Friday, April 28, 2006

how do i fit?









just watched the brilliant film "everything is illuminated" based on the novel by young jewish author, Jonathan Safran Foer. the film raises some great questions regarding the importance of knowing your story and how you fit into your greater family story- about our need for a sense of belonging or connectedness to history and how an understanding of the past impacts the way we live today. it comes wrapped as an awkward comedy framed within the very tragic intersection of four people, a village, a culture and a dog named "sammy davis jr. jr."

6 comments:

Lian said...

Thanks for the short review. i've been really interested in this film but have been hearing mixed reviews.

Jaime said...

es la pelicula donde sale el tipo que la hizo de frodo? no recuerdo su nombre. la he visto varias veces en el videocentro pero no se me hacia tan interesante, habra que verla. al parecer ya tengo una opcion para el miercoles de 2x1
gracias

elnellis said...

jaime- avisame que piensas...

Flyin J said...

thanks for the review
i will rent this. i have picked it up a few times already based on the cover art.

notso-swift said...

Clay gave this to us to watch - we loved it. At least we thought it was good, but grandfather says it is not possible.

Anonymous said...

I do love this movie, but the book is brilliant. You should read it asap.

most sincerely,
an anonymous reader