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Re: General Movie Discussion Part II
Fuck yes WOOLCOCK you beautiful bastard. I was talking with blarg about it the other day but BOTSW is one of my favourite films since the turn of the decade along with Tree Of Life. You seem like you can appreciate all kinds of cinema so I reckon you should watch that. Another film that certainly won't appeal to a wide audience due to the reasons you stated about Beasts', but if you liked that I'd say give it a go. It's incredibly ambitious and it doesn't have a straight narrative, and it's left completely up to the viewer to pick up on the symbolism, metaphores and messages for themselves. In the same way as Beasts it's a film about childhood at it's heart and it's shown mostly through memories so at times it's very surreal. The themes span to epic proportions though, like, from the creation of earth to religion to what it actually means to be alive to family issues. The contrast in showing the biggest thing imaginable in the creation of the universe and then something as small as the birth of a child and how both are equally important in one way or another is amazing and really powerful. Its also the most visually awesome film I've ever seen, so you'll appreciate that if nothing else. It's a ridiculous piece of work in the best way possible to me. Not many films have left the impression on me this did. Anyway... I could write about it forever.