July 10, 2014
Yesterday, I started watching a movie called His Girl Friday. Black and white, 1940s. Though certain male female stereotypes existed, I thought that both the lead male and female characters were more intelligent, confident, and likable than most characters of today. The dialogue was sharper than I'm used to, and I loved that. How did we lose so much - go from wascally wabbits to Elmer duds. I try not to be a conspiracy theorist, but there's something here that deserves looking into. On screen, we've regressed to simpler forms of what we could be. Off screen, is the same true?