical events. AluminumChristmasTrees abound for contemporary viewers, since as we all know, RealityIsUnrealistic.



Interestingly, when the film was first scripted, it wasn't intended to be about the [[NewAgeRetroHippie Movement]] versus TheMan at all. The director wanted to shoot a piece [[ShakyCam in docu-cam]] about the indifference of the media towards the problems of the poor in inner-city Chicago, focusing on [[DecoyProtagonist an Appalachian family]].[[hottip:+:Chicago and Baltimore once had large Appalachian slums.]] After all, [[CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] was promising a major march on poverty in lieu of racism that LongHotSummer, similar to his March on Washington in '63, to urge the next administration (which [[WhatMightHaveBeen he hoped would be RFK]]) to take the money from TheVietnamWar and use it to re-fund Great Society programs.

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Interestingly, when the film was first scripted, it wasn't intended to be about the [[NewAgeRetroHippie Movement]] versus TheMan at all. The director wanted to shoot a piece [[ShakyCam in docu-cam]] about the indifference of the media towards the problems of the poor in inner-city Chicago, focusing on [[DecoyProtagonist an Appalachian family]].[[hottip:+:Chicago [[labelnote:*]]Chicago and Baltimore once had large Appalachian slums.]] [[/labelnote]] After all, [[CivilRightsMovement Martin Luther King]] was promising a major march on poverty in lieu of racism that LongHotSummer, similar to his March on Washington in '63, to urge the next administration (which [[WhatMightHaveBeen he hoped would be RFK]]) to take the money from TheVietnamWar and use it to re-fund Great Society programs.



The title is from a famous {{Postmodern}} thesis by media critic [=Marshall McLuhan=], ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Medium is the Message]]:'' namely the idea that there are [[MediumAwareness "hot" mediums]] such as theater that are highly interactive, and then there are more "cold" mediums, [[TVTropes like television]], which [[strike:lull the audience into a stupor]] require little interaction from the audience.[[hottip:**:\\
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TheInternet, which has room for huge amounts of interactivity but mostly confined to correspondence with [[{{GIFT}} ill-informed people]], would thus be an example of a populace that prefers its ''Film/MediumCool''. With lukewarm spots [[WikiTropes such as wikis]], like the one you may be editing now. The Situationists like Guy Debord would probably ask why [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife you are in here on the computer]] when you could be out forming a [[FlashMob flash-mob]] or impromptu theater, of course.]]

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The title is from a famous {{Postmodern}} thesis by media critic [=Marshall McLuhan=], ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Medium is the Message]]:'' namely the idea that there are [[MediumAwareness "hot" mediums]] such as theater that are highly interactive, and then there are more "cold" mediums, [[TVTropes like television]], which [[strike:lull the audience into a stupor]] require little interaction from the audience.[[hottip:**:\\
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TheInternet, which has room for huge amounts of interactivity but mostly confined to correspondence with [[{{GIFT}} ill-informed people]], would thus be an example of a populace that prefers its ''Film/MediumCool''.Medium Cool. With lukewarm spots [[WikiTropes such as wikis]], like the one you may be editing now. The Situationists like Guy Debord would probably ask why [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife you are in here on the computer]] when you could be out forming a [[FlashMob flash-mob]] or impromptu theater, of course.]]
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