A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

The cool of color tv

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Watch and learn.    

‚ÄúColor TV is the coolest possible mythic medium.¬† In the hands of the old movie gang, it is used for hot effects of more intense realism.‚ÄĚ

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  Have a look

TV color:

 

Movie gang color:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDF0at7sC0M&feature=related

 

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 86.

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Michael Hinton Friday, March 4th, 2011
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