Life, as Freud illustrates, is “too hard” for us. He argues that the paralyzing pain poured upon us is more than enough to overpower our will to proceed with life.
In his book, Civilization and its Discontents, three sources that cause unhappiness are described by Freud; they include our body, the external world, and our relationships with others.
The film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, focuses mainly on the severe suffering that can sprout from the relationships we keep with the people around us. …
A David Fincher film can be identified immediately by its style. He has a distinct signature that transcends through all of his films. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what makes a David Fincher film.
The color palette of his films are all very similar — they tend to consist of the combination of black and a complimenting color tone. Along with the black, this color tone offers symbolism that relates to the topic of the film.
In his film Zodiac, Fincher uses his usual black in combination with a dry, washed-out color tone. The black is used to illustrate the darkness and mystery associated with the Zodiac killer. The Zodiac’s face is never seen and his identity is never uncovered, we remain constantly in the dark to this character. …
The paper-thin skin of the girl made of gold fills me with awe. Upon first hearing her story it is possible that she may appear fragile. It’s true, she has been torn to the gilded core by nightmares of torture. But inside she knows that she is still precious, she is still solid, and she is still brilliant.
And it is her paper-thin skin that makes her radiance all the more prominent.
When my friend told me her story, I didn’t know how to respond or even how to feel. My throat shrunk as I struggled to swallow. If I can sit here, wrinkling the sleeve of my flannel as I nervously wring the fabric through my sweaty hands just listening, then I can only image how many shirts she has ruined, how many sheets she has twisted, and how many layers of her lips she has peeled off while horror films are screening behind her eyelids. …