Apropos of the modernism/postmodernism discussion, but I don't know if I can even begin to explain how. Posting this because I mentioned it to Jen Brown. It begins with clips from Red Letter Media (YouTube) critiques of The Last Jedi, which is postmodern and peculiar and ironic, and then becomes strangely poignant and verging on universal in its theme of nostalgia for a pure edenic past and even though it still has a tone of irony, is also weirdly sincere—then back to postmodern irony but continuing the theme, carrying it into a sense of comic tragedy. I told you I wouldn't be able to explain, but it hits me deep.In this episode we take a walkabout inside Mike's head, but also his soul, and his heart, and his heart-soul. Red Letter Media // www.redlettermedia.c... ... See MoreSee Less
Oscillating between the poles of the ironic and sincere, the modern & postmodern? Sounds like metamodernism to me. www.metamodernism.org/
I think you've done an excellent job pointing out some key parts - the nostalgia, the humourous irony, and the comic tragedy. How bizarre is this video? I'm left confused when I walk away from it, like a riddle to keep thinking on, however, I doubt I'll ever unlock the message. Although I know very little about Star Wars, I can see how you might be hanging on this for some time to come.
Josef Ginsberg, you missed it— in the last lecture I put Yoda in a place of central prominence as a kind of example/anecdote, with respect to the theme of art theories and forms (unfort., many in the audience didn't know who he was).
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