Quotes from the film — The Medium is the Massage

Quotes from the film

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Quotes from the film “This is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium is the Massage”, an experimental documentary produced by Ernest Pintoff and Guy Fraumeni, narrated by actor Edward Binnes and broadcasted on NBC TV (19 March 1967). For more information see mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com.

All
media
are
extensions
of
some
human
faculty—
psychic [/mental]
or
physical.

— Marshall McLuhan

The wheel …is an extension of the foot.

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 46

{The book} is an extension of the eye…

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 368

Clothing, [is] an extension of the skin…

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 129

“When
these
ratios
change,
men change.

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Address at Vision 65” , p. 9 and “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 98

“Before the alphabet, our primary sensory organ was the ear.”

— narrator

“[John Cage, a composer of new music, has stated:] “Everything we do is music.”

— John Cage, quoted by Calvin Tomkins in “The Bride and the Bachelors”

“Everyone has the best seat.”

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”