Started by polkablues, August 18, 2012, 01:41:45 AM
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Quote from: Cloudy on February 13, 2013, 09:12:49 PM (Cinema near me kept it since September).
Quote from: Cloudy on January 28, 2013, 10:43:12 PMI've definitely heard/thought of this angle before, but I always get stuck when the final shot of the film of Freddie at peace with the sand-woman chronologically isn't congruent with the experiences he had. And really, that shot doesn't exactly resonate "peace", it feels more like a drunken, comfortable, last-resort safe cuddle.
Quote from: Cloudy on January 28, 2013, 10:43:12 PMThe fact that it's a woman "made of sand" makes it even more layered, because sand is fleeting, and Freddie is incapable of having this kind of cuddling/safe/sustained connection with a fleshed person. His master may not be a person, but his constantly moving, changing, dissolving, and building emotions are, and also what they make him latch on to. And these can be characterized as a sand-woman. It's really hard to intellectualize this, and I don't think the film is meant to completely intellectualize it, which is even more beautiful because this film is just as beautiful to intellectualize as it is to feel.
Quote from: Alexandro on March 08, 2013, 01:41:26 PMHe is going the opposite of what "contemplative cinema" does, and at the same time he's distancing himself of all the "narrative fat" most films have.