Clip from James Cameron’s ‘Terminator ‘(1984). The tracking shots are outstanding.
- Humanity works together to fight against a common threat. Despite Cameron’s assertion it will be us versus machines, or don’t think this will occur. More so, metaphorically, the fight will be against disease, climate change and theocratic lunacy.
- I don’t believe in utopian idealism, most certainly society will always be vexed – and there will never be complete equality. Of late, without going to deep into the idiocy, the horrendous collapse of analytical structure, the nonsensical and fear ridden disputes between the left and right of the political spectrum all the while the timeline of humanity is beginning to run short. Not just from natural events, but unnatural such as a global nuclear war. As we are ALL living in a new cold war, but denial is the order and distraction is the play. Until the 11th hour or as the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have it; three minutes to midnight. Survival trumps (no pun) everything, collaboration, with petty disputes put aside to see the light of day. Does this paradoxically fall into an utopian hope or more so a dystopian survival instinct? I choose the latter. *The necessity for an intelligent organism to rise through the rubble, learn from it’s mistakes, quickly, and create foundations for the next generation.
*Reminds me of this quote re: adaption. Miyamoto Musashi
“There is timing in the whole life of the warrior, in his thriving and declining, in his harmony and discord. Similarly, there is timing in the Way of the merchant, in the rise and fall of capital. All things entail rising and falling timing. You must be able to discern this…”