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June 18, 2017

Cinema is truth at twenty-four frames a second. – Jean-Luc Godard

How old school. That from one of cinema’s great French (née Swiss) intellectual con men.

These days I struggle to wrest reality from alt. reality. Add to this that for many years I’ve sat in darkened rooms watching many, many films. It was my window onto our world.

Then, the election of 2016 happened and everything got turned on its head.

How could narrative film or the rapidly morphing world of “documentary” ever hold a candle to the surreal “narrative” that’s overtaken Washington?

We have an Insane Clown residing in the White House surrounded and buoyed by his grifter offspring and coterie of enablers.

With the flash of a thought jumping across a synapse, his tweets seismically disrupt the earth beneath a lot of people’s feet.

So I  find myself preoccupied with my political wonk side. I tend to my political blog, Cats & Lies, Fracking the body politic (raisingkanesite.wordpress.com), more than to my long running film blog.

Addicted, afflicted, conflicted. Only a mere 6-months ago we were basking in the “glow” of an Obama/Biden “Pax Americana.” In comparison that is.

I’m blogging less on f/stop while insinuating more film references into my overactive, over/reactive political blog, Cats & Lies.

Please pardon. This too will pass.

On the film side of things, Criterion’s restoration of Welles’ Chimes at Midnight is the film to watch.

And please remember to check each complete entry with media attached at efstopfitzgerald.wordpress.com.

(What’s the difference between a cat and a lie. A cat has only nine lives. – Mark Twain)

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  1. Norman Bloom permalink

    What can I say??? Eating sugar snap peas, pulling weeds at town gardens, trail work on town trails and watching lots of crap tv. Ruchama walks the streets of London…two Mexican farm workers arrested here over the weekend by border patrols…jailed. Bits and pieces to try and stay afloat in the bubble.

    On Sun, Jun 18, 2017 at 7:33 AM, f/stop Fitzgerald wrote:

    > Ray/Man posted: “Cinema is truth at twenty-four frames a second. – > Jean-Luc Godard How old school. That from one of cinema’s great French (née > Swiss) intellectual con men. These days I struggle to wrest reality from > alt. reality. Add to this that for many years I’ve sat ” >

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