If you read this blog, you may also enjoy my other blog, Box Dei. It’s pretty limited in content right now, but it’s my way of surviving through new movies I have to see sometimes.
The title comes from the phrase “Vox populi, vox dei” or “The voice of the people [is] the voice of God.” According to wiki, this phrase comes from a letter from Alcuin to Charlemagne in 798, in which he writes
“And those people should not be listening to those who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness”
It’s suggested that’s an aphorism, or a wise saying of the times. To me it bears remembering, with the presence of the mass media becoming our new collective consciousness. And if the voice of God was the crowd, then is the television the new medium for the God of this world?
Now I’m not saying that the TV is Satan, or anything so crass and lowbrow as that, but that whereas we had a collective unconsciousness of thoughtful reason and speculation, and mediation on those things, today we have a globalization media of instantaneous awareness and debate. Things that were left to our meditation are now a little less left to the human contemplation, and sharp, crisp, aware, unveiled.
Anyway, the “Box” is full of powerful messages rooted in our subconscious history of thought and myth, and most entertainment exploits and re-frames old ideas to sell a few tickets or rentals. It takes a little work to break apart the picture, and when you do, you’re left with a puzzle that can show any number of images. I just focus on the images that are meaningful to me.
So if you like crazy interpretations of pop-films, check out my other blog, Box Dei.