Tuesday, March 06, 2012


I saw the animated film Bolt for the first time recently. It was pretty cute, but what I really liked was the idea of how we often blur that line between reality and fantasy. The little dog in the film buys into the notion that he is the character he plays on the screen. He doesn't know there is another "real world" outside of the fictionalized world he lives in. It's a lot like the movie Truman, or even The Matrix.

There are so many levels at which to consider the nature of reality vs. illusion. It's kind of fun to see it treated in a kids' film like Bolt.

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