Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, and the Imagination Connoisseurs of The Post-Geek Singularity take a deep dive into filmmaking and what lines shouldn’t be crossed when it comes to storytelling (and more) on this technologically-challenged episode, ROBSERVATIONS #213.
Join Rob, friends of the show and fans as they cover a wide variety of topics including …
• Rob runs down his preferred order of new Star Wars films (those made after the Prequel Trilogy of films) in response to a last-minute superchat question from the day before.
• Rob discusses a question posed by Imagination Connoisseur, Luke Beckett, who asks if there is a “fine line” of acceptability that films and their filmmakers should not cross.
• What defines the acceptable or unacceptable? How much does one’s fear of their own mortality drive that judgement?
• What is the responsibility of the artist to the audience?
• Are these judgements (on acceptability) handled differently in the United States because of the Constitutionally protected right to free speech – even if it’s outrageous. Rob shares a point of view presented by the ACLU that claims the “right of free speech” was made part of the US Constitution in order to protect fringe arguments and outrageous expressions.
• Who’s the boss at Rob’s house? The one with the cookies or the ones who get the cookies? The struggle is real, people.
… plus super-chat questions from viewers and more!
About Robert Meyer Burnett
Best known for FREE ENTERPRISE, starring Emmy winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack, Rob Burnett offers his own unique perspective on the entertainment industry in his daily “Robservations” video blogs.
(Originally aired: September 4, 2019 – 54:26)