Blending Trends In the  21st Century Cinema


The sad fact of recent American Cultural History concerns the cut and paste ethic of modern art.

Literature, movies, music, all modern excuses for any sort of artistic merit in cultural expression negates the obvious, and pastes proven elements into a multi experiential mix engineered not only to instantly entertain, but to elicit fond memories of the originals for those who remember.

By incorporating proven iconological influences into any modern mix, the “artist” is appealing to nostalgia on the one hand, and insuring that he is entertaining to the current younger audience by only incorporating that which is proven.

Thus, certain cultural references always remain blended.

This theory is proven wholesale when you look at the movie industry in particular, which  is the subject of the first essay in the “Blend” section of the Cultural Blender.