Smartly selected interns are trend spotters, idea generators, culture absorbers, hope machines. They’re looking to build lives—their own—and the by-product of that energy is often an industrious and energetic effort.
Figuring out where you’re going matters profoundly if you’re serious about reaching somewhere interesting. The more interesting your intended destination, the less precisely you can account for how you’re going to get there, and the less likely it is that the arrival will reveal something extraordinarily special and sublime.
It’s a terrific development in human history that so many people should have the means and mechanisms to create images and sounds and words, but the dilution of importance for the best of those creations threatens the value and continuity of the whole enterprise.
Bandersnatch asks us to question our own autonomy, much like the main character himself questions how and why things are happening to him in the film based on inputs from viewers, the unseen puppet masters.