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My films, my songs and the secrets of the universe - Episode I: "City Lights", by Charlie Chaplin

While writing about "Modern Times" I recalled many other films that made me think and *chuckles* become wiser. We´re all familiar to this feeling: we´re watching some given film or listening to some given song when we realize that the film´s or song´s message has got to you and made you think about life. For a second, the universe ceases to be mysterious and becomes simple. A number or films and songs have led me to these moments of efemerous enlightenment before and I, now, feel compelled to… Continuar

Adicionado por Dawson Jay Kamps em 31 agosto 2008 às 3:30 — 1 Comentário

When your brains go numb...

There´s a film that just sums up what I want to let out of my chest tonight: Chaplin´s Modern Times. Right in the beginning, it shows a factory worker who has been doing the same movement for so long that his body was just unable to stop doing it. This is what could be called "mind numbness": when you´re so used to doing something that you just can tell if it´s right or wrong. And then, on any given day in your life, someone shows up and shows you that what you used to think to be correct in… Continuar

Adicionado por Dawson Jay Kamps em 28 agosto 2008 às 1:37 — 1 Comentário

Confusing Little Life of Mine

My life nowadays could be compared to a car-chasing dog: excited and active, but somehow pointless and stupid. Nah, I´m not depressed or anything... it´s just that there´s a certain stage in your life when you occasionally stop and wonder "what have I been doing with my life up to now?". My current answer is: chasing cars. As a metaphor, we could say that the cars I chase are those big life goals that are not supposed to be ran after, but gradually and unadvisedly enjoyed (e.g.: "hey... I´M IN… Continuar

Adicionado por Dawson Jay Kamps em 27 agosto 2008 às 1:00 — 1 Comentário

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