Year: 2008

Here there be monsters

A love letter to the Universal Classic Monsters, the first shared film universe.

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Smurf and Re-Smurf

The real power of the in-continuity revival is its ability to bridge an original audience with a new one. Fans of the prior version are not alienated since they are in fact watching “the same” show or movie they have always loved. New viewers, however, feel they are seeing something new and exciting, not some geeky rerun. When shared with someone you love, the in-continuity revival can be an entertaining bonding experience through story and shared character.

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Of All Things Visible

Where does story live? How much volume does a fairy tale require? What are the dimensions of fiction? If an idea has critical mass, what are the limits of its gravitational pull on us? Thanks to Aslan, and Vairochana, and the invisible possibilities in string theory, we can sense the danger of living in a world devoid of story.

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