In Reading About The HBO “Apology”

FOR THE DESPICABLE display of Dubya’s decapitated head in scenes from Game of Thrones, I am minded of a simple fact about all fiction — whether in text, still images, or moving images with or without sound. And that fact is this: Every. Single. Object. In-frame. Was. Put. There.

On. Purpose.

Especially in this day and age of digital compositing. There IS no — can be no — excuse that runs, “This was careless, unintentional, accidental, regrettable oversight.” There is no such thing.

Sort of like there are no unintended consequences to bad policy decisions.

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