Common Nonsense:Counterfactual, Factual, Fictional

【明報專訊】Movies on television used to be an inglorious idea of shrinking our big silver screen or an uncelebrated looping of an old but mediocre movie's lifespan across generations. TV commercials dismembering the supposedly seamless flow of theatrical experience is way beyond redemption and reminds us plainly how TV is a capitalist selling institution thwarting the very art of celluloid. Back in 1967, Pauline Kael wrote on the New Yorker,