Neoteny

He could teach a class. He is so knowledgeable about making films, story, the actual film itself and now, with digital for him, the technology and where it’s going and what you can do with it. I have come to this conclusion that I just wanted to work with friends and people I respect, and people I can have a laugh with and learn from. Brad Pitt on David Fincher 

(via thegirlwiththefinchertattoo-dea)

I always had a lot of questions about the world, even in kindergarten. A big question to me was fairness. If I’d grown up in some other religion, would I get the same shot at Heaven as a Christian has? My mom would come into my room and talk to me. I was very fortunate to have that dialogue with her, but in high school I started to realize that I felt differently from others. I had crises of faith. I thought you had to experience things if you want to know right from wrong. I’d go to Christian revivals and be moved by the Holy Spirit, and I’d go to rock concerts and feel the same fervor. Then I’d be told, ‘That’s the Devil’s music! Don’t partake in that!’ I wanted to experience things religion said not to experience. When I got untethered from the comfort of religion, it wasn’t a loss of faith for me, it was a discovery of self. I had faith that I’m capable enough to handle any situation. There’s peace in understanding that I have only one life, here and now, and I’m responsible. Brad Pitt

(Source: workswithoutfaith.org, via thegirlwiththefinchertattoo-dea)

The Tree of Life
I saw this movie today. It was very interesting. Like 20 minutes into it I was really annoyed because there was literally no story at all. But it was so breathtakingly beautiful. Definitely the most beautiful movie I’ve ever seen. Every shot was gorgeous and the acting was really good too. I was expecting Brad Pitt and Sean Penn to blow me away but the oldest boy stole the show by far. Once the story gets started the characters suck you in deep. People were literally cringing and groaning because they were so uncomfortable when the boy did something that they didn’t want him to do. Brad Pitt was excellent, but the boy was better. But then, right after the story fully grabs your attention, it throws in more weird artsy beauty shots and ends with some symbolism that went over my head. I really appreciate everything that the movie was, and it portrayed family life and growing up as a boy perfectly. It shows his point of view amazingly, I got emotional a few times just because I related so much with the oldest boy during the bad parts. This is a really emotional movie, but it can be extremely hard to follow. I think that what happened during the plot was that Sean Penn is going through like a mid life crisis and is looking back at himself growing up with his two brothers. I don’t know which brother Sean Penn is or what happens at the end of the movie or why the birth of the universe and dinosaurs stepping on each others’ heads and evolving was needed though, and I didn’t seem to be alone in the theater. It just wasn’t very clear, and that’s a big problem which is sad because this movie is so damn gorgeous. 

The Tree of Life

I saw this movie today. It was very interesting. Like 20 minutes into it I was really annoyed because there was literally no story at all. But it was so breathtakingly beautiful. Definitely the most beautiful movie I’ve ever seen. Every shot was gorgeous and the acting was really good too. I was expecting Brad Pitt and Sean Penn to blow me away but the oldest boy stole the show by far. Once the story gets started the characters suck you in deep. People were literally cringing and groaning because they were so uncomfortable when the boy did something that they didn’t want him to do. Brad Pitt was excellent, but the boy was better. But then, right after the story fully grabs your attention, it throws in more weird artsy beauty shots and ends with some symbolism that went over my head. I really appreciate everything that the movie was, and it portrayed family life and growing up as a boy perfectly. It shows his point of view amazingly, I got emotional a few times just because I related so much with the oldest boy during the bad parts. This is a really emotional movie, but it can be extremely hard to follow. I think that what happened during the plot was that Sean Penn is going through like a mid life crisis and is looking back at himself growing up with his two brothers. I don’t know which brother Sean Penn is or what happens at the end of the movie or why the birth of the universe and dinosaurs stepping on each others’ heads and evolving was needed though, and I didn’t seem to be alone in the theater. It just wasn’t very clear, and that’s a big problem which is sad because this movie is so damn gorgeous.