[Grassroots-l] G1G1 updates, Lennon video and other vids

david at lang.hm david at lang.hm
Tue Dec 30 12:43:03 EST 2008

On Tue, 30 Dec 2008, Kevin Cole wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 16:21, Andr?s Ambrois <andresambrois at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I also wouldn't feel comfortable articulating dead people imagery to make it
>> seem like they said something they didn't. No matter how obvious it may seem
>> that it is an actor, no matter how much his wife agrees with the statement.
>> I feel Sagan's voice in this video would have made a true a deep message:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLkC7ralR30
>> I would suggest Sagan's Cosmos and Pale Blue Dot passages for future ads of
>> this nature. There are countless great poets out there, no need to fake them
>> :)
> At first, I didn't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I see others
> feel as I do.  Putting words in someone's mouth without a strong hint
> of parody isn't right.

Parody isn't nessasarily a requirement. The scenes in Forrest Gump where 
they have him meeting with the President isn't parody, but it's very 
clearly fiction, and a very appropriate use of this sort of technology.

David Lang

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