Cinema and television are obsessional for me and there is no way to get out of this Post Screen Obsessional Stress Syndrome. I enjoy it so much I could not survive without my dose every day.
I found the best description of this obsession in Marshall McLuhan and his extensions of man’s psyche, nervous system, mind and body. The cinema has become a way to discover the world the way it is where I ... [Show full abstract] cannot go and in its past reality and its future dystopia or utopia.
It provides me with a main way to think and meditate in an all-sensorial approach of life. I mean all my senses are at work in such an experience, not the way McLuhan says about television (all your senses have to agree and feel comfortable with what they see at once from the very start) but in my own way: all senses are active all the time on high alert and intensively connected with my thinking virtual device, my mind and my knowledge.
It is also the way to experience very deep feelings, emotions, even passions and fears within the time frame of that experience knowing that when the watching comes to an end this intense state of excitement will reach its own closure, though I can reopen it any time by plugging myself into another film, another episode of another series.
I have here collected several chapters centering on one series or one filmmaker or any other unitary element. Some of these chapters are in fact short introductions with links to full files in the cloud. You just have to click on the links to go to the files. I have also collected more than ninety reviews of independent films or series not covered here.