This stuff’? Oh, ok. I see, you think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select out, oh I don’t know, that lumpy blue sweater, for instance, because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise, it’s not lapis, it’s actually cerulean. You’re also blindly unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves St Laurent, wasn’t it, who showed cerulean military jackets? And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. Then it filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic “casual corner” where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and so it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room. From a pile of “stuff.”
Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in David Frankel’s The Devil Wears Prada.
Okay, so perhaps this is slightly out of place on this blog as I’m not sure how many non-philosophers would persevere with it. On the other hand, the viewer is addressed by real life philosophers in a medium that is accesible to most, so I guess it’s okay… We’ll be watching this in class at some point…
Finn’s girlfriend has been using her power to make him exactly who she would like him to be… At first he objects, but then realises to keep her – this will be the only way… His friends object, giving little credence to his protest that he like being ‘better than he is’…
This isn’t you, this isn’t who you are!
Finn: “We were happy.”
Jess: “It was bullshit and you know it! Stop Lying to yourself.”