Brian O'Blivion
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Brian O'Blivion (Character)
from Videodrome (1983)

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Videodrome (1983)
Brian O'Blivion: The battle for the mind of North America will be fought in the video arena: the Videodrome. The television screen is the retina of the mind's eye. Therefore, the television screen is part of the physical structure of the brain. Therefore, whatever appears on the television screen emerges as raw experience for those who watch it. Therefore, television is reality, and reality is less than television.

Brian O'Blivion: I believe that the growth in my head-this head-this one right here. I think that it is not really a tumor... not an uncontrolled, undirected little bubbling pot of flesh... but that it is in fact a new organ... a new part of the brain.

Brian O'Blivion: After a while, I started hallucinating, and developed a tumor. I believe the visions caused the tumor, and not the other way around.

Brian O'Blivion: After all, there is nothing real outside our perception of reality, is there?

Brian O'Blivion: [to Max Renn] Your reality is already HALF video hallucination. If you're not careful, it will become TOTAL hallucination. You'll have to learn to live in a very strange new world.

Brian O'Blivion: Max, I'm so glad you came.