A Collection of Spectacles

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Weirdest shit I’ve seen in a while. Kenneth Anger’s surrealist 30 min long short. No dialogue, but backed with classical and operatic music. Practically plotless. Filled with odd symbolism. 

Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome

EDIT: Wikipedia (might be good for something after all)…

(Simplified) Relationship between existentialism, absurdism and nihilism
 
Atheistic existentialism
Theistic existentialism
Absurdism
Nihilism
1. There is such a thing as “meaning” or “value”
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
2. There is inherent meaning in the universe (either intrinsic or from God)
No
Maybe, but humans must have faith to believe there is
Maybe, but humans can never know it
No
3. Individuals can create meaning in life themselves
Yes, it is essential that they do
Yes, it is essential that they do
Yes, but it is not essential
No, because there is no such meaning to create
4. The pursuit of intrinsic or extrinsic meaning in the universe is a futile gesture
Yes, and the pursuit itself is meaningless
No, and the pursuit itself may have meaning
Yes, but the pursuit itself may have meaning
Yes, and the pursuit itself is meaningless
5. The pursuit of constructed meaning is a futile gesture
No, thus the goal of existentialism
No, thus the goal of existentialism
Maybe
Yes

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