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Aug. 5th, 2004 @ 03:14 pm (no subject)
My ideas on "The Village"

So I saw the village last night, and I was extremely happy with it. I think most people were going in there expecting to be scared to death. I wasn't expecting that at all, I tried not to expect anything actually.

Anyway, the movie itself was a great commentary on people and how far living in fear can take you. You have to question if it is better to live in a world that isn't even real. Or live in a real world where you are going to get hurt, and also going to be happy sometimes too. The bigger moral is that no matter where you are, you can't run away from your pain. I guess you can carry it around in a little black box, but it doesn't mean that you can make it disapear.

I think the elders, at least Walker, knew that what he was doing was truly not the right thing. When he says to luscious something along the lines of that luscious is braver than he will ever be; it is clear that he is saying that Walker just walked away from all his problems, and never bothered facing them head on, and luscious was his exact opposite. He decided to walk straight into the woods instead of run away from the fear.

The idea that the person that finally goes into "the towns" has to be blind makes quite a bit of sense. It wouldn't have worked any other way. Having someone that wasn't blind go out onto a road and see a JEEP and a guy wearing modern day clothes would have been too much, and if they had gone back to the town, they would have told everyone else about it. Being blind makes it okay for Ivy to leave, and come back, and have very little to say about their modern surroundings.

The one thing that I do not understand is why Walker was in love with Lucsious' mother, but never did anything about it. It's not just a feeling that he loved her, it was actually a running theme in the movie. Lucsious himself brings it up, and she brings it up as well. There is also a part when Walker himself tells her "this is all I can give you", obviously meaning they can't have a relationship. I tried to figure out why this was so important to the movie, but just can't figure it out. If anyone has any thoughts on that, I'd love to hear them.

I guess that's about all for now, if I think of anything else, I will write more later on.
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From:tr3ats
Date:August 5th, 2004 03:00 pm (UTC)
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the relationship thing with walker (I didn't even know that was his name. lol.) and lucious' mother probably couldn't happen cause of power struggle within the elders? it's really ridiculous. but first thing that popped into my head and couldn't think of anything else.

any thoughts on what lucious' color was to Ivy?
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From:motherfuckit
Date:August 5th, 2004 04:13 pm (UTC)
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I was always thinking that the color was either red or orange. She didn't know that red was the "bad color", but that was my first thought because he wasn't scared of the woods.

But then later, they said that "orange" was the safe color, and I thought that out of the two, that would make the most sense, seeming as how he was her protector in the same way that the townspeople thought the color orange protected them when they were near the woods.
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From:motherfuckit
Date:August 5th, 2004 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Also, I don't think that would be the reason, but only because wasn't there a married couple that were elders? Noah's parents, I think. I'm going to have to find out because it will drive me nuts.
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From:tr3ats
Date:August 5th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC)
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I think it was Noah's parents there were two of the elders. remember in the last scene, they started to cry when Walker mentioned how his death would make the story more believable, and they were the only ones in pain.

and that thought on the emotion is a good point. but then I still don't see why they couldn't be together.

and wasn't it yellow that was the safe color? lol.
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Date:August 5th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Neither one of them were married, though. So it wouldn't really be an affair. And as far as what was represented, it seemed that if you were in love with someone, you announced it and got married.
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Date:August 6th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
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I think the Walker/Lucius' mother thing was a carryover from their "modern life." I'm guessing M. Night had filmed more of it, but cut some of the scenes for pacing reasons. It fits in nicely with the theme of denying yourself certain things to create an idyll, but how eliminating danger does not equal perfection.

Actually, Walker's wife was an elder as well, I believe. She has played by Cherry Jones.