Unformatted text preview: a statement about our existence in the cosmos. • The cannon actually working the way it does is repeatedly contingent on Buster’s actions in a hundred ways… and yet also not. • Contingency also means accidental! • His behavior is necessary, but it also doesn’t fully explain the results ° The universe has to do with your choices, but it’s also accidental – it is rational and random simultaneously ° You get what you want, when you get it, accidentally ° This is a particularly brilliant vision to apply to a mock heroic film about the Civil War • The General demystifies the sentimentality that has been attached to the Civil War. o The Continuity Principle ° Old media determines the forms that new media will take...
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- Fall '10
- Civil War, The Tramp, Chaplin I. Movies