Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bradbury on Television (thanks to Erin Heim for this)

From Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451:

"If you're not driving a hundred miles an hour, at a clip where you can't think of anything else but the danger, then you're playing some game or sitting in some room where you can't argue with the four-wall televisor. Why? The televisor is "real." It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to think and blasts it in. It MUST be right. It SEEMS so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn't time to protest, "What nonsense!"

1 comment:

pgepps said...

I quite agree. And yet, like fellow contrarian Harlan Ellison, Bradbury had quite the successful career writing for TV: