Theatre On Camera: Dangerous Ground’s S.

Theatre On Camera: Dangerous Ground’s S.

I am a secret devotee of science fiction. I have never been a full-fledged aficionado, but certain books and movies within the genre have always attracted me. A friend and I were obsessed with the first Matrix movie in high school, leading to a blundering investigation of the Watchowski siblings’ inspirations for the film. Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard was over my head, but I found myself entranced by William Gibson’s seminal book Neuromancer, in which he coined the term “cyberspace" and essentially prophesied the world wide web. I was similarly taken with Shane Carruth’s 2004 mumblecore mind bender Primer, which documents two Texas office workers, who through a techy side business, stumble upon time travel. Primer gives zero ground to sensationalism, CGI, or any other hallmarks of modern day blockbuster sci-fi.

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