When talking about films... what do people here think of "Till Human Voices Wake Us", made after Eliot's "Love Song of A.J. Prufrock"?
For me the film is amazing once we take the poem into account (without it, it can be seen as more or less usual love story, seen during or after dinner). All of the reviews I've read on the Internet are so disappointing - they either completely fly over the fact that the film has a direct link to the poem, or they see it as an unsuccessful "description" of the poem. But the film is neither of these. As a matter of fact, it succeeds in capturing some of the crucial moments of the poem (time and finiteness - in their metaphysical sense) tracing them down to the ground, and still leaving them out of reach. The story itself might be simple, but once we consider all those motives of The Love Song and see their place in the story, it receives a completely new dimension.
Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Both are great films. But if you want romantic, see Brokeback Mountain.
(Mountains are in it, but they are not the main topic.) Neither is
comedy. Neither is violent. Both are thoughtful.
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I called my husband on the cell phone yesterday while out during the day
asked what he wanted to do during the evening, as we had no plans. He
that he already took care of that, that he had went to the video store
took out the new Pride and Prejudice that had just come out on video
that I had
been longing to see. Well, it was very sweet of my husband, but it was
extremely poor, pathetic adaptation, and I can't believe that it had
nominated for Academy Awards. The one before this one, I really loved,
before that was great also, and the book best of all, but this film was
awful. And, this is truth, and not politics. My husband asked me today
I wanted to see the next time he was at the video store, and I couldn't
up my mind between Good Night and Good Luck and that mountain film,
Mountain, I think it's called. Anyone have any great suggestion,
mind that I like thoughtful(but not violent) and that I like
well done), and comedy only when extremely well done.
In a message dated 4/9/2006 5:55:13 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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How wonderfully 17th C politically correct you are. How comfortable to
choose what is nice and ignore all the reasons others are offended.
soothingly normal to remain the norm and to be in the category of the
politics are truth and not politics.
How politic to be so political in so ancient a way.
As for das Ewigweibliche, for god's sake, read deBeauvoir (no need to
anything too new) and notice some changes in that politically correct
definition of all non-male humanity. Nothing has been more politically
all of history as the political definition of women as not the
men as the norm of humanity.
I am astonished that you care so much about all other groups who have
historically excluded, and now you champion militant masculinism and
such absurd ostensible reasons, or rather personal assertions.