Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GS in the Media

General semantics doesn't make it big in the entertainment world, despite some interest generated in the 50s and 60s. In Hitchcock's The Birds, Tippi Hedrin tells Rod Taylor she is taking a course in general semantics at Berkeley. In another movie, the name of which eludes me, we catch a fleeting glimpse of a structural differential on the wall of a bedroom.

So imagine my surprise when tonight's episode of Criminal Minds ended with this quote from Stuart Chase:

For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.

You just never know where these little tendrils go and grow.

1 comment:

Ben said...

Lance pointed me to a French film in which The Institute of General Semantics plays an important role.

In the film, IGS has a sleek, stylish, futuristic look. It also has an amazing staircase!

The film is titled Alphaville and it is directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It's on Netflix if you have that; if not, you may be able to track down the DVD. It's from 1965.