!Welcome back

 

to the ultimate

 

guide to the

 

dread allegorical

 

Zone Wars!

 

 

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Tired of 

 

difficult actors

 

and actresses?

 

Fed up with 

 

all night shoots

 

and productions

 

going over schedule

 

and budget

 

yet again?

 

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CINETRON.

 

 

 

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new digital

 

film art system

 

that writes, 

 

casts, produces, 

 

shoots,

 

enhances with fx, 

 

edits, scores,

 

promotes

 

and releases

 

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THAT'S RIGHT -- 

 

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relax

 

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digital film art

 

of tomorrow - 

 

!!!TODAY!!!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

Cinetron

 

Presents:

 

 

 

You continued to 

 

watch the films of

 

George Folsey, 

 

Kathleen Kennedy, 

 

John Landis, 

 

Frank Marshall and

 

Steven Spielberg

 

after the

 

TZ disaster.

 

 

 

You continued to

 

watch the films of

 

Harvey Weinstein

 

despite rumours of

 

sexual monstrosity.

 

 

 

Now, 

 

this sterile 

 

and soulless

 

Mallowe'en,

 

get ready for 

 

the ultimate

 

nightmare...

 

 

You.

 

 

You survived It...

 

but will It survive

 

 

 

YOU?

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

...to be a 

 

Librarian

 

was to come as

 

close as any

 

human being

 

can to sitting

 

in the peak-seat

 

of eternity's engine.

 

- from IT

 

by 

 

Stephen King

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

This world is 

 

becoming the kind of 

 

place I am afraid

 

to raise my children

 

in.  At the end of 

 

the day, 

 

we aren't Democrats

 

or Republicans, 

 

whites or blacks, 

 

men or women.

 

We are all humans...

 

and its time to start

 

acting like it and 

 

stand together as one.

 

 

- Jason Aldean

 

 

RIP

 

Las Vegas

 

Music Lovers

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

We're all gamers

 

now, which is a 

 

fact that not 

 

everyone is happy

 

about.

 

- Andrew Ervin, 

 

bit by bit:

 

how video games

 

rocked the world, 

 

p. 28.

 

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

Games, 

 

on the other

 

hand, contain more

 

than most gamers

 

can ever hope

 

to see, 

 

and the person

 

deciding where to

 

point the camera is, 

 

in many cases, 

 

you...

 

It turns narrative

 

into an active

 

experience, 

 

which film is

 

simply unable to do

 

in the same way.

 

And it is

 

moments like this

 

that remind me

 

why I love video

 

games and what

 

they give me that

 

nothing else can.

 

 

 

- Tom Bissell, 

 

Extra Lives:

 

why video games

 

rock, p. 12 and 175.

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

I've grown up in 

 

this industry, 

 

surrounded by 

 

predatory behaviour, 

 

and the idea of

 

making people

 

care about it 

 

seemed as distant

 

an ambition as 

 

pulling the sun

 

out of the sky.

 

- Sarah Polley, 

 

TORONTO STAR, 

 

October 16, 2017

 

p. A3

 

 

****

 

 

 

How appropriate

 

that Sarah Polley

 

should write an

 

article on the 

 

Dark Side

 

of Hollywood

 

for the 

 

TORONTO STAR,

 

as it arrived

 

just in time for

 

'Polleywood',

 

the already

 

re-revised 

 

NEW

 

essay on the 

 

film art of 

 

Sarah Polley,

 

'Slade Runner', 

 

the revised essay

 

on the film art

 

of Jason Reitman

 

and

 

'Jabberwacky', 

 

the new look at

 

the film art of

 

Terry Gilliam,

 

all in the

 

Zonebusters

 

section of the site.

 

 

!YOW!

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

By the way,

 

for years now

 

film artists

 

have tried to

 

reassure audiences

 

that the Zone Wars

 

are over, due to 

 

the fact that CGI

 

can prevent any 

 

more on set

 

TZ disasters.

 

Film artists have

 

implicitly emphasized

 

this point by using

 

CGI to remake 

 

films from the 

 

Last Good Year

 

of film in 1981,

 

like the allegorical

 

Louis Leterrier

 

film,

 

CLASH OF THE

 

TITANS (2010),

 

or from the

 

twilit and disastrous

 

year of 1982,

 

like the allegorical

 

Joseph Kosiniski

 

film,

 

TRON LEGACY (2010),

 

to affirm their hope

 

that film art

 

has come full circle.

 

Unfortunately, 

 

this full circle  trend

 

has led to a

 

plethora of unoriginal

 

CGI enhanced

 

remakes, 

 

so hopefully this

 

remake era

 

will finally end

 

with the

 

allegorical 

 

Denis Villeneuve film, 

 

BLADE RUNNER

 

2049 (2017).

 

Which would be

 

fitting, given that

 

no film has been

 

more linked to 

 

the TZ disaster

 

due to its dark

 

and depressing 

 

imagery than 

 

BLADE RUNNER, 

 

and given that it 

 

was released only

 

weeks before the

 

disaster in the

 

summer of '82.

 

Unfortunately, 

 

this will not happen, 

 

as

 

BLADE RUNNER 2049

 

is another

 

Great Flawed Film

 

like

 

BLADE RUNNER.

 

 

- Agent G

 

 

 

 

****

 

 

 

 

R.I.P.

 

Brian Aldiss,

 

Gord Downie,

 

John Goadsby,

 

Martin Landau, 

 

Jeanne Moreau,

 

Tom Petty,

 

Skip Prokop,

 

George Romero,

 

Sam Shepherd

 

and

 

Len Wein-

 

your passionate

 

and indomitable

 

commitment to

 

a life of Art

 

will always 

 

be appreciated and

 

inspiring.

 

 

 

****