Science is effectively altering definitions for what it means to be human. Medical advancements like pacemakers and hearing aids are commonplace now, but what of limb transplants that are completely robotic, or the future of gene modificationís effect on lifespans and personality traits?
The destructive power of art can be a fascinating theme, althoug more so in the case of something like Dorian Gray than the Pawnee Indian murals on Parks and Recreation. The international bestselling novel Le Syndrome E, written by French author Franck Thilliez
This past summer a report came out saying that Mark Heyman, one of the writers of Black Swan, was shopping around a new drama called XOXO. Similar to Fatal Attraction, the basic description of the plot was about a young man who begins flirting with a girl on Facebook who ends up becoming obsessed with him.
While I never made myself a "Eric's Favorite Movies of 2010" list, public or private, if I did the top two movies would have been The Social Network at number one and Black Swan at number two. Sure, they aren't the most shocking choices in the world, but, if anything, the number of lists the two titles showed up on demonstrates how incredibly great they were.
The one downside I can see to this is a concern that Aronofsky, trying to get Machine Man off the ground, won't be as available to help shape Wolverine 2