Waking Life. cinema paradiso.

... when it gets really interesting I think is when we use that same system of symbols to communicate all the abstract and intangible things that we're experiencing. What is like... frustration? Or what is anger or love? When I say love, the sound comes out of my mouth and it hits the other person's ear, travels through this byzantine conduit in their brain through their memories of love or lack of love, and they register what I'm saying and they say yes, they understand. But how do I know they understand? Because words are inert. They're just symbols. They're dead, you know? And so much of our experience is intangible. So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It's unspeakable. And yet you know, when we communicate with one another and we feel that we have connected and we think that we're understood I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion. And that feeling might be transient, but I think it's what we live for.


i. 짙은 색을 지닌 수많은 등장인물들의 솔직한 이야기들. 그래서 영화의 '스토리'가 무엇이냐고 묻는 사람들에게, Linklater는 등장인물의 대사를 빌어 "... There's no story. It's just ... people, gestures, moments, bits of rapture, fleeting emotions. In short, the greatest stories ever told."라고, 또 그것이 결국 "Life"라고 대답한게 아닐까 싶었다.

ii. 등장인물들의 대화(?)는 수많은 주제를 넘나들고, 그래서 조금 버거웠다. 매 대화가 끝날 때마다 pause를 누르고 잠시 곱씹고 싶은 욕구를 참아야 했다.

iii. 영화를 보고, 문득 "Open your eyes"가 다시 보고싶어졌다. 


  • 바람뫼 2015/11/05 13:32 # 답글

    어디선가 본 느낌이다 했더니 스캐너 다클리와 관련이 있는 작품이네요.
  • iris 2015/11/07 09:59 #

    안녕하세요- 네- 스캐너 다클리도 보고싶었는데 아직 못 봤네요. 좋은 주말 보내세요. :)
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