Video game deaths & Woody Allen
As a bookend to my previous entry highlighting an archive of classic video game title screens, Boing Boing put together this YouTube video montage of digital deaths from popular video games of the 8- and 16-bit era (or in the case of Pong, 1-bit – Oh snap!). The editing and the accompanying soundtrack to this video lends it a certain tone that suggests a rumination on the meaning of death, which is the not -so-perfect segue to briefly proselytize about the terrific, two-part American Masters documentary on PBS on Woody Allen, a must-watch for fans, writers and cinephiles alike. There’s a moment in which an audience member at a panel for YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER asked Woody, “How is your relationship with death now?” With perfect timing, Woody replied “My relationship with death remains the same. I’m still strongly against it.”
Do I get some kind of prize for writing an entry that connects old video games, death and Woody Allen? Surely that’s worth a Facebook share or like from you for this entry or something (a cold can of High or Hell Watermelon beer is always a welcomed alternative).