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"Bottled Star" by Mikki Crisostomo

ABSTRACT: Crisostomo, M. (2010). Bottled Star, Production Thesis, University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication.

Bottled Star takes as its subject the concept and practice of escapism in the modern age. Escapism is the practice of distancing yourself from the immediate present and seeking refuge in something else. Today, it has evolved to take on a multitude of forms and methods. We are offered so many ways to seek refuge from our problems through television, film, alcohol, and, most notoriously, the Internet. All of these can combine to form a more potent blindfold than religion. However, the relief these things provide can keep people functional, and in fact fuel today’s capitalist society like a cycle of addiction and purchase.

Indulging in escapism always comes with the possible effect of becoming out of touch with reality, and out of touch with other people. This thesis film portrays people surrounding themselves with commodified dreams and items that they do not really need, and these things blinds them from seeing what the world has to offer. Today’s economic system readily provides us with multiple avenues of illusory happiness in a continuous stream until we become dependent upon them for what we believe to be our peace of mind.

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