“the answer to life is the movies”–Don DeLillo

I’m pondering the meaning of DeLillo’s line from The Body Artist. It’s an assignment from a professor. What I’m doing instead is wondering about Hitchcock. Somehow I think there’s a connection.

9 thoughts on ““the answer to life is the movies”–Don DeLillo

  1. I know little about Hitchcock. I sure like this bit from the site: “He helped film to make the transition from silent to sound, encouraged the eclipse of black and white films by color, and directed films which were both accessible to the general movie-going public and of sufficient depth to attract film scholars and critics.”

    the transition from silent to sound
    encouraged the eclipse of black and white films by color

    Nice.

  2. Thanks B. Maybe the meaning of life is sound and colour? A texture of sorts.

  3. Maybe the answer is forcing imposing story? Imposing order…

    (Have you ever noticed how comforting people find beginning-middle-end?)

  4. An imposing order. I never thought of that. Nice. Thanks.

    Temporality does play a large role in the book.

  5. I don’t know DeLillo, but when I saw the quote, my politically-bent head went automatically to video as the new religion, the new opiate of the masses.

    Amazing where one gets when one follows bloglinks…hi Tracy!

    B-)

  6. Now I want to go on a Hitchcock binge. And DeLillo’s wrong — everyone knows the answer is 42.

  7. What is that from?
    “The answer is 42”
    I know it from somewhere.

    Identity Identity

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