Episode 4 - Life as Film with Masha Bronnikova

Plato's description of the Cave is kind of like a cinema: an audience watching shadows on a screen, projected by a fire behind them. Have you ever felt like your life is a film? Have you noticed how many films have incorporated a Plato's Cave theme - The Matrix, Inception and The Truman Show, just to name a few? How can we learn from film, especially in this time when we are watching so many series and films?
Our guide for this cinematic journey through the Cave is Masha Bronnikova.
 
About Masha Bronnikova (aka Mab'by)
Masha initiates and joins inter-disciplinary projects around The Netherlands. She is a poet and performer, she is a cultural producer and a connector. Masha works with platforms such as OT301 Studios, DNK-Amsterdam, Stingerbol and The Bookstore Foundation. 
Check out Masha's Soundcloud for her poetry, readings, and other sounds: https://soundcloud.com/user-949529117
 
To avoid any spoilers, please watch all of these films prior to listening to the episode:
Stalker (1979), Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché (2018), Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (1895), The Fairy of the Cabbages (1896), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010), Nostalghia (1983), The Sacrifice (1986), Once Upon A Time in Hollywood (2019), The Violent Heart (2020), Waking Life (2001), WandaVision (2021), Star Wars (1977), Frozen (2013), Soul (2020), The Matrix (1999), Blade Runner (1982), Interstellar (2014), I, Robot (2004), Dark City (1998), The Maze Runner (2014), The Hunger Games (2012), Inception (2010), The Truman Show (1998), To All The Boys: Always and Forever (2021), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), The Bone Collector (1999), Escape From New York (1981), Escape from Alcatraz (1979), Slumdog Millionaire (2008),  The Irony of Faith (1976), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971),  Independence Day (1996),  The Birds (1963), King Kong (2005), The Avengers (2012), and last but not least, Orlando (1992).
 
These are some of the scenes we mention:
Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat (The Lumière Brothers, 1986): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RYNThid23g
Candle Scene from André Tarkovski's Nostalghia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Dp6EdFRHo
Holy Moment scene in Waking Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmL9rt3Onj4
 
 
I hope you enjoy our discussion!
Mario
 

Here's how to contact me if you have any questions or comments:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/lifeplatoscave 
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lifefromplatoscave 
Illustration © by Julien Penning, Light One Art: https://www.instagram.com/light_one_art/ 

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