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The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye

Brian O'Blivion:
The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television.

to dehumanization?
[ Max, Nicki Murmuring ]
The television screen has become
the retina of the mind's eye.
- [ Murmuring Continues ]
- Yes.
That's why I refuse
to appear on television...
except on television.
Of course, O'Blivion is not
the name I was born with.
That's my television name.
Soon all of us
will have special names...
names designed to cause
the cathode ray tube to resonate.
- Yes.
- [ Max ] Yes, I am. Very interested.
Nicki, is Max Renn
a menace to society?
I’m not sure.
He's certainly a menace to me.
- [ Screaming ]
- [ Static ]
[ Max ] When does the plot,
uh, start to unravel here?
I mean, who is this black guy?
Is he a political prisoner?
- There's no plot.
- [ Man Moaning ]
It just goes on like that for an hour.
- Goes on like what?
- Like that.
- Torture, murder...
- [ Air Hisses ]
- We never leave that room?
- Nope.
- It’s a real sicko.
- Brilliant.

Clip duration: 76 seconds
Views: 11
Movie: Videodrome
Year: 1983
Genres: horror, sci-fi, thriller
Summary: When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

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