Ben Cambridge

  • I’m not a huge fan of Bowie’s music either, but I definitely admire the person he was and what he stood for. David Bowie was someone who clearly did his own thing, and I think there’s a lot to be said for that. I agree that it’s really interesting that he showed such as fascination with different aspects of science fiction and space.

  • It’s pretty interesting that Pink Floyd wouldn’t have liked the term “Space Rock” when it so accurately describes their overall style as a band. If they didn’t want to be referred to as such, maybe they should’ve picked a different album title than The Dark Side of the Moon.

  • The song I.G.Y seems to be aptly titled judging by the sound of its lyrics. The song sounds fairly optimistic about the future with the chorus being, “What a beautiful world this will be.” I think it’s interesting that Donald Fagen would write a song like this, talking about advancements in technology such as “rails under the sea” and the time…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 1 day, 19 hours ago

    The monster definitely seemed more innocent than the people, in fact, some of them even sympathized with Godzilla and begged for the others to see the good in sparing its life. Honestly I thought the movie was kind of confusing at times, and most of the parts that were supposed to be horrifying were actually pretty funny considering how Godzilla looked.

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 2 days, 1 hour ago

    The broadcast by Orson Welles is definitely interesting to listen to, especially knowing how much havoc it caused at the time. It’s crazy to think that people would have believed it was real news, but at the same time, a mass media device hadn’t been used in such a way before. I actually think that we might have a harder time convincing people…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 2 days, 4 hours ago

    I agree that Blade Runner can be a little confusing, and I think that having read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep definitely aided me in understanding some of the confusing aspects of the film. In my opinion, the film does a fairly good job at including most major themes present within the book. It does however, omit some of the more…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 2 days, 4 hours ago

    Things To Come seems to clearly illustrate from the very beginning that it’s about the fear of war and the situation that was brewing in Europe at the time. The people in Europe still had the aftereffects of WWI in the backs of their minds, the first war to contain chemical warfare, and one that ended with massive death tolls. These factors p…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 2 days, 4 hours ago

    This was my first time seeing The Day The Earth Stood Still and it seemed to me that it’s very applicable to the world of today. It’s a very interesting time to view this film because of the current state of the world, such as tensions between the United States and North Korea; The feud is eerily similar to that of the United States and Russia dur…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 2 days, 4 hours ago

    I also thought that The Invasion of the Body Snatchers alluded to the paranoia that had swept over the country, as well as the spread of McCarthyism at the time. With the outbreak of the Cold War and the spread of Communism, I’m sure that many people at the time probably felt the same sense of paranoia that Miles felt throughout the film. The p…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 2 days, 4 hours ago

    This was also my first time watching anything Star Trek related and it was a much better movie than I thought it was going to be. The major theme of the film is that unity is possible, no matter the differences between people, evident by the diversity of the crewmembers in Star Trek. I think that the message the film sends is important in our…[Read more]

  • Ben Cambridge commented on the page, on the site A Better Future 1 week, 2 days ago

    This was also my first time seeing Metropolis and I agree with the observations that there were some scenes reminiscent of something that could have been seen in concentration camps, such as those showing the workers marching and working in synchronization, and then keeling over while working the machines. Given the time of the film’s release, i…[Read more]

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