Halloween Dec 29, 2004 21:14:10 GMT
Post by nirvana on Dec 29, 2004 21:14:10 GMT
Yes it won loads of oscars because its more then just a simple story same with titanic.
the exorcists is a wonderful film because its a direct connotation to christ and mankinds struggle to overcome evil. The exorcist adresses the concerns that no one man is safe from evil it can come in any form and we as people can be easilly tangled up in its web, the exorcists is a physical representation of mans eternal battle against becomming evil and shows how the human spirit can triumph over evil against the odds providing we listen and accept each other.
Titianic is a great film because its a love story which adresses the class system of the time and reflects upon the working class and the upper classes of today, when we see Jack trying to fit in at the dinner and the men disregarding him because he is poor and in the 3rd class cabin it represents our own pre judgments despire our so called changed attitude, Also the sinking of the ship itself reminds manking that we are not in control of the world. Nature itself is more powerful and we are puppets of it. constantly throughout the film we are reminded that the ship is huge! and unsinkable! and grand! and no rats! its presented to us as the pinical and ultimate human creation however because of mankinds arrogance to believe that we can do what we like, we discover through a hard loss (the sinking resulting in deaths) that we cannot control the world despite what we may seem, throughout history mankind has done this and we are reminded by iconic moments where our faith in technology and our arrogance to fail to identify that we are just children playing with the world results in us getting hurt, look at the gaul trawler tradgedy, it was the most advanced trawler of its time however it sank (failure of the crew get over it there was no submarine!) the space shuttle and even global poverty.
Titanic reminds us that we are guests in the ocean since we are naturally land creatures and must respect it.
I like the bit in Titanic where the ship is sinking and the people fall and spin off the railings... it made me giggle.