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Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

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  • Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

    Utopian: Concentrate on showing a wonderful future world with no serious problems.

    Romantic: Concentrate on showing a future world with both danger and the possibility of great deeds.
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    Utopian
    60.61%
    40
    Romantic
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    Last edited by Bystander; 03-29-2008, 07:53 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

    it cant be both for instance soon we will have the house of the future back but we also have buzz and star tours as well, they can meld
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      Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

      I think the choices of Utopian and Romantic were wrong because in many works they are one in the same as Authors attempt to display Utopian by Romanticizing the present and removing the faults of the present to show a glossy image of the future. A better comparison is should TL be Utopian or Realistic? Should it show what we dream of achieving, or what is within our grasp given our mastery of current technologies?
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      • #4
        Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

        I think it should have great rides led by the peoplemover

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          Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

          Originally posted by techskip View Post
          I think the choices of Utopian and Romantic were wrong because in many works they are one in the same as Authors attempt to display Utopian by Romanticizing the present and removing the faults of the present to show a glossy image of the future. A better comparison is should TL be Utopian or Realistic? Should it show what we dream of achieving, or what is within our grasp given our mastery of current technologies?
          No, that's a completely different and unrelated question. If the word "romantic" is confusing you, try using "epic" instead.

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          • #6
            Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

            I voted Romantic but they wont do it, even if they weren't appealing to nobody but kids, its just not something kids would understand.

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            • #7
              Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

              I voted utopian just because tomorrowland is designed for kids, more or less. I would like romantic, but they are going to make it appeal to the age group that visits it most - kids.
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                Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                Originally posted by Bystander View Post
                No, that's a completely different and unrelated question. If the word "romantic" is confusing you, try using "epic" instead.
                To make something Romantic is to remove it of it's flaws, to stylize if you will. The complete removal of said flaws then presents a Utopian, or perfect, concept. So while the two can be separated, one with minor flaws, one completely devoid of them, they are still extremely close and neither presents a Realistic portrayal of the subject. The question is valid then, because whether it is Romantic, or Utopian, is up to the individual. That then makes all opinions of this new TL subjective. In short, what is Romantic to one could be perceived as Utopian to another, or vice versa. There is not enough contrast between these two styles to allow individuals to definitively tell them apart. I understand the question, I just feel the words were poorly chosen. And "epic" has little or nothing to do with the question originally posed. Something that is "Epic" could be either Utopian or Romantic, which as demonstrated is subjective to the opinions of the individual.
                Last edited by techskip; 03-29-2008, 08:15 PM.
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                • #9
                  Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                  Didn't Walt want a positive outlook of the future? just saying..

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                  • #10
                    Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                    I'd like to see an Alien Riddled Tomorrowland =/

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                    • #11
                      Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                      Originally posted by k_peek_2000 View Post
                      I'd like to see an Alien Riddled Tomorrowland =/
                      pssssst they're all in BLAB because they are afraid of "the Claw"
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                      • #12
                        Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                        To romanticize something is to portray it in the style of a medieval romance. These were tales of knightly deeds. The good AND the bad were exaggerated in these tales. They were colorful, dramatic, and filled with danger.

                        It is this sense of heightened excitement that is the core of the word "romantic." It does NOT mean happy smiley face time.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                          Ehh, they should go with the Bladerunner future. Dark, edgy, fugitive androids, a people-mover...you know...that kind of future


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                          • #14
                            Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                            I'm all for a portrayal of a future that manages to be sincerely optimistic but not sugarcoated. I think Disneyland at its best reassures us that "it's all going to be okay", despite the fact that conflict is rarely far away. To that end, Tomorrowland should feel like an exciting and almost realistic vision of the future--one that doesn't try to be totally accurate, but certainly seems like something like it could happen someday. There should be problems, conflicts, imperfections, yes, but we should feel better about approaching them after spending time in the land.

                            I voted Romantic.

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                              Re: Should Tomorrowland show a romantic or utopian view of the future?

                              I think of Romantic as Star Wars.. I think of Utopian as what Tomorrowland should be, To showcase all the good, edit out the bad stuff or find out an unrealistic(but realy cool) ways to fix the seemingly impossible to fix problems of today

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