Netflix is one of those companies that has shown that new models for providing both television and movies are emerging. Of course there are many subscription services, but Netflix rose to the top of the pile during this pandemic. I don’t watch it much, since my time is generally otherwise spoken for, but I did have a chance to watch My Octopus Teacher, a documentary about Craig Foster’s relationship with an octopus. The story unfolds over a year in which Foster comes to know, and to be recognized by, an octopus. Quite apart from the Cthulhu references that may come to mind, octopuses are often skittish, highly intelligent mollusks. Perhaps what made this movie such a surprise hit was just how emotionally attached viewers become to the cephalopod through Foster’s relationship with her.
Almost immediately in the documentary, the viewer is struck…
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