Monday, April 02, 2007

let the sunshine in

saw 'sunshine' tonight - danny boyle/alex garland's new film that manages to be both a sci-fi adventure and a mystical piece about the search for god. it's a companion piece to 'the fountain', (which given the benefit of a few months' distance is certainly my favourite film of the past year), - visually it's a thing of beauty, and
there's much more to this story about the human race to re-activate the dying sun than the bits that sound like 'armageddon' or 'deep impact'. it's pretty clear that the sun in this film is more than just a great ball of fire.

would god abandon us? as we approach easter it's appropriate to remember that at least one Person thought so. or at least he felt that god had abandoned him.

but that story wasn't finished yet.

it still isn't.


Suzanna said...

have a Blessed Easter, Gareth

Tom said...

Hi Gareth
Been reading your stuff and listening to your Greenbelt talks and podcasts for a while now. I find you always have something thoughtful to say - how refreshing that is! Where has Film Talk gone? I also wanted to know what your FilmTalk partner in crime had to say about the rules for film watching you laid out in your book.