Marshall McLuhan: McLuhan's Wake

Taking Edgar Allan Poe's 'Descent Into the Maelstrom' as its central metaphor, this documentary about theoretician Marshall McLuhan covers basic biographical ground, but goes further to poetically illustrate McLuhan's concepts about relationships between humans and technology. Narrated by Laurie Anderson among others, "McLuhan's Wake" asserts that the philosopher's ideas have so infiltrated current mainstream ideas that we are nearly as unaware of his influence as we are oblivious to advertising's manipulative effects.

Year: 2007
Genre: Documentaries, Counterculture, Spiritual & Philosophical, Docos - Philosophical
Country: USA
Starring: Marshall McLuhan
Duration: 94 Minutes
Rating: Ex
Location in store: Documentary (Spiritual and Philosophical)



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