Attention Conservation Notice: Misusing the term “fascist aesthetic,” I goggle at the film “300” and the execrable TV show “CSI Miami.”
Ah, the shiny surfaces and hard bodies. The jaw lines, the simplicity of the Good Guys and the Bad Guys. The celebration of State Power and Violence. Delirium. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.
Sense? Coherence? Emotional resonance in the characters? Who needs it?
Other Dwight Towers posts on similar topics
Now Come Indispensable States
Sontag’s “Fascinating Fascism” essay – complete demolition of Leni Riefenstahl