Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Groundhog Day

At a certain point the earth will turn without your input and without your perception of it. The notion that nothing would be there unless it were perceived, is known as solipsism. It's the basis of a famousTwilight Zone, "Shadow Play," (5/5/61) where a condemned man played by Dennis Weaver prays for a reprieve on the basis that the world will disappear without him. It’s a theme iterated by Beckett in his only cinematic work,Film, starring Buster Keaton whose opening epigraph is Bishop Berkeley’s famous esse est percipi, "to be is to be perceived." BTW doesn’t radical subjectivism have something in common with religious Apocalypticism? Same result different cause. But let’s get back to you. Everyone freely accepts their fate while also holding to the notion that since the world cannot exist without them they will have to live forever. Spoiler Alert! The famous Twilight Zone ends with a twist that's like Groundhog Day in which Bill Murray wakes to find the same events playing over and over again like a broken record.

read "Notfilm" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and listen to "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" by Jimmy Ruffin

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