Here’s from William Bradford Huie’s novel The Klansman: “Men must posture that they might endure themselves.” Themselves and everything around them, I’d say. And vice versa. It’s much less complicated and far more considerate to let one’s avatar act on one’s behalf in most situations. That, as opposed to foisting one’s “true” self on those undesirous of intimacy (on the one hand) or undeserving of punishment (on the other).
So I don’t think it’s a bad thing, the posturing. My own avatar — my “posture” … or “imposture,” you might say — is a fair approximation of what I’m about at any given moment. It’s likely as much information as most people would want about me, and definitely as much as I want about most people. The 2009 Bruce Willis vehicle “Surrogates” captured the utility of posturing very well.
Thursday’s fête creative team meeting at Velo Fellow generated several workable ideas, one of which I’ve taken to storyboard stage. 90 seconds, 10 camera setups, 30 cuts, 3 zooms, 1 pan. Or something like that. I overprepare knowing that we’re really just making this stuff up as we go along.
The closest thing Greenville has to a downtown movie theater is the Peace Center’s Downtown Film series. Word has it that one prominent developer would like to open an independent film venue near city center, but believes that movie distributors would block such an effort. What a mysterious shame. Or, casting a covetous eye to our great neighbor to the North (Asheville, home of the Fine Arts Theatre), what bullshit.