I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
“I intended to portray the joy, anger, sorrow and pleasure of our lives through four seasons and through the life of a monk who lives in a temple on Jusan Pond surrounded only by nature.” — Kim Ki-duk
This movie is clearly not everyone’s cup of tea, specially nowadays… To help you decide if you should watch it, I will spoil a little the very first minute : there are doors, but no walls… Now, if your first thought looks like “that’s just stoopid”, then you’d better watch something else. But if you feel intrigued, then keep watching, and it shouldn’t prove too difficult to discover the symbol. And there are many others…
A bit of a warning and technical trivia : this movie came out in two versions, “original” and “international”. The “international” version has scenes of animal cruelty removed (the word “cruelty” is very exaggerated here in my opinion, watch and judge for yourself). This version is the “original”, up to a (sad) detail : a harmless (in that sense that the most that can be seen is a bare male posterior from a distance of about 50 yards), 90 seconds long sex scene is missing at 38:32, and honestly, that cut is stupidly prude.
You can blow with this, or you can blow with that
… and you’re a real nerd if you do know where the line “Walk without rhythm and it won’t attract the worm” comes from… (“,)
Those who can induce you to believe absurdities can induce you to commit atrocities.