I thought I'd share it with you.  ~ CR
    The Fisher King 
A Review:  "The Waste Land", December 9, 2004

After reading the first few of these reviews, most of these people are ignorant of what this movie is really about. It does have underlying wisdom and morality, but what you have to remember as you watch this movie is that it is based on a poem by T.S. Eliot: "The Waste Land." This is a difficult, obscure poem, but it is about broken lives, selflishness, being a prisoner inside oneself (in "The Fisher King," there are "prison bars" everywhere - Jack's studio, Jack's shirt, the building Jack goes into for his interview for the sitcom, etc.), and trying to find meaning in life by doing something for someone else. The movie is named such because "The Fisher King" is mentioned in the poem. I suggest you read the poem in addition to seeing the movie - it makes it immensely more meaningful.

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