A Golden State
“Go West young man!” isn’t a term reserved to America’s appetite for manifest density during its formative years of expansionism. Written word, music, visual arts, television, and cinema have historically, and perpetually, used the Western American landscape as currency to reinforce a constructed mythos, associating opportunity to place and merit. Having lived within Hollywood’s sphere of influence, the dissonance between its reality and its referent becomes glaring and increasingly removed with its role as the backdrop of Western ideology.
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