This post is off-the-beaten path of what I usually write about, but I have been curious about this for sometime.
Many consider Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane to be the greatest American movie ever made. Premiering in 1941, it follows the first movie, The Horse in Motion, by 63 years and follows the first talkie, The Jazz Singer, by 14 years. It is consider a masterpiece because it took the conventions of moviemaking and transformed them. Welles and his collaborators made something vastly different from what others had done before, thus creating a new form in and of itself.
I am wondering if social media and social causes together have achieved such a moment. Or, are we still out there searching for these new forms? What do you think?