Talking Technophobia: The Shining
“Be afraid. Be very afraid.” From the very beginning, Hollywood movies have offered a frightening reflection of our deep fear of technology, its effects, and sinister implications. Time-traveling terminators, resurrected dinosaurs, alien invasions, and virtual prisons all give us a sense of just how terrified Hollywood writers, directors, and producers think we are (or should be).
In this class we will investigate popular, pivotal movies and discuss their fears, warnings, and possible solutions to this ever-increasing cultural technophobia. Discussion topics will include: “the mad scientist and you,” “ghosts in the machines,” “malfunctioning machinations,” “risks and rewards,” and “the power of human ingenuity.”
Friday October 4th at 7:00pm
This month on Talking
Technophobia Horror in Film, we take a break from Technophobia to turn our attention to the truly terrifying topic of family with Stanley Kubric’s horror masterpiece, The Shining.
We will touch upon a different perspective of technology, the cycle of abuse, and the power of storytelling.
Some themes will include the “duality and the role of mirrors” “psychology vs. supernatural,” and the power of the past.
Click HERE to register for this free class at LMCTV,
space is limited.