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Notes from THE HAVEN
Friday, February 27, 2004
Ah the sweet mysteries of life. Watched an interesting rated III Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benico del Toro in 21 Grammes. I have to say, I was in no mood to watch a production of that genre so I will make no criticisim on the acting. The plot, cinematography and how the movie was put together was wonderful, didn't let my mind rest. The director must have sought a harmony amongst chaos approach which worked on me.
Most of you probrably know that the film is based on the fact that everyone loses 21 grammes the moment they die. The movie was not focused on this subject but it was definately a well-placed question at the end of the screening. What do we lose that is only 21 grammes in weight? What do we store throughout our lives that is 21 grammes. How do we value what we lose or what we have? It has really set my mind thinking. Having watched Matchstick Men and Adaptation and having read DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons and Life of Pi, the question seems terribly appropriate to ask. We live our lives with something that weighs only 21 grammes, no matter how old, how young, 'big-boned' or skinny, talls or shorts, we all live on 21 grammes of life. Can life be stored? Can it be a docking station for experiences and memories? Life is therefore valued equal to everyone if everything one lives on can be lost at an equal mesurable amount. Or can it be simply a connection between muscle usage and gravity?