Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Entertainment then and now

The Doc has a post up about how entertainment used to contain virtuous tales, and now it is nitty-gritty and real.
This made me stop, pause, and reflect. Is it simply that our current entertainers are trying to express the ambiguity of our so called post-modern world, or could it in fact be that both of these forms of story telling are escapism. Back in the nasty, brutish, and short days happy edifying stories where evil looses and good triumphs was the norm, now in this modern world in which the "good" of materialist capitalism has triumphed, and esentially freedom and democracy reign we now want stories where the moral cleanliness of the present system is gutted?
I'm just throwing an idea out there.

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