Monday, November 28, 2011

The influence of science fiction films

Some of my favorite science fiction has had a profound influence on my esoteric or philosophical modes of thinking by introducing me to subject matter which was inspirational to the films.  For example, it was through the Matrix that I started reading Baudrillard.  Now, through the line in Tron Legacy where Flynn says "Chaos, good news", I've found the writings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.  In this, The Lion's Roar is the inspiration for the dialogue.  The line itself was inserted by Jeff Bridges according to this Interview with director Joseph Kosinski.