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"Not one drop of my self-worth depends on your acceptance of me."
an image from "Himiko (1974)" a film about a sun goddess by Masahiro Shinoda, a legendary Japanese director and one of the cinema poets from the 20th century.
As I was watching a series of contemporary movies on internet, I couldn't help but feeling that we've reached some kind of dead end. Especially after having watched a film called "Hemingway's garden of Eden", I suddenly fell into a deep blackhole of ultimate ennui. It was presumably about a young novelist's life and his writing getting destroyed by a femme fatalish wifey (played by the rose petal gal from American Beauty) who cruelly tests his devotion by inviting another chick into their marriage. However, her psychotic obsession and manipulation skill was not anything new and I believe that Kathy Bates played the 100 times more fatal (and heavier) version in "Misery" about 30 years ago. The bottom line is that I didn't get anything out of it except for ending up feeling like shit and it wasn't the first pointless multi-million dollar flick I have ever watched. Besides, from a filmmaker's POV, it was not even a movie but a mere piece of illustrated literature, a very bad one to a degree that I couldn't even believe that it was originally written by Hemingway.
EXT. HILLS, APP CITY-NIGHT
Master Chi’s motorcycle is parked on top of a hill. We see
him and Sofia climb atop a giant water tank. Sofia looks
worn out. They finally reach the top and peek inside a deep water
tank that looks very old. Sofia looks a bit scared.
This, is the "Tank of Tears",
filled with non-potable water due
to high natrium levels: as salty
as amniotic fluid. As salty as
(meaningfully) the sea.
I never knew about it. Where does
the water come from?
He drops his head in sadness as he gazes at their
reflections in the tank.
From deep inside. It’s made of
human emotion, both profound and
complex. The moment it got all
sucked out, human beings
became... hamster men. All they’d
got left was to... "just follow".
So where do I come in?
You’re gonna make the wheels fall
down and detonate the Tank of
You mean, using dynamite?
Babe, you’ve been too exposed to
Boim Hwang has been living her life with high intensity and she brings intensity to everything she does. She loves sushi because it's raw like herself and is afraid of hipsters more than ghosts or serial killers.