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Dec. 19th, 2005

My mother told me that I would think that Brazil by Terry Gilliam made no sense whatsoever and that I would find it to be really surreal.

Er...

I understood it perfectly, and didn't find it so surreal at all. :/

It's about work, the futility thereof, and how when you try to break out it's impossible: there's always something trying to drag you back and make you suffer for your attempts to escape. The only way out is death or insanity.

It's a view I've clung tightly to for years.

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jackle
Dec. 19th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC)
i've not the faintest idea what 'brazil' is, but i get the idea.
personally i cling to the idea that if you can't go down a well-travelled path, it's time to get the bulldozers/plastic explosives out and make another way out.

to those who dislike my violent metaphor:
what? it's not like being gentle would do anything.
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