As documentaries age, their meaning becomes more clear… or rather, their intentions do. Out of the convolution of facts and opinions that make up any documentary, facts tend to precipitate away from politically-motivated arguments or persuasions as time continues and the images burned into the film become blurrier. As I watch the above documentary about LSD, I keep distracting myself on a hunt for propaganda hiding behind what is presented as fact, and how these facts are expressed. But mostly I really enjoy the aesthetic and quality of a vintage documentary. The documentary is a bit lengthy, so don’t try to sneak it in at work, but it’s perfect for those of you still stuck in your rural hometowns, trying to fill your time with something other than sitting on the couch, eating leftovers and watching re-runs.


5 Comments ACID

  1. A R December 31, 2010 at 1:09 AM

    The last bit is perfect.

    “Still stuck in your rural hometowns…”

  2. Alex DentAlex Dent December 31, 2010 at 8:25 AM

    @AR Hey thanks!

  3. Ben King December 31, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Everyone I know in my rural hometown would be using dial-up and waiting a week for this to load. In the meantime they’d be living their lives, and the TV exists pretty much for local news and PBS. If they’re “stuck” due to social or economic class then I wouldn’t suppose they’re surfing pop design blogs on their couch as an alternative to TV.
    But that’s just where I come from, and I’m sure Alex Dent must have meant that quip to refer to some OTHER rural hometown where TV reruns beat bike rides along gravel roads, fresh air, and walks in the woods.

  4. sean patrick January 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    hey everyone. we used this very film as source material for an ambient project called “Patient to Patient” by City Center’s Ryan Howard and I, Sean Patrick. We release each film we make.

  5. Alex DentAlex Dent January 4, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    @Ben: Bad example on my part, for sure, because I wasn’t intending to disparage rural residents (in fact, I am one) instead, I was referring to the lull between the holidays and returning to work or school.

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