Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Crying Out Love, At the Centre of the World

I watched the film again this time. While last time I didn't pay too much attention.

What is significant, is that all the important things and serious things had happened early in our lives. It sharp and color our later life. We are tied to a time, most pure in its trace on our young life. And we don't think much of it, but actually it affects deeper. Until some occurances, its comes back to haunt us like a typhoon, and we must deal with it, until it truely past.
ANd there are ritual for its passing too. For closure, as the photographer mentioned, we invented heaven, so we have a complete story.

Another aspect is the important of the city in leaving and preserving traces of our memory, it is lucky that the protagonist's small Japanese town is preserved intact, as if nothing has changed since his lover's passing away. It seems to wait quietly
until he comes back again.

Little things during school time affects us deeply, we didn't know that the scars and the bruises stayed, until we touch them someday, absentmindedly, and a torrent of memories rushes back. The tapes are significant as a systematic way to recall the momories, convinently structuring the films into carefully calibrated episodes.

Memories of my childhood, especially during high school years rushes back, our character forming, dreaming, realizing time passed without we know much about it until we look back. But the deep feelings and the impressions of things left indelable markings in our hearts and souls.

I think of Dreamtrips and the aspiration it is, how I want to master a certain memories and feeling in it with the optimism of technology and be able to see and rewind our past like a cassette tape. The masterly execution of Crying Out Loud is what I must learnt and of course the book was precise in its depiction of emotions. Therefore it serves as an important blueprint fot he images.

I must recall the feelings of those times, those are serious feelings and solemn moments, while these days everything are light, not to be taken seriously, how can we aspire true and deep love if we don't take matters in ways like those days, we tend to make things lighter, avoid the deeper affectation because how we know it hurts.

I have idea about this boy who is incapable of being funny and takes thing lightly, who try to be funny but not as successful as his classmate, as he also knows that the words are what get the girls. And so his seriousness was hurt by a girl, who actually takes an interest in him. The story can develop from there and expand my theme of creativity again.

As creativity is serious and obsessive emotions. And so this theme should be developed in Sites of Enchantment, and extension of my theme about creativity.


Blogger tratado de bot├ónica said...


I do hope you still exist. I was searching for your mail in the web.
I am a portuguese girl. I have only saw one film of your The soul investigator. It was in the Figueira da Foz Film Festival, and I was raptured by it. I left home that day. Yes, I did come back, but I never forgot it.
Then I have studied philosophy but it was only in the study mysticism and in the experiecing of poemas I could survive until now. Currently I am living in the Netherlands. I am trying to make a digital poem (is that a film?) about voices and visions. I have many ideas but don't know how to work them. I cannot imagine myself in a film school. Only learning with you. Could you tell me where can I buy your recent filmography, and if it could be possible to learn more with you?
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