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An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, 'Amused to Death' addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With 'Amused to Death', Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly - and unthinkingly - in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, 'Amused to Death' speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. Today, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view. The art has been updated for 2015 by Sean Evans, the creative director of Waters' 2010-2013 The Wall Live tour and movie.
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