Listen to the Limetown, part III

In listening to Limetown over the past few evenings, I’m struck by the references to other works. I wrote about three movies earlier. Off the top of my head, I remember these:mothernightvonnegut

The Little Foxes
City Lights
Double Indemnity
Animal Farm
Mother Night
Player Piano
The Wizard of Oz
Planet of the Apes

There’s nothing coincidental about any of these, of course. It’s all by design. But what are they telling us? I see a theme of things not being what they seem. The Planet was really Earth. Charlton Heston was seeing the future. Dorothy was having a dream. Chaplin is a Tramp, not a millionaire. Just like with the sound editing, all these little details come together to create something rich and multi-layered. I should dig into it more, but it’s late and I’m tired.

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