On Levels of Information

Matthew Modine: Still from the film 'Full Metal Jacket' (1987)

Levels of information were levels of dread, once it’s out it won’t go back in, you can’t just blink it away or run the film backward out of consciousness. How many of those levels did you really want to hump yourself through, which plateau would you reach before you shorted out and started sending back the messages unopened?

Michael Herr
Dispatches (1977)

Screen capture: Private Joker (Matthew Modine) in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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