Originally Posted by daryl zero
Being the in minority is pretty much where I usually am. I am used to it and not uncomfortable. Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Band of Brothers:
"2nd Lt. George Rice: Looks like you guys are going to be surrounded.
Richard Winters: We're paratroopers, Lieutenant. We're supposed to be surrounded."
Apparently you really are surrounded this time. Even our Contrarian in Chief, aliens, liked Silver Linings Playbook
Originally Posted by bcruiser
Just wondering, what do you think the real center and real idea of what it was about in Zero Dark Thirty and Django Unchained?
Before I saw your post, I had given some thought to what both Zero Dark Thirty
were about. In the case of Zero Dark Thirty
, I thought it used the years long, often desperate, hunt for bin Laden as a platform to examine the considerable emotional, and sometimes physical, price to be paid for doing such work. Although the outcome was a triumph and let justice prevail, Maya and her fellow survivors of the hunt for bin Laden incurred scars on their psyches and souls as a result of having done the job. If you take from this that I loved the film and that it moved me, you would be right.Django Unchained
is a typical Quentin Tarantino entertainment. The film examines slavery from the perspective of an adolescent boy, albeit a boy who is a creative genius, and concludes that "Slavery is bad!" That said, Tarantino has given us a picture that is absolutely riveting: a wonderful screenplay, film that was beautiful visually, filled with evocative music, and had an ensemble cast that combined to give us one of the best films ever made.