HAHA. So it has come to my attention that posting on here is something that it has been a long time since I have done. And currently I am writing a paper on the Matrix. HAHA I'm so excited, but at the same time it is a paper that I'm supposed to be writing and because of my antiauthoritarian subconsciousness of a two year old that will not allow me to write until I want to write, I am not writing at the moment. It has been about as enjoyable as a research paper can become though. Is there anyone in this world that would not want to watch one of their favorite movies for school? I am certain that there is someone in some collectivist society that would be opposed to it, but we live in the good old individualist United States where personal happiness is beginning to trump everything in its path. Say hello to 40 year olds who never got over the terrible two's... Uh, sorry I started out on a rant didn't I? *ahem*
Anywho, the only movie that has recently passed the Matrix for me that isn't newer is Saving Private Ryan. The cinematography is so beautiful. I will never forget the image of the soldiers walking across the hilltops, silhouetted by what seems to be lightning in the clouds of the night sky, but after hearing the cracks and booms you realize it is not lightning. It is the distant flashes of warfare across the countryside. The scenery was great, but everything was captured in such a way that just made everything that much more beautiful. Even the dying soldiers- when I was watching it, it seemed so beautiful that sometimes I did not realize "oh gosh. that guy just died" until it was over with, even though blood was splattering and gushing everywhere. No I'm not a blood freak. Just the way it was captured had a way of making death even beautiful.
well, back to the Matrix now...