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Subj: Re: Future in the past (2017): the Running man
Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 at 11:26:27 am EDT (Viewed 210 times)
Reply Subj: Future in the past (2017): the Running man
Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 at 05:24:24 am EDT (Viewed 203 times)
Like Blade Runner, the city shots all show giant TVs everywhere. The Jumbotron in Times Square wasn't built until 1990. Although the news ticker had been there since 1928, which might be where they got the idea.
The prison has exploding collars on the prisoners. Cross the line at the perimeter and your head comes off. As far as I know this has not been implemented yet. With the rise of for-profit prisons I doubt it will be. Killing your slave labor is probably not good for profits.
The "travelling matte" to replace a stuntman with Arnie's face in the video feed. We do have deepfakes now which is a version of the same.
They mention the "cadres" owning the tv networks (and Killian hawks Cadre Cola). Since the Telecommunications Act of 1996 all tv and film studios, at least in the US, have been owned by the Big Six corporations (Disney, CBS, Viacom, Comcast, News Corp, Time Warner). Prior to that it was more spread out. Is this what they were getting at?
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