Originally Posted by Dean Roddey
I'm way late to the party on this one, but I just watched it last night and it really whacked me pretty hard. I thought it was emotionally impactful and disturbing. It was profoundly sad as well, but in a good way.
I'm late myself, I thought this was a very powerful and poignant film. Still feeling it today and thats always a good sign. Thanks for bringing this thread back Dean, I would have never heard of it.
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Originally Posted by wmcclain
Well...you don't even start a project like that unless you've decided (a) they don't have souls and can be treated as means to other ends, or (b) you don't care whether they do or don't because you want the goods.
Believing (a) at the outset and then developing qualms is a more interesting story, where (b) is just unreflective inhumanity.
So yes, there must have been dissension among the powers in the early days.
I was watching the delivery men at the school, how embarrassed and unhappy they were to be there. They knew it was wrong. And those junky toys the kids were buying...that was hard.
I agree to a point, however, I think the Head Mistress was a person who inserted herself into her position with the purpose of putting the brakes on the program. The majority may have decided that such a program was acceptable, but that could still leave a sizable number of those who didn't. You'd need to be in the machine if you want to steer it.
I think her loyalty was confirmed when she was shown in a wheelchair, apparently finishing her life without the aid of the donors.
I agree the delivery men scenes was very uncomfortable.