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Constructive Disbelief

Hollywood depends on the willing suspension of disbelief. That’s a bargain the audience makes with the director. The audience knows those are actors on the screen, not the purported real people, and they’re probably on a sound-stage in front of … Continue reading

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The Make-Believe Nice Man

Hollywood depends on the willing suspension of disbelief. That’s a bargain the audience makes with the director. The audience knows those are actors on the screen, not the purported real people, and they’re probably on a sound-stage in front of … Continue reading

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Consenting to be Fooled Again

“Water, water every where, and not a drop to drink…” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge gave us that earworm in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner – perhaps the silliest famous poem in all of literature. Many millions of schoolchildren will never forgive … Continue reading

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