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:
The Little Foxes
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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