Sandra Bullock and the rise of technology | ET REALITY


At some point in the future, the sentient beings who rule the planet may want to study how humans coped with the technological revolution of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

Once they have digested the academic essays and relevant news, they will have a pretty good idea of ​​how we manage the shift to an increasingly machine-driven world. And that might be enough.

But why stop at just enough when you could deepen your understanding by examining something that might seem irrelevant at first glance: the films of Sandra Bullock, one of the biggest stars of the transitional period?

Bullock had the good or bad luck of being born in 1964, meaning she was young enough to adapt to technological culture when it emerged, but old enough to lament the disappearance of the environment that had shaped it.

His films are time capsules, preserving the appearance of discrete moments in technology, some of them nearly forgotten. When you find yourself watching the 2002 romantic comedy “Two Weeks Notice” on this or that streaming platform, you can’t help but notice the flip phone that Hugh Grant uses to call Ms. Bullock from a bar at 2:15 a.m. .

Or maybe you’re stuck in “The Proposal,” a 2009 comedy in which she plays a New York publishing boss, and you’re momentarily left out of the story when our heroine, far from home and without a laptop, walks into an internet cafe to send an email. You stop to consider the fate of those small establishments, which once seemed to be everywhere and now… disappeared?

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