[Marxism] Sleep Furiously

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu Jul 28 10:10:03 MDT 2011


“Sleep Furiously”, a luminous documentary with music by Aphex Twin 
about life in Trefeurig, a tiny Welsh farming village, opens 
tomorrow at the Cinema Village in New York. It derives its title 
from the sentence “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” that was 
composed by Noam Chomsky in his 1957 Syntactic Structures as an 
example of a sentence that is grammatically correct but 
semantically nonsensical. Since “Sleep Furiously” is an exercise 
in cinéma vérité (but one that contains elements of magical 
realism), you don’t have a narrator explaining at the outset what 
Chomsky’s words have to do with the film, but it is not hard to 
figure out that Trefeurig is a place where logical expectations of 
how rural folks behave is discarded and lovingly so.

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/sleep-furiously/




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