suspension of disbelief

passed by a film set today on the walk to work. some new flick with david duchovny. they turned the incendio pizza joint on the corner of columbia/alexander into something else, and erected a strange looking wall to hide the train tracks. there are tropical trees so i’m assuming its in california or florida. passed by a set car with illinois plates and a bunch of well-placed crap on the dashboard.

mock locations, props galore, and heavy makeup. i can completely understand why the dogme 95 thing started (the irony of course being that the anti-movement always becomes an establishment itself).

i love movies, but walking by them all the time around my workplace makes me queasy. such excess – the astounding effort expended to suspend our disbelief for a few moments entertainment escape.