Some reviewers of the 150-minute film "Mr. Turner" focus on the selfishness of this marine painter and his profound grief over his father's death.
But the part of this life story which resonates might be that his type of painting goes out of style.
Queen Victoria turns her nose at his approach to art. That meme, of course, quickly becomes embedded in the culture. His electic tactics become the content for satire on stage.
In our Fast Times, so many institutions, brands and individuals also fade, or are even ridiculed. Remember when youth wanted to work for a TV network?
In a disruptive era, those with the former influence and power are often left behind. Ghostwriters bear witness to this all the time.
"Mr. Turner" blasts a warning to players who are hot that the law of attraction isn't a permanent field force in the universe. It can change its dynamics. Iconic whatevers have to anticipate that fall from favor.