Art & the Internet by Hayden F
I'm really pissed off right now by our social culture. I go on Facebook or Twitter and everyone is talking about the same thing. With no unique opinion about it. Everyone watches the same things and says the same things about them. It's causing all of our art to be the same. I recently watched Manhattan and was amazed and moved by the story and cinematography and was inspired to create until I realized that everything they talk about in that movie, would now only be used in bad television or a buzzfeed video. Humorous anecdotes about dating can no longer be used in cinema. Instead we get a shitty version of something potentially deep, relatable or profound in a garbage three minute video titled "Shit Girls from LA Say on Dates". And I blame social media for that. Everything is so fast paced now, we shit out these ideas and videos without actually taking the time to think about what or more importantly why we're making it. Manhattan is almost 35 years old and I'm still watching it. Will I be watching that buzzfeed video 30 years from now? I sure fucking hope not. Why? Because it's not quality. And no one seems to give a shit about quality. It's like they've forgotten what quality is. They've forgotten what originality is. A YouTube star could do a scene from a woody Allen movie and post it as their own and completely get away with it. Because no one is cultured anymore. It's also why were shallow as people. Because what were consuming is shallow. Fast food. Garbage.