February 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
Longing for some indie movies as I type this. Indie. That’s a word with a lot of meaning in it. Listening to the soundtrack of ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Clearly a movie that changed my life.
I spent the afternoon watching Jerry Maguire. Very interesting character. I suppose it wouldn’t go too far to say that it was the makings of him that made up that film. Tom Cruise acted well. He tends to, for personalities with a little insecurity masked by dollops of public self-confidence. But I was happy for his character at the end. He found himself.
Watching old movies, I get a sense of what it was like to live in the 90’s. People weren’t so afraid or insecure like they are now. They weren’t bombarded with the information age. They were simply people searching for themselves in a slow, leisurely manner. They were not hit by the pressures we are hit by, today.
Often wondered what that would’ve felt like.
Writing is a lot about perceiving. Making things real for yourself, understandable to yourself. People produce art for many reasons. The ultra-artistic ones tend to go for the more controversial themes and possibilities. Questioning has always been a great asset to humankind. But perhaps, it’s safe to say: there are things I don’t want to explore so graphically, so openly, and through someone else’s perspective of the outcome.
That said, art is always an interesting mixture of creativity and reality. It’s something we could all use a little of, in our daily lives.