Through the month of March, I managed to write 3 short essays on the major changes in Motion Pictures during the last decade of the twentieth century; it takes less than 10 minutes to read. First, the over saturation of satire set the stage for post-truth realities in the 21st century. Second, Web 2.0 brought life to a Truman Show way of life for all, the blueprint for our contemporary echo chambers and the death knell to the theater experience — as it stands now the majority of moviegoers in 2017 are over age 50. Third, the extension of viewing times exceeded the matinee marathon and binge-watching bloated audience appetite for all-you-can-eat storytelling. Read all about it on Medium:
Behind La Tienda exists a lot where there once was a garage. Now fenced by unkempt chain link, the lot serves as a drive-through pickup point for housing contractors looking for day laborers. A white extended-cab approaches. The truck wears splashes of cement and random dents and bangs. The driver slows to a stop; he points at two guerros.
Coasting down the two lane highway, Karl and Bryan discuss the job ahead. Bryan spits into a 20oz. bottle of Mountain Dew already a quarter-filled with dark muck. Karl slams the accelerator to pass a dawdling minivan; he posts his right arm at the top of the steering wheel and slouches to the left as if he’s going to exit at any moment. Constantly eyeing the mirrors yet never noticing his reflection, Karl mutters about Canadian snowbirds. Bryan looks straight at the road.
After a few turns, they arrive at a site deep in the forest, an unincorporated part of the county. A narrow stretch of acreage extends from an aluminum hangar. As they draw nearer the scent of hot tar surfaces, pinching the nose. With the engine cut, the birds and crickets cause the most noise for miles out.