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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    On the other hand, I could see someone writing a letter to the newspaper saying “movies will never take off… people are used to seeing actors act in three dimensions! Seeing flat pictures will give the viewer nausea and cause imbalance in the humors.”Report

  2. Avatar Doctor Jay
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    Live theater and certain kinds of events have a similar problem, and they have a set of solutions and live with the rest. You know, flash mobs, parades, and so on.Report

  3. Avatar LeeEsq
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    I’m reading the Three Leaps of Wan Lung by Alfred Doblin, its a fictional telling of the Yellow Turban Rebellion by the White Lotus Sect in 18th Century China.

    As an immigration lawyer, many of my clients were Chinese Christians who experienced persecution in by going to non-state churches. The Chinese government is capable of getting very heavy handed against the non-governmental churches. In January, they destroyed a non-governmental church by aerial bombardment because they could. Meanwhile, Chinese Catholics are terrified at the deal that the Chinese government is working out with the Vatican because they don’t want the Chinese government to control their churches. From a human rights perspective, its very easy to hate the Chinese government.

    From a historical perspective things are a little different. Much of the internal disturbances in Chinese history were caused by what you can call off brand religious movements. Things like the Red Turban Rebellion, the Yellow Turban Rebellion, the Taiping Rebellion, and the Fists of Righteous Harmony Revolt. These off brand religious rebellions caused deaths in the millions. When you take that into consideration, you can gain a more sympathetic view on why the CCP is really wary of seemingly harmless groups like Falun Gong or the underground churches. They don’t want a repeated theme regardless of how unlikely that appears to us in the West.Report

  4. Avatar LeeEsq
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    For my nonfiction reading, I’m finishing Wonderland by Steven Johnson, which is on how play made the modern world, and starting either Hasidim: A New History of American Empire: A Global History next.Report

  5. Avatar Brandon Berg
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    An interesting way to do this might be to make a short film that has to be viewed several times at several different locations and angles to get all the pieces of the story. Like maybe you have a *Clue*-like VR movie where you have to observe everything going on with all the characters in all the different rooms of the mansion before the story comes together. But I guess at that point maybe you’re making something closer to a game than a movie.Report

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