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In the New York Times {Friday, January 4, 2008} is the story:
The Killing of John Lennon (2006)
Review Summary

“I was nobody until I killed the biggest somebody on earth.” Those are the boastful words of John Lennon’s assassin, Mark David Chapman (Jonas Ball), who shot Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980, in front of his home at the Dakota, the Manhattan apartment complex at 72nd Street and Central Park West. Everything Mr. Chapman says in “The Killing of John Lennon,” Andrew Piddington’s devastating re-enactment of events leading up to, including and immediately after the murder, is taken from interviews, depositions and court transcripts. Because much of the dialogue is voice-over, the film takes place largely inside Mr. Chapman’s feverish mind. Lennon appears in the movie but only briefly, and in shadow: a phantom to be slain. Shot in a quasi-documentary style at the actual locations where the events took place, including the sidewalk outside the Dakota, the movie is extremely uncomfortable to watch.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
Full New York Times Review »

I wrote a {review} on the New York Times titled the killer as social object+

January 4th, 2008

the killer as social object+
Your on your way to dinner and you see Britney Spears. At dinner the conversation is about Britney Spears. Britney is the social object.Your on your way to see this film. You see the film. You blog about it. You talk to your friends about it. A conversation is started and will it ever end?

The killer is the social object. What does that say about a society’s underlying culture?

Frankly, I do give a damn about this. It concerns me because I see our culture fading into a whisper where we are so desensitized to seeing things and reading about things on the Net like the decapitation of terrorist captives on You Tube and the hanging of the US’s no.1 public enemy and threat to US security, that I wonder if we truly are a society in economic, social, cultural, political, environmental and spiritual VERTIGO?

This movie is symptomatic of the push of information to be consumed rather than meeting the demand of consumers for information. There is a big difference. Or perhaps we must recognize that there is a market for this and thus we are in a VERTIGO world where the fallibility of human nature has run amok.

– snytcafe
The theme, are we in a VERTIGO world where the fallibility of human nature has run amok+ or not, I present.

January 4, 2008 - Posted by | life, media, movies, news |


  1. I didn’t quite get what “the infallibility of human nature” is suppose to mean? Just asking…

    Comment by iondanu | January 4, 2008

  2. fallible
    A adjective
    1 fallible
    likely to fail or be inaccurate; “everyone is fallible to some degree”

    2 fallible, frail, imperfect, weak
    having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; “I’m only human”; “frail humanity”

    I used the wrong word Danu!!! {In-whatever} is normal mistake for me…..hahah

    Hope it makes sense now?

    Comment by Michael | January 4, 2008

  3. Yes it does, Michael. When I think of that I think of Sting’s song “Fragile”…Well, another synonime for fallible…

    When I have time I like to wonder in the wonderful world of English Language (I use mostly Merriam-Webster)…but I do often make errors…

    Comment by iondanu | January 5, 2008

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