Thursday, August 12, 2004

my head is still spinning

K and i went to see The Village tonight. unreal.all i can say is go see this movie. if you've already seen it - go see it again. i don't rave much over movies, but this one is raveworthy. wow.
oh, and thanks all wellers who saw it last week and said nothing about it around me. you guys are great.

bowing down to m night
j

3 Comments:

Blogger Sketch said...

Can you say what you liked about it specifically? I have two friends who gleaned completely different messages from it. (One: We can't escape the effects of sin; Two: Fear is a better motivator than love.)

8:48 PM  
Blogger J said...

Hey Kate -- for me I would say the attraction was the incredible twisting story. i don't want to give anything away, but there are several moments in the movie where you have to stop and wonder where the heck it is going now.
as to the themes your friends mentioned. i would have to say i agree with the idea of the efects of sin although i would say it is probably more about the universality of evil and suffering (one of the characters talks about it a little) more than sin specifically. as for fear, i think it plays out in the film that love is actually the higher motivation based on the actions of the characters. i can see where it might be viewd the other way around though.
just my $.02
j

12:11 AM  
Blogger Codeman said...

Okay I am going to give some of the movie away so if you don't want to know don't read anymore....


Okay so here is what I got out of it...I see the small group of people as representing maybe the fundamentalist christian attitude that we can't let the world affect us at all, so we might as well go hide in a cave or something (or forest). And then as the fundamentalist church does it uses fear as a great motivator to keep it's kind from even wanting to go see what the "outside world is about". The folks in the village seem to have sacrificed everything that was good about the outside world along with the bad stuff. Now I did really enjoy the idea that love is stronger than any set of rules or regulations and that we can still remain who we are even if we venture "out". Now we don't get to see if Lucious was healed and if they got married and stayed in the village or left the village..which gives the movie watcher a chance to evaluate what they "should have" done. I agree it was a great film, I really enjoyed it.

8:48 PM  

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