Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)


While it might seem weird to say in the era of everyone having a camera on them at all times, but this film really reinforces the importance of documenting your scene. If you aren't doing it, who is? The Germs only have one full-length album and frontman Darby Crash was already dead by the time this film was released. Yet thanks to Penelope Spheeris' camera, he can live on for forever. I know we are all supposed to put our phones down and actually experience life, but if you really think something is awesome and worth sharing, please record it and share it. The world needs more awesome things. Don't be so selfish. Spread the wealth. You might be preserving something which would have otherwise been forgotten.

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