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Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Where the adult sees the movie, the child sees reality

"Nature, no less than Life, is an imitation of Art."
"Where, if not from the Impressionists, do we get those wonderful brown fogs that come creeping down our streets,blurring the gas-lamps and changing the houses into monstrous shadows?
To whom, if not to them and their master, do we owe the lovely silver mists that brood over our river, and turn to faint forms of fading grace curved bridge and swaying barge?
The extraordinary change that has taken place in the climate of London during the last ten years is entirely due to a particular school of Art. "
"At present, people see fogs, not because there are fogs, but because poets and painters have taught them the mysterious loveliness of such effects.
There may have been fogs for centuries in London. I dare say there were.
But no one saw them, and so we do not know anything about them. "
Oscar Wilde

This provocative comparison comes into my mind when I think of the massacres, the recent one in Newtown.
Reality is very often the creation of the Media.
And when most media send daily images of shootings, murders, violent scenes, the ones (very many) that still have a childish mind cannot see the difference between fake and real and simply do in reality what they do in video games or see done in movies and TV.
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