Anyone familiar with Plato’s Analogy of the Cave will find themselves looking for a way to connect it to Werner Herzog’s compelling new documentary, Cave of Forgotten Dreams. The only connection I could find (based on a single viewing) is a somewhat inverted one: all art is science fiction; all art is intended to be consumed and interpreted in the future; to enlighten in retrospect; to change upon reflection; and returning to the cave, we find the cave-dwellers are casting the shadows for us, the "enlightened" ones.
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