A Few Thoughts about Mobility

NTSC/4:3/TRT 4:08/Color/2001

For several years, Prof. Morrow lived in Los Angeles, and could never get used to the fact that it was a city in which people would get in their cars if they had to go anywhere further than two blocks away. Told entirely with a first-person perspective, A Few Thoughts about Mobility reflects the filmmaker’s frustration with that society’s obsession with the automobile. Its narrator’s determination to not walk anywhere, at any cost, leads to his downfall – a fact to which he remains oblivious, of course. The obsession with modes of transportation in American culture, which keeps people from going anywhere on foot, has had a fundamentally negative impact upon the sense of community in neighborhoods, not that most people pay any attention to it.

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