What an amazing teenage film. A very interesting take on the story of Adam and Eve. Paradise is a prison and being wicked is the only way to true salvation. This is Gnosism 101. The maze is the world, the evil world and human kind has to fight it. The film can also be taken as a comment on civil disobedience and why it is important. And as usually with civil disobedience, the hope lies with the youth.
Bring on the next film!
Duck, You Sucker! is such an underrated film. I guess people don't like it because it goes against everything so many are looking for in films. There are no heroes here and there is very little. Leone had lost all faith in revolutions and politics and believed they only made the lives of the poor people even more miserable. The only joy he saw was with family and friends. The opening quote from Mao is therefore not a glorification of…
Béla Tarr is a hit and miss with me. This is, IMO, his best film. Simplicity becomes him! We have everything from a Béla Tarr film here, the wind, things blowing all over the place, long takes, beautiful black and white cinematography, dirty people, even dirtier animals, repetition of things, filmed from a different view, hopelessness and a dystopian world. Here Tarr's style works perfectly for the story.
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I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.
There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.
Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…