The end of storytelling?

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  1. philipsmith says:

    I could not help but smile at the pervading sense of fear throughout the article, as if there is a genuine concern that people will stop telling stories. I believe that, if anything, we have more exposure to ‘the classics’ (be that Charles Dickens or The Godfather) than we did a hundred or even twenty years ago, to the point that these texts breed over-familiarity and invite parody. A strong case could be made that post-modern filmmakers (David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino and the Cohen brothers on the more accessible end of the scale) have already charted a course for telling stories to audiences who have short attention spans and a heightened sensitivity to formulaic genres and plots.

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