Besides writing for No Film School, I am currently studying at Columbia University.
Well, you know, I think it was Abe Lincoln what said, "You can't please all the something something all the time." Don't quote me! Thanks for reading, though.
Great, ha. Thank you! I didn't exactly have enough room to go in depth on Lacan's mirror theory, but I did want to mention it. Thanks for your helpful explication. Much appreciated!
That was meant as a general reply to all, not specific. Shouting into the void. Good talk.
Interesting points. Sponsored content is a gray area but I do think it's inevitable and product placement is not exactly new news. Also, since time immemorial (well, time memorial) art has reflected the desires (ideological/aesthetic) of its patrons and ruling culture. So, you know, the Italian Renaissance (especially) brings about images of merchant princes instead of religious iconography. The new secular princes were celebrated by artists who in turn "discovered" three-point perspective and became geniuses to be idolized, contra the artisans of the Middle Ages who anonymously built cathedrals and painted "simplistic" murals (which were, in the case of say Bible stories in tapestry form, easier to understand in their linear, almost comic book form to an illerate populace unable to read the Bible.) The "innovations" of Renaissance art were old techniques that just reflected the new patrons who wanted to have an art celebrating them and an art more complex than the church and full of individuality rather than piety and yada yada Qualcomm.
Nice! Thanks for the tip.